Higgins Makes 49 Saves In Brooklin Victory Over The Lakers

photo courtesy of Sam Hossack

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (5-1) visited the Peterborough Lakers (1-2) at the Memorial Center in Peterborough, Ontario.

Brooklin had a big win the previous night against Brampton 13-3, while the Lakers had beat the Excelsiors 12-6 last Thursday.

The goaltending match-up had Zach Higgins in net for Brooklin facing Doug Buchan in net for Peterborough.

Brooklin led wire to wire in this game.  Zach Higgins was spectacular in the Brooklin net making 49 saves in the  9-7 victory.  

Peterborough made a game of it in the third period getting within a goal with 3:00 minutes left.  Zach Higgins and the Brooklin defense again came up big to stop the Lakers, and come away with the win.

To The Game:

Brooklin got off to a good start with Tanner Cook blasting an Austin Shanks pass at 1:43. Luke Keenan then finished a Brady Kearnan pass at 8:58, followed by Liam Osbourne scoring unassisted in transition at 9:31.

The Lakers finally got on the board with Holden Cattoni firing a howitzer off a Turner Evans pass at 11:48, but Graydon Hogg increased the Brooklin lead finishing a Luke Keenan pass at 18:28.

After one period, Brooklin 4 Peterborough 1.

Second Period:

The Peterborough Lakers opened the second period scoring when Joe Resetarits wired an Owen Hiltz pass at 2:36, but a shorthanded goal from Dylan Robinson unassisted at 3:13 restored the three goal lead.

Holden Cattoni got his second of the night off a Joe Resetarits pass at 9:08, but was answered immediately by Connor Kearnan just 0:13 seconds later.

Thomas Hoggarth grabbed a rebound from in front off a Taite Cattoni shot at 18:02, but Connor Kearnan answered unassisted off the faceoff just 0:09 seconds later.

After two periods, Brooklin 7 Peterborough 4.

Third Period:

The Lakers got on the board with Turner Evans finishing a Cam Milligan pass at 2:54, but a goal from Tanner Cook off a Mike Byrne feed at 5:35 restored the three goal lead again.

Cam Milligan then got on the board for Peterborough firing a laser from the outside off an Owen Hiltz pass at 7:26, followed by Holden Cattoni’s third of the night off a Joe Resetarits pass at 17:00 and this was just a one goal game.

Brooklin added one more with Tanner Cook scoring with 0:04 seconds left for the victory.

Final score, Brooklin 9 Peterborough 7.

Shots on goal were 56-40 in favor of the Lakers.

The Three Stars:

1. Zach Higgins
2. Tanner Cook
3. Holden Cattoni

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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.