Orangeville, KW, Peterborough well represented at 2017 MSL draft

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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

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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

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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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Lakers and Chiefs Meet in MSL Finals for Third Straight Year

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August 18, 2016

For the third year in a row, the Century 21 Lakers have a date with the Six Nations Chiefs in the MSL final. The Lakers defeated the Oakville Rock Monday night 6-4 to win their semi-final series four games to two. The Chiefs defeated the Brooklin Redmen also in six games. “It seems like we can’t get away from playing them,” said Lakers goaltender Matt Vinc. Each of the past…

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MSL Playoff Preview: Rock, Lakers, Chiefs, and Redmen

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August 1, 2016

It came down to the second last day of the regular season for MSL playoff matches to be decided and what an August it will be! With the Mann Cup pushed back to September 9, teams have until the 18th to settle their first rounds. Brampton and Cobourg are the two teams on the outside looking in while Peterborough, Brooklin, Six Nations, and Oakville are now all fighting for the…

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Lakers Win Season Series With Chiefs

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July 25, 2016

Just imagine if the Peterborough Lakers and Six Nations Chiefs face-off in the first round of the MSL playoffs. What a series that would be. But with such a tight race in the MSL, opponents won’t be known until the final regular season buzzer goes on July 28. The perennial powerhouses played each other Thursday night at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. It was the highest attended MSL game of the…

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Brampton Keeps Cobourg Winless at Home

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July 13, 2016

There’s always something to play for. Even when your season is a write-off. Even when everyone else has lost interest in you. Even when you don’t believe in yourself anymore. But there is always pride. And there is always another chance next season. That’s what both the Brampton Excelsiors and Cobourg Kodiaks are playing for at this point in the 2016 MSL season. Both mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the…

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Redmen Bounce Back to Get Past Kodiaks

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July 8, 2016

A day after the Brooklin Redmen dropped a 10-7 decision to the Six Nations Chiefs at the ILA they came roaring back to defeat the Cobourg Kodiaks 16-7 at Iroquois Park in Whitby. Recent trades strengthened Brooklin’s defense and Chris Corbeil and Kyle Rubisch made their debuts for the Redmen on Wednesday night. The Kodiaks showed flashes of offensive desire that kept the score close in their two prior meetings,…

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