The Edmonton Miners (4-3) faced the Oakville Rock (5-2) in the second Semi-Final of the President’s Cup.
In their one and only meeting, Oakville dominated the game winning 14-5. Andrew Kew (6g,2a) and Ryan Lanchbury (2g,5a) had big games for the Rock.
The goalie match-up had Nick Rose in net for Oakville facing Cam McLeod in net for the Miners.
Edmonton made it quite clear they were here to play. While the Rock were hitting posts and crossbars, the Miners were hitting net en route to a 3-1 first period lead. Mike Triolo led the way with two goals.
The second period saw end to end action with only the Rock finding the back ot the net. Andrew Kew scored twice, with Dan Lintner scoring with just 0:03 seconds left to give the Rock their first lead of the game.
The third period saw a dog fight all period. The Edmonton Miners outlasted The Oakville Rock 8-7 with the game winner by Levi Anderson with just 0:41 seconds left.
Edmonton will now face Ladner for the President’s Cup Saturday at 7pm (ET), while Oakville will play the Bronze Medal game against Snake Island at 3pm (ET).
To The Game:
The Edmonton Miners got on the board first when Mike Triolo finished a Tristan Rai feed at 9:53, but Dan Lintner tied the game from in close to the shortside off a Josh Dawick pass at 12:08.
Edmonton took the lead on the power-play when Matt Kristiansen blasted a Tristan Rai pass at 18:55, followed by Mike Triolo’s second of the game off a Matt Kristiansen feed 0:19 seconds later.
After one period, Edmonton 3 Oakville 1.
Shots on Goal were 15-12 in favor of the Rock.
The Rock opened the second period scoring when Andrew Kew converted a Zack Kearney pass at 2:52 to narrow the gap to one goal.
After a long stretch of no scoring by either team, the Rock scored twice to end the period. Andrew Kew scored on the power-play at 18:41, followed by Dan Lintner scoring his second of the game all alone in front of the net at 19:57.
After two periods, Oakville4 Edmonton 3.
Shots on goal were 16-15 in favor of the Miners.
Mike Triolo opened the third period scoring on the power-play with a laser that beat Nick Rose off a Levi Anderson pass, followed by Tyler Melnyk finishing Levi Anderson’s rebound at 3:01.
Oakville tied the game when Marley Angus scored off a Chris Weier feed in transition at 5:24, but the Miners answered back when Colin Berglof converted a beautiful pass from Matt Kristiansen at 9:34.
The Rock tied the game again when Ryan Lanchbury scored from in close off an Andrew Kew feed at 12:24, but again the Miners answered when Mike Triolo converted a Colin Berglof pass at 15:07.
On the power-play Dan Lintner quick sticked a Marley Angus pass at 17:48, but a bounced shot from Levi Anderson at 19:19 gave Edmonton the lead once again.
The Miners held on for the upset of the tournament!
Final score, Edmonton 8 Oakville 7
Shots on goal were 18-13 for Oakville, for a game total of 48-41 in favor of the Rock.
Players of the Game:
Oakville Rock – Dan Lintner
Edmonton Miners – Cam McLeod
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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.