Mann Cup: Lakers win in six

Peterborough minor lacrosse graduates with the Mann Cup (and Turner Evans' mama!) Photo: Anna Taylor
September 26, 2017

The Peterborough Lakers captured their sixth Mann Cup since 2004 on September 15 at Queen’s Park Arena in New Westminster, defeating the host Salmonbellies four games to two. The Lakers came back from a 2-0 deficit to win four straight games. “That’s a great lacrosse team,” said first-time Mann Cup winner Curtis Dickson about the Salmonbellies. “They were WLA champs for a reason. They came ready to play. We came…

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Mann Cup: Three wins in a row for Lakers

Brock Sorensen of the Peterborough Lakers defends against the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the 2017 Mann Cup. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)
September 15, 2017

Going down 2-0 in the Mann Cup series was a wake-up call for the Peterborough Lakers. They roared back, winning three games in a row to put the New Westminster Salmonbellies on the edge of defeat. The Lakers took game five on Wednesday night by a close 11-10 score. New West has proven to be dangerous in the third period, especially late with an extra-attacker on the floor, but the…

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Mann Cup: Lakers back in it

Shawn Evans and Mark Steenhuis mix it up with the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the 2017 Mann Cup. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)
September 12, 2017

There was no way Peterborough Century 21 Lakers were going to lose a third game in a row. That didn’t happen all summer long. They only lost four games total over three months. So it was a determined Lakers squad that took the floor for game three of the Mann Cup at Queen’s Park Arena in New Westminster on Monday night and came out with a 13-12 win. They came…

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Mann Cup: ‘Bellies up 2-0

Anthony Malcolm of the New Westminster Salmonbellies during game two of the 2017 Mann Cup.
September 11, 2017

The New Westminster Salmonbellies took a two games to none lead over the visiting Peterborough Lakers on Saturday night in game two of the 2017 Mann Cup series at Queen’s Park Arena with a 13-8 win. While the Lakers and their fans are probably shocked at the current state of things (this author included), the Salmonbellies sure aren’t. “I don’t know if we expected it but that was our goal,…

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Mann Cup: Salmonbellies draw first blood

Logan Schuss of the New Westminster Salmonbellies is guarded by Robert Hope of the Peterborough Lakers during the 2017 Mann Cup. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)
September 9, 2017

The New Westminster Salmonbellies made good use of their time off between their WLA final win over the Victoria Shamrocks and game one of the Mann Cup versus the Peterborough Lakers. The Salmonbellies came out on fire Friday night at Queens Park Arena, weathered a second period storm to tie the game in the third and eventually win in overtime 12-10 over the MSL champion Lakers. The Lakers defeated the…

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Machine crowned 2017 MLL champions

August 19, 2017; Frisco, TX, USA; Ohio Machine vs. Denver Outlaws at Ford Center. Photography Credit: Jerome Miron
August 20, 2017

It wasn’t as close as last year’s final, but that doesn’t mean it was any less dramatic. A year after losing to the Denver Outlaws in the last seconds of the 2016 Steinfeld Cup, the Ohio Machine roared to life in the fourth quarter on Saturday night for a 17-12 win over the Outlaws to capture their first Major League Lacrosse championship. Marcus Holman’s natural hat-trick in the fourth-quarter was…

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MLL: Outlaws will defend title

August 12, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Rochester Rattlers @ Denver Outlaws at Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Photography Credit: Isaiah Downing
August 14, 2017

Two late two-point goals didn’t even get the Rochester Rattlers close to overcoming the fourth quarter nine-goal run by the Denver Outlaws in Saturday’s Major League Lacrosse semi-final game. The Outlaws, 15-8 winners, will defend their 2016 Steinfeld Cup win next Saturday in Frisco, Texas at the league championship game against the Ohio Machine. “We’re thankful were going to have the opportunity [to defend the title],” head coach B.J. O’Hara…

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MSL: Sorensen a boost for Lakers

Brock Sorensen rejoined the Peterborough Lakers defense for game two against the Brooklin Redmen on August 2, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
August 10, 2017

Coming back after missing any amount of playing time is an adjustment for any athlete, but can you imagine coming back after two knee injuries right in the middle of one of the most intense playoff series of all time? That’s the situation Brock Sorensen finds himself in. The Peterborough Lakers’ defender rejoined the Major Series Lacrosse franchise on August 2nd for game two of their semi-final series against the…

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MSL: Lakers vs Redmen preview

Curtis Dickson of the Peterborough Lakers takes a shot on Mike Poulin of the Brooklin Redmen on July 13, 2017 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. (Photo credit: Ryan Nolan)
August 1, 2017

The road to the Mann Cup begins on Tuesday night as the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers start the MSL playoffs against the Brooklin Redmen in game one of the first-round best-of-seven semi-final series. The first-place Lakers were scheduled to face the fourth-place Oakville Rock, but a league-wide scheduling adjustment to save on travel costs has them facing the third-place Brooklin Redmen instead. Only one point separated the Rock and Redmen in…

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MSL: Opponents determined this week for playoff bound teams

Peterborough Lakers vs. Six Nations Chiefs. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)
July 25, 2017

As the 2017 Major Series Lacrosse regular season draws to a close this week, only one thing is left to be figured out, and that is which team will take first place. All season, the Peterborough Lakers and Six Nations Chiefs have been in a dogfight for first place. Each team has only lost once; the Lakers to the last-place Cobourg Kodiaks and the Chiefs to the Lakers. Assuming the Chiefs…

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