Scott Evans Hits Career Milestone With Lakers

September 10, 2015

Scott Evans of the Peterborough Lakers hit a milestone in his career on Tuesday evening. The journeyman forward and member of the legendary Evans sports family tied Gary Gait for fifth place on the all time Mann Cup points list. Evans and Gait have each recorded 120 points. Gait achieved this in 28 games while Evans scored his in 32. Evans had a chance to break the tie on Wednesday…


Mann Cup Diaries: Day Six

September 10, 2015

The Trip Today I met a seal, an otter, and a wooly mammoth. Only two of the three were actually alive. Hopefully you guessed correctly which two! We spent the afternoon at Fisherman’s Wharf, which was an amazing place featuring floating businesses and houses, all painted bright colours. We got ice cream from a floating ice cream parlour and watched people feed two harbour seals. One had a bad eye,…


Mann Cup Diaries: Day Five

September 9, 2015

The Trip We’ve settled into our new hotel nicely. Today we visited the Victoria Butterfly Garden and Butchart Gardens. They were both beautiful spots and I wish we’d had more time at them both. I liked the Butterfly Garden more because of the turtles and flamingoes that roamed around. While the Butchart Gardens were gorgeous, they didn’t have the animals to give them that extra something like the Butterfly Garden….


Holden Cattoni Joins Lakers at Mann Cup

September 8, 2015

Holden Cattoni, a junior A Lakers standout and recent graduate, was given permission to join the Lakers for the duration of the Mann Cup from Johns Hopkins, his university in the US. Cattoni was supposedly fly out on Friday but has his flight cancelled by weather, so he arrived Sunday instead. He was thrown right into the lineup in game three as the most sensible choice to replace Adam Jones,…


Mann Cup Diaries: Day Three

September 7, 2015

The Trip Today was an off day, so there was no game to watch. Most of the fans went sightseeing. I walked around downtown Victoria with my dad for several hours, visiting Chinatown, the Empress Hotel, Miniature World, and the inner harbour area. Being by the water was so peaceful. It was so obvious how much of a tourist destination Victoria is—there were about eight shops between our hotel and…


Mann Cup Diaries: Game Two

September 6, 2015

“Peterborough finds a way to get under your skin.” – Bob Heyes, head coach, Victoria Shamrocks The Trip It’s Saturday, right? Well, Sunday as I type this now. Not much to report on our trip as I stayed up so late last night writing that I slept in and missed a morning drive around town to sightsee. I’m okay with that; I needed the sleep. But here I am again…


Mann Cup Diaries: Game One

September 5, 2015

The Trip I’m working on hour 36 of being awake now (although this isn’t necessarily accurate as I did squeak in two one our naps during this time period). I took my first plane ride today. I went from cab to bus to plane to bus to boat to bus, from Oshawa, Ontario, to Victoria, British Columbia. All for lacrosse. All for the Peterborough Lakers, who are back in the…


Lakers Defeat Chiefs to Advance to Mann Cup

September 2, 2015

With a dramatic 6-5 game seven win over the Six Nations Chiefs at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, the Peterborough Lakers are returning to the Mann Cup for the first time since 2012. Bolstered by about 200 cheering Lakers fans who took the bus or drove up for the game, Turner Evans scored the game winning goal in the third period and goaltender Matt Vinc made a brilliant save off a…


MSL Finals: Lakers and Chiefs Face Game Seven

August 31, 2015

One More Game Dickson: “It’s game seven, anything can happen.” It’s almost comical how closely matched the Six Nations Chiefs and Peterborough Lakers are. For the second year in a row, the Chiefs and Lakers will be playing in a seventh game to decide who will advance to the Mann Cup. The Lakers had a 2-0 series lead before the Chiefs won the next three to put the Lakers on…


Mann Cup No Guarantee for Lakers

August 22, 2015

Peterborough Lakers fans may want to hold off on finalizing their plans to head west for the Mann Cup just yet. The Lakers had a 2-0 series lead over the Six Nations Chiefs heading into Friday’s game at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, but now lead only 2-1 as the Chiefs won game three 7-6. It’s been a weird series. Game one was a low scoring, defensive battle that the Lakers…