The Cobourg Kodiaks (2-7) faced the Peterborough Lakers (8-2) at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario in front of 2,116 fans.
Peterborough has been red hot recently winning four in a row, while Cobourg has been struggling winning just one of their last five games.
The goalie match-up had Laine Hruska in net for Cobourg facing Landon Kells in net for the Lakers.
The Lakers jumped out to a big 10-3 lead after two periods en route to a 12-9 victory over the Cobourg Kodiaks.
Holden Cattoni (4g,3a) led the Laker charge with support from Taite Cattoni (1g,5a), Cam Milligan (1g,4a), and Turner Evans (1g,4a).
Cobourg got it production from Scott Dominey (2g,2a), Tanner Buck (2g,2a), and David Anderson (2g,1a).
To The Game:
The Lakers got on the board when Austin Hasen opened the scoring off a Holden Cattoni pass at 3:58 on the power-play, followed by Taite Cattoni scoring in transition off a Matt Gilray feed at 6:17. Holden Cattoni added another Peterborough marker off a Cam Milligan pass at 13:40 also on the power-play, followed by a Mike Robinson goal blasting a Turner Evans feed in at 16:37.
Carson Moyer got Cobourg on the board beating Landon Kells at 19:17, but a buzzer beater from Cam Milligan with just 0:08 seconds remaining restored the Lakers four goal lead.
After one period, Peterborough 5 Cobourg 1.
Shots on goal favored Peterborough 22-11.
Emerson Clarke opened the scoring for Cobourg unassisted at 5:51, but Nick Roode answered back converting a Holden Cattoni feed at 9:46.
David Anderson scored again for the Kodiaks off a pretty play from Carson Moyer at 11:28, but a blast from Holden Cattoni off a Taite Cattoni pass kept the lead at four.
Jackson Brown replaced Laine Hruska in net for Cobourg.
Josh Currier welcomed Brown to the game with a nice individual effort off a Taite Cattoni pass at 15:51, followed by Holden Cattoni again scoring off a Taite Cattoni feed 0:42 seconds later. Turner Evans added one more goal before the end of the period, converting a Cam Milligan pass at 19:17.
After two periods, Peterborough 10 Cobourg 3.
Shots on goal were 25-14 in favor of the Lakers.
Tyler Hendryks got the Kodiaks rolling on the power-play, converting a Marshall Powless pass at 1:53, but a howitzer from Holden Cattoni kept the lead seven goals at 9:00.
Tanner Buck scored on the power-play for Cobourg off a Marshall Powless pass at 15:03, followed by Scott Dominey scoring in transition off a Curtis Romancych feed 0:12 seconds later. Cobourg kept pressing with Tanner Buck scoring again off a Scott Dominey feed at 15:37, followed by Dominey himself scoring again in transition off a Curtis Conley pass at 16:56. Cobourg’s fifth in a row had David Anderson convert a Tanner Buck pass at 19:37, but time was running out on the comeback.
Nick Roode put an exclamation point on the game scoring on a penalty shot with just 0:02 seconds left in the game.
Final score, Peterborough 12 Cobourg 9.
Shots on goal were 26-15 in favor of the Kodiaks.
The Three Stars:
- Holden Cattoni
- Tanner Buck
- Nick Roode
- Shots on goal were 62-51 in favor of Peterborough.
- The Lakers dominated the faceoffs 18-6.
- Cobourg went 2 for 3 on the power-play, while Peterborough went 4 for 6.
Scott Dominey 2g, 2a
Tanner Buck 2g,2a
David Anderson 2g, 1a
Holden Cattoni 4g, 3a
Taite Cattoni 1g, 5a
Cam Milligan 1g, 4a
Turner Evans 1g, 4a
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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.
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