Lakers support Canadian Blood Services

Blood Donor Clinic
July 16, 2017

PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers and Brooklin Redmen of Major Series Lacrosse are familiar foes, having enjoyed many battles over the years. There comes a time, however, when on-floor rivalries take a back seat to real-life. This coming Tuesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 19, the Lakers are proud to lend their support to Canadian Blood Services as they host a blood-donor clinic in honour of Tucker Williams. Tucker, the eight-year-old son…

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OLA Jr. A: Excelsiors not fooled by Lakers’ magical run

Jake Fox of the Peterborough Jr. A Lakers in action against the Brampton Excelsiors on July 3, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
July 4, 2017

What could have been a magical, though improbable run by the Peterborough Jr. A Lakers probably came to an end on Monday night as they went down 12-11 to the Brampton Excelsiors at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. With just 12 seconds to go and down by just one, some sleight-of-hand by the Lakers Riley Morgan gave the home team a needed face-off win for the last possession of the game….

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Editorial: Georgia’s win was exactly what the NLL needed

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June 21, 2017

The Georgia Swarm’s recent victory in the Champion’s Cup was fortuitous for the National Lacrosse League for two reasons: one, it showed that young franchises can prosper, and two, it showcased the Thompson brothers, the best players in the game. As the NLL actively searches for expansion partners, showcasing two of their youngest franchises was the best scenario they could have hoped for. Granted, both the Rush and Swarm have…

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MSL: Lakers take over first

The Brooklin Redmen react to a goal scored by the Peterborough Lakers. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
June 20, 2017

Week three of Major Series Lacrosse action saw only one team remain undefeated as the Peterborough Lakers took down the Six Nations Chiefs 7-6 in the battle of the best. The Lakers now sit atop the MSL standing with their perfect record and the contentment (for now) of knowing they bested their fiercest rivals. The Chiefs dropped to second place while Brooklin failed to gain any ground going 1-1. Oakville…

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MSL week 2: Oakville falters but otherwise business as usual

Brampton Excelsiors are crushed 28-7 by the Peterborough Lakers on June 8, 2017. (Photo credit: Ryan Nolan)
June 12, 2017

Week two in the MSL saw more of the same: a lot of patchwork rosters. A clearer picture developed, however, of how the season might go. The Brampton Excelsiors’ early success fell off, while the Cobourg Kodiaks maintained their status quo of trying hard but not quite getting there. There are no words to what the Peterborough Lakers did to the Excelsiors on Thursday, while the Six Nations Chiefs picked…

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NLL: Rush gamble; dynasty ends

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June 11, 2017

The Saskatchewan Rush gambled on Saturday night and it cost them a championship. The Georgia Swarm ended the Rush’s Champion’s Cup dynasty with a 15-14 OT win to take the series two games to none. The Swarm won the championship for the first time in their history. On what should have typically been the last possession of a game in which the Rush led 14-13, they pulled Aaron Bold to…

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NLL: Success for Swarm in game one

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June 5, 2017

  A seven goal run in the second half by the Georgia Swarm propelled them to an 18-14 win over the Saskatchewan Rush on Sunday afternoon in game one of the Champion’s Cup final. The Swarm are making their first-ever appearance in the finals, while the Rush are the back-to-back defending champions. It will perhaps be one of the most entertaining playoff series in league history, and that’s not even…

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MSL: Young guns take centre stage

Jake Fox had two shorthanded goals for the Peterborough Lakers against the Brooklin Redmen on June 1, 2017. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor/AK Graphics)
June 5, 2017

The first week of Canadian summer ball finally arrived but with it came a lot of uncertainty for the early part of the Major Series Lacrosse season. With such a late end to the NLL season, every team in the MSL had to rely on patchwork rosters built from Jr. A and Sr. B call-ups. Some senior players are still in the NLL finals; some just need more time off…

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Steady Swarm defense stops Rock in east final

Mike Poulin of the Georgia Swarm makes a save against the Toronto Rock in the east division semi-final on May 13, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
May 16, 2017

After scoring nearly 40 goals over their past two games, the Toronto Rock’s offense disappeared in an 11-8 loss to the Georgia Swarm in game one of the east division final Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. The Swarm will try to close out the series this coming Saturday, May 20, in game two. If the Rock can tie the series, the teams will play a ten-minute mini-game to…

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Robert Hope named new Lakers captain

Robert Hope of the Peterborough Lakers. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
May 11, 2017

When a door closes, a window opens. When one era ends, another begins. A new era dawns in Peterborough this summer as the Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to congratulate retiring captain Scott Self and introduce new captain Robert Hope. Present at the press conference were Self and Hope, as well as general manager Paul Day and coaches Tracey Kelusky and Bobby Keast. Self, 37,…

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