ALL East Power Rankings - Week 3

by Gary Groob

ALL Week 3 Power Rankings:

1. Whitby Steelhawks (3-0):

While the Timbermen played the Steelhawks tough in the first half, Whitby put it in another gear in the middle of the third quarter.  Up 8-7 the Steelhawks scored ten of the last eleven goals in the game, including four shorthanded markers en route to a lopsided 18-8 victory. 

2. Paris RiverWolves (2-0):

Did not play.  No movement in the rankings.

3. Ohsweken Bears (1-1):

Did not play.  No movement in the rankings.

4. Toronto Monarchs (1-2):

The Monarchs held on to fourth position though dropping a close decision to the Oshawa Outlaws.  Down just 7-5 at the half, a rough third quarter put the Monarchs behind the eight ball, being outscored 5-1.  Toronto put together a dynamic fourth led by Parker Pipher and Nick Miller with two each.  Though the Monarchs fell just short of their comback 13-11, the character of the team was on display in the fourth quarter. 

5. Brampton Express (1-1):

Did not play.  No movement in the rankings.

6. Oshawa Outlaws (1-2):

Oshawa moved up another spot in the rankings with a victory over the Toronto Monarchs.  The game looked to be well in hand when the Outlaws took their foot off the gas.  A five goal outburst from Toronto made this game much closer than it needed to be.  Oshawa was able to hold on for the 13-11 victory. 

7. Peterborough Timbermen (1-2):

The Timbermen looked great for 37:22 in this game.  Down just one goal the flood gates opened wide.  Whitby scored ten of the next eleven goals en route to an 18-8 victory.  More concerning was the four shorthanded goals that were scored during this time.  Peterborough has a bye week to regroup before facing the Express in Brampton January 5th.

8. Six Nations Snipers (0-2):

Did not play.  No movement in the rankings.