Lakers Flex Their Muscles In A Sunday Matinee In Cobourg

The Peterborough Lakers (10-4) visited the Cobourg Kodiaks (3-11) at the Cobourg Community Centre for Sunday night Major Series Lacrosse action.

The Kodiaks are still battling for a playoff spot and this game had major implications towards that goal.  Peterborough won all three previous games, but every game was close.  Both teams have had a tough time lately.  In the last five games the Lakers have gone 2-3, while Cobourg has only won once in that stretch.

The goalie match-up had Drew Hutchison in net for Peterborough facing Jackson Brown in net for Cobourg.

There was not much doubt in this game with the Lakers jumping out to a 4-0 lead early in the first period.  Keeping the pressure up all game long kept the Kodiaks at bay, winning 16-7.

Taite Cattoni (3g,2a), and Colton Armstrong (3g,1a) led the offense for the Lakers, with Thomas Hoggarth 1g,7a being involved in the majority of action. 

To The Game:

Peterborough scored early and often in the first period.  Taite Cattoni got it rolling with a goal just 0:31 seconds into the game, followed by DJ Clark converting a Holden Cattoni feed at 3:02.  Blake Gibson-MacDonald increased the Lakers lead in transition off a Colton Armstrong pass at 5:03, followed by Armstrong himself scoring off a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 7:18. 

Cobourg replaced Jackson Brown with Laine Hruska in net.

Hunter Aggus got one back for the Kodiaks unassisted at 8:29, but Holden Cattoni answered back off a Carter Page shot at 12:01. 

Taylor Dooley scored for Cobourg unassisted at 13:01, but a power-play goal from Eli McLaughlin restored the four goal advantage at 19:29.

After one period, Peterborough 6 Cobourg 2.
Shots on goal were 21-16 in favor of the Lakers.

Second Period:

Marshall Powless opened the second period scoring for Cobourg converting a David Anderson pass at 0:29 seconds, but Taite Cattoni’s second of the game off a Turner Evans pass at 6:08 kept the lead at four.  Eli McLaughlin then scored unassisted at 8:19, but David Anderson answered for Cobourg off a Rowan Kelly feed at 10:12. 

Thomas Hoggarth increased the Lakers lead to five converting a Taite Cattoni pass at 14:35, but Aaron Woods blasted a David Anderson feed past Drew Hutchison at 16:33. 
The Lakers blew the game wide open near the end of the period.  Peterborough scored again off Colton Armstrong’s second of the game unassisted at 17:12, followed by Turner Evans converting a Taite Cattoni pass 0:29 seconds later.  Taite Cattoni added one more before the end of the period and the route was on.

After two periods, Peterborough 12 Cobourg 5.
Shots on goal had Peterborough lead 24-15.

Third Period:

Tyler Hendryks opened the third period scoring for Cobourg converting a David Anderson pass at 2:36, but Holden Cattoni blasted a shot passed Hruska on the power-play off an Eli McLaughlin pass at 4:13. 

Cattoni scored another power-play goal off a Thomas Hoggarth feed at 8:08, followed by Colton Armstrong’s third of the game at 10:02.  DJ Clark scored his second of the night for the Lakers off a Turner Evans pass 0:33 seconds later.

Curtis Conley scored once more for Cobourg off a Ben Doherty pass at 17:10.

Things got chippy near the end of the game, but cooler heads prevailed.

Final score, Peterborough 16 Cobourg 7.
Shots on goal favored Peterborough 22-14, for a game total of 67-45 in favor of the Lakers.

The Three Stars:

1. Thomas Hoggarth
2. Taite Cattoni
3. Colton Armstrong

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal was in favor of Peterborough 67-45
  • The Lakers edged the Kodiaks in faceoffs 14-12
  • Peterborough went 3 for 5 on the power-play, while Cobourg went 1 for 4.

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

Thomas Hoggarth 1g, 7a
Holden Cattoni 3g, 4a
Eil McLaughlin 2g, 4a

Cobourg Kodiaks:

David Anderson 1g, 3a
Tyler Hendryks 1g, 1a
Aaron Woods 1g, 1a

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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.