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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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