Hoggarth, Marquis And Armstrong Huge In Lakers Win

The Cobourg Kodiaks (4-5) visited the Peterborough Lakers (6-4) at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario Thursday night.

The Lakers fresh off their 7-6 victory over Brooklin were looking to build momentum with the playoffs not far off.   For Cobourg, on a three game win streak, they were looking to continue the trend.

The goaltending match-up had Doug Buchan in net for Peterborough facing Steven Orleman in net for the Kodiaks.

Peterborough made it clear early they weren’t playing around in this game.  Jake Withers scored just 0:07 seconds in, followed by Carter Page and Colton Armstrong barely 2:00 into the game.  

Down 5-0, the Kodiaks started to mount a comeback in the second period scoring five times.  Cobourg’s undoing was special teams.  The Lakers scored four power-play goals in a row to end the period and take a stranglehold of the game.

The third saw Nathan Grenon score a couple of shorthanded goals for the Kodiaks, but in between those markers Koleton Marquis and Owen Hiltz added two more power-play goals for the Lakers.  Peterborough wins convincingly 15-7.

To The Game:

Jake Withers opened the scoring just 0:07 seconds into the game off the opening faceoff, followed by Carter Page converting a Cam Milligan pass at 1:22. 

Colton Armstrong scored the next two goals for the Lakers.  The first was a blast off an Andrew Vradenburg feed at 2:07, followed by a transition goal off a Jake Withers pass at 14:22.  Thomas Hoggarth added one more off a Koleton Marquis pass from in close 0:21 seconds later.

After one period, Peterborough 5 Cobourg 0.

Shots on goal favored the Kodiaks 19-17.

Second Period:

The Kodiaks finally got on the board with Jeremi Phoenix finishing a Jackson Nishimura pass at 2:50, but Cam Milligan answered for the Lakers with a howitzer off an Owen Hiltz pass at 3:50. 

Aaron Woods got on the board for Cobourg at 5:06, but again Peterborough answered with Koleton Marquis finishing a Doug Buchan long lead pass in transition at 5:25.

Scott Dominey scored a shorthanded goal in transition off a Jackson Nishimura pass at 7:13, but Taite Cattoni once again answered for Peterborough off a Koleton Marquis pass at 8:53.

Cobourg replaced Steven Orleman with Jackson Brown in net.

Once again the teams traded goals in this back and forth period with Nick Webb scoring for the Kodiaks, only to be answered by Thomas Hoggarth’s second of the game off a Carter Page feed at 9:44.

Zach Thompson wired a Braedon Saris pass at 12:50 for the Kodiaks, but then the Lakers power-play took over with four unanswered goals.

Thomas Hoggarth finished an Owen Hiltz pass from in front at 14:13, followed by Hiltz himself converting a Cam Milligan pass at 15:38.  Braydon Hickey added another power-play marker off a Koleton Marquis pass at 18:01, followed by Marquis himself blasting a Cam Milligan feed 0:25 seconds later.

After two periods, Peterborough 13 Cobourg 5.

Shots on goal favored the Lakers 23-15.

Third Period:

After over half a period of end to end action, Nathan Grenon opened the third period scoring for Cobourg shorthanded, finishing a Braedon Saris pass at 12:52. 

Koleton Marquis then scored his third of the game off an Owen Hiltz pass at 13:20, followed by Hiltz himself converting a Carter Page feed 15:11.

Nathan Grenon scored once again shorthanded for the Kodiaks off a Braedon Saris pass at 12:52.

Final Score, Peterborough 15 Cobourg 7.

Shots on goal favored the Kodiaks 14-13, for a 53-51 game total in favor of the Lakers.

The Three Stars:

1. Koleton Marquis
2. Thomas Hoggarth
3. Nathan Grenon

Sights from the game:

Photo Credits 📸: Gary Groob

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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.