August 15, 2010
The Brooklin Redmen made the trip north on Highway 115 and knew that to have a chance to take this series (tied at 2-2) winning on the road would be crucial. With the Lakers up in game five by a score of 5-0 and almost half the game over the situation looked grim; it was gut check time for the Redmen. Kyle O’Brien finally solved Mike Thompson at 7:13 of the middle frame and before the contingent of Redmen fans could sit down from cheering Wes McDonald added another to start a roll for the Redmen.
The Lakers won the opening frame 3-0 and scored two goals to start the second at 0:31 and 0:55 for the 5-0 lead before the Redmen decided enough was enough and began to chip away at that lead.
The Redmen scored five times in the middle frame and the score was 7-5 for the Lakers after forty minutes. Veteran Scott Campbell led by example as his first of two that period saw him break through the middle and despite taking shots from Lakers defenders he persevered and found the back of the net.
Cory Vitarelli scored his third of the night to open the third period and Matt Holman answered a minute later on the power play to maintain the two goal deficit. Geoff Griffiths took the ball through the middle to score and made the game 8-7. He hobbled off the floor and did not return to the game saying afterwards that he suffered a lower body injury but should be good for game six. The Redmen kept coming as O’Brien scored his second of the night to tie the game. Holman also went through the middle and it was tied again this time 9-9 with 5:02 on the clock. The teams went back and forth and exactly two minutes after Holman’s goal Derek Hopcroft scored to give the Redmen their first lead of the night 10-9. The Lakers had chances to tie the game but Wagar and his defense frustrated the big guns of the Lakers and that goal would prove to be the winner.
The Redmen now lead this best of seven series three games to two with game six set for Monday night at 8 pm at IPSC.
Mark Gardonio and Matt Robinson gave the Lakers twenty minutes in penalties and gave the Redmen 22. The Redmen scored two on the power play and the Lakers scored once on the extra man.
Brooklin – Wagar (0,1), Durno (0,1), McDonald (1), O’Brien (2,2), Adamson (0,4), Holman (2,1), Griffiths (1,2), Hopcroft (1,2), Brownell (1,2), S Campbell (2)
Peterborough – Thompson (0,1), Steenhuis (1), Tavares (0,2), Sc Evans (0,2), Fines (0,1), Vitarelli (3,1), Grant (3), Kelusky (1,3), Evans (1,5)
Contact: Mark Stehlin 416-525-5624
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