by Andre Spence

As we approach the seventh week of the ALL East, teams are beginning to solidify their positions in the standings. The Whitby Steelhawks are currently leading the league with a record of four wins and one loss. Hot on their heels are the Paris RiverWolves, who have an impressive record of four wins and no losses.

Interestingly, the top scorers from these leading teams are not the most dominant in the East. That honour goes to Parker Pipher from the Toronto Monarchs. Pipher has netted 32 points this season so far, averaging 6.4 points per game and boasting a scoring average of 58 per cent. Kurtis Woodland of the RiverWolves and Nikolai Farrus of the Steelhawks are tied for second place in scoring, each with 13 goals this season.

Despite Pipher's high scoring, the Monarchs are currently in sixth place with a record of one win and four losses.

In the realm of defence, rookie goalie Chase Martin of the Ohsweken Bears leads the league with the lowest goals allowed average, currently standing at 8.04 GAA. He outperforms Chase Cosgrove of the RiverWolves, who averages 10 GAA, and Lucas Coote of the Steelhawks, who averages 11.33 GAA.

Interestingly, six goalies are tied with two wins each, making the competition for the top spot open.

With Martin in goal, the Bears are currently fifth in the East with a record of two wins and two losses.

Four games are coming up this week, and there’s still plenty of time for new leaders to emerge.