Major Series Lacrosse - Week 8 Review
Week 8 of the 2019 Major Series Lacrosse season saw six games played including games - once again, critical to the playoff race.
Six Nations leap frogged into first place winning both their games defeating Brooklin and Cobourg . Oakville were 1-1 defeating Cobourg and losing to Peterborough. Brampton were also 1-1 defeating Brooklin and losing to Cobourg. Peterborough won their lone game of the week defeating Oakville. Cobourg won once and lost twice, defeating Brampton and losing to Oakville and Six Nations. The Brooklin Lacrosse Club were winless losing to Six Nations and Brampton.
Game 1 – Cobourg (9) at Oakville (14) – In a game of 3 distinct periods, Oakville outscored Cobourg 6-1 in the first period and 6-2 in the third period. In between - the middle frame saw Cobourg outscore Oakville 6-2. . Leading the way offensively for Oakville was Matt Van Galen with 1 goal and 5 assists. Challen Rogers had 3 goals and one helper. Brandon Slade, Ryan Smith and Andrew Kew each scored twice. For Cobourg, Kyle Killen and Brandon Robinson both had 2 goals and one assist. Oakville outshot Cobourg 59-38. Goaltender Nick Rose made 29 saves in recording the victory.
Game 2 – Brooklin (2) at Six Nations (10) – The Chiefs had it their way the entire game winning each period as they outshot Brooklin 55-38. The first period ended 3-1 for Six Nations. They added to their lead making it 6-2 by the end of the second period. Outscoring the Brooklin Lacrosse Club 4-0 in the third period, for a game final of 10-2. Lyle Thompson had 3 goals and 2 assists for Six Nations. Dhane Smith scored once while adding 4 helpers. Randy Staats scored twice and earned a pair of assists. Goaltender Doug Jamieson made 36 saves while earning his 9th win of the season. Despite giving up 10 goals, Brooklin goaltender Zach Higgins made 45 saves.
Game 3 – Brampton (9) at Brooklin (5) – In a close game, tied 4-4 after two periods, Brampton exploded in the third period outscoring Brooklin 5-1 to register a 9-5 win. Nine minutes into the third period with the score 5-4 for Brampton, the Excelsiors scored 3 goals in a five-minute span to take a four-goal lead. Jordan Dance and Jeff Teat each had 3 goals and an assist for the Excelsiors. Nolan Clayton picked up his 8th win while recording the victory. For the Brooklin Lacrosse Club, five different players scored a single goal. Reilly O’Connor had a 3-assist game.
Game 4 – Cobourg (9) at Brampton (8) – Desperately needing a win, the Cobourg Kodiaks defeated Brampton 9-8 in overtime to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Kodiaks were never behind in the game leading 4-3 at the end of the first period and building upon that to take an 8-5 lead by the end of the second period. The Excelsiors outscored Cobourg 3-0 in the third period to tie the game and send it into overtime. Cam Milligan netted the game winner at the 3:58 minute of the overtime period. Kevin Orleman picked up his 6th win in nets for the Kodiaks. Leading Cobourg offensively was Kyle Killen with 2 goals and an assist; Mike Triolo with a pair of goals and Dan Lomas with 4 assists. For Brampton, dynamite rookie and MSL scoring leader Jeff Teat had 6 assists. Clark Petterson, Dallas Bridle and Justin Sykes each had a two-goal game.
Game 5 – Oakville (7) at Peterborough (10) – The Oakville Rock started strong, but ended losing 10-7 to the Lakers. The Rock led 4-3 and the end of the first period, but trailed 6-5 by the end of the second period. Peterborough doubled Oakville 4-2 including 3 goals over a 5-minute span in the third for the final 10-7 score. Matt Vinc was strong in nets for the Lakers as Oakville outshot the Lakers 62-49. The Lakers’ Joe Resetartis scored once and added 4 assists for a 5-point game. Thomas Hoggarth had a hat-trick and one assist. For Oakville, Andrew Kew and Challen Rogers each netted a pair for Oakville in the loss.
Game 6 – Six Nations (14) at Cobourg (9) – The first place Chiefs were never behind starting with a 4-0 lead with just over six minutes played. By the end of the period, Cobourg had shrunk the lead to 4-2. However, the Chiefs added to their lead and led 9-5 by the end of the second period and with a game final win of 14-9. The Chiefs were led by Lyle Thompson and Cody Jamieson who each had a 5-point game with 1 goal and 4 assists. Teheka Nanticoke fired a hat-trick for Six Nations. Goaltender Doug Jamieson picked up his MSL leading 10th win of the season. For the losing Kodiaks, Kyle Killen had a goal and 5 assists. Brandon Robinson netted a hat-trick and Cam Milligan had a goal and three helpers. The Kodiaks hopes for catching the fourth and final playoff spot diminishes more with each loss.
Team Records during Week 8
Brampton went 1-1-0 defeating Brooklin and losing to Cobourg
Brooklin went 0-2 losing to Six Nations and Brampton
Cobourg went 1-2 losing to Oakville, defeating Brampton and losing to Six Nations
Oakville went 1-1 defeating Cobourg and losing to Peterborough
Peterborough went 1-0 defeating Oakville
Six Nations went 2-0 defeating Brooklin and Cobourg
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 lossses 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
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 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
All Games can be watched at www.Lacrosse-tv.com