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Lakers defeated by Chiefs for second time this season

 

by Anna Taylor
June 30, 2022




PETERBOROUGH, ON – Vestiges of last month’s power outage haunted the Memorial Centre on Thursday night as the Century 21 Lakers fell to the visiting Six Nations Chiefs 9-5.

The Lakers were scoreless for a stretch of 45:50 during the game; it was the worst offensive output in recent memory. Chiefs’ goaltender Doug Jamieson was outstanding, stopping 44 shots, but the Lakers didn’t test him like they’re capable of. Shots were blocked, passes were incomplete and loose balls were left up for grabs. Six Nations blocked a lot of shots and finished every one of their checks – hard. In short, not much went right for the Lakers offensively.

“It’s on us. We just weren’t doing what we naturally do,” said head coach Mike Hasen. “We weren’t keeping the ball high, we weren’t moving our feet and we weren’t shooting when we had opportunities. When we did, we hit a post or hit a finger and hit his stick too many times.”

It came down to execution, said Shawn Evans, and the Lakers just didn’t couldn’t get it done.



“Every team in this league is good so when they come in this building they’re going to give it their all and we have to be on our game,” he said. “Tonight we weren’t putting the ball in the net. We had our chances. Doug Jamieson, we hadn’t played against him yet, he stood on his head and made it frustrating for us on the offense.”

Evans put the Lakers up 1-0 early with a spin shot while the Lakers were shorthanded. Sam Leclair replied for Six Nations on Mike Poulin’s doorstep. Fifteen seconds into a power play, Holden Cattoni let a shot rip which found the back of the net for a 2-1 lead. Charlie Scanlan tied the game 2-2 before Cody Jamieson sandwiched a second Cattoni goal. The Chiefs led 4-3 after the first.

The Chiefs outscored the Lakers 3-0 in the second. Jamieson scored his hat trick goal on a power play. Joey Cupido finished off a two-on-one attempt. A bad line change led to a Nonkon Thompson goal on a shorthanded fast break.

“We had about 15 chances right in the front of the net and we couldn’t put the ball in,” Evans said, “and they would go down and capitalize on a transition goal. Offensively, we have to be better to make sure we don’t give up transition and give up the easy goals.”



After neither team had scored for over 10 minutes of the third, Shawn Evans tried to provide a spark, sticking up for Taite Cattoni and Turner Evans, who were taking abuse from Mason Kamminga. Evans wrestled Kamminga to the ground with a few punches. Jerry Staats then cross checked Turner Evans while the play was stopped, so Cory Vitarelli came in to deal with Staats. Evans received five for roughing, while Kamminga received two. Vitarelli and Staats were sent to the showers early with 10-minute misconducts.

Evans had words with several players on the Chiefs’ bench on his way to the penalty box.

“It was 7-3 at that time and the ball was on the opposite side of the floor and the one guy took a swing at Turner there, sucker punched him in the head,” Evans explained. “We weren’t going to put up with that. We have to play tough in our building and I needed to step up and do something.”

Vaughn Harris scored as the teams played four-on-four as he was checked into the crease. With Evans already in the box, as both Ian Llord and Eric Shewell took concurrent minor penalties, the Chiefs were awarded a penalty shot. This new rule is consistent with the NLL rules – if two players are already in the box, a penalty shot is awarded instead of putting a third man in the box.

Cody Jamieson took the shot was stopped by a right-pad save from Mike Poulin.



On the next play, Holden Cattoni popped a five-on-three shorthanded goal over Doug Jamieson’s right shoulder, which cut the Lakers’ deficit in half to 8-4.

Cody Jamieson and Cattoni scored one more each in the game’s final minutes to finish the night with four goals each.

The plan is to be better the next time the Lakers and Chiefs face each other, said Hasen.

“We have two more against them so we have to make sure we’re playing our best lacrosse when we see them again and turn the tables a little bit, get back to playing the way we play and having confidence in each other.”

The Lakers welcome the Cobourg Kodiaks to the Memorial Centre next Thursday, July 7 at 8 p.m. The Lakers are 2-0 over Cobourg in their season series so far. After that, the Lakers have three games on the road before returning to the Memorial Centre on July 21.



Huge comeback win for Lakers over Brooklin

 



PETERBOROUGH, ON – Landon Kells’ debut in the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers net was worth the wait.

