Lakers Take A Stranglehold Of The Series

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (0-3) visited the Peterborough Lakers (3-0) at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough for game three in front 2,520 fans.

While Brooklin had a better showing in the last game, the Lakers depth continues to shine.  Eli McLaughlin, Holden and Taite Cattoni, Austin Hasen, and Thomas Hoggarth have all had good series’ so far, and the tandem of Drew Hutchison and Landon Kells have been superb in the Peterborough net.

The goalie match-up had Riley Hutchcraft in net for Brooklin facing Landon Kells in net for the Lakers.

The Lakers scored early and often en route to a 16-7 victory over the Brooklin Lacrosse Club.   Peterborough now leads the series 3-0 with game four slated for the Iroquois Park Sports Complex on Tuesday night.

To The Game:

The Lakers opened the scoring when Eli McLaughlin finished a Holden Cattoni feed at 6:33, followed by Taite Cattoni scoring off an Austin Hasen pass at 7:17.  Cam Milligan increased the lead finishing off a Thomas Hoggarth feed at 8:37, followed by Holden Cattoni scoring on the power-play from a Jordan Stouros pass at 10:43.

Peterborough continued the barrage with a beautiful tic-tac-toe play.  Chad Tutton fed Eli McLaughlin who fed Colton Armstrong scoring the transition goal at 12:01.

Brooklin replaced Riley Hutchcraft with Caleb Martin in net.

Brooklin got on the board when Kyle Waters blasted a shot on the power-play off a Tanner Cook pass at 14:31, followed by Luke Pilcher scoring off a Kyle Waters feed on the power-play at 19:56.

After one period, Peterborough 5 Brooklin 2.
Shots on goal were 17-12 in favor of Brooklin.

Second Period:

Peterborough opened the scoring in transition to start the second period.  Matt Gilray went coast to coast off a Landon Kells pass at 1:57 shorthanded, followed by Eli McLaughlin with a beautiful move to fake then place it top corner off a Josh Currier feed at 4:28.

Brooklin got on the board with a laser from Luke Pilcher converting a Jack Boyden feed at 5:05, but Cam Milligan beat Caleb Martin with a behind the back shot off a Turner Evans pass at 6:29.  Peterborough continued to pressure Brooklin when Turner Evans finished a Holden Cattoni feed at 7:45, followed by Matt Gilray scoring his second of the night off a Chad Tutton pass at 10:28. 

Brooklin kept fighting with Kyle Waters scoring his second and third of the game.  First off a Connor Kearnan pass at 11:28, followed by Waters scoring unassisted 0:16 seconds later.

Peterborough stopped Brooklin’s mini-run when Cam Milligan scored his third of the night unassisted at 12:45, followed by Eli McLaughlin placing it over Martin’s shoulder off a Cam Milligan feed at 15:32.  Colton Armstrong added another talley off a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 17:06, but Connor Kearnan finished off a Brady Kearnan pass at 18:37.

After two periods, Peterborough 13 Brooklin 6.
Shots on goal were 22-19 in favor of the Lakers.

Third Period:

Luke Pilcher opened the third period scoring for Brooklin converting a Tanner Cook pass at 13:20, but an unassisted goal by Matt Gilray, his third of the game restored the Lakers seven goal lead.  Eli McLaughlin finished a Cam Milligan pass at 17:57, followed by Turner Evans scoring off a Thomas Hoggarth feed at 19:05.

Final score, Peterborough 16 Brooklin 7.
Shots on goal were 15-13 in favor of Brooklin.

The Three Stars :

1. Eli McLaughlin
2. Cam Milligan
3. Matt Gilray

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were 51-47 in favor of Brooklin.
  • The faceoff battle was won by Peterborough 15-9.
  • Brooklin went 3 for 10 on the power-play, while the Lakers went 3 for 5.

Top Scorers:

Brooklin Lacrosse Club:

  • Kyle Waters 3g, 1a
  • Connor Kearnan 1g, 3a
  • Luke Pilcher 3g, 0a

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Eli McLaughlin 4g, 2a
  • Cam Milligan 3g, 3a
  • Turner Evans 2g, 2a

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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.