Lakers Are One Win Away From A Mann Cup Four-Peat

Gary Groob
All Lacrosse All The Time  – A Division of Edge of Philly Sports Network

The Langley Thunder (2-3) were hoping to right the ship with a win over the Peterborough Lakers (3-2) in game five of the Mann Cup at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough.  In game four, Peterborough evened the series 2-2 winning 15-12, making the Mann Cup a best of three series. 

The goalie match-up had Matt Vinc in net for Peterborough facing Frank Scigliano for Langley.

Although the game started evenly, it didn’t take long for the Lakers get out front, and stay out front.  Holden Cattoni was the star in this game scoring five times enroute to a 10-5 Peterborough victory.  The Lakers are now up 3-2 lead in the series.

To The Game:

Peterborough opened the scoring with Holden Cattoni blasting a Joe Resetarits pass, which just squeaked by Frank Scigliano on the power play at 5:55, but was answered by Curtis Dickson off a Chase Scanlon feed at 8:01. 

Holden Cattoni’s second of the night was a howitzer from the outside to the far corner off a Joe Resetarits feed at 10:52, followed by Resetarits himself converting a Shawn Evans pass at 11:58.

With that assist, Shawn Evans became the all-time leading scorer in Mann Cup history with 204 points.

Dane Dobbie got Langley within one goal converting a Chase Scanlon pass shorthanded at 14:40, but Joe Resetarits got it back when he went top corner on Scigliano off a Shawn Evans feed at 19:45.

After one period, Peterborough 4 Langley 2.

Second Period:

The Lakers opened the second period scoring when Mitch Ogilvie scored off a Kiel Matisz pass on transition at 1:36, followed by Holden Cattoni’s third goal off a Taite Cattoni feed at 4:44.

Dane Dobbie scored his second of the night firing a power play goal to the far side off a Connor Robinson pass at 11:24, but Mark Matthews answered when he fired a side arm shot past Frank Scigliano at 12:34.  Langley scored immediately off the faceoff when Tyler Sceviour converted an Isaac Ngyou pass 0:09 seconds later.  Holden Cattoni scored his fourth of the night with another laser on the power play off a Mark Matthews pass at 18:57.

After two periods, Peterborough 8 Langley 4.

Third Period:

Dane Dobbie scored his third of the night for Langley with a bounce shot that beat Matt Vinc off an Eli Salama pass at 2:25.  Peterborough answered back when Chad Tutton scored in transition off a Matt Vinc pass at 5:58, then Holden Cattoni sealed the deal scoting his fifth of the game into an empty net at 18:34.

Final score, Peterborough 10 Langley 5.

The Players of the Game:

  • Langley Thunder: Frank Scigliano
  • Peterborough Lakers: Matt Vinc

Game Stats:

  • The shots on goal favored the Lakers 52-40.
  • The faceoff battle was won by Peterborough 12-7.
  • Peterborough was 3 for 4 on the power play.
  • Langley went 1 for 6 on the power play, also scoring a – shorthanded goal.

Top Scorers:

Langley Thunder:

  • Dane Dobbie 3g, 0a
  • Connor Robinson 0g, 3a
  • Curtis Dickson 1g, 0a
  • Tyler Sceviour 1g, 0a

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Holden Cattoni 5g, 1a
  • Joe Resetarits 2g, 2a
  • Shawn Evans 0g, 4a

Game Six is Friday night, September 16th at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough.   Game time is 8pm.

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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.