The Whipsnakes (4-6) faced the Cannons (7-3) in their final regular season game.
The goalie match-up had Colin Kirst in net for the Cannons facing Kyle Bernlohr in net for the Whipsnakes.
The game was even through three quarters until the Cannons broke it open with seven goals in the fourth. Marcus Holman (4g,3a) was dominant in the Cannons 15-11 win over the Whipsnakes.
To The Game:
The Whipsnakes opened the scoring when Tucker Dordevic beat Colin Kirst at 4:14, but the Cannons answered with Ethan Rall tying the game shorthanded at 7:57. Will Manny put the ‘Whips up converting a Brad Smith feed at 8:39.
After one quarter, Whipsnakes 2 Cannons 1.
Asher Nolting tied the game for the Cannons at 0:31 seconds, but Tucker Dordevic’s second of the game gave the Whipsnakes the lead once more at 2:15.
Jonathan Donville and Matt Campbell gave the Cannons their first lead but Connor Kirst scored on his brother Colin at 8:32, followed by Will Manny converting a Jackson Morrill feed at 11:20.
At the half, Whipsnakes 5 Cannons 4.
The Cannons stormed out of the gate with Marcus Holman converting a Jonathan Donville pass at 4:03, followed by Asher Nolting finishing a Holman feed at 4:41.
Marcus Holman increased the Cannons lead to two goals but a 2-point bomb by Connor Kirst tied the game at 10:26. Ryan Drenner then scored for the Cannons to give them the lead heading into the fourth quarter.
After three quarters, Cannons 8 Whipsnakes 7.
This was a quarter full of 2-point blasts.
Mike Chanenchuk opened the scoring for the Whipsnakes from long distance off a Brad Smith pass at 0:35 seconds, followed by Michael Ehrhardt increasing the Whipsnakes lead to two goals.
Cade Van Raaphorst and Chris Aslanian both hit shots from beyond the arc to give the Cannons a two goal lead at 3:53, followed by Jonathan Donville increasing the lead with a blast at 5:16.
The Whipsnakes kept fighting with Brad Smith scoring off a Jackson Morrill feed at 5:33, but Marcus Holman finished the game scoring twice more to give the Cannons a four goal win.
Final score, Cannons 15 Whipsnakes 11.
The Three Stars:
1. Marcus Holman
2. Jonathan Donville
3. Connor Kirst
- Shots on goal were 25-24 for the Whipsnakes.
- Faceoffs were dominated by the ‘Whips 26-0.
- Ground balls were led by the Whipsnakes 44-26.
- Whipsnakes went 0 for 2 on the power-play, while the Cannons had no opportunities.
- Brad Smith 1g, 2a
- Connor Kirst 1g, 1 2-pt g, 0a
- Jackson Morrill 0g, 3a
- Marcus Holman 4g, 3a
- Jonathan Donville 2g, 1a
- Asher Nolting 2g, 0a
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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.
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