The Brooklin Lacrosse Club (8-8) visited the Memorial Centre to play the Peterborough Lakers (12-4) in the final regular season game for these two teams. These teams will meet each other in the first round of the playoffs.
The previous night the Lakers dominated every aspect of the game, and were ramping up for the playoffs.
Holden Cattoni (3g,6a), Cam Milligan (1g,4a), Eli McLaughlin (2g,3a), Turner Evans (1g,4a) and Josh Currier (3g,1a) were the majority of Peterborough’s offense. Jack Boyden (2g,1a), Brady Kearnan (1g,3a) and Luke Pilcher (0g,3a) led the way for Brooklin.
Drew Hutchison started in goal for the Lakers facing Riley Hutchcraft in net for Brooklin.
Although it took a while for the Lakers to get rolling, a strong third period, and late goal from Austin Hasen (1g,1a) sent the game to overtime. In the extra period, just when it looked like the game was going to end in a tie, Taite Cattoni (2g,1a) converted a Turner Evans pass at 8:53 for the victory.
To The Game:
Eli McLaughlin opened the scoring for Peterborough off a Josh Currier feed on the power-play at 5:21, but was answered by Kyle Waters unassisted at 11:09. Brooklin took the lead in transition when Mike Byrne converted a Luke Pilcher pass at 18:05.
Riley Hutchcraft was outstanding in the Brooklin net, making 21 saves in the period.
After one period, Brooklin 2 Peterborough 1.
Shots on goal were 22-16 in favor of the Lakers.
Brooklin increased their lead on a blast from Kyle Waters off a Tanner Cook pass on the power-play at 0:30 seconds. The Lakers answered back with Josh Currier converting a Turner Evans feed at 1:24, followed by Eli McLaughlin finishing a Currier pass at 3:43.
Luke Pilcher regained the Brooklin lead on the power-play off a Tanner Cook pass at 7:02, followed by Liam Osbourne converting a Tanner Cook pass at 9:37 also on the power-play.
The Lakers answered back with Matt Gilray being sprung by Robert Hope and scoring in transition at 10:45, but Brady Kearnan scored unassisted to regain the two goal lead at 11:47. Kyle Waters hit a buzzer beater for his third goal of the night off a Lucas Littlejohn feed at 19:59.
After two periods, Brooklin 7 Peterborough 4.
Shots on goal were 23-20 in favor of the Lakers.
Jack Boyden opened the third period scoring converting a Lucas Littlejohn pass just 0:30 seconds in, but Taite Cattoni answered with a blast off an Austin Hasen feed 0:27 seconds later. Holden Cattoni added a goal himself off a Chad Tutton pass at 5:56, followed by Eli McLaughlin bringing the game within one off a Turner Evans pass at 7:53.
Mike Byrne scored shorthanded for Brooklin unassisted at 11:12, but was answered by Josh Currier converting a Holden Cattoni pass 0:19 seconds later. Peterborough tied the game when Austin Hasen blasted a Holden Cattoni pass in at 16:45.
After regulation, Peterborough 9 Brooklin 9.
Shots on goal were 23-12 in favor of the Lakers.
With just 1:07 remaining in the extra period, Taite Cattoni was the hero converting a Turner Evans feed for the victory.
Final score, Peterborough 10 Brooklin 9.
Shots on goal were 6-6.
The Three Stars:
1. Taite Cattoni
2. Riley Hutchcraft
3. Turner Evans
- Shots on goal were an astounding 74-53 in favor of Peterborough.
- The faceoff battle was dominated by the Lakers 20-3.
- Brooklin went 4 for 5 on the power-play, also scoring a shorthanded goal.
- Peterborough went 2 for 5 on the power-play.
Brooklin Lacrosse Club:
- Luke Pilcher 1g, 4a
- Tanner Cook 0g, 4a
- Kyle Waters 3g, 0a
- Turner Evans 0g, 5a
- Josh Currier 2g, 2a
- Eli McLaughlin 3g, 1a
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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.
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.