Rock Stunned By Kodiaks, Undefeated No More

The Oakville Rock (4-1) visited the Cobourg Kodiaks (2-4) at the Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg, Ontario Sunday evening.

The Rock came off a hard fought 9-8 victory in Peterborough on Thursday night.  Cobourg has been struggling recently, but are a talented group that can turn it around at any time.

The goaltending match-up had Troy Holowchuk in net for Oakville facing Steven Orleman in net for Cobourg.

The Cobourg Kodiaks had the Oakville Rock scrambling all game long, never trailing in the match.  Nathan Grenon (3g,3a) made an immediate impact for Cobourg with three timely goals in the game. Tyler Hendryks was equally as impressive for the Rock in his debut, and while Oakville didn’t get the “W”, he played strong.  Cobourg came away with an impressive 12-8 victory.

To The Game:

The Kodiaks opened the scoring with Jackson Nishimura converting an Ethan Riggs pass at 2:10, but Cory Highfield answered for the Rock blasting a Dalton Sulver pass at 3:12.

Nishimura added his second of the game with a quick stick off a Jonah Boehm pass at 3:19, but again the Rock answered back when Marley Angus converted an Andrew Kew pass at 8:22.

Once again the Kodiaks took the lead when David Anderson wired a Jerimi Phoenix pass at 16:33, but newly acquired Tyler Hendryks answered with a power-play goal off a Marley Angus pass at 19:01.

David Anderson scored once more before the end of the period converting an Aaron Woods pass at 19:22.

After one period, Cobourg 4 Oakville 3.

Second Period:

Braedon Saris added to the Kodiaks lead converting a Nathan Grenon pass at 0:31 seconds, but Tyler Hendryks again had an answer scoring from in close off a Josh Dawick pass at 1:33.

Nathan Grenon added to the Kodiaks lead with a great individual effort scoring unassisted at 4:20, followed by David Anderson’s third of the night off a Braedon Saris pass at 9:38.

Andrew Kew scored for Oakville to narrow the lead to two off a Luke Robinson pass at 13:19, followed by Ty English with a quick stick off a Luke Dawick pass at 15:05. 

After two periods, Cobourg 7 Oakville 6.

Third Period:

Nathan Grenon opened the third period scoring with a blast off an Aaron Woods pass at 3:25 shorthanded, followed by Grenon then scoring on the power-play off a Curtis Romanchych pass at 7:02. 

Ryan Lanchbury scored shorthanded for Oakville at 7:59, but was again answered by a Kodiaks power-play goal by Zach Thompson off a David Anderson pass at 10:21.

Braedon Saris increased the Cobourg lead with a howitzer off a Nathan Grenon pass at 14:48, but Ryan Lanchbury answered for the Rock with his second of the game off a Chris Weier feed in transition at 17:59.

David Anderson added one more goal for Cobourg to seal the deal.

Final score, Cobourg 12 Oakville 8.

Shots on goal were 63-49 in favor of Cobourg.

The Three Stars:

1. David Anderson
2. Nathan Grenon
3. Ryan Lanchbury

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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.