ALL East Game Recaps - Week Twelve

by Gary Groob

ALL East Game Recaps - Week Twelve

Ohsweken Bears 17 Peterborough Timbermen 13

Millbrook Arena in Peterborough, Ontario 

The Ohsweken Bears jumped out to a large 10-2 lead midway through the second quarter, holding on for a 17-13 win Friday night.  Peterborough was able to match the Bears goal for goal from the second quarter on, but the lead was too big to overcome on this night.

Of note, The Bears were very undermanned, having only eleven runners for the game. 

James Whiteford (5g,6a) and Heron Snow (4g,1a) led the Bears offense, with Jonah Mohawk (2g,6a) and Kyle Pedwell (2g,4a) being the set up men.

Bryce Dennis (3g,1a), Ben Doherty (2g,1a), and Cole Hanrahan (2g,0a) led the charge for the Timbermen, with Jack MacAlpine (0g,4a) being the set up man.  Peterborough spread out their offense getting markers from nine different scorers in the game.

The Three Stars:

1. James Whiteford (Ohsweken)
2. Heron Snow (Ohsweken)
3. Gowah Abrams (Ohsweken)

Saturday at the Children's Arena in Oshawa, Ontario 

Early Game 

Paris RiverWolves 11  Oshawa Outlaws 14

The Paris RiverWolves had another good showing in this game against the Outlaws. The RiverWolves were missing one of their main offensive men in Marley Angus, who was called up to the NLL's Toronto Rock team that morning.  If not for a bad second quarter, Paris might have come away with the win.  The Outlaws, led by John St. John, Josh Gilray, and Cam Milligan put together a nine goal second quarter, en route to the 14-11 victory.  Deacan Knott had another superb game in the Oshawa net, holding off a surging Paris squad.

Oshawa's offense was led by John St. John (4g,4a), Josh Gilray (3g,0a), and Geoff Mcnulty (2g,3a), with Cam Milligan (1g,6a) and Luke Laskiewicz (1g,4a) being the playmakers. 

Paris was led by Alex Kew (3g,0a) and Ryan Pavic (2g,1a), with Dawson Brown (1g,2a) being the set up man.

The Three Stars:

1. John St. John (Oshawa)
2. Alex Kew (Paris)
3. Deacan Knott (Oshawa)

Late Game 

Brampton Express 16  Whitby Steelhawks 15

In what could only be called the "Game of the Week" the Brampton Express and Whitby Steelhawks kept the crowd engaged all evening with exciting action.  

The Express looked to get an edge in the second quarter jumping out to an 8-5 lead, but a strong third quarter from the Steelhawks had this game knotted 11-11 heading into the fourth quarter.  Whitby jumped out to a 15-13 lead with three minutes to go in the game but couldn't hold the powerful Brampton team down.  The Express, on goals by Pent Eistrat, Gage Board, and Mitchell Geoffrey in 1:48, was able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, winning 16-15.

Zac Sunderland (5g,3a), Pent Eistrat (3g,0a), and Mitchell Geoffrey (2g,2a) led the offense for Brampton, with Gage Board (1g,5a) and Ryan Campbell (0g,4a) as the set up men. 

Liam Osbourne (4g,5a), Dylan Goddard (2g,2a), and Jeff Fernandes (2g 1a) led the Whitby offense, with Devin Pipher (1g,4a) and Quinn Hyland (1g,3a) as the setup men. 

The Three Stars:

1. Zac Sunderland (Brampton)
2. Liam Osbourne (Whitby)
3. Mitchell Geoffrey (Brampton)

Sunday at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) in Hagersville, Ontario 

Early Game 

Toronto Monarchs 14  Ohsweken Bears 11

A very even first half saw the Toronto Monarchs head to the dressing room with just a one goal lead.  However, the third quarter had Toronto outscore the Bears 6-1, not allowing them to score until there was just 0:47 seconds left in the quarter.  The Bears made a valiant effort to get back in the game in the fourth but fell just shy, dropping the game 14-11 to the Monarchs.

Parker Pipher (4g,3a), Jordan Dance (3g,3a), and Tanner Buck (2g,3a) led the way for Toronto, with Tyler Davis (0g,4a) being the set up man. 

Kyle Pedwell (4g,0a) led the scoring for Ohsweken, with seven others scoring once in the game.

The Three Stars:

1. Sam Haines (Toronto)
2. Parker Pipher (Toronto)
3. Kyle Pedwell (Ohsweken)

Late Game:

Peterborough Timbermen 11 Six Nations Snipers 15

After a relatively calm first quarter, the Six Nations Snipers exploded for seven goals in the second to take a commanding 8-3 lead to the half.  A strong third quarter had the Snipers up 12-4, allowing them to coast to the finish with a 15-11 victory.  A very clean game with only five penalties called all day.

Mason Hill (4g,4a) led the Snipers offense, with Todd Thomas Jr. (2g,4a), Travis Staats (2g,4a), Ben Smiley (2g,3a), and Vern Hill (2g,2a) all chipping in with two goals each.

Koichi Nakamura (2g,3a), Jack MacAlpine (2g,2), Ben Doherty (2g,1a), and Matt Brenzel (2g,1a) led the Peterborough offense in this game.

The Three Stars:

1. Mason Hill (Six Nations)
2. Jaxon Longboat (Six Nations)
3. Koichi Nakamura (Peterborough)