Lakers Pull Out Win in Double Overtime

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

The Peterborough Lakers (5-3) visited the Cobourg Kodiaks (1-8) in Sunday night Major Series Lacrosse action.  While the Kodiaks have been quite competitive this summer, they hadn’t been able to solve Peterborough this year.  Matt Vinc returned to the Lakers for this game but was the backup goalie.

Peterborough was fielding a much younger lineup with Turner Evans, Corey Small, Ian Llord, Mark Matthews, Kiel Matisz, Taite Cattoni, Thomas Whitty, and Mitch Ogilvie unavailable for the game.  Ethan Hawkins, Bowie Horseman, and Eric Ward were all called up from the Brampton Excelsiors Jr. A club for this game.

The goaltending match-up had Kevin Orleman in net for the Kodiaks facing Doug Buchan in net for Peterborough.

Holden Cattoni scored his second of the night in double overtime to have the Peterborough Lakers escape with a narrow  7-6 win.

To The Game:

Peterborough got off to a quick start with call up Ethan Hawkins scoring unassisted at 2:14.  Chris Attwood evened the score for Cobourg finishing off a Riley Curtis pass at 6:42, but was answered back by Thomas Hoggarth converting an Eric Ward pass at 8:03. 

Brine Rice tied the game up for Cobourg off a Tyler Halls pass at 18:26, and scored again with just 0:01 second left to give Cobourg the lead.

After one period, Cobourg 3 Peterborough 2.

Second Period:

After a brief tussle between Shawn Evans and Owen Down, Cory Vitarelli scored at 5:05.  Holden Cattoni scored an unassisted tally just 0:55 seconds later giving the Lakers the lead once again.  Cobourg continued to press with Tanner Buck finishing off a Kealan Pilon pass on the power play at 7:41 to tie the game up 4-4. 

Good defense and strong goaltending kept the game tied to the end of the period .

After two periods, Peterborough 4 Cobourg 4.

Third Period:

Matt Gilray scored in transition to open the third period just 0:39 seconds in, but Cobourg tied it up when Curtis Conley converted a Tyler Halls pass 0:12 seconds later.  Matt Gilray scored again in transition but Kealan Pilon scored off a Ben French pass at 11:28 to tie the game again.

The rest of the period went scoreless which brought the game to overtime.

After regulation, Peterborough 6 Cobourg 6.

Overtime 1:

No scoring

Overtime 2:

Holdan Cattoni scored 1:48 into the period to end the game with the Lakers victorious.

Final score, Peterborough 7 Cobourg 6.

Game Stats:

  • Cobourg went 1 for 4 on the power play.
  • Peterborough went 0 for 1 on the power play.
  • Faceoffs were 11-6 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Shots on goal were 58-57 in favor of Peterborough.

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Holden Cattoni 2g, 0a
  • Matt Gilray 2g, 0a
  • Thomas Hoggarth 2g, 0a

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Brine Rice 2g, 0a
  • Tyler Halls 0g, 2a
  • Kealan Pilon 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.