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Week 9 MSL Players of the Week

Scoring the game winner with three seconds left in the game: Matisz named Transition Player of the Week, Redmen secure first overall. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Scoring the game winner with three seconds left in the game: Matisz named Transition Player of the Week, Redmen secure first overall. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

What a week for one goal decisions; including two game winners for first place Brooklin Redmen in the final seconds of Monday’s and Wednesday’s games. In the only game that wasn’t decided by one goal, the Peterborough Lakers – playing their lone game of the week – breezed past the Brampton Excelsiors. In a quest to finish in the middle of the playoff pack, the KW Kodiaks were victorious in both of their one goal decisions last week. Rounding out current postseason quartet, the Six Nations Chiefs lost early in the week to the Redmen before adding two points to their standings with a win against the Oakville Rock on Saturday. Despite close finishes in three of four games, the Rock and Excelsiors lost all week 9 games they played. READ MORE »


Last night: Lakers bounce back from slow start to down Redmen 12-9

Davide DiRuscio allowed only four goals after coming into the game for Peterborough Wednesday night. (Photo: Kendall Taylor)
Davide DiRuscio allowed only four goals after coming into the game for Peterborough Wednesday night. (Photo: Kendall Taylor)

The Brooklin Redmen and Peterborough Lakers met Wednesday night in Whitby not with first place on the line but with both teams wanting to show they are the top dogs in Major Series Lacrosse. Because they forfeited their first three wins of the year, it will be tough for Peterborough to catch Brooklin in the standings, but their 12-9 win can certainly make them feel better about a potential matchup in the league finals. Brooklin got off to a fast start, outworking the Lakers and winning virtually every loose ball battle. It showed on the scoreboard: after Peterborough got a goal when Scott Evans‘ shot trickled in behind Mike Poulin just after Evans had exited the back of the crease, the Redmen scored five straight goals to take a 5-1 lead just under 12 minutes into the game. READ MORE »


Week 6 MSL Player of the Week Awards

Brooklin veteran Kiel Matisz named week 6 Transition Player of the Week. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Brooklin veteran Kiel Matisz named week 6 Transition Player of the Week. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

The busiest week of the 2014 MSL season saw seven games played last week. The third time was a charm for Brooklin as the Redmen finally picked up a win against the Peterborough Lakers. In fact, the Red Army swept their opponents last week, including a home-and-home series with the Brampton Excelsiors, marching toward a spot in the playoffs. Having trouble stringing together a series of wins, the second place Six Nations Chiefs defeated a struggling Excelsiors squad before dominating the third period but coming up short against the KW Kodiaks on Saturday. In spite of their mid-week loss to the Redmen, the Lakers bookended their week with a pair of wins; first Monday in Oakville against the Rock and Sunday against the Kodiaks. READ MORE »


MSL Power Rankings: You can throw a blanket over the top three teams

Andrew Suitor and the Lakers are barely holding off the challengers atop the MSL Power Rankings. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Andrew Suitor and the Lakers are barely holding off the challengers atop the MSL Power Rankings. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

Much should be clarified about the Major Series Lacrosse standings soon. The Peterborough Lakers’ appeal of their forfeiture of the first four games of their season for using an ineligible player will be heard Monday night at the Ontario Lacrosse Association offices, the team has announced. There appear to be three potential outcomes. The OLA could uphold the original ruling and the Lakers would permanently lose the three games they had won on the floor. The association could decide that the Lakers will only forfeit the first game in which Scott Evans appeared while he should have been suspended for one game. Or, they could return all three wins to the team. One or the other of the first two is clearly the most likely outcome; there appears to be almost no chance that the team will recover their season-opening win over Brampton. IL Indoor will bring you all the news as it becomes available. In the meantime, make the jump to read about what’s happening on the floors around MSL. READ MORE »


Redmen acquire Mike Poulin, Chiefs get Patrick Merrill at MSL trade deadline

Goalie Mike Poulin is the centrepiece of a deadline deal between KW and Brooklin. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Goalie Mike Poulin is the centrepiece of a deadline deal between KW and Brooklin. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

The Brooklin Redmen and Six Nations Chiefs have both taken steps to bolster their lineups for the Major Series Lacrosse playoff stretch and a run at the Mann Cup with trades at the MSL trade deadline. Brooklin acquired goalie Mike Poulin from the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks in an unusual trade that gives Poulin the option to return to the Kodiaks at next summer’s deadline. Brooklin also gets lefty forward Mike Teeter. In return, KW receives righty transition/forward Joel Matthews, lefty forward Mike Melnychenko and goalie Steve Fryer. If Poulin opts to return to KW next summer, Brooklin will get Fryer back as well as KW’s best pick in the 2016 MSL draft. Six Nations, meanwhile, has added defender Patrick Merrill from the Brampton Excelsiors in exchange for second and third round picks in the 2017 draft and future considerations. READ MORE »


