MSL: Lakers and Chiefs Rivalry Week

June 25, 2015

The MSL goes in cycles. A few years ago, the teams to beat were Peterborough and Brampton. Now, it’s Peterborough and Six Nations, while Brampton hovers at the bottom of the standings. Last season, the final series came down to the Lakers and the Chiefs, with the Chiefs prevailing in the third period of the final game. This season, the teams have already re-kindled their rivalry. The best teams always…


Lakers Positive, Moving Forward Without Steenhuis, Llord

June 19, 2015

In the city, the team is known as the Century 21 Lakers. To everyone outside the city, they are, and always will be, the Peterborough Lakers. Rookie GM Paul Day isn’t surprised by his team’s results; after all, he has made several moves to strengthen the team and is now seeing his hard work pay off. That said, he recognized that the MSL “is a tough league, on any night…


NLL Playoff Preview: Toronto Rock

May 15, 2015

Nobody’s discounting the Rush or Roughnecks, but with the Toronto Rock’s determination and the Rochester Knighthawk’s history, the two game east semi-final is shaping up to be a true epic. The Rock have played this season for Terry Sanderson, their former General Manager who passed away last November. Their determination to bring a championship to Toronto for Terry has been evident in every game they’ve played, and led them to…


Black Wolves Have Chance to Play Spoiler

May 1, 2015

In their last meeting in Toronto on April 17, the Toronto Rock beat the New England Black Wolves 15-12. Friday evening will be the team’s third meeting of the season and Toronto’s first trip to Mohegan Sun. Playing for the first time in an unfamiliar arena may provide a slight advantage to the Black Wolves over the Rock, but Toronto is having an unstoppable season. With a win, the Toronto…


13 Goal Run Carries Rock Past Swarm

February 14, 2015

The Toronto Rock’s 13 goal run Friday night paced them to a 16-4 win over the Minnesota Swarm on Friday night at the hive in Saint Paul. The win puts the Rock solidly in first place in the East, while the Swarm drop to third. The Swarm led 2-0, and then 3-2, before the Rock pulled ahead early in the second quarter. They were like a steam engine with no…


Joe Sullivan Out in Peterborough

February 9, 2015

The Peterborough Lakers Board of Directors has announced today that the team has parted ways with Head Coach and General Manager Joe Sullivan. The team has decided to go in a different direction this season and came to a mutual agreement with Sullivan to step down. No other staffing changes have been announced. The Lakers are currently searching for Sullivan’s replacement and will be conducting interviews in the coming weeks….


John Grant Sr. Joins Lakers Board

February 5, 2015

No other MSL team could call a press conference and have half the town show up but the Peterborough Lakers. OK, the attendance wasn’t quite that high, but it was standing room only in the Memorial Centre’s Alumni Room on Wednesday night as the city’s lacrosse team introduced its new major sponsor and new board members. The presser was limited to media and Lakers staff only. Last fall, five of…


Josh Sanderson Steps Up for Rock

January 25, 2015

The Toronto Rock paid homage to one of their own at Friday night’s home opener, with a touching pre-game ceremony for the late Terry Sanderson, the team’s general manager who passed away in November. Standing among his teammates while forming the shape of a T on the floor was Terry’s son Josh, who leads the NLL in scoring with 26 points after three games. At 37, Sanderson is considered one…


Matt Crough Welcomes Opportunity in New England

December 27, 2014

Making the practice squad in your first year is nothing to shake your head at. Matt Crough, of the New England Black Wolves, will spend his first season in the NLL practicing with the big club while he hones his skills to be able to make a dynamite impact as a sophomore. The 5’9″, 172 lb Peterborough native was drafted 15th overall in September. “I was thrilled about being drafted…


Chris Attwood Getting Opportunity with Knighthawks

December 20, 2014

Chris Attwood finally played his first NLL game more than two years after his professional lacrosse journey started. The 24 year old scored a goal in Rochester’s preseason opener at Blue Cross Arena on December 6, marking his return to the team that drafted him, and then cut him, in 2012. That same team has now named him to their 2015 roster. The professional success has been a long time…