Evans And Currier Stellar In Lakers Win Over Brooklin

photos courtesy of Sam Hossack @Hossey88

The Peterborough Lakers (2-0) visited the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (1-2) in Wednesday night Major Series Lacrosse action.

Peterborough is coming off a victory last week in Brampton, while Brooklin beat Six Nations in overtime the last time out.

The goaltending match-up had Riley Hutchcraft in net for Brooklin facing in Landon Kells net for Peterborough.

A strong showing from the Brooklin squad for most of the night kept this game very close.  With about ten minutes to go in the third period Thomas Hoggarth (3g,0a), Taite Cattoni (2g,1a) and Joel Taylor (1g,3a) put the game out of reach, with the Lakers winning 14-9.

Kyle Waters (4g,1a) was electric for Brooklin, putting the team on his back for two thirds of the night.  Parker Pipher (0g,3a) and Tyler Goodchild (1g,4a) also had strong games.

To The Game:

The Lakers got on the board first when Owen Hiltz converted a Holden Cattoni feed at 0:20 seconds, but just seconds later Adam Perroni tied the game on a feed from Parker Pipher. Turner Evans gave Peterborough the lead once again off a Josh Currier pass at 3:26, but was promptly answered by Kyle Waters of Brooklin converting a Darren Elliott pass 0:27 seconds later.

The Lakers pulled in front once again when Josh Currier finished off a Jordan Stouros feed at 6:37, followed by Matt Gilray scoring in transition off a Josh Currier feed at 7:02 for the 4-2 Lakers lead. 

Kyle Waters scored his second of the night on the power-play off a Luke Pilcher pass at 10:58 to bring Brooklin within one, but Turner Evans scored his second of the game off a Josh Currier pass at 11:57.   Waters scored twice more for Brooklin to finish the period.  The first goal was off a Zac Carrigan feed at 16:16, followed by finishing off a Tyler Goodchild pass at 18:57.

After one period, Peterborough 5 Brooklin 5.
Shots on goal were tied 11-11

Photo Courtesy of Sam Hossack @hossey88

Second Period:

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club took the lead when Ben MacDonnell converted a Tyler Goodchild pass at 4:51, but was answered by Turner Evans’ third of the evening off a Matt Gilray feed in transition at 5:41. 

The Lakers then exploded for three more goals.  Taite Cattoni blasted a shot past Riley Hutchcraft off a Joel Taylor pass at 10:42, followed by Austin Hasen converting a Turner Evans feed at 12:16.  Adam Thistlewaite then finished a Matt Gilray pass in transition just 0:09 seconds later.  Luke Pilcher stopped the Peterborough run on the power-play finishing off a Parker Pipher feed at 15:16.

After two periods, Peterborough 9 Brooklin 7
Shots on goal were 10-10, for a game total of 21-21.

Third Period:

There was no scoring for almost half of the period until Thomas Hoggarth scored from in close off a Josh Currier feed at 9:12.  Brooklin answered on the power-play when Tyler Goodchild converted a Kyle Waters pass at 11:28, but Taite Cattoni added his second of the night off an Owen Hiltz pass at 13:53.  Joel Taylor scored his first of the night off a Matt Wright pass at 14:42, followed by Thomas Hoggarth scoring his second of the period off a Josh Currier pass at 15:18. 

Daniel Mays got one more for Brooklin off a Darren Elliott pass at 17:06, buy it wasn’t enough to derail the Lakers.

Final score, Peterborough 14 Brooklin 9.
Shots on goal were 15-13 in favor of Brooklin, for a game total of 36-34.

The Three Stars:

1. Josh Currier
2. Turner Evans
3. Kyle Waters

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

Turner Evans 3g, 3a
Josh Currier 1g, 5a
Austin Hasen 1g, 4a

Brooklin Lacrosse Club:

Kyle Waters 4g, 1a
Tyler Goodchild 1g, 4a
Luke Pilcher 1g, 2a

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.