Lakers Dominate Game Four

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

The Six Nations Chiefs (1-3) traveled to the Memorial Centre in Peterborough to face the Lakers (3-1) in a pivotal game four of the Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) finals.  The Chiefs needed this game to keep from falling too far out of contention, while the Lakers were looking to take a dominant hand in the series.  The Memorial Centre was electric with 3,528 fans in attendance.

In a pregame ceremony, the MSL named the 2022 All-Star team.  Cody Jamieson (SN), Dyson Williams (Brooklin), Matt Gilray (Pet), Chad Tutton (Pet), Scott Dominey (Cob), and Doug Jamieson (SN) were named to the team.

The goaltending match-up had Doug Buchan in net for Peterborough facing Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs.

The Lakers scored early and often taking a 10-1 lead to the third period.  Although Six Nations mounted a small comeback, the Peterborough squad had this game well in hand for the 12-5 victory.

Joe Resetarits (2g,4a), Shawn Evans (2g,4a), Mark Matthews (2g,3a), and Holden Cattoni (3g,1a) led the way for the Lakers.  Lyle Thompson (2g,1a), Vaughn Harris (2g,0a), and Joey Cupido (1g,0a) accounted for the Chiefs scoring.

To The Game:

It took almost half the period for the Lakers to get rolling, but once they did, it was an avalanche.

Holden Cattoni opened the scoring off a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 9:17, followed by Hoggarth himself scoring off a Shawn Evans pass at 12:33.  Shawn Evans converted a Bryce Sweeting pass at 15:25, followed by Mark Matthews finishing a Shawn Evans feed at 16:46.

After one period, Peterborough 4 Six Nations 0.

Second Period:

Holden Cattoni scored his second of the night off a Shawn Evans pass at 3:52.  Vaughn Harris got Six Nations on the board finally off a Sam LeClair pass at 5:02, but that would be it for the period.

Mark Matthews continued the onslaught for Peterborough scoring off a Kiel Matisz pass at 7:34, followed by Matt Gilray converting a Matthews pass at 9:17.  Joe Resetarits scored the next two goals just 0:17 seconds apart to give Peterborough an eight goal lead at 15:26.

Doug Jamieson was replaced with Warren Hill in the Six Nations net at this point. 

Shawn Evans converting Mark Matthews pass on the power play at 16:53 to end the second period scoring.

After two periods, Peterborough 10 Six Nations 1.

Third Period:

Lyle Thompson scored for the Chiefs unassisted at 2:35, but Holden Cattoni answered back off a Turner Evans feed at 5:48. 

The Chiefs strung together a three goal run.  Lyle Thompson with his second of the night off an Austin Staats pass at 10:48, followed by Joey Cupido in transition off a Warren Hill pass at 12:18.  Vaughn Harris scored his second of the game off a Cody Jamieson pass at 16:30, but the Lakers came back with Thomas Hoggarth finishing off a Turner Evans pass at 19:05 on the power play.

Final score, Peterborough 12 Six Nations 5.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were in favor of Peterborough 53-41.
  • The Chiefs won the faceoff battle 11-9.
  • Peterborough went 3 for 5 on the power play, while Six Nations went 0 for 4.

Top Scorers:

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Lyle Thompson 2g, 1a
  • Vaughn Harris 2g, 0a
  • Sam LeClair 0g, 2a

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Joe Resetarits 2g, 4a
  • Shawn Evans 2g, 4a
  • Mark Matthews 2g, 3a

Peterborough takes a 3-1 series lead with game five scheduled Friday, August 26th at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario.  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.