Lakers take down Chiefs in five games
|photo by Clifford Skarsted/ Peterborough Examiner|
There will be a new Mann Cup champion thanks to the Lakers 9-7 win over the Chiefs Thursday night at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.
With the victory, the Lakers claim the Major Series Lacrosse championship and a shot at the Western Lacrosse League champion New Westminster Salmonbellies, who will host this year's nationa senior A lacrosse championship.
The Lakers opened the scoring early thanks to Holden Cattoni, before Jordan Durston and Randy Staats replied midway through the frame. In the late going, Thomas Hoggarth tied things up again.
Things opened up in the second period with both teams exchanging goals before exchanging two-goal runs.
Dhane Smith, Staats, Durston and Kyle Jackson scored for the Chiefs, while Shawn Evans, Zach Courrier, Adam Jones and Kyle Buchanan scored, before Currier netted his second of the frame late, proving to be the game-winner.
Jones and Brock Sorensen added to the lead in the third period, with Dan Dawson inching the Chiefs closer. But it was too little too late, with the Lakers blocking everything the Chiefs could throw at them.
Dillon Ward was again great between the Chiefs pipes making 41 saves. Evan Kirk got the win and made 30 stops.
While hte Chiefs season ends, the Lakers will take on the Salmonbellies in New Westminster beginning September 8.
The Chiefs would like to thank all of its fans, volunteers and sponsors for their support this year. You are what made the 25th anniversary season a great one.