Lakers reduce Thunder boom in Mann Cup, cut series deficit with 12-6 win
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – The Peterborough Lakers have won the Mann Cup three times in a row, so the Langley Thunder knew the best was yet to come from Ontario’s senior A lacrosse team after dropping the first two games of the championship series to the visiting team from British Columbia.
The Lakers scouted the Thunder for a 3-2 first-period lead in Game 3 on Monday, but then beat the visitors 10-3 the rest of the way to claim a 12-6 win in front of 3,157 fans at the Memorial Center.
Game 4 of the best-of-seven series will be played on Wednesday. Langley won Game 1 Friday 16-11 and took a 2-0 lead with a 15-14 victory in double overtime on Saturday.
Holden Cattoni scored eight points for the Lakers, including five goals. Taite Cattoni had three goals and an assist, while Joe Resetarits had two goals and three assists.
Standout singles for the Lakers were Paul Dawson and Matt Gilray.
Connor Robinson scored twice for the Thunder, with singles scored by Curtis Dickson, Robert Church, Dane Dobbie and Dylan Kinnear.
Peterborough edged Langley 49-41.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 12, 2022.
The Canadian Press