The 21-year-old backstopped the Lakers to a hard-fought 12-7 win over the visiting Brooklin Lacrosse Club on Thursday night at the Memorial Centre. Kells stopped 44 shots in the win as the Lakers improved their record to 3-1.

Kells allowed five goals in the first period but shut the doors in the second and third. Down 7-2 with five minutes remaining in the second, the Lakers scored 10 goals in a row.

“It was a shaky start the whole way around,” said head coach Mike Hasen. “There were a couple shots that we want [Kells] to save but at the same time we were giving guys good looks and open lanes. We rallied and he settled in. For a young kid in this atmosphere, he was good. He was composed and he didn’t let it bug him.”

General manager Paul Day called Kells at 12:45 Thursday afternoon, where he was working for the Township of Fergus, to inform him that he’d be starting after Mike Poulin developed the flu. Matt Vinc is taking some time off from the NLL season before returning to the Lakers.

Kells, a Jr. A Lakers graduate, spent part of the 2019 MSL season backing up Poulin and Vinc, and was Poulin’s backup for the Mann Cup. But Thursday was his first game action.

“Before I’d even finished telling [my boss] what was going on he said ‘You’d better go play,’” Kells said. “Credit to him for that, and credit to my mom for letting me take her car too! I’m glad it happened the way it did. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”



Dyson Williams potted the first two for Brooklin, nearly identical goals right up the middle. Brooklin scored two more before Holden Cattoni got the Lakers on the board with a goal as he came in from the far side. Brooklin scored again, but Thomas Hoggarth, thrice denied by BLC starter Nick Damude, finally solved the young goaltender, finishing off a dish from Shawn Evans with a close-up bounce shot.

Both teams went for a long scoreless stretch to begin the second. Sean Westley finally broke the silence with a goal, which was followed up three minutes later by Jacob Saunders. Brooklin led 7-2, and the 2334 fans at the Memorial Centre were stunned.

The Lakers finally came back to life with 4:11 left to play in the second. Kiel Matisz whipped in a sharp-angle shot, aided by some great work from Turner Evans. Taite Cattoni wired a shot on goal; Nick Damude got a piece of it but it rolled in. After Jay Thorimbert won the next face off, Matisz got the Lakers back within two, jumping to put the ball over Damude.

Matisz appeared to score again seconds later, but the goal was called back. Brooklin went down and had a goal of their own called back. Then all heck broke loose.



Ian Llord, the recipient of a two-minute roughing penalty and 10-minute misconduct, was cagey about it afterwards. Kells, who had a good view of the incident, said one of the Lakers was a recipient of a spear from a BLC player and Llord took exception.

“There was something [Jackson Suboch] did on defense that I didn’t really like, and I took a shot at one of their young guys,” Llord said. “I got him mad and he came down at me.”

Kells made two great saves on the power play before time had expired in the second.

“The biggest momentum shift was Llordy getting that penalty and sticking up for our guys,” Kells said. “That sparked the guys on the bench. It got the crowd going; it got our team going. It proves that no one can come in here and push us around. We won’t take that. We’re not only a skilled lacrosse team but we respect one another and we’re going to stand up for one another.”

The Lakers outscored Brooklin 7-0 in the third. Kells shut them out for the final 25:50.

“The first two he let in… however you look at it, whoever shot it, those are tough saves. We didn’t put our head down and sulk about it, we just kept working hard for him and he bounced back great,” Llord said.

Holden Cattoni made a good pass to his brother Taite just 59 seconds in; the younger Cattoni found an open lane and darted towards the net. Turner Evans flipped an underhand pass to Hoggarth, who tied the game 7-7 at 6:11. Hoggarth put the Lakers on top two minutes later, reaching across Damude to tuck the ball in far side.



After killing off a penalty, Holden Cattoni was able to squeak the ball past Damude. Hoggarth’s fourth of the game was a casual (absolutely ridiculous) backhand. Austin Hasen got a late one, and defenseman Thomas Whitty scored an empty netter, his first in the MSL, to seal the deal.

“The start was just nerves,” said Kells. “I looked forward to this the whole time I was here with the juniors… I wish I could have a few of the first ones back, the tricklers, but I settled in and it gave us a chance to win and that’s what we ended up doing. We came together as a team.”

The Lakers are off until next Thursday when the Six Nations Chiefs pay a visit to the Memorial Centre for a highly-anticipated game. The Chiefs defeated the Lakers 11-10 on Tuesday night. Tickets are available at the Memorial Centre box office.

