Major Series Lacrosse returned for the first time since the summer of 2019 with two games played at the the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) Tuesday night.
The MSL board of governors voted in favour of using the event as a trial for several different rules.
It was a different look for the league with more of a National lacrosse League (NLL) look then ever before. Gone were the three twenty minute periods, changed to four fifteen minute quarters. The net size increased to 4’9″, four seconds to vacate the crease, eight seconds to get the ball over centre upon defensive possession, faceoff positioning where non-faceoff men are situated on the restraining line, and a big one for me…gone is the ten minute total goal overtime, in favour of sudden victory, as well as a number of other tweaks to the game.
Brandon Slade led the way for the Rock with 3 goals, while Tehoka Nanticoke, and Kedoh Hill had 2 goals each for the Chiefs.
Both Dustin Hill for Six Nations, and Nick Rose for Oakville had solid games in net.
Although Brooklin started off slowly, midway through the first half they found their rhythm on way to a 14-7 victory over the Kodiaks.
Riley Hutchcraft was stellar in net for Brooklin. Kevin Orleman started for Cobourg, but was replaced midway through the third quarter by Ethan Woods.
Of note…Dan Lomas of the Kodiaks, left the game with a non-contact injury to his lower leg, and did not return.