MSL - Week 3 Review
Week 3 of the 2019 Major Series Lacrosse season saw six games played including Brampton and Cobourg winning a pair of games. The defending Mann Cup champion Peterborough Lakers had a winless week losing twice. The Brooklin Lacrosse Club added two more losses to their so far winless season.
Game 1 – Peterborough (4) at Oakville (17) – Scoring 7 goals in both the first and second periods, the Oakville Rock pounded the Lakers 17-4. Rob Hellyer led the Rock scoring parade with 3 goals and 3 assists. Jeremy Noble had a goal and 5 assists; Dan Craig scored 4 times and added a single assist; Andrew Kew netted 2 goals and 3 helpers; and Challen Rogers scored twice along with 2 assists. Goaltender Nick Rose made 40 saves while recording the win.
Game 2 – Brampton (9) at Six Nations (8) – Brampton came out the gate flying building up a 5-1 lead by the end of the first period. The Excelsiors continued their strong play in the second period compiling a 9-2 lead. The Chiefs rallied in the third period outscoring Brampton 6-0 to get within a single goal of tying the game with just 48 seconds left in the third period. Brampton held on and recorded their first win of the 2019 season. Jordan Dance led the Excelsiors with a hat-trick. Jeff Teat had a 4-point night including 3 assists and Clarke Petterson had four helpers. Goaltender Nolan Clayton recorded the win for Brampton. Six Nations were led by Lyle Thompson and Cody Jamieson who each had 2 goals and 2 assists. Randy Staats had a 3-goal game.
Game 3 – Oakville (7) at Brooklin (5) – The Brooklin Lacrosse Club continued their tough start to the 2019 season as they suffered another loss dropping a 7-5 decision to the Oakville Rock. The Rock’s offence was shared as seven different players each scored a single goal. Goaltender Nick Rose recorded the victory in nets for Oakville. Curtis Knight scored a pair for Brooklin.
Game 4 – Brooklin (6) at Brampton (7) – Led by Jeff Teat’s five-point game (3 goals, 2 assists) the Excelsiors won a closely contested battle. Teat’s game winning goal was a shorthanded marker with exactly one-minute left in the game. Michael Burke had a goal and 3 assists and Phil Caputo netted a pair for Brampton. Goaltender Nolan Clayton recorded the win for Brampton shutting Brooklin out in the third period. Curtis Knight scored three for Brooklin while Jake Fox had a two goal and two assist game. Brooklin is still seeking its first victory of the 2019 season.
Game 5 – Cobourg (12) at Peterborough (11) – Trailing 9-7 at the end of the second period, the visiting Cobourg Kodiaks rallied in the third period outscoring the Lakers 5-2 for a 12-11 win. The offence was shared across the roster with Scott Dominey scoring three times along with an assist. Cam Milligan had two goals and two assists, as did Dan Lomas. Kyle Killen added a pair of goals. Goaltender Kevin Orleman made 51 saves in recording the win continuing to provide stellar goaltender for the best start ever Cobourg Kodiaks.
Game 6 – Oakville (6) at Cobourg (11) – The visiting Rock opened up a 2-0 lead within the first four minutes of the game. However, a strong second period (5-1 for Cobourg), followed up with a solid third period (4-2 Kodiaks) secured Cobourg’s fifth win of the season consolidating their first overall position. Brandon Robinson and Ben French each had a 3 goal, 1 assist game. Mike Triolo and Ryan Lee each added 3 assists offensively. Goaltender Kevin Orleman recorded the win.
Team Records during Week 3
Brampton went 2-0 beating Six Nations and Brooklin
Brooklin went 0-2 losing to Oakville and Brampton.
Cobourg went 2-0 defeating Peterborough and Oakville
Oakville went 2-1 beating Peterborough and Brooklin, but losing to Cobourg
Peterborough went 0-2 losing to Oakville and Cobourg
Six Nations went 0-1 losing to Brampton
MSL Standings (end of Week 3)
Cobourg Kodiaks - 5 wins; 1 loss
Peterborough Lakers – 4 wins; 2 losses
Six Nations Chiefs – 3 wins; 2 losses
Oakville Rock – 3 wins; 3 losses
Brampton Excelsiors – 2 wins; 4 losses
Brooklin Lacrosse Club – 0 wins; 5 losses
Games this Week:
Monday June 17th - Brooklin @ Oakville – 8:00 p.m. start
Tuesday June 18th - Cobourg @ Six Nations – 8:00 p.m. start
Wednesday June 19th - Six Nations @ Brooklin – 8:00 p.m. start
Thursday June 20 - Brampton @ Peterborough – 8:00 p.m. start
Sunday June 23 - Peterborough @ Cobourg – 6:00 p.m. start
All Games can be watched at www.Lacrosse-tv.com