Lakers’ Strong Third Period Wins Game Three

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

The Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) finals traveled west to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) in Hagersville, Ontario for game three in front of approximately 1,100 fans.  Peterborough (2-1) and Six Nations (1-2) hadn’t disappointed with action, electricity, and intensity in the first two games, and game three wasn’t going to be any different.

The goaltending match-up had Doug Buchan in net for Peterborough facing Doug Jamieson in net for Six Nations.

For two periods this was a see-saw affair with six lead changes.  The Lakers scored five of the last six goals from the end of the second period, through the third period to win game three 11-7.  Two goals from Mark Matthews, and Shawn Evans, combined with singles from seven other players accounted for Peterborough’s scoring.  Cody Jamieson, and Vaughn Harris had two goals each, with singles going to Brendan Bomberry, Austin Staats, and Dalton Sulver.

To The Game:

Cody Jamieson opened the scoring for Six Nations just 0:14 seconds in off a Randy Staats pass.   The Lakers answered back with two power play goals.   Mark Matthews scored off a Joe Resetarits pass at 3:17, followed by Holden Cattoni converting a Matthews pass at 9:20.

The Chiefs came back with two unassisted goals.  Vaughn Harris scored at 11:31, followed by Brendan Bomberry scoring at 17:25.  The Lakers came back with a two goal run before the period was over.  Mark Matthews scored his second of the period off a Kiel Matisz pass at 18:02, followed by Joe Resetarits converting a Holden Cattoni pass 0:22 seconds later.  Austin Staats scored on the power play with 0:01 second left to tie the game.

After one period, Peterborough 4 Six Nations 4.

Second Period:

Cody Jamieson gave the Chiefs the lead on the power play off a Randy Staats pass at 0:58 seconds, but the Lakers came back with two goals to take the lead once again.  Thomas Hoggarth scored off a Joe Resetarits pass at 11:40, followed by Turner Evans also converting a Resetarits pass at 12:06. 

Dalton Sulver tied the game up for Six Nations at 18:26, but Shawn Evans converted a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 19:36 to again give the Lakers the lead, heading to the third.

After two periods, Peterborough 7 Six Nations 6.

Third Period:

Cory Vitarelli scored to give Peterborough a two goal cushion at 1:54, followed by Shawn Evans with his second of the night off a Mark Matthews pass at 15:38. 

Vaughn Harris scored unassisted for the Chiefs at 17:17, but Matt Gilray, then Kiel Matisz both scored in transition to seal the deal for the Lakers.

Final score, Lakers 11 Chiefs 7.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were slightly in favor of Peterborough 44-41.
  • The faceoff battle went to Peterborough 14-7.
  • Both teams went 2 for 5 on the power play.

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Joe Resetarits 1g, 5a
  • Mark Matthews 2g, 2a
  • Shawn Evans 2g, 2a
  • Kiel Matisz 1g, 3a

Six Nations Chiefs:

  • Cody Jamieson 2g, 1a
  • Vaughn Harris 2g, 0a
  • Brendan Bomberry 1g, 1a
  • Randy Staats 0g, 2a
  • Austin Staats 1g, 1a

Game four is at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough on Tuesday, August 23rd.  Game time is 8pm.

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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.