Lakers Take A Stranglehold On The Series

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

The Peterborough Lakers (3-1) visited the Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby, Ontario to face the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (1-3).  The young Brooklin team has given the veteran Lakers all they can handle so far in the series, and were hoping to continue the trend in this game.

The goalie match-up had Nick Damude in net for Brooklin facing Doug Buchan in net for the Lakers.

Although Brooklin started out strong, the Lakers kept pressing.  A strong second period, scoring seven times, put this game away for Peterborough.   Thomas Hoggarth (4g,1a) led the way for the Lakers, with a well balanced attack that saw eight different scorers.   Dyson Williams (1g,4a) led the way for Brooklin, with Ryan Lanchbury (2g,2a), and Connor Kearnan (2g,2a) in a losing effort.  Peterborough came away with the 12-8 victory, to take a 3-1 lead in the series.

To The Game:

Brady Kearnan opened the scoring for Brooklin in transition off a pass from Mitch Wilde at 3:32, but two quick goals from Thomas Hoggarth put Peterborough in the lead.  Hoggarth ‘s first goal was on the power play off a Mark Matthews pass at 5:35, followed by a long lead pass from Doug Buchan just 0:14 seconds later.

Brooklin fired back with three quick ones of their own.  Ryan Lanchbury converted a Dyson Williams pass on the power play at 9:24, followed by Connor Kearnan scoring off a Lanchbury pass also on the power play at 10:22.  Luke Pilcher added to the Brooklin lead scoring off a Dyson Williams pass 0:17 seconds later.  Taite Cattoni brought the Lakers within one goal scoring off a Cory Vitarelli pass at 11:58.

After one period, Brooklin 4 Peterborough 3.

Second Period:

The Lakers had a huge period scoring seven times to blow the game open.

Holden Cattoni scored off a Shawn Evans pass at 0:46 seconds, but Connor Kearnan answered back off a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 1:45.

Joe Resetarits scored on the power play converting a Thomas Hoggarth pass at 2:30, followed by Hoggarth himself scoring off a Cory Vitarelli pass at 4:47.  Holden Cattoni scored off a Shawn Evans pass at 7:30, followed by Cory Vitarelli finishing off a Matt Gilray rush off a rebound at 9:26. 

Ryan Barnable scored shorthanded off a Carter MacKenzie feed at 16:16, but Thomas Hoggarth answered back on the power play off a Joe Resetarits pass at 17:02.  Chad Tutton came out of the corner and dove across the crease scoring unassisted at 17:14 to end the second period.

After two periods, Peterborough 10 Brooklin 6.

Third Period:

Dyson Williams scored for Brooklin on the power play off a Connor Kearnan pass at 9:00, but Mark Matthews converted a Holden Cattoni pass at 10:20 to keep the lead at four goals.  Ryan Lanchbury scored for Brooklin off a Dyson Williams pass at 18:46, but Matt Gilray scored one more for the Lakers off a Chad Tutton pass at 19:39.

Final score, Peterborough 12 Brooklin 8.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were in favor of Peterborough 56-54.
  • The Lakers Dominated the faceoffs 15-8.
  • Brooklin went 3 for 6 on the power play, scoring a shorthanded goal.
  • Peterborough went 3 for 3 on the power play.

Top Scorers:

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Thomas Hoggarth 4g, 1a
  • Cory Vitarelli 1g, 4a
  • Matt Gilray 1g, 3a

Brooklin Lacrosse Club:

  • Dyson Williams 1g, 4a
  • Ryan Lanchbury 2g, 2a
  • Connor Kearnan 2g, 2a

Game five is in Peterborough’s Memorial Centre Monday night.  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.