Peterborough Makes Statement In Win Over Thunder

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

Peterborough (1-2) looked to get back in the series after a grueling double overtime loss to Langley (2-1) in game two.  The Lakers had been battling injuries with Thomas Hoggarth out for game one, and Joe Resetarits out for games one and two.  Both were in the lineup for this game.

The Thunder had turned a lot of heads with their speed, leadership of Dane Dobbie and Curtis Dickson, as well as the stellar goaltending of Frank Scigliano.  They were looking to take a 3-0 stranglehold of this best of seven Mann Cup Series. 

The goaltending match-up had Frank Scigliano in net for Langley against Matt Vinc in net for the Lakers.

The Lakers came out on a mission in game three, doing a few things differently.   Shuffling the lineup a bit, had Kiel Matisz playing defense, while every loose ball had not one, but two Lakers on it, making sure they were getting the extra possessions.  Holden and Taite Cattoni combined for 12 points, Matt Vinc made 35 saves, and Joe Resetarits made a loud debut in the series enroute to a 12-6 Peterborough victory.

To The Game:

After a lot of back and forth play, with both goalies looking sharp.  Peterborough was awarded a penalty shot for a gloved ball in the crease at 6:14.  Thomas Hoggarth took the shot but Frank Scigliano was equal to the task, keeping the game scoreless.

Langley opened the scoring when Connor Robinson scored from the top of the crease off a Curtis Dickson pass shorthanded at 7:01.   Holden  Cattoni fired a howitzer to the far corner off a Thomas Hoggarth pass on the power play at 10:58 to tie the game.

Robert Church converted a Curtis Dickson pass on the power play at 13:08 giving the Thunder the lead once again, but the Lakers answered back in transition when Taite Cattoni finished off a Paul Dawson feed shorthanded at 16:49.  Dane Dobbie, off a long lead pass from Frank Scigliano, beat Matt Vinc to the far side in transition at 19:30 to give Langley the lead after one.

After one period, Langley 3 Peterborough 2.

Second Period:

The Lakers opened the second period scoring when Holden Cattoni sent a floater on net that took Scigliano off guard for the goal at 2:02, followed by Joe Resetarits converting a Mark Matthews pass on the power play at 7:39.  Paul Dawson picked off a Langley pass, ran it down the floor scoring unassisted on the power play at 10:23. 

Connor Robinson fired an underhand shot that found the far corner off a Robert  Church feed at 11:58, but Matt Vinc sent Matt Gilray coast to coast in transition scoring at 18:10.  Holden Cattoni then scored off a Mark Matthews pass 0:35 seconds later to open a three goal lead.

After two periods, Peterborough 7 Langley 4.

Third Period:

Taite Cattoni opened the third period scoring converting a Shawn Evans pass at 1:34, but Curtis Dickson replied finishing off a Dane Dobbie feed at 3:16 shorthanded.

The Lakers put an exclamation point on this game scoring three straight goals.  Joe Resetarits fired a Holden Cattoni pass in at 9:34, followed by Taite Cattoni converting another Shawn Evans feed at 12:15, then Holden Cattoni blasted a Cory Vitarelli pass past Frank Scigliano at 15:43.

Langley scored on the power play when Dylan Kinnear finished off a Robert Church pass at 15:52 on the power play, but an empty net goal from Holden Cattoni with1:39 left sealed the deal in this game.

Final score, Peterborough 12 Langley 6.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were 49-41 in favor of Peterborough.
  • Faceoffs were dominated by the Lakers 18-4.
  • Langley went 2 for 6 on the power play, scoring 2 shorthanded goals.
  • Peterborough went 3 for 8 on the power play, also scoring a shorthanded goal.

Top Scorers:

Langley Thunder:

  • Curtis Dickson 1g, 3a
  • Robert Church 1g, 2a
  • Dane Dobbie 1g, 2a

Peterborough Lakers:

  • Holden Cattoni 5g, 3a
  • Joe Resetarits 2g, 3a
  • Taite Cattoni 3g, 1a

*Of note:

Shawn Evans had two assists, and now needs just 7 points to take the all time lead points in Mann Cup history ahead of current leader John Tavares.

Game four is Tuesday night, September 13th at the MemorialCentreinPeterborough, Ontario.  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.