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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MSL Draft Recap: Cobourg Kodiaks

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January 29, 2016


After a very disappointing season, the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks(now based in Cobourg) had an opportunity to select players in the draft that are able to make an immediate impact and it looks like general manager Steve Dietrich did exactly that. 

With the first pick overall, the Kodiaks selected 2015 OLA Jr.A breakout player John St. John. The Toronto Beaches product netted an impressive 92 points in 2015, which helped him get…

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Lakers Develop Talent With NLL Draftees

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October 8, 2015

Two more Peterborough Lakers have the opportunity to crack NLL rosters this season. The MSL team already boasts a multitude of pro talent and has committed to developing players coming out of their junior system as well. This past season they welcomed draft eligible junior Lakers grad Turner Evans, as well as acquiring Chad Tutton’s rights from the Brampton Excelsiors. Evans, the cousin of Shawn and Scott, was 5th on…

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2015 MSL Season In Review: Chiefs and Lakers Reign Supreme

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September 21, 2015

Another summer is in the books and now it’s time to reflect on the season that was. In a six team league, anything can happen. 2015 was a great year for Major Series Lacrosse, with more teams than ever loading up to bolster their rosters and attempt playoff success. Four teams battled for positioning in the bottom four, with the most parity seen maybe ever in the MSL. To nobody’s…

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Mann Cup Diaries: Wrapping Up

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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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Lakers Fall Short in Mann Cup Run

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September 14, 2015

The Peterborough Lakers are mad about the way they lost the Mann Cup, and they have every right to be. The Victoria Shamrocks won the 2015 national championship after a 12-6 game six win on Friday night at The Q Centre. They won the series 4-2 to claim their first Mann Cup title since 2005 – also the last time a Western team won it. The MSL won nine consecutive…

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