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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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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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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#ThankYouCD7: Rock honour Doyle

Colin Doyle watches his banner being raised to the ACC rafters on March 11, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 15, 2017

When every lacrosse player in the world respects what you have done thats when you know youve had a remarkable career. Your the man @CDLAX7 — Cody Jamieson (@Cjamieson88) March 12, 2017 Cody Jamieson summed up Colin Doyle’s career very well in the above tweet. Social media was awash with praise for the former Toronto Rock captain this past week as the Rock prepared to retire his #7 in a…

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Orangeville, KW, Peterborough well represented at 2017 MSL draft

Cam Milligan of the Peterborough Lakers looks for a shot on the Mimico Mountaineers in OJALL action, June 6, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
February 16, 2017

Major Series Lacrosse held its annual draft of graduating junior players on January 29. Thirty players were selected from 12 different centres around Ontario to join the ranks of the summer elite and help prepare them for a career in professional lacrosse. The Orangeville Northmen led the draft with eight players being taken from their junior A team. Joel Coyle, Dallas Bridle and Austin Divitcos were taken in the first…

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Canadian Lacrosse: Grant’s Last Game

John Grant Jr. waves to the crowd. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)
October 18, 2016

John Grant Jr. wasn’t able to end his Canadian senior lacrosse career the way he wanted to. His Peterborough Lakers fell short of hosting the 2016 Mann Cup after a game seven loss to the Six Nations Chiefs in the MSL final last month. The Chiefs went on to host and win the Mann Cup in five games over the Maple Ridge Burrards. Grant, a native of Peterborough and a…

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Mann Cup: Series Even So Far Between Chiefs and Burrards

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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

MSL champion Six Nations Chiefs. (Photo: Anna Taylor)
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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MSL Season in Review: Cobourg Kodiaks

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August 27, 2016

The first season for the MSL’s Kodiaks in Cobourg was a memorable one. Off the floor, there are good memories. On the floor, however, the last place finish was pretty forgettable. The Kodiaks managed just one win and one tie in 18 games and did not make the playoffs. They’ve been off since July 28 while the league’s top four teams battle for the right to host the Mann Cup….

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