Week 5 MSL Player of the Week Awards

Offensive Player of the Week, Brooklin Redmen vet Shawn Williams records 10 points (2G 8A) in week five. (Photo: brooklinredmen.ca)
Offensive Player of the Week, Brooklin Redmen vet Shawn Williams records 10 points (2G 8A) in week five. (Photo: brooklinredmen.ca)

There were six games in week five of Major Series Lacrosse action. In the first of two home-and-home series of the week, league leading Redmen swept the Rock, winning in Oakville Monday then in Brooklin Wednesday. In the second series, the Peterborough Lakers and Six Nations Chiefs split their games with each club winning on the road. Playing in Brampton’s iconic Memorial Arena, the Excelciors picked up their first win of the season against the KW Kodiaks. The Kodiaks bounced back Sunday night defeating the Oakville Rock. READ MORE »


Shayne Jackson leading the way for Brooklin in his first season ‘back home’

Shayne Jackson didn’t forget his roots. He just wanted to expand his horizons a bit and now that he’s back home in Ontario, his roots couldn’t be happier. After playing his first 2 seasons of senior lacrosse with the Langley Thunder, Jackson is with the Brooklin Redmen of Major Series Lacrosse and he’s doing more than leading the team in scoring (26 points, 11-15). “He’s a coachable kid, he’s an unselfish kid and he’s fit right in,” coach Paul Stewart told DurhamRegion.com. “I love having him on the team. He’s a great addition.” As for Jackson himself, he’s just happy to be back home. “I had two great years out in Langley … but it came down to wanting to try out the Ontario loop,” Jackson said. “So far it’s been great. I love playing with these guys. I’ve played with a lot of them before in junior. So far it’s going so good.”


MSL Power Rankings: Lakers hold on to top spot with win over Redmen


The Peterborough Lakers are either 5-1 and perched atop the Major Series Lacrosse standings or they’re the best 2-4 team in the history of lacrosse. It depends on the result of their appeal to the OLA about having to forfeit the first four games of their season for playing Scott Evans when he should have sat a one-game suspension for an incident in their last game last season. Another potential scenario that some observers have suggested is that the Lakers could wind up forfeiting just one game, their season opening win over Brampton, since the suspension was just for one game. That would leave them at 4-2 and tied with Brooklin. Whatever comes of the situation, the Lakers showed again Wednesday night that they are the class of the league early in the season, edging the Redmen 11-10. The IL Indoor Power Rankings will proceed without considering the revised standings. After all, we’re not about standings and records; we’re about who is playing the best lacrosse right now. Make the jump to see this week’s rankings. READ MORE »


Last night: Lakers edge Redmen 11-10

Mark Steenhuis pots the winning goal for Peterborough. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Mark Steenhuis pots the winning goal for Peterborough. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

The Peterborough Lakers started the road to recovering from the forfeiture of three wins for using an ineligible player by squeaking out an 11-10 win over the Brooklin Redmen on Mark Steenhuis‘ goal with just under two minutes to play in Major Series Lacrosse action Wednesday. Steenhuis had a hat trick and an assist and Aaron Wilson 2 goals and 5 assists to lead Peterborough. Curtis Knight, Mike Melnychenko and Derek Hopcroft each had 2 goals and 1 assist and Shawn Williams had 5 assists for Brooklin. The Lakers have won five of their six games this season but, because of the forfeited games, currently sit at 2-4 pending the appeal of their penalty. Brooklin has won four of their six games but are officially 5-1 because one of their losses to the Lakers was overturned. READ MORE »


Last night: Brooklin Redmen down Six Nations Chiefs 8-6

Steve Fryer made 27 saves to help the Redmen down Six Nations 8-6 Saturday. (File photo: Tim Prothero)
Steve Fryer made 27 saves to help the Redmen down Six Nations 8-6 Saturday. (File photo: Tim Prothero)

Last year, the battle for fewest goals allowed in Major Series Lacrosse was hotly contested between the Brooklin Redmen and Six Nations Chiefs, going down to the final game of the year with the Chiefs prevailing by two goals. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the first game of 2014 between the two teams was a defensive struggle with a total of only and 14 goals. Brooklin withstood a burst of three Six Nations goals in two minutes in the third period to win the game 8-6 and move into a first-place tie with Peterborough at 4-1, while the Chiefs dropped to 3-3. READ MORE »