Lakers Ride Big Second Period To Victory

photo courtesy of Sam Hossack

The Peterborough Lakers (2-2) headed down the road to face the Cobourg Kodiaks (1-3) in Major Series Lacrosse action Sunday evening.

Both teams have had disappointing starts but were looking to get on track in this game.  The Lakers have a more experienced lineup, but the Kodiaks young guns have speed and agility.

The goaltending match-up had Landon Kells in net for Peterborough facing Steven Orleman in net for the Kodiaks.

The Lakers, on the backs of big games from Holden Cattoni (3g,3a) and Rob Hellyer (2g,2a) were able to handle the Cobourg Kodiaks 9-3. Landon Kells made 42 saves in win.  The third period saw tempers boil over with a number of tussles throughout the period.

To The Game:

Rob Hellyer got the Lakers rolling early with a blast from in close off a Turner Evans pass at 4:52, followed by Austin Hasen finishing a Thomas Hoggarth feed at 9:42 on the power-play.

David Anderson brought the Kodiaks within one goal converting a Stone Jacobs pass at 10:23.

After one period, Peterborough 2 Cobourg 1.

Second Period:

Holden Cattoni increased the Peterborough lead with a blast from the outside off a Rob Hellyer pass at 2:28, followed by a Colton Armstrong talley unassisted in transition at 7:51.

Holden Cattoni continued the Lakers run with a pair of goals.  The first was off a Rob Hellyer feed at 9:40, followed by his third of the game with an unassisted marker at 10:34. 
The Kodiaks got one back with Aaron Woods converting a Braedon Saris pass at 13:15, but Rob Hellyer answered finishing a Holden Cattoni pass at 14:08.

After two periods, Peterborough 7 Cobourg 2.

Third Period:

In a much more aggressive period, the Lakers got on the board with Koleton Marquis finishing a Thomas Hoggarth pass from in front at 8:17, but was answered by Gareth Haigh converting an Aaron Woods pass at 9:47.

The chippy play continued with a lot of extra curricular activity.

Taite Cattoni added one more goal for the Lakers off a Koleton Marquis feed at 18:27.

Final score, Peterborough 9 Cobourg 3.

Shots on goal were 51-45 in favor of the Lakers.

The Three Stars:

1. Holden Cattoni
2. Rob Hellyer
3. Thomas Hoggarth

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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.