Thursday, August 21, 2014

MSL Finals Game 3 available for pay per view webcast

Game 3 of the Major Series Lacrosse finals between the Six Nations Chiefs and Peterborough Lakers will be played Thursday night in Peterborough. The game can be seen as a pay per view webcast by JVI. To order the game, follow the steps below.

Click on the Webcast Sports logo in the right hand column of this web site. That will take you to JVI's home page.
Scroll down and click on the button labeled August 21st PPV.
Click on the button that says "USD 7 for 3 hours of access".
A Confirm Purchase box will come up; click on Submit.
A box will come up asking for you to submit and confirm your email. Do so.
A box will come up with the option to pay with Credit Card or PayPal. Make your selection and complete form to make your payment.
Enjoy the game.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chiefs stage huge comeback to down Lakers 8-5, even MSL finals 1-1

Vaughn Harris has 5 goals in two games for the Six Nations Chiefs. (Photo: Darryl Smart)
For 53 minutes Tuesday night, the Six Nations Chiefs had trouble scoring and they trailed the Peterborough Lakers 5-3. Then they started to find the back of the net, scoring 5 goals in three and a half minutes to take an 8-5 win and even the Major Series Lacrosse finals at one game each.

Kasey Beirnes started the decisive run when he converted a Colin Doyle pass on top of the crease at 13:24. Just 25 seconds later, Cody Jamieson shovelled a one-handed pass to Roger Vyse who banged it home from almost the same spot where Beirnes had scored. Jesse Gamble then fired back to back goals on outside shots in transition that snuck past Matt Vinc on the near post. Jamieson finished the run ripping one home 16 seconds after Gamble's second goal.

"We said stick to the game plan," said Chiefs Head Coach Rich Kilgour. "I know the guys were getting frustrated but it paid off. Working, working, working then when they started dropping they started dropping. It was a great game. As great as it was, it's still 1-1."

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lakers take opening game of MSL finals 9-7 behind Grant's 7-point night

John Grant Jr. had 7 points to lead the Lakers to a 9-7 Game 1 win in the MSL finals. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
The Peterborough Lakers drew first blood in the Major Series Lacrosse finals, downing the Six Nations Chiefs in a fast-paced and well-played opening game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre Thursday night. The game went back and forth throughout, with neither team taking more than a one-goal lead. John Grant Jr. led the way for Peterborough with 3 goals and 4 assists. Shawn Evans added a goal and 4 assists and Chad Culp a pair of goals, including the game-winner, and an assist. Vaughn Harris posted a hat trick for the Chiefs and Cody Jamieson added 2 goals and 2 assists. Matt Vinc made 49 saves to earn the win as the Chiefs outshot the Lakers 56-40.

Evans started the scoring 2:06 into the game. Colin Boucher tied it up on a breakout with Jesse Gamble at 10:20 and Harris gave the Chiefs what would be their only lead of the game 14 seconds later. Grant scored all three of his goals in the rest of the first period as the Lakers headed to the break up 4-3. 

All the scoring in the second period took place in its first four minutes. Harris tied it up 30 seconds in. Stephen Hoar's holding call 1:53 in was the first penalty of the game and both teams scored on it. Brad Self took a pass from Andrew Suitor for a shorthanded marker then Jamieson notched a power play goal. Matt Crough restored the Lakers' lead just 20 second later when he took a perfect pass from Grant in traffic on top of the crease and tucked it past Evan Kirk

Gamble tied things up again, at 6-6, when he broke away to score unassisted 1:23 into the third period. Culp and Harris traded goals to make it 7-7 before the Chiefs took a too many men penalty to give the Lakers their only power play of the game. Peterborough took advantage of it. Culp took a pass from Grant near the goal line, fired a cross-crease pass to Evans then bounced home the return pass on a quick stick for what would prove to be the winner. 

