The Peterborough Lakers don’t like losing. Nobody does, but the Lakers have made it clear in their response to last season that it doesn’t sit well with the organization. In 2013, Peterborough missed the league finals for the first time in over a decade, falling to the Brooklin Redmen in seven games in the semis. For this summer, they’ve added some high-powered players to the lineup to try to ensure they don’t suffer a similar fate. Matt Vinc and Adam Jones are the big names brought in to bolster the roster in trades with Brampton and Oakville, respectively. Perhaps just as importantly, the Lakers will welcome back a trio of players who were on the team when it won the Mann Cup in 2012 but all of whom missed last summer with injuries. Andrew Suitor, Andrew Watt and Chad Culp will all help the team in its quest to return to the top. “I’m looking forward to putting on the Lakers jersey for the first time,” Jones told the Peterborough Examiner. He’s also looking forward to having Vinc in net for the club. “In my opinion, he’s the best goalie in the world,” Jones said. “Having a team that’s committed to winning and seeing them pulling in the pieces of the puzzle they might need really gives confidence to the players.” The Lakers kick off their season with the opening game in MSL 2014, playing host to the Brampton Excelsiors on Thursday May 29.Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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