Evans Hatty Leads Lakers To Victory

The Peterborough Lakers (5-4) traveled to the Iroquois Park Sports Complex in Whitby, Ontario to face the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (6-3) in Major Series Lacrosse action Wednesday night.

Both teams are coming off losses to the Six Nations Chiefs and were looking to change their trajectory in this game.  Peterborough is led by Thomas Hoggarth (19g,15a), Joe Resetarits (12g,13a), Rob Hellyer (6g,19a) and Holden Cattoni (11g,14a).  Brooklin counters with Tanner Cook (13g,14a), Connor Kearnan (8g,18a), Austin Shanks (10g,15a) and Brady Kearnan (7g,11a).

The goaltending match-up had Landon Kells in net for the Lakers facing Zach Higgins in net for Brooklin.

A tight checking first period saw Brooklin jump out to a 2-0 lead early.  The Lakers fought back scoring a pair of their own.  Both Kells and Higgins looked very good in net.

The second saw Peterborough take over with four goals (Six unanswered in the game).   Joey Cupido gave the Lakers the lead followed by Resetarits, Carter Page and Turner Evans for a 6-2 Lakers lead.

The third saw Dawson Theede put the Brooklin squad on his back.  Theede scored three goals bringing Brooklin within one of the Lakers.  Landon Kells played superb in the final few minutes to preserve the Lakers 7-6 victory.

To The Game:

Brooklin got on the board first when Kyle Waters converted a Dawson Theede pass at 1:48, followed by Connor Kearnan blasting a Brady Kearnan feed at 2:45.

Peterborough got on the board when Turner Evans fired a Taite Cattoni feed at 3:32, followed by Owen Hiltz scoring in transition converting a Robert Hope pass at 9:17.

After one period, Brooklin 2 Peterborough 2.

Shots on goal favored Brooklin 16-12.

Second Period:

Joey Cupido opened the second period scoring with a great individual effort.  First a spin move to get away from his checker, then a beautiful shot beating Higgins on the breakaway at 3:40.  Joe Resetarits hit a low shot through the five-hole off a Jake Withers pass at 12:37, followed by Carter Page converting a Holden Cattoni pass from in front at 13:54 to increase the Lakers lead to three.   Peterborough added one more before the end of the period with Turner Evans scoring his second of the night off a Holden Lowes feed at 19:44.

After two periods, Peterborough 6 Brooklin 2.

Shots on goal favored the Lakers 14-12.

Third Period:

Dawson Theede got Brooklin rolling once again converting a Tanner Cook pass from in close at 2:05, but Turner Evans answered with his third of the game finishing an Owen Hiltz feed at 6:16.

Dawson Theede scored his second of the game with a laser off a Luke Keenan pass at 6:39, followed by Tanner Cook wiring a Connor Kearnan pass on a two man advantage at 15:19.  Theede added his third of the period on the power-play to bring the game within one goal off a Connor Kearnan pass 0:22 seconds later.

In the final few minutes Brooklin threw everything at Peterborough but couldn’t beat Landon Kells, who was exceptional in the Lakers goal.

Final score Peterborough 7 Brooklin 6.

Shots on goal favored the Lakers 12-11 for a game total of 39-38 in favor of Brooklin.

The Three Stars:

1.  Turner Evans
2. Dawson Theede
3. Joe Resetarits

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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.