The Power Went Out During The National Anthem At Lakers Game And Peterborough Took Over

Photo via  @eileenkimmett

Photo via @eileenkimmett

The power went out at the Memorial Centre during the singing of O Canada by Missy Knott and her little brother Josh at Sunday night's Peterborough Lakers game, and the crowd stepped in. Amazing.

Watch some videos captured on Twitter below, as well as other tweets describing the fan reaction... 

Oh, and the power did kick back on before the anthem ended—and the Lakers went on to power their way to a 7-5 victory over Oakville to take a 1-0 lead in the Best of 7 playoff series.

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Boys Of Summer: Memorial Centre Rolls Out The Green Carpet For Peterborough Lakers

The PMC live tweeted the transformation from hockey to lacrosse, as the Peterborough Lakers prepare to start their 2015 season!

THE BEFORE...

The installation begins...

Almost there...

Rock 'n roll...

The Lakers home opener is June 4th. Get your tickets here!

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Watch: PTBOCanada Has Coffee With... Scott Arnold

We're proud to unveil our new video series "Coffee With...", which features a nice relaxed sit-down chat over coffee at the Silver Bean Café with different folk from the community doing neat stuff. In this first video, we sit down with Scott Arnold—our new sports reporter—to chat about his involvement with (shhhh) Peterborough's version of TMZ, PMZ; the 2013 YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event and the Peterborough Lakers.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Tom Phillips On Peterborough's Astonishing Record Of Success In Lacrosse By Our Homegrown Players

Photo: Evan Holt

Last Friday I had the pleasure of *reuniting with many of my very accomplished lacrosse friends for the celebration of the area’s first Minto Cup, in 1961. Several members of that team turned out for the Merit Precision Juniors’ last game of the season, and the events to recognize the 1961 team’s accomplishment.

On Saturday a larger group of junior lacrosse alumni got together for golf and dinner. It was an opportunity to catch up with old friends, but more importantly, it was a time to celebrate an astonishing record of success by homegrown Peterborough players at the very highest levels of the game.

Since the 1961 Minto Cup win, Peterborough Juniors have won the Cup 12 times—the most of any other lacrosse community in the country. Along with the 13 Mann Cups won by the Seniors’ (the first being in 1951), and a national championship in a short-lived semi-professional league in 1969, Peterborough has 26 national lacrosse championships in 60 years. More astonishingly, the vast majority of the players on these 26 teams are Peterborough born-and-raised.

However, it is not the fact that we are all from Peterborough that has bound us together so strongly over the years; it is the winning tradition that has. Even the youngest of the alumni attending the weekend’s homecoming events could recite the accomplishments of the oldest players there. It is in the mutual and often unspoken respect for success at the highest levels in the game that is the greatest reward that comes from being involved in lacrosse in Peterborough.

It is one thing to win a national championship in any sport in a big-city arena filled with adoring fans; it is quite another to win a national championship at home, alongside your life-long peers and in front of a crowd of people who you have a personal connection with in one form or another.

Like the storied professional franchises in hockey and baseball—the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Yankees—it is not enough to just make the team. The only measure of success is in reaching the ultimate goal. Every year without a Minto or Mann Cup won by Peterborough is considered a disappointing year by our lacrosse community. It is the winning tradition as it is carried and told by those who have experienced it that sets the tone for every season.

As is so often the case in Canadian culture, where success is seen as less important than participation, lacrosse in Peterborough has never received the degree of respect that matches its success. Thankfully, the real success for those involved is more intimate than public. It comes in self-gratification in being the very best at what you are passionate about, and the ability to share that success with those who understand it best.

Photo: Stewart Stick

The Juniors’ have begun the playoffs with a better team than they have had in a few years, and the Seniors’ seem destined to defend the Mann Cup in the West this September. With these teams, new chapters in the history of Peterborough lacrosse will be written, and no one will be more proud of them should they bring the Cups home than those who most cherish our winning tradition.

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*Tom Phillips, a Peterborough native, was a trainer with the 1972 and 1973 Minto Cup teams (that was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2010), and involved with several other championship teams. He is currently a member of the Board of the Peterborough Merit Precision Junior ‘A’ Lakers.

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[Contributed by PtboCanada's Tom Phillips Ph. D.]

[Editor's Note: This is Tom's third column for PtboCanada.com. He is Economist & Sustainability Director - Greater Ptbo Innovation Cluster. Click here to read his first column for us on Peterborough's "Creative Class", and here to read his second column "Growing Peterborough From 'The Inside-Out'"]

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Ode'min Giizis Festival Celebrates Game Of Lacrosse And Its History This Year

PtboPics: We Are The (Mann Cup) Champions


[photos submitted by Stewart Stick, @stickshots]

[Don't Stop Believin']

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Stuff to do in the Patch this weekend

Check out the festivities all week longLooking for something to do in Peterborough this weekend?

