|Mitch De Snoo helped lead the Oakville Rock's strong defensive performance as they downed the Peterborough Lakers 12-5 in Game 3 of the MSL semifinals series. (Photo: Dave Fryer)|
While Rose was sharp from the opening faceoff, at the other end of the floor the Rock were finding holes in Matt Vinc early and often. Dan Lomas opened the scoring with his first of 4 goals in the game and Oakville was up 4-0 before Adam Jones was able to beat Rose with a perfect shot twelve minutes into the game. Jones would wind up with a hat trick to provide the majority of Peterborough's offence.
It was 7-2 for Oakville after one period and they stretched the lead to 9-3 in the second. Peterborough was never able to cut substantially into the margin. Jones did get back to back power play goals in the second but that would be all the scoring by the Lakers.
Lomas added an assist, Brett Hickey had 3 goals and 3 assists, Stephan Leblanc had 2 goals and 6 assists and Wes Berg 2 goals and 4 assists. It was the first time in seven meetings this year that the Rock have scored more than 8 goals against Peterborough.
|Things got rough late in the game. (Photo: Dave Fryer)|
The Oakville win and the bad blood set the stage for an interesting Game 4 to be played Tuesday in Peterborough.