Mann Cup: Lakers win in six

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

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

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

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

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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Mann Cup: Series Even So Far Between Chiefs and Burrards

September 12, 2016

People in the East were salivating over the fact that the Mann Cup was coming back “home”. Whispers around the rinks were that the West just wasn’t strong this season. All the talent came back to the MSL this season, so the WLA champion would really just be an also-ran in the Mann Cup. The Maple Ridge Burrards are certainly proving that false. After two games against the Six Nations…

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Mann Cup: Chiefs Play Host to Burrards Following Historic Series Win

September 9, 2016

They’re calling it the “reverse sweep.” When the Six Nations Chiefs completed their improbable comeback from an 0-3 deficit to the Peterborough Lakers in the MSL final this past weekend, they made history. No senior Ontario lacrosse team had been down three games in a series to come back and win four straight games until 2016. The Chiefs looked down and out after game three but an 8-1 win in…

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Mann Cup Diaries: Wrapping Up

September 17, 2015

Well, here I am back home, and reflecting on the past week in Victoria, BC, at the Mann Cup. What an experience. The Victoria Shamrocks reclaimed the Mann Cup for the WLA, the first time since 2005. They did it in probably the hardest fought, closest series there has ever been. My team lost, and that still stings and will for awhile, but I made a lot of good memories…

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Shamrocks Back on Top After Ten Years

September 16, 2015

Ten years later and the Victoria Shamrocks are back on top of the lacrosse world. The WLA champion Shamrocks are now Mann Cup champions after defeating the Peterborough Lakers in six games to win the 2015 title. After losing the cup to the Six Nations Chiefs in 2013 and 2014, it was extra sweet for the Shamrocks to beat the Lakers, the team they defeated in 2005, the last time…

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Corey Small Named Mike Kelly Winner

September 15, 2015

The votes were in Friday night, and Corey Small was chosen as the 2015 Mike Kelly award winner as the Mann Cup MVP. Small led the Shamrocks with 25 points – 10 goals and 15 assists – over six games. While games one and two were quiet, he exploded in game three with five goals and became the centre focus of the Shamrocks offense, finding new and creative ways to…

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