Redmen Loss in Peterborough, Despite Strong Final Frame
by: Mark Stehlin
The Brooklin Redmen packed up their gear for the journey north on Highway 115 to visit the Lakers at the Memorial Centre on Landsdowne on Thursday night. They were coming off a gutsy 11-10 overtime win over Brampton just 24 hours before to open the 2017 MSL season.
The Redmen were down 9-3 after the first forty minutes and despite a six goal outburst in the third period came up short by a final of 13-9 for a record of 1-1 on this young season.
The Redmen line-up featured Ryan and Mitch McMichael on the floor with memories of their father Scott evident for Redmen fans. GM Brad MacArthur continues his efforts at putting a competitive product on the floor and filling in the game sheet by adding players from other Durham Region based teams.
The Lakers jumped out to a 4-0 first period lead. The Redmen found the back of the net for the first time at 9:23 of the middle frame as Dan Lintner notched his first of four on the night and owns the Redmen scoring lead with seven goals on the season, Reilly O'Connor is second with four goals after two games.
The Redmen clawed back to 11-8 with three minutes on the clock, but two quick goals by the Lakers 33 seconds apart snuffed out the chance at a comeback on this night.
Zach Higgins faced 44 Lakers shots in front of 3,000 home team fans. The Redmen were not able to translate any of their five powerplay chances while the Lakers were 1 for 3 with the extra attacker.
The road trip continues for the Redmen as they visit Cobourg on Sunday night before they host the same Kodiaks next Wednesday June 7, 2107 at 8:00 pm at IPSC.