Peshko and McNabb Lead Owen Sound To Second Straight Victory

The Oakville Rock (4-4) visited the Owen Sound North Stars (2-8) at the Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound, Ontario Saturday afternoon in Major Series Lacrosse action.

Recently the Rock have had a difficult time, dropping three in a row. They were hoping that this game would change their trajectory heading into the playoffs.  Owen Sound just earned their first win Thursday night against the Brampton Excelsiors.  Defensively they have been strong, and if the offense is coming around, they could be quite dangerous.

The goaltending match-up had Nick Rose in net for Oakville facing Kaleb Martin in net for the North Stars.

In a very tight checking game, the Owen Sound North Stars got off to a strong start getting up 3-1 afrer one period on the strength of a pair of goals from Jake McNabb. 

Oakville battled in the second and third periods tying the game up on three seperate occasions.  To The North Stars credit, they kept battling, scoring both a power-play and a shorthanded goal in their 9-8 victory. 

Jonathan Peshko (3g,1a) and Jake McNabb (3g,1a) led the way for Owen Sound.  Andrew Kew (3g,1a) and Ryan Lanchbury (4g,2a) were the majority of offense for the Rock.

To The Game:

Owen Sound opened the scoring with Jake McNabb scoring a pair of goals.  The first was a laser off a Tyler Halls pass at 5:12, followed by a quick stick off a Jonathan Peshko feed at 11:20.

Oakville cut the leaf in half when Andrew Kew fired a howitzer from the outside off a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 13:29, but Dante Kulas answered with a low to high shot off a Tanner Buck pass at 14:59.

After one period, Owen Sound 3 Oakville 1.

Second Period:

Andrew Kew got the Rock rolling with his second of the game in transition off a Bill Hostrawser pass at 5:03, but Tanner Buck responded for Owen Sound with a blast off a Jordan Caskenette pass at 9:34.

Two quick goals from Oakville tied the game.  Rookie Alex Messier scored his first MSL goal unassisted in transition at 10:18, followed by Ryan Lanchbury converting a Ty English pass 0:14 seconds later.

The North Stars came back with Jackson Webster finishing a nice feed from Steven Portelli at 11:57, but another goal from Ryan Lanchbury had this game knotted at five.

Owen Sound finished the period strong.   Jonathan Peshko scored shorthanded off a Steven Portelli pass at 14:47, followed by Jake McNabb’s third of the game also off a Portelli feed at 18:23.

After two periods, Owen Sound 7 Oakville 5.

Third Period:

Oakville started to control play with Ryan Lanchbury scoring his third of the day off a Luke Robinson pass at 0:47 seconds, then tying the game once again off another Andrew Kew marker off a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 8:48.

Jonathan Peshko answered for the North Stars with a pair of goals.  The first was a laser off a Tyler Halls feed at 9:51, followed by a power-play goal off a Jake McNabb pass at 14:50 for a two goal lead late in the period.

Oakville pressed with Ryan Lanchbury scoring with 0:23 seconds remaining but it wasn’t enough.

Final score, Owen Sound 9 Oakville 8.

The Three Stars:

1. Jonathan Peshko
2. Ryan Lanchbury
3. Jake McNabb

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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.

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