NOTES: Prior to the game, the Lakers honoured the 1974 Peterborough PCO team, bringing players, coaches and executive members of the team onto the floor for a special ceremony. During the first intermission, Bobby Allen and Johnny Davis were on hand to receive a scroll for the city from the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame to the city, in honour of the 150th anniversary of lacrosse and all its local inductees to the Hall, the most recent of which being Jamie Batley and Paul Day.



Lakers fall to Six Nations at ILA

 



OHSWEKEN, ON – With a short 12-game schedule, the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers (2-1) and Six Nations Chiefs (2-0) are going to be really familiar with each other – more than they’ve ever been, perhaps.

The two rivals renewed acquaintances on Tuesday night, with the Lakers falling 11-10 to the Chiefs at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in their first of four meetings this season.

It was a close as could be; the Chiefs never led by more than two goals.

“I thought we got better as the game progressed,” said head coach Mike Hasen. “Defensively, we were a little shaky to start. We still have to get comfortable with each other; the main part of playing D is being comfortable and understanding who’s behind you and having that communication so you can trust each other. It was a physical game and we didn’t go away.”

Returning to the lineup after playing in the NLL Finals were captain Robert Hope, whose Colorado Mammoth won the championship, and Jordan Stouros, whose Buffalo Bandits lost the championship.

Ian Llord also played his first game of the season.

Joining them on defense was newly signed Jay Thorimbert, on a one-year loan from the Oakville Rock, who are sitting out the season. Thorimbert, widely regarded as one of the best face-off men in the game, won 19 of 24 draws. The Lakers needed to shore up the position with the loss of Jake Withers to the Premier Lacrosse League.





“Jake is rolling; he’s very hard to beat,” said Thorimbert. “I’m just trying to win a fraction of what he does. I’m not trying to replace him by any means, just trying to do the best I can.”

So much for face-off by committee, as Hasen had said would be the case last week.

“We were trying to figure something out,” he smiled. “Jay’s a great addition. Not only did he take the faceoffs but he plays a regular shift of D for us.”

Thorimbert previously played for KW, Brampton and Six Nations, but is happy to be a Laker now.

“Honestly there was one face off where I went down and pulled up the ball and went ‘what colour am I?’” he laughed. “It’s nice to be on this side of it, finally, even though we didn’t get the W. A hard fought game with a classy organization.”

Thorimbert knows that Lakers’ fans are knowledgeable and is prepared for the pressure of playing in front of a large, loud crowd on Thursday when the Lakers host the Brooklin Lacrosse Club.

“I’ve always come into it as a visitor, so it’ll be nice to be on the home side and have them rooting for me.”

Jr. A call-up Owen Hiltz scored the opening goal for the Lakers just 1:14 into the game, finding a hole over Warren Hill’s left shoulder. Thomas Hoggarth followed that up with a fast-break goal 41 seconds later. Six Nations scored three in a row but Thorimbert brought some magic and scored off the face off to restore the lead. The Chiefs potted two more but Shawn Evans scored a backhand shorthanded to bring the Lakers within a goal at 5-4.



Six Nations led 9-8 after the second on the strength of their own shorthanded goal. Holden and Taite Cattoni, Kiel Matisz and Hoggarth scored for the Lakers.

Drew Hutchison got the start in goal with Landon Kells as backup. Hutchison said he got the call around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. He made 20 saves and was very good on a five-on-three Chiefs power play in the second.

Hoggarth and Turner Evans took turns tying the game at nine and 10, respectively, but Sam Leclair scored the game winner with 1:44 left on an athletic wraparound with his off hand.

Tickets for Thursday’s game versus Brooklin are now on sale at the Memorial Centre box office.

SCORING: Thomas Hoggarth (3-2), Turner Evans (1-3), Owen Hiltz (1-2), Kiel Matisz (1-2), Taite Cattoni (1-1), Shawn Evans (1-1), Holden Cattoni (1-1), Jay Thorimbert (1-0), Austin Hasen (0-1)

Lakers raise Mann Cup banner and defeat Cobourg in home opener

 



PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers are finally home.

After 1113 days away, the Lakers made a triumphant return to the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Thursday night, raising their 2019 Mann Cup championship banner and winning 11-9 over the Cobourg Kodiaks.

“It was a great feeling, having our fans there supporting us,” said Lakers’ star Shawn Evans, “especially for the banner raising. Being back in this arena, after being a child here and growing up… in this building for so many years, it was something special tonight and it was good that we got the win for the fans and for ourselves.”

