The following will be released at 7:45 today:
16 Lakers in NLL playoffs
and two more 2014 award winners…..
There are more than a dozen Century 21 Lakers’ members going into major competition this week from the National Lacrosse League playoffs to NCAA tournament.
Shawn Evans with the Calgary Roughnecks lead all NLL players breaking the league’s total points and tying the assist record with 130 points, 83 assists. He smashed the old points mark of another Lakers member John Grant who ended his Colorado regular season with the second most points in history of any NLL player behind former Lakers’ star John Tavares.
Evans and a Lakers’ newcomer, Curtis Dickson, second leading points man on Calgary with 94, defeated Vancouver on the weekend to squeak into the one game playoff in the west against Colorado to see who will play Edmonton in the western final. Colorado has three Lakers with Grant who was second in team points with 91 points behind Lakers’ Adam Jones who had 93. Defenseman Robert Hope, who set a NLL rookie record for caused turnovers in one season and one of the top loose ball men, also plays on the team. In that game alone the two highest point getters on both teams will be Lakers.
Meanwhile in the east Rochester Knighthawks, coached by Lakers’ head coach Mike Hasen, with help from Lakers GM Paul Day have Cory Vitarelli, Scott and Brad Self and goalie Matt Vinc playing against Buffalo who have Lakers’ Mark Steenhuis Buffalo’s third leading team scorer, Chad Culp fifth on the team, Nick Weiss and Andrew Watt playing to see who goes against Lakers’ Brock Sorenson’s Toronto Rock in the East final.
That’s a total of 16 Lakers’ members in the NLL playoffs.
Meanwhile new Lakers member Chad Tutton is expected to go high in this year’s NLL draft and will be playing this week for the third ranked U.S. college North Carolina Heel Tars field lacrosse team in the NCAA tourney to decide the best team in the nation. Junior graduate Turner Evans, with another Peterborough boy Jake Withers, will be with Ohio State in that tournament.
The Lake Show will have a lot of electricity in pro and amateur lacrosse and ready to turn it on June 4 at the Memorial Centre home opener against Brooklin.
TICKETS ARE READY
Season tickets are available at the Memorial Centre. Included in the package are season tickets for Merit Precision Jr. Lakers who open up this Friday. Tickets are now printed and subscribers can pick them up along with their Junior passes at the Memorial Centre
--2014 AWARD WINNERS
Award winners for 2014 Lakers
There was no Lakers banquet last season but plenty of awards to be handed out. Here are two more; the best defenseman and most sportsmanlike players for the Century 21 Lakers last season were:
Best Defenceman - Scott Self
Scott Self has been a member of the Peterborough Lakers system since he was five years old and a leader on all his minor Lakers teams working his way up to become captain of the Century 21 Lakers. A strong defensive player he gives what he has every shift. The 35-year-old Peterborough native has won five Mann Cups with the Lakers, three National Lacrosse League championships, and a Team Canada indoor lacrosse gold medal. Obviously a winner he has been recognized as one of the best lacrosse defencemen playing the game.
Most Sportsmanlike - Aaron Wilson
The 5’9” Wilson has been playing major series lacrosse for more than a decade starring in Kitchener, and Brampton before joining Peterborough for his first full Lakers’ season last year. He has won two Mann Cups, been a top scorer in the National Lacrosse League and last season in 18 regular season games scored 22 goals and 24 assists while only getting four minutes in penalties