Lakers Knock Off Kodiaks Twice

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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….

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

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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…

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Excelsiors Nine Goal Run Leads Brampton Past Kodiaks

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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….

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Curtis Dickson Likely to Miss Peterborough Lakers Season

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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….

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Redmen Still Undefeated, Defeat Kodiaks

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June 9, 2016

It took two games for the powerhouse Brooklin Redmen to get the best of the new kids on the block. The Redmen hosted the back end of a home and home with the Cobourg Kodiaks Wednesday night at Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby and came out with an 8-6 win. The two teams previously tied 9-9 on Saturday in Cobourg. Brooklin leads the MSL with a 3-0-1 record, while…

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Major Series Lacrosse Review: Week One

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June 8, 2016

The first week of Major Series Lacrosse was a busy one with eight games over seven days. Four teams played three games each – and it’s only an 18 game season that stretches until the end of July! The season is young but the first week gave fans a good preview of the excitement to come in the strongest year the MSL has seen yet. The Brooklin Redmen have publicly…

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High Hopes for Brooklin in 50th Anniversary Season

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June 1, 2016

The Brooklin Redmen have always been a lacrosse club built around home grown talent, but the 50th edition of the club will have an even more local flavour with 20 of 25 players hailing from the Durham Region. This also could be the strongest team the Redmen have assembled since the 2000 Mann Cup winner, the last time Brooklin were crowned Men’s Senior A Lacrosse National Champions. “I really want…

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Kodiaks Fall to Oakville in First Cobourg Contest

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May 31, 2016

The game result wasn’t what the Cobourg Kodiaks wanted but their debut at the Cobourg Community Centre was a night to be remembered. A crowd of 1217 new and seasoned lacrosse fans took in the home opener for the newly relocated MSL team as they lost to the Oakville Rock 10-5. Formerly the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks, the team struggled with attendance and community support at the Waterloo Rec Complex. In January,…

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2016 Major Seres Lacrosse Season Preview

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May 30, 2016

The 2016 Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) season kicks off on Sunday, May 29. Six teams throughout Ontario will battle each other this summer for the right to host the Mann Cup, the Canadian senior lacrosse championship. Last season the Peterborough Lakers travelled to British Columbia, where they lost to the WLA champion Victoria Shamrocks. This year the MSL champion will host the series and the winner will hope to bring…

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Lakers and Kodiaks New MSL Rivals

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February 4, 2016

*An earlier version of this article was published on January 28, but was pulled at the author’s request for editing and clarification. Major Series Lacrosse announced on January 25 that they have approved the move of the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks to Cobourg, Ontario, in time for the 2016 season. A press conference was held on February 1 at the Cobourg Community Centre to introduce the organization to the community. The move…

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