MSL Finals: It’s Dynasty vs Dynasty

August 17, 2015

The Peterborough Lakers and Six Nations Chiefs will do battle for the second consecutive year in the MSL final. The winner will represent the East at the 2015 Mann Cup. The Chiefs finished off the Brampton Excelsiors in five games, while the Lakers took care of the Oakville Rock in five games as well. 2015 marked the first playoff appearance for the Rock franchise since moving to Oakville, as well…

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Lakers Take 3-1 Series Lead

August 12, 2015

The Century 21 Lakers took a three games to one series lead over the Oakville Rock on Tuesday night at the Memorial Centre with a 9-7 win. The Lakers were led in the first period by a natural hat trick from Cory Vitarelli, and a spectacular solo effort recovery goal by Nick Weiss, ending the period at 4-1. Oakville outscored the Lakers 3-2 in the second period. Despite a herculean…

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Mark Steenhuis Recovering From Knee Injury

August 7, 2015

The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers—and Buffalo Bandits—received good news this past week. Mark Steenhuis, who was injured early in the MSL season and thought to be lost for 6-8 months, is close to returning to action. What was thought to be an ACL tear turned out to be a grade two MCL tear and probable ACL strain, which has a much shorter healing time. He won’t return for the Lakers…

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Lakers Open Playoff Series Against Rock

August 1, 2015

The Peterborough Lakers open the 2015 MSL playoffs this Sunday, hosting the Oakville Rock in game one of the best of seven series. The Lakers had to wait until the end of their last game, and the regular season, before knowing who their opponents would be. Several scenarios existed, but they knew they would play either Oakville or the Brampton Excelsiors. Oakville not only cliched third place with their win…

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Camp Moshava Provides Boost to Lakers

July 27, 2015

The MSL is the best kept secret in Ontario, according to Peterborough Lakers president Ted Higgins. Each season six lacrosse teams attempt to reach out to their communities to introduce them to Canada’s national summer sport. However, attendance at most MSL games is less than impressive. Four teams* average less than 400 people per game, with the Oakville Rock bringing in only 95 fans per game. With so many other…

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Evans Enjoys Goaltending Chance in Scrimmage

July 18, 2015

Scott Evans realized a life long dream on Wednesday. During his Peterborough Lakers game versus the Brooklin Redmen at Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby, members of Canada’s under 19 women’s field lacrosse team were introduced and then played an intra-squad scrimmage at intermission. Team Canada will play in the quadrennial event beginning July 23 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Members of the team are from all over Ontario and British Columbia,…

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Lakers Back to Winning Ways

July 2, 2015

The Peterborough Lakers got back to their winning ways this past week, defeating the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks twice in a home and home series. The wins kept the Lakers solidly in second place in the MSL after two losses to the league leading Six Nations Chiefs the week before. “It’s a little bit slower pace for us [vs KW], so as we’re learning what we want to do it’s nice to…

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MSL: Lakers and Chiefs Rivalry Week

June 25, 2015

The MSL goes in cycles. A few years ago, the teams to beat were Peterborough and Brampton. Now, it’s Peterborough and Six Nations, while Brampton hovers at the bottom of the standings. Last season, the final series came down to the Lakers and the Chiefs, with the Chiefs prevailing in the third period of the final game. This season, the teams have already re-kindled their rivalry. The best teams always…

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Lakers Positive, Moving Forward Without Steenhuis, Llord

June 19, 2015

In the city, the team is known as the Century 21 Lakers. To everyone outside the city, they are, and always will be, the Peterborough Lakers. Rookie GM Paul Day isn’t surprised by his team’s results; after all, he has made several moves to strengthen the team and is now seeing his hard work pay off. That said, he recognized that the MSL “is a tough league, on any night…

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NLL Playoff Preview: Toronto Rock

May 15, 2015

Nobody’s discounting the Rush or Roughnecks, but with the Toronto Rock’s determination and the Rochester Knighthawk’s history, the two game east semi-final is shaping up to be a true epic. The Rock have played this season for Terry Sanderson, their former General Manager who passed away last November. Their determination to bring a championship to Toronto for Terry has been evident in every game they’ve played, and led them to…

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