Mark Steenhuis added an insurance with a little under five minutes to play. The Lakers combined strong defence, great goaltending from Vinc and the help of a few posts to hold on for the 9-7 win. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MSL Finals schedule

Game 1. Aug. 14th Six Nations @ Peterborough 8pm.
Game 2. Aug. 19th Peterborough @ Six Nations 8pm.
Game 3. Aug. 21st Six Nations @ Peterborough 8pm.
Game 4. Aug. 25th Peterborough @ Six Nations 8pm.
Game 5. Aug. 26th Six Nations @ Peterborough 8pm.
Game 6. Aug. 29th Peterborough @ Six Nations 8pm.
Game 7. Aug. 31st Six Nations @ Peterborough 8pm.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lakers and Chiefs earn berths in MSL finals to start Thursday

The Peterborough Lakers and Six Nations Chiefs will meet for the MSL title after wrapping up their semifinal series Monday night. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
The MSL finals matchup is set. The Peterborough Lakers and Six Nations Chiefs finished off their semifinal series in five games each Monday night. Peterborough dominated the KW Kodiaks to take a 12-2 lead then cruised to a 13-9 win behind a spectacular performance from John Grant Jr. The Lakers star scored 7 goals, most of them in breathtaking fashion, and added 3 assists. Mark Steenhuis' big night was overshadowed by Grant's brilliance; Steenhuis scored 3 goals and 5 assists. Peterborough took a 3-2 lead after the first period then ran up a 6-0 second to take total control of the game. They added three more to open the third before taking their foot off the pedal and giving up 7 of the game's final 8 goals. Mitch Wilde led KW with a hat trick and 2 assists. Corey Fowler and Ryan Benesch each scored twice and added 3 assists.

In Whitby, Six Nations got the last two goals of the game from Cody Jamieson to pull out a game that went back and forth in a series of runs. Jamieson, who had 4 goals and 3 assists total, potted the winner with just 22 seconds left in the game. Jeff Shattler added 2 goals and 4 assists. Curtis Knight led the Redmen with 3 goals and 4 assists; Shawn Williams added 2 goals and 5 assists.

The MSL finals will start Thursday night in Peterborough at 8pm. The rest of the schedule has not yet been finalized.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Redmen stay alive with 9-7 win over Chiefs, force Game 5 Monday

Mike Teeter and the Brooklin Redmen won Game 4 9-7 to stay alive in the series. (Photo: Darryl Smart)
The Brooklin Redmen staved off elimination with a 9-7 win over the Six Nations Chiefs in Game 4 of the MSL semifinals Saturday night behind a 52-save effort from Zach Higgins and four transition goals. Dan Lintner had 2 goals and an assist, Shawn Williams a goal and 3 assists and John Lafontaine a goal and 2 assists for the Redmen. Vaughn Harris led the Chiefs with 2 goals and 4 assists, Cody Jamieson had a hat trick, Jeff Shattler a goal and 3 assists and Colin Doyle 4 assists.

The Redmen led 2-1 after the first period and stretched the lead to 4-1 by the 5-minute mark of the second. To that point, Brooklin had one power play goal, one shorthanded goal, one 4-on-4 goal and one regular strength goal. The Chiefs then went on a 5-goal run in just over five minutes, culminated by Jamieson's natural hat trick in 2:38. Dan Ball stopped the run by ripping home a sub shot in transition 22 seconds after Jamieson's third and Lintner's second tied it up 6-6 heading into the third period.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lakers take 3-1 series lead over Kodiaks with 9-7 Friday night win

The Peterborough Lakers scored the last two goals to take a 9-7 win and with it a 3-1 lead in their MSL semifinal series with the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks Friday night in Waterloo. Shawn Evans scored what proved to be the game winner just past the midway point of the third period and Scott Evans added an insurance goal with about six minutes to play. The Lakers had to overcome a 5-2 KW lead midway through the second period. They got a couple of goals back with back to back power play markers 27 seconds apart. After KW scored one to regain a two-goal lead, Peterborough finished the period with a flurry, scoring three goals in the final 2:14. KW tied it up just over three minutes into the third, setting the stage for the Evans brothers' heroics.

Lakers assistant coach Bobby Keast was pleased with his team's performance, especially the way they didn't panic when they were behind. “We've kind of prided ourselves on not having that panic button to push whether you're up or you're behind,” he said. Now their goal is to finish off the Kodiaks as soon as possible. Keast says the Lakers should come out focused in Game 5 on Monday in Peterborough. “It's the prize at the end. We've got to close out this series and we want to do that at home. To be honest, we feel like we owe our fans back at home a big W. We haven't played well at home so we want to change that Monday night,” Keast said.