Peterborough Lakers 2012 Mann Cup Champions

September 16, 2012

Two coaches were suspended, multiple other players were drug tested and one sprinkler system was abused by a frustrated goalkeeper while his counterpart was thrown into action just in time to salvage the series. The Mann Cup offered Canadian lacrosse fans countless story lines and subplots, but unfortunately the Tom Clancy-esque drama was beginning to overshadow what, surprisingly, was a stellar lacrosse series. Coming into the Mann Cup, few gave…

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Mann Cup: Lakers Take 3-2 Lead

September 15, 2012

Game five of the Mann Cup was held Friday night. As a writer, when you’re asked to recap a game, you try to fit the key plays, highlighting the top players and turning points, while at the same time touching on the biggest storylines that game produced. With this in mind the question following game five was, where do we start? As fans began to enter the building, there was…

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Lakers Even Up Mann Cup At Two Games

September 13, 2012

In a Mann Cup that saw a combined seventy-eight goals in the first three games (twenty-five, twenty-nine and twenty-four respectively) the goaltenders for both the Peterborough Lakers and Langley Thunder have come under scrutiny. First, for Langley, Brodie MacDonald has been fantastic, but he was also replaced (albeit momentarily in each case) three times in those three games. Tyler Carlson was left to figure things out for the majority of…

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Mann Cup: Lakers Back In it With Game Three Win

September 11, 2012

In the first two games of the Mann Cup many trends began to take shape. First, and most obvious, the Langley Thunder kept winning. Secondly, the Peterborough Lakers continuously outshot the Thunder, and by a wide margin. Thirdly, in the games the Thunder won, they won by one single goal. It was these trends that led head coach Jamie Batley to say prior to the game, “we only need to…

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Mann Cup: Thunder Take Surprising Two Game Lead

September 10, 2012

The word on the Mann Cup street entering the series was an easy series sweep. After game two one team would leave the building up two games to none. It wasn’t, however, the team many expected. The mind games started early on as the hometown Peterborough Lakers took to the floor for warmups wearing their home white jerseys. However, as this is the Mann Cup the statistical home team was…

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Thunder Take Mann Cup Game One: Reaction

September 8, 2012

Last night the Langley Thunder surprised the lacrosse world with their win over the Peterborough Lakers in game one of the Mann Cup. On Twitter, we asked for fan reaction, and here is what you had to say. @lacrossewetrust If the Thunder win the Cup, is it too early to name the Stealth champions of the NLL? — Dan Shirley (@danshirley) September 8, 2012 RT still could b sweep as…

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Mann Cup: Thunder Take Game One

September 8, 2012

No one likes being the road team in the Mann Cup. First there’s the cross country flight, then there’s a lacrosse game, then there’s the hostile fans, and that’s if your entire team can book the time off work in time (right 2011 Brampton Excelsiors?). When you’re the Langley Thunder, couple all of the above with the fact you’re headed to a province no BC team has won a Championship…

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Peterborough Lakers: Key to Mann Cup Victory

September 6, 2012

All year, we here at InLacrosseWeTrust have chronicled, quite extensively, how incredible the Peterborough Lakers roster looks on paper. Well, after an entire fourteen game MSL season, and three rounds of playoffs, it turns out they’re a pretty good club on the floor as well. As if a 10-4 record in the regular season, including 6-1 on the road, wasn’t enough, the Lakers went on to lose just one playoff…

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Langley Thunder: Keys to Mann Cup Victory

September 5, 2012

The Langley Thunder surprised many when they made the Mann Cup last year. They silenced those critics this year by not only finishing as the top seed in the Western Lacrosse Association, but also winning the league losing just two games throughout the playoffs for a total of ten all season. They face the unenviable task of having to fly to Ontario to face the Peterborough Lakers at the Memorial…

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Thunder Look to Finish Off Adanacs

August 27, 2012

In a tight series like that of the WLA finals, a win in double overtime could be the turning point one side needs to break out and energize themselves and push toward the finish line. The series between the Langley Thunder and Coquitlam Adanacs has been a clinic in superior goaltending hosted by the former’s Brodie MacDonald and the latter’s Nick Rose. Rose was named WLA MVP shortly before this…

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