In their second game of the President’s Cup tournament, the Oakville Rock (1-1) faced the Tuscarora Tomahawks (0-2). Both teams were coming off day one losses and were looking to right the ship in this match-up.
The goaltending match-up had Nick Rose in net for Oakville facing Chase Martin for the Tomahawks.
On the strength of goals from Andrew Kew, Marley Angus, Brandon Slade and Ryan Lanchbury, Oakville jumped out to a big lead never looking back. Tuscarora keep working, and fighting to keep the game close, but the Rock never let the game get too close. Oakville wins 16-8.
To The Game:
The Rock got on the board when Marley Angus scored with a bounced shot off a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 3:01, followed by Dan Lintner with a quick stick off a Dylan Watson feed on the power-play at 4:20.
Andrew Kew fired a laser off a Dan Lintner feed on the power-play at 6:41, followed by Marley Angus with his second goal of the game off a Kew pass at 12:04. Adam Jay then went in all alone off a loose ball from the faceoff and scored unassisted at 12:12, making the score 5-0.
Marvin Curry got Tuscarora on the board converting a Hunter Lemieux feed at 13:04, but Brandon Slade answered when he was sent in all alone in transition off a Bill Hostrawser pass at 14:39. Slade then intercepted a Tomahawks pass and went off to the races scoring again all alone in transition at 18:02.
After one period, Oakville 7 Tuscarora 1.
Shots on goal were 24-13 in favor of the Rock.
Ryan Lanchbury opened the second period scoring for Oakville off an Adam Jay pass at 2:29, but Kent Baker-Printup converted an Anthony Patterson pass on the power-play at 6:15.
Josh Dawick fired a howitzer from the outside on a delayed penalty at 7:54, followed by Andrew Kew with a blast over Chase Martin’s shoulder off a Cam Milligan pass at 8:42 to increase the score to 10-2.
Dan Kritkausky scored a beauty to the far corner off an Isaac Vanderzalm Pass at 11:56, followed by Kritkausky scoring again in transition off a long lead pass from Chase Martin at 13:29. Nick Miller cut the lead to five goals scoring off a Hunter Lemieux pass at 16:10.
Andrew Kew scored his third of the evening with a blast from the outside off a Zack Kearney pass at 18:19, but was answered by Marvin Curry with a bounced shot from in close off a Hunter Lemieux feed 0:27 seconds later.
After two periods, Oakville 11 Tuscarora 6.
Shots on goal was 18-14 in favor of Tuscarora.
Tuscarora got on the board when Hunter Lemieux converted an Anthony Patterson pass on the power-play at 1:20, but Alex Kew answered converting a Bill Hostrawser pass in transition at 4:34.
On the power-play on a beautiful tic-tac-toe play, Marvin Curry hit Anthony Patterson who found Hunter Lemieux with a quick stick at 7:31. Andrew Kew then scored his fourth of the game converting a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 10:27.
Josh Dawick increased the lead from the top of the crease finishing a Dan Lintner pass at 13:21, followed by Marley Angus scoring his third of the night off an Andrew Kew feed at 14:54.
The Rock replaced Nick Rose with Sam Haines in net.
Dan Lintner faked Chase Fraser with a few dekes then hit the top corner off a Zack Kearney pass at 19:14.
Final score Oakville 16 Tuscarora 8.
Shots on goal was 25-7 in favor of the Rock for a game total of 63-38 in favor of Oakville.
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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.
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