Rock Stay Undefeated With Overtime Win

The Oakville Rock (4-0) traveled east to the Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario to face the Peterborough Lakers (2-3) in Major Series Lacrosse action Thursday night.

The last time these two teams met, Oakville came from behind in the third period to beat the Lakers 13-10 at the TRAC in Oakville.  The Lakers were coming off a big win last Sunday and were hoping to build more momentum, while the Rock were looking to stay undefeated.

The goaltending match-up had Doug Buchan in net for Peterborough facing Nick Rose in net for Oakville.

An entertaining game right from the word go had these to evenly matched teams go end to end all period long.  The teams traded goals a couple of times, with the Lakers going to the dressing room up 3-2 after one.

The Lakers increased their lead, but a four goal run from the Rock, led by Nathan Grenan and Andrew Kew had Oakville up 7-5 at the intermission.

Thomas Hoggarth brought the game to overtime with two late goals in the third, but Sam English got the only marker in the overtime period to give the Rock the 9-8 win.

To The Game:

The Rock got on the board first when Andrew Kew finished a Nathan Grenan pass at 8:33, but Matt Gilray evened the game in transition off a Joey Cupido pass at 9:32.

Thomas Hoggarth gave the Lakers the lead from in front off a Taite Cattoni pass at 11:10, but Alex Kew tied the game once again converting a Marley Angus pass in transition at 12:01.

Hoggarth got his second of the game off a Turner Evans pass beating Nick Rose low to the stick side at 18:34.

After one period, Peterborough 3 Oakville 2.

Second Period:

Nathan Grenan opened the scoring tying the game for the Rock off a Josh Dawick pass at 0:58 seconds, but Peterborough regained the lead with Thomas Hoggarth’s third of the game off a Holden Cattoni pass at 5:37.

Joe Resetarits added to the Lakers lead with a power-play goal off a Rob Hellyer feed at 8:08, but two special teams goals from Oakville had the game tied.  Andrew Kew wired a Marley Angus pass on the power-play at 9:32, followed by a shorthanded goal by Sam English converting a Ty English pass at 10:23.

Nathan Grenan’s second of the game off an Andrew Kew feed gave the Rock the lead at 13:59, followed by Kew himself with a sidearm snipe off a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 19:16.

After two periods, Oakville 7 Peterborough 5.

Third Period:

The Lakers got within one goal to start the period when Owen Hiltz wired a Joey Cupido feed in transition at 1:41, but Ryan Lanchbury gave Oakville a little breathing room finishing a Josh Dawick pass at 9:25.

Thomas Hoggarth put the Lakers on his back scoring his fourth and fifth of the night to tie the game with 3:26 remaining.

After regulation, Oakville 8 Peterborough 8.


Sam English gave the Rock the lead with a great individual effort scoring unassisted at 6:04, Peterborough wasn’t able to answer.

Final score, Oakville 9 Peterborough 8.

Shots on goal favored the Lakers 66-55.

The Three Stars:

1. Thomas Hoggarth
2. Andrew Kew
3. Nathan Grenan

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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.