(Credit: Anna Taylor) 

OAKVILLE, Ont. – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers dropped to 4-1 on the season after a humbling 17-4 loss at the hands of the Oakville Rock on Monday night at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.

The Lakers fell behind 2-0 within the first two minutes of the game and trailed 7-2 after the first. They only managed two more goals in the remaining 40 minutes while allowing 10. Corey Small led the Lakers with a goal and two assists. Josh Currier scored once and added one assist. Chad Tutton and Kiel Matisz added singles. Matt Vinc saw his first action of the season when he relieved Mike Poulin in the second period.

The first faceoff indicated how hungry Oakville is,” Lakers’ head coach Mike Hasen said. “They were all over the ball and we were slow and kind of watching. They kept pushing forward and we just kept taking steps backwards. We’ve been going through the motions the first four games and we were lucky to get away with it early in the season but this is going to be a wake-up call for us.”

Nick Rose made 43 saves in Oakville’s net. Dan Craig led the Rock with four goals. Rob Hellyer had a hat trick and three assists. 

The Lakers are back home at the Evinrude Centre this Thursday, June 13 to host the Cobourg Kodiaks. Tickets are available through the Memorial Centre box office online, by phone or in person. Tickets ordered online or by phone can be picked up at the Evinrude Centre customer service kiosk on game night. 

Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Seats are individual and numbered; they are notbleacher seats. The arena has installed air conditioning and removed the netting around the seats to make our fans comfortable, and food and beverage services are available.