Major Series Lacrosse - Week 6 Review
Week 6 of the 2019 Major Series Lacrosse season saw five games played including the Brooklin Lacrosse Club earning their first wins of the season, going 2-0. The Brampton Excelsiors and Six Nations Chiefs went 1-1. The Peterborough Lakers won their lone game of the week and the Oakville Rock were 0-1, with Cobourg Kodiaks going 0-2.
Game 1 – Oakville (7) at Six Nations (10) –Backstopped by Doug Jamieson’s 50 save performance, the home team Chiefs opened up a 1-1 game by outscoring Oakville 6-3 in the second period to take a 7-4 lead. The third period played out 3-3 with a final 10-7 Six Nations victory. Chris Cloutier had 4 goals and an assist along with Leland Powless’ 2 goals and 3 assists to pace the Chiefs. Brandon Slade had 3 goals and 2 assists for the Rock.
Game 2 – Brampton (5) at Brooklin (7) – In a close contest, the teams tied 2-2 in the first period and Brooklin had a 6-5 end of second period lead. With only a single goal in the third period, the Brooklin Lacrosse Club picked up their first victory of the 2019 season. Connor Kearnan led the way with 2 goals and an assist. Holden Garlent also notched a pair for Brooklin. Goaltender Riley Hutchcraft was in net recording the victory.
Game 3 – Six Nations (10) at Peterborough (15) – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers extended their winning streak to five games helping to solidify their first-place position. A game which had plenty of offence saw Kyle Buchanan collect 8 points on two goals and 6 assists. MSL leading point getter Shawn Evans scored once and added 5 assists. Corey Small and Joe Resetarits both had hat-tricks. Goaltender Matt Vinc recorded the win in nets. For the Chiefs, Chris Cloutier and Jordan Dance both had 2 goals and 4 assists. Sniper Cody Jamieson had a 3 goal and 2 assist game.
Game 4 – Cobourg (12) at Brampton (13) – With a 13-12 win, the Excelsiors added some hope to their desire to make the playoffs. The first period ended 5-5. Brampton took over in the second period outscoring Cobourg 7-4 to take a 12-9 lead. Cobourg battled back in the third period to tie the game 12-12 at the 8:22 mark. However, just 29 seconds later, Chris Wilman notched what ended up being the game winning goal. Jeff Teat led the way with 2 goals and 6 assists. Other Excelsior goal scorers included Michael Burke and Jordan Dance with a pair. Nolan Clayton recorded the win in nets for Brampton. For Cobourg, Kyle Killen had 3 goals and 3 assists, Cam Milligan 2 goals and 2 assists. Brandon Robinson and Dan Lomas each sniped a pair for the Kodiaks.
Game 5 – Brooklin (12) at Cobourg (7) – The game opened with Cobourg scoring at the 1:35 minute mark. Brooklin responded scoring four times over the next ten minutes to take a 4-1 lead by the end of the first period. BLC continued their offensive assault notching the first two goals of the second period to open up a five goal 6-1 lead, but the Kodiaks battled back to close the gap. By the end of the second period, the score was Brooklin 8 – Cobourg 5. The third period saw Brooklin continue the impressive play winning the period 4-2. Brooklin did a fine job of spreading their scoring throughout the roster. Goal scorers included Travis Getz with 3 goals; Curtis Knight, Jake Fox, Holden Garlent and Dan Michel with two goals each. Goaltender Zach Higgins recorded the win in nets for Brooklin. Top goal scorer for Cobourg was Connor Goodwin with a pair of goals. This is the second consecutive win for Brooklin giving them a record of 2 wins and 9 losses. The result was the second loss this week for Cobourg which has them with 5 wins and 6 losses, leaving them clinging in a third-place tie with Oakville who at 5 wins and 5 losses have a game in hand.
Team Records during Week 5
Brampton went 1-1 losing to Brooklin and defeating Cobourg
Brooklin went 2-0 defeating Brampton and Cobourg
Cobourg went 0-2 losing to Brampton and Brooklin
Oakville went 0-1 losing to Six Nations
Peterborough went 1-0 defeating Six Nations
Six Nations went 1-1 defeating Oakville and losing to Peterborough
MSL Standings (end of Week 5)
Peterborough Lakers – 9 wins; 2 losses; for 18 points
Six Nations Chiefs – 8 wins; 4 losses; for 16 points
Oakville Rock – 5 wins; 5 losses; for 10 points
Cobourg Kodiaks - 5 wins; 6 losses; for 10 points
Brampton Excelsiors – 4 wins; 7 losses; for 8 points
Brooklin Lacrosse Club – 2 wins; 9 losses; for 4 points
Games in Week 7:
Monday July 8th - Brampton @ Oakville – 8:00 p.m. start
Tuesday July 9th – Cobourg @ Six Nations – 8:00 p.m. start
Wednesday July 10th – Oakville @ Brooklin – 8:00 p.m. start
Thursday July 11th – Peterborough @ Brampton – 8:00 p.m. start
Sunday July 14th -Brampton @ Cobourg – 6:00 p.m. start
All Games can be watched at www.Lacrosse-tv.com