MSL: Fifth-straight loss for Kodiaks following Sunday defeat to Brooklin

July 9, 2019

The Cobourg Kodiaks, once at the top of the MSL standings, are winless in their last five games, the last defeat coming at the hands of the Brooklin Lacrosse Club (2-9) on Sunday by a score of 12-7. The Kodiaks started the season 5-1 but have failed to win a game since June 18 and now sit in a three-way tie for fourth place with Brampton and Oakville. Sunday’s game…

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MSL: Brooklin Lacrosse Club staying positive despite record

June 26, 2019

Today is part two of our mid-season Major Series Lacrosse review, featuring the Brampton Excelsiors, Brooklin Lacrosse Club, and Oakville Rock. Click here to part one.   Brooklin Lacrosse Club Brooklin lost a lot this year, starting with the Redmen name, which was long overdue. While the name is historic to the club, it is widely considered offensive to Indigenous people, and since lacrosse was a gift from the Indigenous…

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MSL: Kodiaks a surprise entry in league’s top three teams

June 25, 2019

It’s hard to believe we’re already a month into the 2019 Major Series Lacrosse season, but we are. The season’s biggest surprise is the emergence of the Cobourg Kodiaks, who sit in third place as of this writing. The defending Mann Cup champion Peterborough Lakers are in top spot, with the Six Nations Chiefs in second to nobody’s surprise. The Oakville Rock are right behind them in fourth with the…

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MSL: Lakers acquire Matisz

February 22, 2019

Evinrude Centre be darned; the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers aren’t going to let their arena displacement stop them from bringing a third consecutive Mann Cup title to the city. Thursday, general manager Paul Day made a big trade that will help the Lakers on their 2019 journey back to the national championship, acquiring Kiel Matisz from the Brooklin Redmen. It was their first big move in preparation for the three-peat.”We…

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Challen Rogers: the next great Rock captain

February 7, 2019

You can’t blame Challen Rogers for pausing when asked how old he is. After all, the 24-year-old has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. As captain of the Toronto Rock, he’s suddenly being looked upon to be a leader of men older and more experienced at their craft. That’s bound to throw you for a loop every now and then when you stop to think about it. “There are…

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ILWT Feature: The Transition Game, Explained

December 19, 2018

Every team sport has a similar system. To the amateur fan, it’s just the neutral play, where no one quite has the advantage. But people that understand the game acknowledge that this is one of the most crucial areas of lacrosse. I’m talking about the transition game. But why is transitional play so crucial in box lacrosse? What makes transition players so critical to a team’s long-term success? What even makes…

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MSL: Rock won’t roll over for Lakers

August 24, 2018

The Oakville Rock are proving to be formidable opponents. Of course, the Peterborough Lakers already knew they would be, but everyone else now knows it too after the Rock defeated the Lakers 10-8 in game two of the best-of-seven MSL final series on Thursday night at the TRAC. The series is tied 1-1 with game three set for Sunday night at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Centre. The Rock have…

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MSL: Redmen frustrated after falling to Lakers in game seven

August 21, 2018

Can anyone beat the Peterborough Lakers? Brooklin Redmen head coach Derek Keenan is wondering that after his Redmen fell 13-7 in game seven of their MSL semi-final series last week despite having the strongest team the Durham Region franchise has seen in years. The Lakers jumped out to a convincing 3-0 series lead, only to see the Redmen storm back and win the next three. Game seven was tied at…

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MSL: Lakers, Redmen tie 8-8

June 28, 2018

The defending Mann Cup champion Peterborough Lakers played to an 8-8 tie against the Brooklin Redmen on Wednesday night at Iroquois Park Sports Centre. It was a back-and-forth defensive battle, with neither team holding more than a two-goal lead at any point of the 70 minutes played. Brooklin led 3-2 after the first but it was even from there, with the teams tied at six after the second and seven…

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Warp-speed for Wesley Berg

January 18, 2018

It’s a snowy Wednesday night in southeast Calgary, but a group of young lacrosse players are busy working up a sweat as they run through an hour-long training session. Among the instructors is an unassuming, relaxed looking Wesley Berg. However, when Berg speaks, he instantly commands the attention of the players. At age 24, few people have amassed the kind of resume that Berg possesses, and the kids relish the…

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