Monday, June 3, 2013

First Capital Cup pits Kodiaks against Lakers in Kingston this Saturday, June 8

This Saturday, June 8 at 7 pm is the first ever First Capital Cup. The Cup is a regular season game between the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks and the defending Mann Cup champion Peterborough Lakers at the K Rock Centre in Kingston. The game has been organized to align with the Kingston Krossfire minor lacrosse tournament being held this weekend and tickets to the game are part of the registration package for the tournament, so the game should enjoy the highest attendance at a Major Series Lacrosse game this summer. First Capital Cup organizers are anticipating over 4,000 to be on hand for the game.

Good tickets are still available and can be purchased by going to the First Capital Cup web site. KW currently sits last in MSL with an 0-2 record, but the Kodiaks have lost to the top two teams in the league, the Six Nations Chiefs and Brooklin Redmen. They face the Oakville Rock tonight in a game that can be seen via live webcast: just click the webcast sports logo in this site's right-hand column to watch the game.

Peterborough is third, also having lost to Six Nations and Brooklin while beating Brampton twice to sit at 2-2. The Lakers' Shawn Evans is fresh off a National Lacrosse League scoring title and MVP award and has carried on his success this summer, posting 28 points in his first four games to lead MSL in scoring. KW features Mike Poulin, a former MSL MVP and the 2012 NLL goalie of the year.