Curtain Drops on Redmen Season
All the sports cliches were overheard tonight at Iroquois Park; "backs to the wall", "do or die", "must win game". The Redmen were down 3-2 to the Lakers in their best of seven semi-final series after a game five loss two nights ago in Peterborough. The Redmen would have to race out of the gate to gain some advantage being on home floor, but the visitors had other plans as they scored the first two on the night en route to a 10-4 win and 4-2 series win.
After the opening frame finished at 2-0 for Peterborough, the home side did get one early in the second which the Redmen faithful hoped would materialise into some much needed momentum. Unfortunately for the rest of the game, the Lakers were able to counter every Redmen goal with one or two of their own which snuffed out any hope. The Redmen looked for ways to have an impact, to no avail.
The Lakers won the second period 3-2 and the final frame 5-2 for the 10-4 win and took the series in six games.
Josh Hiltz and Brent Coloumbe assessed 10 minors, five to each side and both teams were 1 for 5 on the power play. Scoring for the Redmen were Ryan Keenan with two and singles to Dawson Theede and Ryan MacSpadyen.
A good year for the Redmen and the promise of more great things to come as the young core will return. The Redmen thank their great fans and generous partners for support in allowing the club to remain competitive in Major Series Lacrosse, we look forward to more excitement in 2018.