What a game of runs! The Peterborough Lakers ran up a 4-0 lead in less than ten minutes into the game.  Goals by Mark Matthews, Cory Vitarelli, Shawn Evans, and Turner Evans by the 9:57 mark of the first period - saw the end of action for Six Nations starting goaltender Doug Jamieson.  Just 40 seconds into his turn - Dillon Ward was beaten by Cory Vitarelli to give the Lakers a 5-0 lead at the 10:37 mark of the first period. The Chiefs settled down scoring two goals (Jordan Durston and Tehoka Nanticoke) in less than two minutes to close the gap to 6-2.  The teams then exchanged goals twice (Holden Cattoni and Zach Currier for the Lakers; Cody Jamieson and Tehoka Nanticoke with his second of the period), to end the first frame with Peterborough leading 7-4, despite being outshot 18-14.

After an 11 goal first period, the teams slowed the pace with 7 goals scored in the second period.  Peterborough had another run scoring twice (Turner Evans followed up by a Holden Cattoni power play marker to open a 9-4 lead.  Six Nations took their turn scoring four straight tallies (Lyle Thompson, Chris Clouter, Ian Mackay and Lyle Thompson again)  to cut the lead to 9-8.  Shawn Evans notched his second goal of the game and final goal of the period.  Although, the Lakers outshot Six Nations 21-19 in the second frame, the Chiefs won the period 4-3 to begin the third period with the Lakers leading 10-8.

Similar to the first two periods, Peterborough began quickly with Matt Gilray scoring at the 1:00 minute mark.  Shawn Evans scored his third of the game on a powerplay at 2:17 to open up the gap 12-8 Lakers. Randy Staats replied for the Chiefs with a powerplay goal.  However, the Lakers, once again scored two quick ones – Joe Resetarits and Josh Currier 30 seconds apart to extend Peterborough’s lead to 14-9. Cory Vitarelli finished the scoring sniping his third of the game giving the Lakers a 5-1 edge in the third period.  Final score of Peterborough Lakers 15 – Six Nations Chiefs 9.

Goaltender Mike Poulin stopped 44 of 53 shots to record the win in nets for the Lakers.

Game 5 of the series returns to Peterborough on Tuesday, August 27 with an 8:00 p.m. start.  Should be an interesting contest as both teams have won a game in the other team’s arena.  Depending on the result of the game, it could be the first time in the series Six Nations is not leading.  Having seen a 2-0 lead slip away could be devastating.  Conversely, the Lakers now have momentum winning two straight games including the most decisive win of the series in Game 4.

Again – Game 5 -Tuesday, August 27 – 8:00 p.m. start

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Laker Scorers

Shawn Evans – 3g; 4a

Mark Matthews - 1g; 5a

Holden Cattoni – 2g; 4a

Kyle Buchanan – 4a

Cory Vitarelli – 3g; 1a

Josh Currier – 1g; 2a

Joe Resetarits – 1g; 2a

Turner Evans – 2g

Matt Gilray – 1g;1a

Zach Currier – 1g

Chief Scorers

Lyle Thompson – 2g; 2a

Cody Jamieson – 1g; 3a

Chris Cloutier – 1g; 2a

Jordan Durston – 1g; 2a

Randy Staats – 1g; 2a

Tehoka Nanticoke – 2g

Ian MacKay – 1g

Dhane Smith – 1a