Brampton Keeps Cobourg Winless at Home

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…


Redmen Bounce Back to Get Past Kodiaks

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,…


Lacrosse Day in Durham Put Together by Lacrosse n Motion

July 6, 2016

Saturday, June 25 was a big day in Durham Region – declared by the mayor of Whitby to be “Lacrosse Day in Durham.” The grassroots organization Lacrosse in Motion, which is made up of eleven different lacrosse clubs in the region, put together what they hope will be an annual event featuring the best Durham has to offer in lacrosse. For those unfamiliar with Ontario geography, Durham is the area…


Excelsiors Clean House Ahead of Trade Deadline

July 5, 2016

The MSL’s Brampton Excelsiors appear to have given up on the 2016 season. The Excels currently sit in last place in the six team league, one point back of Cobourg for fifth, but the divide between the top four and the bottom two is insurmountable with half the season still left to play. Peterborough, Brooklin, Six Nations, and Oakville are all strong teams with double digits in points and strong…


Kodiaks Suffer Loss At Hands of Chiefs

June 27, 2016

The Cobourg Kodiaks were presented a gift by the Six Nations Chiefs on Sunday. Unfortunately, the Kodiaks couldn’t capitalize on the fact that the Chiefs showed up to the Cobourg Community Centre with only 14 runners, none of whom were named Jamieson, Staats, Smith, or Benesch. They even put their backup Warren Hill in goal but the Kodiaks suffered a nearly 40 minute power outage on their home floor as…


Major Series Lacrosse: Rock on a Roll

June 23, 2016

Week 3 of the MSL season saw a logjam at the top of the standings between four teams, with two teams far on the outside looking in. The Oakville Rock are on a hot streak, winners of two games this week, 13-5 over Brooklin and 7-5 over Brampton. Stephan Leblanc had nine points and Rob Hellyer seven. The pair are heating up at just the right time and Nick Rose…


Lakers Knock Off Kodiaks Twice

June 20, 2016

It didn’t take long for the Cobourg Kodiaks to see the Peterborough Lakers as their arch-rivals. The two MSL teams played each other this weekend for the first time since the Kodiaks move from KW. The teams combined for 163 penalty minutes in two games. It wasn’t quite WLA levels of stupidity (nobody fought off the floor), but each game had moments as the teams got used to each other….


MSL Power Rankings: Redmen Get Poulin Back, Stay at Top

June 15, 2016

1. Brooklin Redmen Brooklin got a boost this week with the return of #1 goaltender Mike Poulin, in addition to several NLL stars fresh from the championship final in Mark Matthews, Curtis Knight, John Lafontaine, Steve Priolo, Mitch Wilde, Adrian Sorichetti, and Kevin Brownell. Despite the added strength and experience, they still only beat the Cobourg Kodiaks 8-6. The Kodiaks transition game killed the Redmen, who allowed three shorthanded goals…


Excelsiors Nine Goal Run Leads Brampton Past Kodiaks

June 14, 2016

Don’t think for a second that the Cobourg Kodiaks didn’t believe they wouldn’t get their first win during Sunday’s second intermission. Up 6-2 on the Brampton Excelsiors, everything was going right. They just had to hope that things would continue to go right. That’s the problem with hope. It knocks you on your ass. If you don’t have talent and desire clicking away with the hope, you have a problem….


Curtis Dickson Likely to Miss Peterborough Lakers Season

June 12, 2016

Century 21 Lakers star forward Curtis Dickson received some bad news when an MRI in Calgary revealed a suspected sports hernia which may keep him out of the Lakers’ lineup for the season. Dickson had an injury during the National Lacrosse League season and during recent workouts felt it getting worse. The MRI confirmed the seriousness of the injury on Friday. He doesn’t yet know if surgery will be required….