It was a sigh of relief for the Lakers after the start of the Major Series Lacrosse season was delayed due to a conflict between the league, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, Brampton and Owen Sound. The Lakers began their season on the road on Sunday, defeating Cobourg 15-11 after weeks of uncertainty about whether the season would go ahead or not.

To finally be back with his teammates made the night extra special for Evans.

“We have a special bond in this room and you can see that over the years,” he explained. “To see our buddies and play with [them] and have some fun and throw that ball around in front of our families and friends… it was a great memory.”

Evans had two goals and three assists. Thomas Hoggarth led the team with four goals.

“Hoggarth and Evans work well together, especially at home,” said head coach Mike Hasen. They feed off the crowd.”

Hoggarth scored twice in the opening frame as the Lakers led 2-1 after 20 minutes. His hat trick goal came 49 seconds into the second period.

“I was seeing the ball well,” he said. “Playing with Shawny again is a good feeling. Our offence is buzzing. I know we don’t have all our defence but other guys have stepped up.”

The Kodiaks tied the game 3-3 before the Lakers rattled off three in a row from Holden Cattoni, Evans on a power play and Kiel Matisz shorthanded. Cam Milligan and Evans traded goals before the period was out. The Lakers led 7-4 heading into the third.

Mark Matthews started off the third period with a laser. Hoggarth followed that up by accepting a pass from Evans and slipping it underhand past Kodiaks’ goaltender Steve Orleman. Cobourg responded with a four-goal run highlighted by Colton Armstrong’s third transition break of the game.

Cobourg was within a goal until Austin Hasen ripped a shot in, followed by a goal from Turner Evans, who tucked the ball overtop of Orleman.

The Lakers missed their usual face-off unit of Jake Withers, Robert Hope and Kyle Buchanan, winning just three of 19 faceoffs. Hope and Buchanan are playing against each other in the NLL final, while Withers is currently playing in the Premier Lacrosse League.

“We’re going to do it a little bit by committee for now,” said Hasen, but he did admit that the team is looking at some new players to possibly bring in to shore up the position. He credited Cobourg face-off man Ryan Haigh with a good game.

Hasen also praised the senior B call-ups that joined the Lakers’ defence, including Cam Crowe, Ryley Martinell, Dalton Hill and Mitch Ogilvie.

“They were physical, in the right lanes and doing the right things,” he said.

The Lakers do not know yet when their next game will occur as the MSL is finalizing new dates.

NOTES: Ted Higgins, whose singing voice has been weakened by Parkinson’s Disease, wasn’t planning on singing the national anthem live, as has been tradition at the Lakers’ home opener. However, the audio of a past performance did not play at the Memorial Centre, so Higgins sang anyway, helped along by the crowd. Corey Small left the game in the first period after getting caught in the turf and limping off the floor. Hasen said Small will be evaluated but he doesn’t think it’s anything serious.



Scoring: Thomas Hoggarth (4-0) Shawn Evans (2-3) Turner Evans (1-4) Mark Matthews (1-4) Holden Cattoni (1-3) Kiel Matisz (1-2) Cory Vitarelli (0-3) Austin Hasen (1-0) Mike Poulin: 45 saves



HOME OPENER THIS THURSDAY

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON – After a long wait the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers’ 2022 Home Opener is happening this Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the Peterborough Memorial Centre!

The team is chomping at the bit to get back on their home turf and anxious to get back on the floor in front of the absolute best fans in the league and their incredibly supportive sponsors.

The celebrations begin at 7:50 p.m. when the team will raise their 2019 Mann Cup championship banner to the rafters. The Lakers are happily welcoming back, as usual, members of the PMLA to the floor to celebrate with them.

The Lakers then welcome the Cobourg Kodiaks to the floor where they will face off on the Memorial Centre carpet for the first time in 1112 days.

In addition to the talented National Lacrosse League players on the Lakers, like Shawn and Turner Evans, Cory Vitarelli, Thomas Hoggarth and Holden Cattoni, the Kodiaks feature NLLers like Colton Armstrong, Cam Milligan, Scott Dominey and Kevin Orleman. Also on the roster are several current and former members of the ALL’s Peterborough Timbermen like Aaron Woods, Brine Rice, Doug Utting, and Ethan Woods.

The Lakers defeated the Kodiaks 15-11 in their season opener this past Sunday in Cobourg. Turner Evans had seven points and Shawn Evans five as the Lakers mounted a second-half onslaught.

