CALGARY, AB — The Major Series Lacrosse season kicked off last Sunday and one team has surprised out of the gate.
The Brooklin Redmen are currently out in front of perennial powerhouses Peterborough Lakers and Six Nations Chiefs. Despite being without veteran netminder Mike Poulin, they have used a balance offensive attack and strong defence to defeat their opponents.
Playing in two of their three games, Reilly O’Connor has looked fantastic this summer. The lefty has scored five points in each game. In his first game, he scored on his only shot of the contest and assisted on four others. In the second, O’Connor dished out five assists, bringing his season total to one goal and nine assists.
While the Redmen are having a great start to the season, the Brampton Excelsiors aren’t having as much luck.
But don’t tell that to rookie Tyson Bell.
In his only game for the Excelsiors, Bell registered a goal and an assist, but accumulated six penalty minutes. Although he managed to find the scoresheet twice, Bell and the Excelsiors dropped to 0-3 on the year.
Over in Oakville, the Rock had mixed results to open the season.
In their opening game against the Cobourg Kodiaks, Roughnecks righty Wesley Berg led the Rock with four goals and two assists en route to a 10-5 win. However, in their next game against the Lakers, they were not able to find the back of the net as easily. Berg added a goal and an assist, while Dan MacRae tallied his first goal of the season.
Peterborough was able to win that contest 11-4 and that was even without the services of Curtis ‘Superman’ Dickson, who was absent from the lineup.
Fun Fact: Former Roughnecks ball boy and possible 2016 NLL Draftee, Holden Cattoni, is playing with Dickson on the Peterborough Lakers.
Six Nations Chiefs vs. Oakville Rock — June 6th
Oakville Rock vs. Cobourg Kodiaks — June 7th
Cobourg Kodiaks vs. Brooklin Redmen — June 8th
Brampton Excelsiors vs. Peterborough Lakers — June 9th
Brampton Excelsiors vs. Cobourg Kodiaks — June 12th
Team Win Loss Tie Points
Brooklin Redmen 2 0 1 5
Peterborough Lakers 2 1 0 4
Six Nations Chiefs 2 0 0 4
Oakville Rock 1 1 0 2
Cobourg Kodiaks 0 2 1 1
Brampton Excelsiors 0 3 0 0