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The indoor lacrosse career of former Buffalo Bandits goaltender Mike Thompson had a storybook conclusion on Saturday night.
Thompson, who recently announced his retirement from the National Lacrosse League team, was named the Most Valuable Player as the the Peterborough (Ont.) Lakers defeated the Langley (B.C.) Thunder, 14-8, in the sixth and deciding game of the Mann Cup finals. The trophy goes to the top indoor lacrosse team in Canada.
The Lakers trailed, 2-0 in the best-of-seven series when Thompson got the Game Three start. He won four straight games in his final appearances as a pro in the sport.
Bandits' forward John Tavares won his eighth Mann Cup. Other Buffalo players on the roster are Tracey Kelusky, Scott Self, Mark Steenhuis, Chad Culp, Mat Giles and Jimmy Purves.