Those who purchased tickets for the Lakers’ previously-cancelled June 2nd game, including season ticket holders, are asked to present those tickets at the door for entry.

Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased when the Memorial Centre box office opens on Wednesday.

“We’re raising the banner for the 2019 Mann Cup so hopefully the community will come out and support us like they always have,” said Holden Cattoni. “It’s awesome to be back in the Memorial Centre, especially with the extra year we were away. Hopefully everyone will come and support the Lakers and we’ll give them a good show.”



NOTE: Those who purchased tickets for other games this season (seasons and single-game tickets) are asked to hold onto them while the MSL continues to work out the rest of its revamped schedule. The Lakers hope to have more information regarding the new schedule and broadcast/webcast information in the coming days.



Lakers beat Cobourg 15-11 in season opener!

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers were finally allowed to begin their Mann Cup defense on Sunday night and they defeated the Cobourg Kodiaks 15-11 in the MSL season opener. It was their first game since they hoisted the Cup on September 11, 2019. After two years with pandemic delays and two extra weeks with internal league issues, it was both a relief and exciting to be back on the floor.



“It’s exciting to be back with everybody,” said Holden Cattoni, who scored twice and added two assists. “It was nice to see the guys that I played against in the [NLL] and be teammates again. We felt a lot of chemistry right off the bat.”

Ten players from the 2019 roster suited up on Sunday. The Lakers expect at least 11 more back, although General Manager Paul Day earlier said the roster might not be fully intact until July while the NLL playoffs and other commitments wrap up. But eventually the nucleus of the team that won three Mann Cups in a row will be back.

“It’s been a long couple years and to see our group back is a good feeling,” said head coach Mike Hasen. “I like the way we came to play right off the bat. Our offense was good and responsible. Our defense was missing a few bodies but they were good; they kept a great tempo and that was great to see.”

The Lakers filled their opening night roster with newcomers Austin Hasen, Thomas Whitty, Caleb Creasor, Mitch Ogilvie and Zach Young, and four players called up from the Junior A team.

“We had some young guys that played for us and they did well but it takes a bit of an adjustment to get used to the speed of this level,” Cattoni said. “It took us about a period and a half to get accustomed to playing with each other.”



The Lakers and Kodiaks played to a 4-4 tie after the first. Peterborough took an early 3-0 lead on goals from Turner Evans, Cory Vitarelli and Corey Small. Cam Milligan and Kiel Matisz traded goals midway through, and then Cobourg rattled off three in a row to tie the game.

Turner Evans scored 18 seconds after Cobourg’s Aaron Woods put the Kodiaks up 6-4 in the second, and Thomas Hoggarth followed that up by beating Kevin Orleman stick side on a Corey Small rebound to tie the game back at six. Bennett Drake scored for Cobourg but Peterborough ended the period on a three-goal run. Cattoni scored two in a row and Small scored as he was pushed into the goal.

Peterborough then scored six more to begin the third. Vitarelli’s second of the game came just 13 seconds into a two-man advantage. After that, the kids took over to put the game away.

Junior call-up Ben Trumble, Ogilvie, Hasen and Creasor all scored their first MSL goals. Trumble and Ogilvie both scored on fast-break chances. Hasen picked a top corner for his first, and promptly scored his second just over a minute later. Creasor’s was a beautiful shot: he lightly floated the ball around Orleman to score.



Austin Hasen, the son of head coach Mike Hasen and a Brampton Jr. A graduate, was impressed with his new teammates and said his first game was really fun.

“It was a lot of fun to get out there with that offensive group… What I can do better and keep the game going the way we want it. There’s no panic in them; they’re very professional,” he said. “We were down for a little bit and there was no worry, we knew we were going to come back.”

Hasen is used to having his father on the bench, as he also coached Austin with the Jr. A Brampton Excelsiors.

“I know how he coaches, he’s a good coach. I’m sure I’ll hear in the car on what I need to do better,” he chuckled.

Coach Hasen had praises for all of the youngsters on the team.

“I thought Austin was good, he was inside a lot. Zach Young was a big body. Mitch Ogilvie, Thomas Whitty, those guys are steady and they’re going to be pushing for spots all year long. Grandel was really good on those faceoffs and we gave him the game ball because he was grinding all night long. All three of them were good. Holden Lowes was good, Trumble is a bid body and he was good and had a nice goal in transition. It’s early, it’s our first game and there were a lot of firsts out there.”

