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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 »


Week 8 MSL Players of the Week

Drafted first overall, Oakville Rock's Rob Hellyer receives Rookie honours in consecutive weeks. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
Drafted first overall, Oakville Rock's Rob Hellyer receives Rookie honours in consecutive weeks. (Photo: Tim Prothero)

Surprisingly, Brooklin lost the only game they played in week 8; unsurprisingly, it came at the hands of the Peterborough Lakers who are one of only two teams to best the league leading Redmen this season. Second place Lakers added another win in Brampton before a home loss to the KW Kodiaks on Thursday. Determined to be kept in the playoff race, the Kodiaks lost Monday to the Oakville Rock before a recording a pair of wins – the aforementioned W in Peterborough and a Sunday night 2 points against the Excelsiors. Also determined to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Rock picked up 2 wins last week. Coming down from the week seven high, the Brampton Excelsiors lost all three of their week eight games. The Six Nations Chiefs had the week off. 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 »


Breaking: Peterborough Lakers appeal denied, three games will remain forfeit


The Peterborough Lakers appeal of three games they forfeited because of playing suspended player Scott Evans has been denied by the Ontario Lacrosse Association. The Lakers appeal was heard Monday night at the OLA offices and the announcement came this afternoon. The statement was brief, simply saying “The appeal by the Peterborough Lakers MSL team was denied. The Automatic Fine Policy must be followed. It is the team’s responsibility to manage their game suspensions.” The Lakers played Evans in the first four games of the season when he should have sat out a game stemming from an incident at the end of their final playoff game of 2013. When he received a match penalty at the end of their fourth game this summer, it was realized that Evans hadn’t sat out the game he should have. As a result, the Lakers forfeited wins over Brampton, Oakville and Brooklin. That leaves them in third place in the league with a record of 6-6, rather than the 9-3 record they would have had they not forfeited the games. With the forfeit wins, Brooklin is 10-1, Oakville 3-7 and Brampton 2-8. 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 »


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 »


Week 4 MSL Player of the Week Awards

Recording 11 points in 2 games, MSL scoring leader Mark Steenhuis is week four's Offensive Player of the Week. (Photo: peterboroughlakers.ca)
Recording 11 points in 2 games, MSL scoring leader Mark Steenhuis is week four's Offensive Player of the Week. (Photo: peterboroughlakers.ca)

There were five games in week four of Major Series Lacrosse action. League leaders, the Brooklin Redmen dropped their sole game of the week to the Peterborough Lakers; the Lakers are the only team to get the upper hand on the Redmen in 2014. In addition to their W Wednesday in Brooklin, the Lakers picked up their second win of the week at home Thursday against the Six Nations Chiefs. The Chiefs, who had a busy week four, went 2-1 with wins against KW and Oakville. The Kodiaks split their two games last week while the Rock lost a pair and the Brampton Excelsiors had the week off. READ MORE »


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 »