Thursday, June 12, 2014

Redmen down Kodiaks for second straight time, 14-12

Zach Higgins and the Redmen downed KW 14-12 Wednesday.
(File photo: Tim Prothero)
Shayne Jackson continues to have a hot start for the Brooklin Redmen. Jackson scored 3 goals and 4 assists to lead the Redmen to a 14-12 win over the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks Wednesday night. Curtis Knight added a hat trick and an assist while Mark Cockerton had a big night in his MSL debut, scoring once and adding 4 assists. Ryan Benesch led all scorers, tallying twice and adding 5 assists for KW. Dhane Smith, Jamie Rooney and Luke Laszkiewicz each added a pair of goals for the Kodiaks.

Brooklin led 5-2 after the first period but KW got the better of a high-scoring second frame, including a pair of shorthanded goals just six seconds apart from Joey Cupido and Jay Thorimbert, to tie things up at 9-9 after 40 minutes. Brooklin took control with the first four goals of the third. Smith and Rooney connected about a minute apart to pull the Kodiaks closer with five minutes to play but Graeme Hossack gave the Redmen a little breathing room when he scored with just over two minutes left.

The win leaves Brooklin in a first-place tie with Peterborough at 3-1 while KW is in fifth place with a 1-2 record. The next Major Series Lacrosse action is Thursday night when Oakville visits Peterborough.