Shawn Evans had five assists in the game. Mike Poulin picked up his first win of the season in goal. Milligan led Cobourg with three goals and three assists.

At press time, the Lakers were still unsure who their opponent for Thursday’s home opener will be.

Regardless, the younger Hasen is looking forward to finally being on the turf after watching his dad coach the Lakers for several years.



“It’s going to be a fun home crowd,” he said. “I love the atmosphere when it’s packed. I don’t think I’ve ever played in a building that’s going to be that full so it’ll be something new and I’m looking forward to it.”

Cattoni wants the lacrosse community out in force.

“We’re raising the banner for the last Mann Cup so hopefully the community will come out and support us like they always have,” Cattoni expressed. “It’s awesome to be back in the Memorial Centre, especially with the extra year we were away. Hopefully everyone will come and support the Lakers and we’ll give them a good show.”



Lakers take the floor in Cobourg on Sunday in season opener

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers are back! The team will take the floor for the first time this season on Sunday, June 12 at the Cobourg Community Centre to face the Kodiaks. Game time is 6 p.m. and tickets are available at the door.

The Lakers' home opener is set for this Thursday, June 16 at the Memorial Centre. Further ticket information and scheduling updates are forthcoming as the team adjusts to five teams for the season.

 


Home opener cancelled; MSL postpones start of season

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers are sad to announce today that the 2022 Home Opener, scheduled for this Thursday, June 2, is cancelled. The Lakers had a spectacular event planned to kick off Peterborough’s 150th lacrosse anniversary and begin the chase for our fourth consecutive Mann Cup Championship, and a return to a full season in the Peterborough Memorial Centre for the first time since our 2019 home opener.

 

Last week the MSL released a statement that read: "It is with tremendous disappointment that Major Series Lacrosse must postpone the start of the 2022 season. The financial risk brought on by potential litigation is just too great to overcome by both our privately and community operated teams. We will continue to work towards a resolution to bring our teams, players, officials and in particular our fans back to the floor as soon as the risk is minimized."

 

We are devastated and appalled at the willful disregard for our Canadian National game of box lacrosse. The Ontario Lacrosse Association and the few individuals involved in a dispute that should never have left Brampton... seem to be willing to put themselves before all lacrosse in Ontario by making it impossible for the other teams to play.

 

Although we feel this great frustration we also know our fans, sponsors, players and volunteers feel the same. Our fans and supporters are our number one concern. We know that they have all been as excited as the team to get back to regular play. There are many questions to be answered and priorities to be changed for the sake of the game. The Lakers ask for a little more patience while we continue to advocate for and help find a solution. All MSL teams want to play so we hope by our next scheduled game that the issues will be settled enough to start our run for a historic fourth Mann Cup in a row!  


Lakers' schedule released

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON – Gear up, lacrosse fans! The Peterborough Lakers have released their 2022 schedule. The home opener and 2019 Mann Cup banner raising ceremony is set for Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m. vs the Cobourg Kodiaks. It will be the Lakers first game at the Memorial Centre since their 2019 home opener. 

 

It's a 17-game schedule with eight away games and nine home games. All home games are set for 8 p.m. except for a 7 p.m. Saturday evening tilt against the Six Nations Chiefs as part of Lacrosse Day in Peterborough on June 18th. The Lakers and Chiefs are the marquee matchup after Brooklin plays Cobourg at 1 p.m. and Owen Sound plays Oakville at 4 p.m. with all games at the Memorial Centre. 

 

 

FULL SCHEDULE 

 

HOME 

AWAY 

Thursday, June 2 – Cobourg Kodiaks 

Monday, June 6 – Oakville Rock 

Thursday, June 9 – Owen Sound 

Sunday, June 12 – Cobourg Kodiaks 

Saturday, June 18 – Six Nations Chiefs 

Wednesday, June 15 – Brooklin LC 

Thursday, June 23 – Oakville Rock 

Thursday, June 16 – Owen Sound 

Thursday, June 30 – Six Nations Chiefs 

Friday, July 8 – Owen Sound 

Thursday, July 7 – Cobourg Kodiaks 

Sunday, July 17 – Cobourg Kodiaks 

Thursday, July 14 – Brooklin LC 

Tuesday, July 19 – Six Nations Chiefs 

Thursday, July 21 – Owen Sound 

Wednesday, July 27 – Brooklin LC 

Thursday, July 28 – Brooklin LC 

 

 

Season tickets are now on sale at the Memorial Centre box office. Fans can call 705-743-3561 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the box office in person Wednesday through Friday. Current season ticket holders have until April 29th to renew their seats; after which those seats will be released to the general public. Those who previously renewed for the 2020 season must still contact the box office to confirm this year's renewal. 

