Games in Week 9 Will Impact Final Standings of 2019 Season
MSL Standings (end of Week 8)
1. Six Nations Chiefs – 15 games played; 11 wins; 4 losses; for 22 points
2. Peterborough Lakers – 13 games played; 10 wins; 3 losses; for 20 points
3. Brampton Excelsiors – 16 games played 8 wins; 8 losses; for 16 points
4. Oakville Rock – 14 games played; 7 wins; 7 losses; for 14 points
5. Cobourg Kodiaks – 16 games played; 6 wins; 10 losses; for 12 points
6. Brooklin Lacrosse Club – 14 games played; 2 wins; 12 losses; for 4 points
The past week saw the Six Nations Chiefs move into first place with two wins. Just 2 points behind are the Peterborough Lakers who have two games in hand. Of great interest for MSL fans is the Chiefs and Lakers play back-to-back games against each other this week. These two games may well determine 1st and 2nd place overall and playoff home advantage. Peterborough has a third game during the week visiting Cobourg on Sunday.
Of equal interest is the battle for 3rd and 4th place. Brampton Excelsiors currently hold a two-point lead over Oakville. However, Oakville has two games in hand. The Rock host Brooklin on Monday. In what could be the decisive game for third place, Oakville visits Brampton on Sunday.
Cobourg hopes to catch fourth place, but will require assistance from other teams. The Kodiaks play in Brooklin on Wednesday and host Peterborough on Sunday. After a 5-1 start to their season, Cobourg has struggled winning only one of their past nine games. Obviously, there have been some tough defeats along the way.
The Brooklin Lacrosse Club has the role of being spoilers. With games this week against Oakville, Cobourg and Brampton, Brooklin will have an impact on the final standings.
Forthcoming Games in Week 9:
Monday July 22nd - Brooklin @ Oakville – 8:00 p.m. start
Tuesday July 23rd – Peterborough @ Six Nations – 8:00 p.m. start
Wednesday July 24th – Cobourg @ Brooklin – 8:00 p.m. start
Thursday July 25 - Brooklin @ Brampton - 8:00 p.m. start
Thursday July 25th – Six Nations @ Peterborough – 8:00 p.m. start
Sunday July 28th –Peterborough @ Cobourg – 6:00 p.m. start
Sunday July 28th – Oakville @ Brampton – 7:00 p.m. start
A glance at the forthcoming slate of games reveals that every game has critical implication to what teams make the playoffs and/or the positioning for playoff match-ups.
Despite the current uncertainty of what the final 2019 MSL standings will be – there is one certainty – excitement for all MSL lacrosse fans!!!
All Games can be watched at www.Lacrosse-tv.com