Friday

- GO LAKERS GO!!! 2010 Mann Cup Game 6,  Peterborough Lakers vs New Westminster Salmonbellies (7:45 p.m. - Adults $20, Children $15) Memorial Centre

- Noises Off (8PM - Adults $18, Seniors $16, Students $10) Peterborough Theater Guild

- The Legendary Downchild Blues Band (8PM - $52) Showplace

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

 

Saturday

- Fall Plant Sale (9 a.m. to 11 - Free) Hutchison House Museum

- Artsweek: Art in the Park (9:30 a.m to 4 - Free) Millennium Park

- Artsweek: Guided tour of the Blink Installations (1 p.m. - Free) Silver Bean Millennium Park

Otter Feeding (1:30 p.m. - Free) Peterborough Zoo

- Artsweek: Simon Borer and Traplines (Poetry & Music) (2 p.m. to 5  p.m. - Free) Downtown Streets

- The Book of Spells: A Love Story (7PM - $17) Showplace

- 2010 Mann Cup Game 7 (If necessary, but we doubt it) - Peterborough Lakers vs New Westminster SalmonBellies (7:45 p.m. - Adults $20, Children $15) Memorial Centre

- Noises Off (8 p.m. - Adults $18, Seniors $16, Students $10) Peterborough Theater Guild

- Martin Simpson in concert (8 p.m. - $32) Showplace

Mustang Drive-In  (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

 

Sunday

- Artsweek: Simon Borer and Traplines (Poetry & Music) (1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Free) Downtown Streets

Otter Feeding (1:30 p.m. - Free) Peterborough Zoo

- The Book of Spells: A Love Story (2 p.m. - $17) Showplace

- Noises Off (8 p.m. - Adults $18, Seniors $16, Students $10) Peterborough Theater Guild

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing


Have a GREAT weekend Peterborough and don't pick a fight with any wrestlers!

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Stuff to do in the Patch This Weekend...

Looking for something to do in Peterborough this weekend?

Friday

- 2010 Mann Cup - Peterborough Lakers vs New Westminster Salmonbellies (7:45 p.m. - Adults $20, Children $15) Memorial Centre

DBIA Jazz Restaurant Tour (Evening - $20) Call 748-4774 for more info or stop in at the DBIA

- Colin James (8PM - $52) Showplace

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

 

Saturday

- Kawartha Lakes Cycling Tour (7 a.m to 5:30 p.m. - Adults - $25 Pre-registration, or $30 same day. 16 & under - $20 Pre-registration or $25 same day) 

Pathway of Fame 13th Annual Induction Ceremony (10 a.m. - Free) Del Crary Park

DBIA Jazz Festival (Noon to Midnight - Free) Millenium Park

Otter Feeding (1:30 p.m. - Free) Peterborough Zoo

- 2010 Mann Cup - Peterborough Lakers vs New Westminster SalmonBellies (7:45 p.m. - Adults $20, Children $15) Memorial Centre

Mustang Drive-In  (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

 

Sunday

Otter Feeding (1:30 p.m. - Free) Peterborough Zoo

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing


Have a GREAT weekend Peterborough!  Don't Stop Believin'!


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PtboPic: The Lakers Are All Smiles Holding That Banner

[photo submitted by Stewart Stick, @stickshots]

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Stuff to do in the Patch This Weekend...

Looking for something to do in Peterborough this loooooooong weekend?

Friday

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

 

Saturday

- Otter Feeding (1:30 p.m. - Free) Peterborough Zoo

Mustang Drive-In  (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

 

Sunday

- Pioneer Corn Roast (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Adults $10, Student/Senior $9, Youth (5-14) $6 Under 5 free, Family $30 (includes 2 adults & 4 youth)) Lang Pioneer Village

Kawartha Arts Festival (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Free) Fenelon Falls

Otter Feeding (1:30 p.m. - Free) Peterborough Zoo

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing

 

Monday (Labour Day)

- Here is what is opened and closed.

Otter Feeding (1:30 p.m. - Free) Peterborough Zoo

- GAME 7!!! Peterborough Lakers vs Brampton Excelsiors (7 p.m. - Adults $16, Seniors/Students $10.50, Children $3) Memorial Centre

Mustang Drive-In (Opens at 8:15 p.m. - Ticket Prices) - what's playing


...Looks to be a rainy weekend, better rent a few flicks!


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