ALL East Power Rankings for Week 5

by Gary Groob

ALL East Week 5 Power Rankings:

1. Whitby Steelhawks (4-0):

Whitby beat a strong team in the Toronto Monarchs this past weekend.  Although the end was a bit dicey, they still hold on to their top ranking in the league being undefeated. 

2. Paris RiverWolves (4-0):

This is more of a 1a than a 2.  Paris dismantled the Ohsweken Bears on Sunday with a barrage of offense.  Chase Cosgrove in net as well as the RiverWolves defense were stiffling in this game.  They are going to be a fun team to watch the rest of the year.

3. Ohsweken Bears (2-2):

The Bears had an off night on Sunday and that will happen from time to time.  This team has shown so far this year that they belong in the top tier of the league.  It will be interesting to see how they handle adversity next week when they play the Six Nations Snipers. 

4. Oshawa Outlaws (2-2):

The Outlaws continue to work their way up the rankings.  A victory over the Six Nations Snipers with the game winner coming with just 0:04 seconds left.  Just 0:37 seconds earlier the Snipers had tied the game on the power-play.  Instead of sulking, Oshawa got back to work and were rewarded with a goal and the win. 

5. Toronto Monarchs (1-3):

The Monarchs are still one of the elite teams in the league.  Losing a tough one to the league leaders is no cause for alarm.  Toronto plays a rejuvenated Timbermen team this coming week.  This will be a good litmus test for them to see exactly where they stand in the league.

6. Peterborough Timbermen (2-2):

A convincing win over a tough Brampton team shows this team is heading in the right direction.  With nine seperate scorers in this game, the Timbermen will be tough to defend moving forward.  As Peterborough gets more confident, they will be a much tougher foe to face.

7. Brampton Express (1-3): 

A couple of off weeks has the Express down in the rankings.  A tough game upcoming with the powerful Paris RiverWolves will be a good test for them.  They will need to firing on all cylinders to get back on track.

8. Six Nations Snipers (0-4):

The Snipers dropped yet another one goal game.  This one was heart-wrenching, losing with just 0:04 seconds left.  The positive was that they competed hard all game long.  The game was tied on five seperate occasions in the second half.  The Snipers will turn it around, and make noise this season.  Their next game is at the ILA against Ohsweken Sunday afternoon.