Big rebound win for Lakers on new turf
Story and photo by Anna Taylor
The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers got their first win on their new turf Thursday night at the Memorial Centre, defeating the Brooklin Lacrosse Club 15-10.
It was the Lakers’ biggest offensive output of the season.
“We’re getting more comfortable with each other,” said head coach Mike Hasen. We had a lot of opportunities. They played well, but we also got a lot too, with 68 shots on goal. It was a great offensive output. Tonight was a good night.”
Kiel Matisz returned to the lineup and scored a goal and six assists.
"I think Moose (Matisz) coming in here just gave everybody a sense of ease," Hasen said.
"I was a little anxious starting the game but it was great to be back, bonding in the room, and it was great to see all the smiling faces on the Lakers again," Matisz stated.
Eli McLaughlin had a goal and two assists in his home debut, and Colton Armstrong scored his first goal in front of the home crowd since being acquired earlier in the season.
The Lakers led 3-1 after the first period. Brooklin quickly tied the game in the second, with the teams going back and forth for a while. Peterborough took over late in the period and led 9-7. Then they outscored Brooklin 6-3 in the third period.
Landon Kells got the win in goal, making 39 saves.=
Connor Kearnan led Brooklin with two goals and two assists.
Peterborough remains in second place with a 9-3-0 record, while Brooklin remains in third place with a record of 6-5-0. The Lakers have four games remaining in the regular season.
The Lakers are off until next Thursday when they welcome the first-place Six Nations Chiefs back to the Memorial Centre. Tickets for the rivalry game, which will honour the 1973 Mann Cup winning Lakers team, are now on sale at the box office.