Coming off a 9-7 overtime loss to the Six Nations Chiefs on the road a mere 24 hours earlier, the Redmen were home tonight to host the Oakville Rock at Iroquois Park. The standings before the contest showed a real log jam with the top three teams at 10 points and the Redmen at nine. The win tonight placed the Redmen back on top of the standings.
Zach Higgins for the Redmen and Oakville’s Nick Rose put on a goaltending clinic. The Redmen took the 6-4 win over the Rock, a much different result compared to when the teams last met and the Rock took the 13-5 win.
The Rock opened the scoring tonight, with Austin Shanks netting two in the first frame it was 4-2 for the home side after 20 minutes. The Rock tied the game at 4-4 with two short handed goals in the second period before Ryan Keenan scored to restore the lead for the Redmen with two and half minutes on the clock in the final frame.
The third period was a scoring drought as Rose and Higgins played solid in their respective nets. Oakville could not muster a goal in the last 20 minutes despite some decent looks. It was no different for the Redmen (their last goal came with 2:33 on the clock in the second) and they would not light the lamp again until Austin Shanks potted his third of the night with a mere 12 seconds on the clock. Power play production was an issue as the teams were a combined 1 for 12 on the extra man with the Redmen scoring the only power play goal.
The Redmen host the Peterborough Lakers on Saturday June 25 at 8 pm as part of Lacrosse Day in Durham; the Gaels, Merchants and Warriors are all in action. A $ 15.00 ticket gets fans in for the day.
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The two teams that met at Iroquois Park on Wednesday night experienced very different weeks. The Redmen lost to the Oakville Rock on Monday by a final of 13-5 in what was described as a flat and offensively challenged contest, the Chiefs on the other hand hosted the Peterborough Lakers on Tuesday night and were trailing 7-4 in the third period only to rattle off four straight goals in an astonishing one minute and 23 seconds to take the 8-7 win.
The Redmen came out of the gate hungry scoring the first two goals and capitalizing on a team that played the night before and was shaking off bus legs. The Chiefs regrouped and scored three straight for a 3-2 lead after the first period.
The Chiefs lost track of time during the first intermission and were nowhere to be found as Brent McAuley whistled the teams to centre for the face-off, he assessed the visitors a two minute bench minor for delay of game which the Redmen turned into a power play goal to knot the game at 3-3. The Redmen were not going to forget the loss on Monday and made certain to dig deep, they scored the next four unanswered to take a 7-3 lead with five minutes left on the clock in the middle frame. The Chiefs did score one on the power play and it was 7-4 for the home side after forty minutes.
The Redmen opened the lead to 9-4 with two goals in 30 seconds before five minutes were off the clock in the third and looked to be cruising to an important win. The visitors channeled the results of their game a mere 24 hours earlier and went on a spree of their own. Randy Staats continued to impress for the Chiefs as he was in on almost every goal of the night, he scored twice in the third period and assisted on one. Mike Poulin played an incredible game in the Redmen night and kept the Chiefs at bay as they pulled Dillon Ward for the extra attacker in the final three minutes that got them a goal on two occasions. The Redmen registered the two points with the 9-8 win and are now 4-1-1 on the season good for first overall at the one-third mark of the 18 game regular season.
Shots on goal registered at 55-47 for the Chiefs, the Redmen went two for three on the power play while the Chiefs were three for four.
Redmen are in Ohsweken on Tuesday June 21 to battle the Chiefs and host Oakville back at IPSC on Wednesday June 22 at 8 pm. Lacrosse Day in Durham is also approaching on June 25 as the Redmen host Peterborough to end a day of action featuring the Gaels, Warriors and Merchants all in action.
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The Brooklin Redmen added seven new faces to the line-up tonight, all of whom were busy this past weekend in the NLL championship game won by the defending champion Saskatchewan Rush over the Buffalo Bandits.
The Redmen held a ceremony and introduced from the Buffalo Bandits – Mitch Wilde, Kevin Brownell, Steve Priolo and Dave DiRuscio (Kodiaks goalie) and from the Rush – Curtis Knight, Adrian Sorichetti, John Lafontaine, Mark Matthews and head coach Derek Keenan.
Fans were also introduced to the longest surviving Brampton Excelsior George “Potsy” Burrows who will be 98 years young next week.
Matthews made an impact with 1 goal and two helpers, Mike Poulin was solid in the Redmen net as was Dave DiRuscio for the Kodiaks.
The Kodiaks scored three short-handed goals including two on the same penalty in the middle frame. Period scores were 3-3 after one and 7-5 for the Redmen after two. Final score of 8-6 to give the Redmen a season record of three wins and a tie.
Pita Pit three stars – 3rd star with 2 goals Dan Lintner, second star Matthews and first star with four helpers Shawn Williams.
The Redmen host the Six Nations Chiefs next Wednesday June 15 at 8 pm and are in Oakville two nights prior for a date with the Rock.
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The Brooklin Redmen are celebrating their 50th anniversary and started the regular season at home with a solid 12-5 win over the visiting Brampton Excelsiors. Prior to the game, the team honoured a number of past captains dating back to the 1968 and 1969 Mann Cup winning teams up to current leader Derek Suddons.
Dan Lintner led the way for the home side with four goals and a helper, Austin Shanks netted three and Ryan Keenan added his first and second in a Redmen uniform with proud father Derek watching as a new member of the Redmen coaching staff.
The Redmen took an early 2-0 lead but after the first frame the Excelsiors were up 4-3. The visitors stretched the lead to 5-3 but Phil Caputo’s goal six minutes into the second period would be the last of the night for the Excelsiors as the Redmen rattled off eight straight over the rest of that period and into the third to preserve the win.
Blair Ferguson and Matt Garrison had a fairly easy time of it as they assessed four minors to Brampton and three to the Redmen. The Redmen capitalized twice on the man advantage while Brampton had no luck with their power play. With five minutes to go in the third Shawn Williams and Jayson Crawford from Brampton got into a shoving match possibly over who looked better wearing jersey # 51, we’ll give Williams the nod on that one.
Redmen are on the road Thursday June 2, 2016 in Peterborough and Saturday June 4, 2016 in Cobourg to meet the Kodiaks (relocated from Kitchener Waterloo) before they are home Wednesday June 8, 2016 to host those same Kodiaks.
The Brooklin Redmen will be host our Alumni gofl tournament on June 26th at Kedron Dells golf club.
$110 per golfer
$440 Per foursome
$25 for dinner only
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