The Kodiaks Struggles Continue In Brooklin

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

The Cobourg Kodiaks (1-9) faced the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (4-4-1) at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby, Ontario on Wednesday night in Major Series Lacrosse action.

In what has become the norm, the Cobourg Kodiaks started out strong, but weren’t able to sustain, falling short to the Brooklin squad 10-5. Ryan Lanchbury (2g,6a), Dyson Williams (3g,1a), and Zach Sunderland (2g,2a) led the way for Brooklin.  Alex Simmons (2g,0a) and Kealan Pilon (0g, 3a) were the leaders for Cobourg on this night.

To The Game:

The Kodiaks got on the board first when Alex Simmons converted a Kealan Pilon pass to open the scoring at 4:26.  Payton Cormier tied the game when he finished a Zach Sunderland feed at 11:47.  Justin Lee was able to restore the lead to Cobourg, firing a Riley Curtis pass in at 15:05.

Brooklin ended the first period with a small flurry.  Dyson Williams converted a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 18:25, followed by Zach Sunderland also scoring off a Lanchbury pass at 19:19 for the lead.

After one period, Brooklin 3 Cobourg 2.

Second Period:

Payton Cormier scored his second of the night at 2:55.  Cam Milligan answered back for the Kodiaks finishing off a Kealan Pilon pass at 3:54, but that would be it for Cobourg’s offense in this period.

Ryan Lanchbury increased the Brooklin lead converting a Dyson Williams pass at 4:03, followed by Ryan Barnable converting a John LaFontaine pass at 8:18.  Zach Sunderland continued the Brooklin attack scoring off an Austin Murphy pass just 0:03 seconds later.

Ryan Lanchbury scored his second of the period off a Payton Cormier pass at 11:51, followed by Dyson Williams scoring his second goal of the game at 17:40.

After two periods, Brooklin 9 Cobourg 3.

Third Period:

Dyson Williams opened the third period scoring with his third of the game off a Ryan Lanchbury pass at 2:38.

Cobourg made an attempt to get back in the game with Alex Simmons converting a Kealan Pilon pass at 5:50, and Joey Szabo scoring unassisted at 11:25, but that was all they could muster.

Final score, Brooklin 10 Cobourg 5.

Top Scorers:

Cobourg Kodiaks:

  • Kealan Pilon 0g, 3a
  • Alex Simmons 2g, 0a
  • Riley Curtis 0g, 2a

Brooklin Lacrosse Club:

  • Ryan Lanchbury 2g, 6a
  • Dyson Williams 3g, 1a
  • Zach Sunderland 2g, 2a

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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.