MSL Playoff Preview: Lakers vs Kodiaks

August 2, 2014

Peterborough Lakers (2) vs. Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks (3) Season series: 1-1 Peterborough and KW only faced off twice this season. Traditionally, Peterborough and KW are not rivals; Peterborough’s more interesting games seem to come against Brampton, Brooklin, and Six Nations. However, KW is a team that has scared the Lakers over the past two seasons. In 2013, KW won the season series 3-1, and this season the two teams split their…

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Chiefs, Lakers Looking for Playoff Boosts

July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 22 Six Nations @ Brooklin Brooklin has the opportunity to rest players if they want as they have clinched first place in the MSL. Six Nations is now trying to catch up to KW for third place to avoid having to face Brooklin in the first round of the playoffs. Six Nations has had a lot of rest recently while Brooklin is coming off losses to Brampton and…

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MSL Power Rankings: Redmen Powering Through

July 22, 2014

1. Brooklin Redmen 12-3 – 24 points The Redmen have shown some late season fatigue, in losses to Brampton and Peterborough recently; as well slipping behind Oakville early on Monday night. None of those losses matter though, as the Redmen have clinched first place in the MSL and guaranteed themselves home floor advantage through the playoffs. 2. Peterborough Lakers 9-7 – 18 points The Peterborough Lakers sit comfortably in second…

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Red Hot Lakers Face Off with Brooklin

July 16, 2014

If Peterborough wins their remaining four games (likely), and Brooklin loses all five of their remaining games (unlikely), Peterborough would take over top spot in the MSL. While Peterborough is on a hot streak, Brooklin has just been too good this season to expect them to give up the top spot. The two teams meet on Wednesday at Iroquois Park in Whitby, their last meeting of the regular season. Peterborough…

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Belanger, Cosmo Lead Brampton to Two Weekend Wins

July 13, 2014

The MSL playoff race heated up this weekend with the resurgence of the Brampton Excelsiors, who picked up wins over both the Brooklin Redmen and Six Nations Chiefs. Prior to this weekend, the Excelsiors sported a record of 2-8, good enough for four points; two of those points came from a forfeited game by Peterborough, and the other two came from a win over Kitchener-Waterloo. The Excelsiors now sit solidly…

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MSL: Rock Look for Consistency, Brooklin on a Roll

July 10, 2014

Oakvllle @ Peterborough – 8:00pm The Rock are coming into Peterborough on a high after their first win of the season on Monday over Brampton, putting them (for now) solidly in 5th place. The 3rd place Lakers will remain in 3rd place (for now) after their forfeiture appeal was denied this week by the OLA. Peterborough is better than a 3rd place team and will defeat the Rock easily. The…

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Excelsiors and Rock Face Off for First Time in 2014

July 7, 2014

Brampton Excelsiors @ Oakville Rock Monday, July 7 – 8:00 pm Season Series – 0-0 Monday marks the first meeting of the season between Brampton and Oakville, the two teams fighting for fifth place in the MSL. Each team has four points; Brampton received two from a Lakers forfeit and two from a win over KW. Oakville also received two points from the forfeited games, and lost two games in…

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MSL Previews: Higgins Starts Against Lakers

July 3, 2014

Brooklin @ Peterborough – 8:00pm Brooklin stated their intentions to host the Mann Cup this week in acquiring Mike Poulin from the KW Kodiaks along with Mike Teeter. In exchange, KW received Steve Fryer, Joel Williams, and Mike Melnychenko, who the Redmen will miss when playing the Lakers. Melnychenko had four of his six goals this season versus the Lakers. Poulin has not yet won a Mann Cup and he…

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MSL Power Rankings: Redmen Over Lakers

July 1, 2014

*Current official standings according to Pointstreak in first brackets, standings if Peterborough wins their forfeiture appeal in second brackets. Rankings based on current official standings. 1. Brooklin Redmen (7-1) (6-2) The Brooklin Redmen take over top stop in the power rankings this week, with the least number of losses in the MSL. They had the weekend off, their last game a win over Oakville on Wednesday. Part of their success…

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MSL Weekend Preview: Evans Back for Lakers

June 28, 2014

Saturday, June 28 Peterborough @ Six Nations, 7:00 pm Season series TBD Much of Saturday’s game will depend on who won and by how much on Thursday. While players will tell you it’s a new day and the past is behind them, one of these teams will be looking to avenge Thursday’s loss. The ILA is the only arena the Lakers have lost in this season, and typically win only…

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