Lakers Dominant in Victory Over Excelsiors

The Peterborough Lakers (5-2) traveled to the Memorial Arena in Brampton to face the Excelsiors (1-6) in Sunday night action.

The goalie match-up had Drew Hutchison in net for Peterborough facing Lucas Nagy in net for the Excelsiors.

The Lakers most dominating performance of the year held the Excelsiors to just two goals all night.  Josh Currier (3g,5a) led the way with Taite Cattoni (3g,4a) being a dominant force as well.  Drew Hutchison was sensational in net for Peterborough in the 13-2 drubbing of the Brampton team.

To The Game:

Josh Currier opened the scoring for Peterborough converting a Taite Cattoni pass at 3:57, but was answered by Lucas Ferreira of the Excelsiors finishing off a Pent Eistrat feed at 6:11.

Currier gave the Lakers the lead once again finishing off a Taite Cattoni feed at 9:09, followed by DJ Clarke finishing a Josh Currier pass 0:33 seconds later.  Tyler Ferreira got Brampton within one converting a Carter Zavitz pass at 11:53.

After one period, Peterborough 3 Brampton 2.

Second Period:

This quarter was all Peterborough scoring six times unanswered.

Mitch Ogilvie converted a Matt Gilray pass in transition at  4:24, followed by Austin Hasen finishing a Mike Robinson feed at 4:41.   Taite Cattoni blasted a  Mike Robinson pass at 7:31, followed by Turner Evans converting a Josh Currier pass at 15:26. 

Currier added another goal off a DJ Clarke pass at 16:45, followed by Clarke converting a Currier feed at 17:26.

After two periods, Peterborough 9 Brampton 2.

Third Period:

Taite Cattoni opened the third period scoring converting a Josh Currier pass at 1:43, followed by Turner Evans finishing a Mike Robinson feed at 3:11 on the power-play.

Taite Cattoni scored again, this time shorthanded off a Josh Currier pass at 7:41, followed by Owen Hiltz scoring off a Turner Evans pass at 11:35.

The Excelsiors replaced Lucas Nagy in net with Caleb Slinger.

Final score, Peterborough 13 Brampton 2.

The Three Stars:

1. Josh Currier
2. Taite Cattoni
3. Mike Robinson

Game Stats:

The Lakers won the faceoff battle 14-4.

Peterborough went 3 for 5 on the power-play also scoring a shorthanded goal, while Brampton went 0 for 2 on their power-play attempts.

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

Josh Currier 3g, 5a
Taite Cattoni 3g, 4a
DJ Clarke 2g, 3a
Turner Evans 2g,3a

Brampton Excelsiors:

Pent Eistrat 0g, 2a
Lucas Ferreira 1g, 0a
Tyler Ferreira 1g, 0a

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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.