MSL Playoffs: Lakers Take Game One Against Ajax

July 29, 2012

Major Series Lacrosse has reached the playoffs. Before the first game of the season, every team had already clinched their berth. However, home floor and, of course, pride was on the line all season long. With the Mann Cup in the MSL Champion’s barn this year, the road to the big dance becomes even more important. While the fans sit and watch the battles begin, they will be joined by…


Lakers Defeat Excelsiors Handily in Last Regular Season Game

July 27, 2012

If the Brampton Excelsiors wanted to jump up a spot in the overall MSL standings, they would need to win the final game of the season by fifteen goals or more. Considering their highest goal output of the season of eleven was achieved just once, and it was one of just three games they managed over seven goals, the possibility seemed unlikely. As the home side looked across the floor…


Northmen Go Up Two Games to None on Warriors

The Six Nations Arrows made good use of their home floor on Tuesday night, defeating the Peterborough Lakers 11-8 in game one of their OLA Junior A semi-final matchup. Like every good Jr A lacrosse game, there were plenty of goals scored, but also plenty of, shall we say, new friendships formed. If this were an accurate assessment, their Facebook statuses following Wednesday’s game two would read “it’s complicated”. Switching…

July 26, 2012

Brooklin Redmen Defeat Six Nations Chiefs

The Kitchener/Waterloo Kodiaks lost home floor advantage for the first round of the playoffs on Sunday night to the Brampton Excelsiors. With no seedings or standings left to determine in Major Series Lacrosse, Wednesday night’s match between the Kodiaks and the Brooklin Redmen was about finishing strong and going into the playoffs on a positive note. Having secured the top seed in the East, the Redmen came out strong. Derek…

July 26, 2012

Northmen Top Warriors in Game One

Is there a more historic rivalry in the Ontario Junior A ranks than that of the Orangeville Northmen and Whitby Warriors? With Ontario hosting the Minto Cup this year, two teams from the circuit will make the tournament. One, we know, will be Whitby as they are the host city. The other team will have to win their way through the OLA Jr A’s playoff tree. Orangeville was looking to…

July 25, 2012

Excelsiors Get Home Floor Advantage, Top Kodiaks

With the Eastern division seeds all clinched, and the Six Nations Chiefs wrapping up the Western division, the only thing left to decide in terms of Major Series Lacrosse is who will hold home floor advantage in the first round of the Eastern match-up between Kitchener/Waterloo and Brampton? It’s obvious both teams want it. Brampton’s home record is 4-2 at the Powerade Center, while 3-4 away from it and the…

July 23, 2012

MSL Weekend Update: Redmen Down Chiefs, Kitchener Embarrasses Brampton Again

As was expected from the MSL season, the top four teams in the standings (alphabetically: Brampton Excelsiors, Brooklin Redmen, Peterborough Lakers, Six Nations Chiefs) are closer than they’ve been in recent memory, while distancing themselves from the other two teams (Ajax Rock, Kitchener/Waterloo Kodiaks). Four teams were in action on Sunday in games that would have massive impacts on the season standings. First, at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Six…

July 16, 2012

Lakers Defeat Redmen in MSL

Arenas with plenty of tradition are great to be in to watch any sport, let alone lacrosse. But it usually means they fall short of the amenities modern multifunctional facilities take for granted; amenities such as internet, accessible seating, media galleries and air conditioning. On Wednesday night the Peterborough Lakers, who play in their own historic building, travelled to the Iroquois Sports Park in Whitby to take on the Brooklin…

July 5, 2012

Major Series Lacrosse at the Half Way Point

The OLA Senior A ranks, more commonly known as Major Series Lacrosse (MSL), has reached the halfway point of their season. Traditionally the league has been two teams – Brampton and Peterborough. The past few seasons Brooklin and Six Nations have been inching into contention and both feel it’s their time. All six teams, however, have one goal on their mind. With the MSL winner hosting the Mann Cup, everyone…

July 3, 2012

Lakers Acquire MacIntosh and Carlson

According to IL Indoor, the Peterborough Lakers have acquired goaltender Tyler Carlson and transition player Jordan MacIntosh from the Ajax Rock right before the MSL trade deadline. The Rock acquire a first round pick  and other considerations from the Lakers in exchange for the players. The Lakers now have used a plethora of goalies, including Mike Thompson, Angus Goodleaf and Kevin Croswell. They traded Goodleaf to the Kitcher-Waterloo Kodiaks earlier…

July 2, 2012