Lakers Ride A Strong Third Period To Victory

Gary Groob

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The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (1-3) visited the Peterborough Lakers (3-1) at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough on Thursday night in front of 2,334 fans.  The Brooklin squad played a grueling overtime game the previous night, losing to Six Nations 11-10.

The goalie match-up had Nick Damude in net for Brooklin against Landon Kells in goal for the Lakers.

Peterborough showed how dangerous a team they could be, going on a ten-goal run, including a 7-0 third period.  The impressive period led the Lakers to a 12-7 final for the victory.  Thomas Hoggarth had four goals and Shawn Evans had six assists for Peterborough en route to the victory.

To The Game:

Brooklin got off to a great start scoring the first four goals of the game, jumping out to a 4-0 lead.  Dyson Williams scored the first two goals.  Williams converted a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 2:32, then a Sean Westley pass at 5:32.  Luke Pilcher added to the Brooklin lead converting a Devon Pipher pass at 8:46, followed by Jeff Wittig finishing off a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 10:35.

Holden Cattoni converted a Turner Evans feed to get Peterborough on the board, but Sean Westley answered back with a goal off a Brock Haley pass at 14:30.  Thomas Hoggarth scored again for Peterborough at 17:17 to end the first period scoring

After one period, Brooklin 5 Peterborough 2.

Shots on goal were 21-16 in favor of the Lakers.

Second Period:

Brooklin built their lead up further with goals from Sean Westley at 11:49, and Jacob Sanders at 14:10, giving them a commanding 7-2 lead almost heading into the intermission.

Cue The Laker Comeback:

Kiel Matisz got Peterborough on the board on a pass from Turner Evans at 15:49, followed by Taite Cattoni converting a pass from Shawn Evans at 17:58.  Thomas Hoggarth scored one final goal for the Lakers before the intermission, to make this just a two goal game.

After two periods, Brooklin 7 Peterborough 5.

Shots on goal were 22-18 in favor of the Lakers, for a game total of 43-35 in favor of Peterborough.

Third Period:

The Lakers dominated this period entirely with seven unanswered goals.

Taite Cattoni opened the scoring with his second of the game off a Shawn Evans pass at 0:59 seconds, followed by Thomas Hoggarth scoring the next two goals. His first was off a Turner Evans pass at 6:11, followed by converting a Holden Cattoni pass at 8:17.  Cattoni himself continued the onslaught scoring off a Shawn Evans pass at 14:25, followed by Hoggarth’s fourth of the game also off a Shawn Evans pass at 16:08.  Austin Hasen scored unassisted 0:31 seconds later, followed by Thomas Whitty scoring into an empty net to end the game.

Final score, Peterborough 12 Brooklin 7.

The Three Stars:

  • First Star Thomas Hoggarth
  • Second Star Holden Cattoni
  • Third Star Landon Kells

Game Stats:

  • Peterborough outshot Brooklin 61-51.
  • The faceoff battle was won by the Lakers 16-7.
  • Brooklin went 0 for 3 on the power play.
  • Peterborough went 0 for 2 on the power play.

Top Scorers:

Brooklin Lacrosse Club:

  • Ryan Lanchbury 0g, 3a
  • Brock Haley 0g, 3a
  • Sean Westley 2g, 1a

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Thomas Hoggarth 4g, 2a
  • Shawn Evans 0g, 6a
  • Holdan Cattoni 2g, 4a

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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.