Major Series Lacrosse - Week 7 Review
Week 7 of the 2019 Major Series Lacrosse season saw five games played including games critical to the playoff race. Led by the outstanding rookie Jeff Teat, the Brampton Excelsiors had a great week winning all three games and for the first time this season placing themselves in a playoff position. In other action, the Oakville Rock went 1-1. Six Nations won their only game of the week. Brooklin and Peterborough both went winless going 0-1 Cobourg continued their slide losing twice and for the first time this season slipping out of a playoff position.
Game 1 – Brampton (12) at Oakville (11) –Brampton jumped out to a 3-0 lead ending the first period with a 4-2 lead. By the end of the second period, Oakville had trimmed the lead to 8-7. Oakville kept the game tight in the third period staying within a goal of tying the game with 1:15 left on the clock, but Brampton held on for the win. The Excelsiors offence was led by Jeff Teat with 3 goals and 2 assists. Clarke Petterson also had a 5-point game with 2 goals and 3 assists. Phil Caputo and Dallas Bridle both had 2 goals and an assist. Goaltender Nolan Clayton recorded the win in nets for Brampton. Oakville’s Andrew Kew led all point getters with 4 goals and 2 assists. Challen Rogers had 2 goals and 4 assists and Ryan Smith had 2 goals for the losing Rock.
Game 2 – Cobourg (7) at Six Nations (12) – Tied 2-2 after the first period, Six Nations blew the game open outscoring Cobourg 8-2 in the second period to open up a 10-4 lead. Cobourg outscored the Chiefs 3-2 in the third period to make the final score 12-7. The Chiefs Randy Staats led all point getters with 2 goals and 5 assists. Cody Jamieson added 4 goals and an assist. Dhane Smith had 5 assists and Chris Cloutier scored a hat trick for the Six Nations. Kyle Killen and Colton Armstrong both scored a pair of goals for the Kodiaks who lost their sixth consecutive game. Goaltender Doug Jamieson picked up his 8th win of the season backstopping the Chiefs in the win.
Game 3 – Oakville (8) at Brooklin (6) – The Rock led 3-1 at the end of the first period. With the teams battling hard, by mid-game, the score was 4-4 with the second period ending 5-4 for the Rock. The third period saw Oakville extend the lead, for a game final 8-6 win. Ryan Smith scored 3 times and added an assist while former Brooklin player Dan Lintner, registered a goal and 4 assists for the Rock. Nick Rose recorded the win for Oakville. For the Brooklin Lacrosse Club - Jeff Wittig, Connor Kearnan and Curtis Knight each tallied a goal and 3 assists.
Game 4 – Peterborough (15) at Brampton (18) – In a high scoring game that required overtime, the Brampton Excelsiors picked up a huge win in the pursuit of a playoff spot. The visiting Lakers led 7-5 at the end of the first period. Brampton bounced back to outscore Peterborough 6-3 in the second period to take an 11-10 lead. Peterborough outscored the Excelsiors 4-3 in the third to end regulation time 14-14. Note must be made that Brampton tied the game with just 48 seconds left in the third period to send the game into overtime. MSL leading scorer and outstanding rookie Jeff Teat had 5 goals and 5 assists. Phil Caputo scored three times and had 4 helpers. Michael Burke notched 2 goals and 4 assists, with Clark Petterson adding a pair of goals for the Excelsiors. Nolan Clayton recorded the win in nets for Brampton. Top point getter for Peterborough was Holden Cattoni with 3 goals and 4 assists. Thomas Hoggarth, Mark Matthews, Chad Tutton, Shawn Evans and Joe Resetartis each scored twice for the Lakers.
Game 5 – Brampton (9) at Cobourg (3) – In an absolutely critical game for both teams, the Brampton Excelsiors continued their winning ways (4 wins in a row). Conversely, the struggling Cobourg Kodiaks lost their seventh straight game, falling behind Oakville and Brampton in the playoff race. This has to be a devastating loss for the Kodiaks as they started the season with 4 wins in their initial 5 games. Since then, wins have been rare. The teams were tied 1-1 early in the game, but by the end of the first period, the Excelsiors had opened a 4-1 lead, extending it to 6-2 by the end of the second frame. The third period saw Brampton outscore Cobourg 3-1 for a game final 9-3. Leading the way offensively for Brampton was Clarke Petterson with 3 goals and 2 assists. Michael Burke has 2 goals and 3 assists. For the Kodiaks - Kyle Killen, Connor Goodwin and Doug Utting each had a goal. Excelsior Goaltender Nolan Clayton registered his seventh win of the season. Cobourg plays Oakville and Brampton in their next two games with the outcome likely determining if the Kodiaks can remain alive in the race to secure a playoff spot.
Team Records during Week 7
Brampton went 3-0 defeating Oakville, Peterborough and Cobourg
Brooklin went 0-2 losing to Oakville and Brampton
Cobourg went 0-2 losing to Six Nations and Brampton
Oakville went 1-1 losing to Brampton and defeating Brooklin
Peterborough went 0-1 losing to Brampton
Six Nations went 1-0 defeating Cobourg
MSL Standings (end of Week 7)
1, Peterborough Lakers – 12 games played; 9 wins; 3 losses; for 18 points
2. Six Nations Chiefs – 13 games played; 9 wins; 4 losses; for 18 points
3. Brampton Excelsiors – 14 games played 7 wins; 7 losses; for 14 points
4. Oakville Rock – 12 games played; 6 wins; 6 losses; for 12 points
5. Cobourg Kodiaks – 13 games played; 5 wins; 8 losses; for 10 points
6. Brooklin Lacrosse Club – 12 games played; 2 wins; 10 losses; for 4 points
Forthcoming Games in Week 8:
Monday July 15th - Cobourg @ Oakville – 8:00 p.m. start
Tuesday July 16th – Brooklin @ Six Nations – 8:00 p.m. start
Wednesday July 17th – Brampton @ Brooklin – 8:00 p.m. start
Thursday July 18th – Cobourg @ Brampton – 8:00 p.m. start
Thursday July 18th – Oakville @ Peterborough – 8:00 p.m. start
Sunday July 21st –Six Nations @ Cobourg – 6:00 p.m. start
All Games can be watched at www.Lacrosse-tv.com