 

Peterborough Century 21 Lakers draft three

 

March 20, 2022

 

OAKVILLE, ON – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers added three new players through Sunday's Major Series Lacrosse Draft held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.

 

Austin Hasen was the Lakers first pick at 11th overall, Caleb Creasor was taken 23rd and Cole Hanrahan was picked at number 29, making them the newest members of the Lakeshow.

 

Hasen, the son of head coach Mike Hasen, is a graduate of the Brampton junior lacrosse system. A right handed forward, he is an off-ball player that is a proven scorer at every level he plays at.

 

"We were surprised he was still available," said Lakers' general manager Paul Day. "Most players like to play with the ball and he is tough and plays inside without the ball."

 

Hasen is currently in his junior year at Belmont Abbey in North Carolina where he has scored 13 goals in seven games. As a junior Excelsior, he amassed 105 goals and 102 assists over 69 games prior to the pandemic.

 

Creasor, a left-handed defenseman, made stops with his hometown Huntsville Hawks and the Barrie Lakeshores before playing the 2021 OJLL tournament with the Brampton Excelsiors where he suited up with Hasen and Lakers 2021 draft pick John Vezina.

 

"He is a young defender with a great future," Day described. "He has a great lacrosse IQ. He's a goaltender in the NCAA; he's a very versatile player."

 

Creasor, a junior, is currently guarding the nets at Lehigh University.

 

The Lakers last pick, Cole Hanrahan, is already familiar with the Peterborough area as a member of the Trent Excalibur. He also currently leads the Arena Lacrosse League in power play goals as a member of the Whitby Steelhawks. Day said that Hanrahan adds depth to the Lakers' right side. 

 

The Lakers also made a trade; acquiring righty defenseman Alex Pace through a trade with Owen Sound. The Lakers gave up four picks which included returning Owen Sound's 2022 third rounder and 2023 second rounder which they held from a previous trade, plus the Lakers own 2022 third rounder and 2023 second rounder. Pace plays for Day in Philadelphia. 

 

"He was their first round pick in 2020; with him we add a very strong defenseman who has chemistry with some Peterborough guys from his play with the Wings, plus Thomas Whitty who he played with in junior with St. Catharines. Going into the draft we wanted to add a ready D-man into our lineup and the trade for Pace accomplished that.


"We need to get some youth into our lineup and these players, along with Mitch Ogilvie, are young players getting a great deal of experience at the NLL level." 

 

Thomas McConvey, a Mimico graduate, was the first overall pick by Owen Sound. Full draft results can be found at https://www.majorserieslacrosse.ca/news/2022-msl-entry-draft-results.

 

Season tickets are now on sale at the Memorial Centre box office. Fans can call 705-743-3561 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the box office in person Wednesday through Friday. Current season ticket holders have until April 29th to renew their seats. Those who previously renewed for the 2020 season must still contact the box office to confirm this year's renewal.

 

2022 Lakers Season Tickets On Sale Now


March 10, 2022

 

Season tickets are available for purchase or renewal in person at the Grant Thornton Box Office at the PMC or over the phone at 705-743- 3561.


The current Season Ticket Holder Renewal Deadline is Friday April 29 at 5:00 pm. Any seats that are not renewed by that time will be released for sale.

 

2022 Season Tickets & Contract Cards will be available for pick up at the Grant Thornton Box Office as of Wednesday May 11.


Season Ticket Prices

 

Class Regular Bowl Club
Adult $135 $175
Senior 65+ $103.50 $144
Student $90 $130.50
Child $45 $85.50

 

 

PMC HOURS OF OPERATION - 2022 SEASON TICKETS

 

Monday and Tuesday 9:30AM to 5:00PM by phone only

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30AM to 5:00PM in person and by phone

 

IF YOU PURCHASED 2020 TICKETS

Please note, if you wish to purchase your seats for the 2022 season you must contact the Box Office, even if you purchased for the cancelled 2020 season


The 2022 schedule has not yet been released.

 

 

 

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SINGLE-GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY FOR PETERBOROUGH CENTURY 21 LAKERS 2022 SEASON 

 

May 19, 2022

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON – There are just two weeks until the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers begin their defense of the Mann Cup! This Friday, fans can purchase single-game tickets through the Peterborough Memorial Centre Box Office for all home games. 

