Last Night: Newcomers Carlson, MacIntosh help Peterborough top Kitchener-Waterloo

Mark Steenhuis, left, and Peterborough beat K-W for their 4th win in the last 5 games. (Photo: Tim Prothero, Vintage Lax)
Mark Steenhuis, left, and Peterborough beat K-W for their 4th win in the last 5 games. (Photo: Tim Prothero, Vintage Lax)

It’s weird how lacrosse works out sometimes. And thanks to an early July trade, last night’s Peterborough vs. Kitchener-Waterloo game featured a pair of goalies who are teammates in the National Lacrosse League going head-to-head at the Memorial Centre. Tyler Carlson played his first game for the Lakers since the trade and made 48 saves to beat K-W, 11-7. Carlson was playing against K-W goalie Evan Kirk, his Minnesota Swarm teammate who finished with 39 saves. “I’ve played here before but it’s amazing being on the other side,” Carlson told The Peterborough Examiner. “It’s definitely an atmosphere and people who love to play the game and watch the game in Peterborough. I love The Lake Show.”

It was Jordan MacIntosh’s first game with the Lakers as well and the transition man who came to the team in the same trade had 1 goal and 3 assists.

“I’m so excited to play with all these great players,” MacIntosh told the Examiner. “We have great scorers on offence so I’m just trying to distribute the ball and get it to those big guns and watch them do what they do.”

That doesn’t mean last night’s win was a cakewalk. K-W opened leads of 2-0 and 3-1 before Peterborough turned on the jets. Goals from Brad Self and John Grant Jr. tied the game before the end of the first period and Jamie Lincoln and MacIntosh scored the first 2 goals of the second for a 5-3 Lakers lead.

The teams traded goals the rest of way until the 11:43 mark of the third when John Tavares, Grant and Shawn Evans scored to help Peterborough pull away from an 8-7 lead. The victory puts Peterborough in first place all alone and a game tonight in Ajax gives the ‘Borough a chance to extend that lead.

MSL
Peterborough 11, Kitchener-Waterloo 7 (box score)

WLA
New Westminster 10, Langley 9 (box score)

BCJALL playoffs (best-of-3)
Langley 13, Port Coquitlam 6 (box score), Langley wins series, 2-0

Ontario Junior B playoffs (best-of-5)
Six Nations 10, Orangeville 9 (box score), Six Nations wins series, 3-0

Ontario Junior C
Hamilton 4, Wilmot 2 (box score)
Cornwall 9, Kingston 8
Gloucester at Brockville
Mimico at Huntsville

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at bob.chavez@nllinsider.com or go to RochesterSports.com.

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