Lakers Strong Second Period Leads Them To Victory

Photo Courtesy of the Six Nations Chiefs (Darryl Smart Photography)

With a depleted squad because of the World Field Lacrosse Championships going on in San Diego this month, the Six Nations Chiefs (7-2) traveled to Peterborough’s Memorial Centre to face the Lakers (6-2) in Thursday night Major Series Lacrosse action, in front of 2,148 fans.

The Chiefs narrowly squeaked by the Brooklin Lacrosse Club on Tuesday night, and were looking to continue their dominance of the league in this game.  Peterboroughwas simply dominant in their last outing dismantling the Brampton Excelsiors 13-2 last Sunday evening.

The goaltending match-up had Doug Jamieson in net for the Chiefs against Landon Kells in net for the Lakers.

The Lakers, led by a huge night from Turner Evans (4g,1a) as well as good nights from Carter Page (2g,1a) and Jason Knox (2g,0a) beat the Six Nations Chiefs 9-8.  A big Six goal run in the second period, into the third gave Peterborough the game.

Landon Kells was sensational in the Peterborough net making 46 saves on the night.

To The Game:

Turner Evans opened the scoring for the Lakers on the power-play unassisted at 2:50.  Sam LeClair tied the game off an Eric Fannell pass at 18:40, but another Turner Evans goal 0:34 seconds later gave the Peterborough the lead.  Bryan Cole tied the game on the power-play converting a Sam LeClair pass with just 0:04 seconds left in the period.

After one period, Peterborough 2 Six Nations 2.

Shots on goal were 18-12 in favor of Peterborough.

Second Period:

Holden Cattoni opened the second period scoring converting an Austin Hasen feed just 0:43 seconds in, but Sam LeClair and Ben McIntosh answered for the Chiefs giving them the lead at 5:22.

The Lakers finished the period with a five goal flourish.  Turner Evans scored his third of the game unassisted at 8:56, followed by Carter Page scoring on the power-play, also unassisted at 9:53.  Jason Knox finished a Holden Cattoni feed at 11:35, followed by Page scoring his second one of the night off a Holden Cattoni pass at 12:01.  Turner Evans scored his fourth of the game converting a Holden Cattoni feed at 18:22 for a Lakers four goal lead.

After two periods, Peterborough 8 Six Nations 4.

Shots on goal were tied at 20 in this period.

Third Period:

Jason Knox opened the third period scoring converting a Turner Evans pass just 0:41 seconds in, but the rest of the quarter was all Six Nations.

Shayne Jackson scored the next two for the Chiefs.  The first was off a Bryan Cole feed, and the second came off a Kevin Hill pass at 3:49.

Mason Kamminga got in on the scoring, converting a Bryan Cole feed at 4:48 on the power-play, followed by Shayne Jackson with his third of the period at 14:37.

Six Nations pushed the tempo, but Landon Kells and the Lakers defense were up to the task.

Final score, Peterborough 9 Six Nations 8.

Shots on goal in the period was 21-8 in favor of the Chiefs.

The Three Stars:

1. Turner Evans
2. Holden Cattoni
3. Shayne Jackson

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were 54-48 in favor of Six Nations.
  • The faceoff battle went to Peterborough 16-4.
  • The Chiefs went 2 for 2 on the power-play, while Peterborough went 3 for 6.

Top Scorers:

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Sam LeClair 2g, 2a
  • Bryan Cole 1g, 3a
  • Shayne Jackson 3g, 0a

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Turner Evans 4g, 1a
  • Carter Page 2g, 1a
  • Jason Knox 2g, 0a

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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.