On Thursday, June 2nd, the Lakers kick off the 2022 season at 8 p.m. at the Memorial Centre versus the Cobourg Kodiaks. Fans can look forward to the 2019 Mann Cup banner being raised to the rafters. It will be the first time the Lakers have played at the Memorial Centre since their 2019 home opener. 

 

Adult tickets in the regular bowl are $18.50 or $23.00 for the club section. Senior tickets are $14.00 for the regular bowl or $18.50 for the club section. Student tickets are $11.00 for regular bowl or $15.50 for the club section. Bring your children for just $4.00 (regular bowl) or $8.50 (club)! 

 

Tickets for restaurant seating are $22.50 per person. 

 

 

Fans can call 705-743-3561 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the box office in person Wednesday through Friday, or purchase online at 

www.memorialcentre.ca 

 

HOME SCHEDULE 

Thursday, June 2 – Cobourg Kodiaks 

Thursday, June 9 – Owen Sound 

Saturday, June 18 – Six Nations Chiefs* 

Thursday, June 23 – Oakville Rock 

Thursday, June 30 – Six Nations Chiefs 

Thursday, July 7 – Cobourg Kodiaks 

Thursday, July 14 – Brooklin LC 

Thursday, July 21 – Owen Sound 

Thursday, July 28 – Brooklin LC 

 

 

Peterborough 150th lacrosse anniversary flag to fly

 

Peterborough mayor Diane Therrien will make a special proclamation on May 4 at 11 a.m. about the city's 150th anniversary of lacrosse, the city's most successful sport with 29 national championships in junior and senior and more than 100 provincial championships.

The chairperson of the 150th lacrosse anniversary committee, Tim Barrie, and representatives from lacrosse organizations will be attending the ceremony outside city hall at the flag pole.

Everyone is welcome as Tim unveils the new flag celebrating the anniversary.

The lacrosse season has already started with youth field  lacrosse, the Boro Boys, and junior teams getting going soon before the Century 21 Lakers senior team starts at the first of June.

The Lakers are going for their fourth consecutive national championship and  will celebrate the 150 years of lacrosse with a special ceremony every home game.

On June 18 their Major Series Lacrosse league will showcase their teams for the anniversary with all them playing regular season games in a triple header at the Peterborough's Memorial Centre. More games and events are planned that will be announced throughout this special summer of lacrosse.

 

PETERBOROUGH CENTURY 21 LAKERS PROTECT THREE PLAYERS AHEAD OF MSL DRAFT

 

March 19, 2022 

 

PETERBOROUGH, ON – The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers have protected three graduating junior players ahead of Sunday's MSL Draft: Landon Kells, Mike Robinson and Zach Young.

 

Kells spent much of the summer of 2019 called up as the Lakers' third goaltender and backed up Mike Poulin at the 2019 Mann Cup. The 21-year-old from Fergus is currently serving as the Calgary Roughnecks' backup behind Christian Del Bianco.  

 

"Kells is one of our goalies of the future," stated Lakers' general manager Paul Day.  

 

Robinson, a defender from Peterborough, spent three seasons with the Jr. Lakers, scoring 17 goals and 7 assists in final year in 2019. He's also an attackman at the University of Delaware where he was named the Colonial Athletic Association's 2021 Rookie of the Year. 

 

"Robinson is having great success at Delaware and obviously had a very good Jr. A career. We look forward to his continued development," Day said. 

 

Young, a defenseman from Oshawa, spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons with Peterborough before being traded to Mimico. He contributed 12 points over 33 games with the Jr. Lakers. Young is currently playing with the University of North Carolina, the alma mater of Lakers' defenseman Chad Tutton.  

 

"Young is a great athlete with two or three years left of NCAA eligibility. He's a big defender with a bright future," said Day. 

 

The MSL Draft occurs this coming Sunday, March 20th. The draft consists of five rounds. Peterborough is without a first-round pick; that belongs to Brooklin as part of the deal that brought Mike Poulin to the Lakers.  

 

Season tickets are now on sale at the Memorial Centre box office. Fans can call 705-743-3561 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the box office in person Wednesday through Friday. Current season ticket holders have until April 29th to renew their seats. Those who previously renewed for the 2020 season must still contact the box office to confirm this year's renewal. 

 

 

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