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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…