ALL East Recaps for Week 5

by Gary Groob

In the first weekend of play of 2024, the ALL East showcased four games.

Friday Evening:

Memorial Arena in Brampton 

Peterborough Timbermen 18 Brampton Express 12

The Timbermen played their most consistent game of the year in a victory over the Brampton Express Friday evening.   A strong second quarter saw the Timbermen get on a five goal run never looking back.  Brampton did keep it close at the half with a strong second quarter.  The Timbermen put together another five goal run in the second half and rode it to the 18-12 victory. 

Brine Rice (4g,5a) and Spencer Corkery (3g, 0a) led the way for Peterborough, who got production from nine different scorers in this game.  Jake McNabb (3g,2a), Sam Dramnitzke (2g,1a) and Gavin Thibeault (2g,0a) led the way for Brampton, with Gage Board (1g,7a) being the playmaker. 

The Three Stars:

1. Brine Rice (Peterborough)
2. Jacob Gasperetti (Peterborough)
3. Gage Board (Brampton)

Saturday Afternoon:

Children's Arena in Oshawa 

Toronto Monarchs 13 Whitby Steelhawks 16

In a matchup of two of the league's elite teams, this battle lived up to all expectations.  The Monarchs had a 6-3 lead early in the second quarter when Whitby came to life.  Nikolai Farrus scored five times in the quarter to give the Steelhawks an 11-8 lead at the half.  Whitby looked to have the game well at hand up 16-10 early in the fourth but three goals from Toronto late, made the game interesting.  Kaleb Martin and the Steelhawks defense held off the late uprising from the Monarchs for the win.

Nikolai Farrus (6g,2a) and Trent Boyd (3g,2a) led the way for Whitby, with Tyler Goodchild (2g,6a) and Devin Pipher (0g,6a) being the playmakers.  Parker Pipher (5g,2a) Nick Miller (2g,5a) led the way for Toronto, with Dan Williams (0g,3a), Henry Follows (1g,3a) and Steven Portelli (1g, 3a) being the set up men.

The Three Stars:

1.  Nikolai Farrus (Whitby)
2. Tyler Goodchild (Whitby)
3. Parker Pipher (Toronto)

Saturday Evening:

Children's Arena in Oshawa 

Six Nations Snipers 11 Oshawa Outlaws 12

In a very evenly played entertaining game, the Oshawa Outlaws outlasted the Six Nations Snipers 12-11.  Austin Blumbergs scored the game winner with just 0:04 seconds left for Oshawa after Chandler Allen had tied the game just 0:37 seconds earlier on the power-play.  The game was tied on five seperate occasions in the second half, with Austin Blumbergs being the difference scoring three in the fourth quarter for the Outlaws.

John St. John (3g,5a), Chris Attwood (3g,4a) and Austin Blumbergs (3g, 1a) led the way for Oshawa.  Vern Hill (3g,0a), Cheyton King (2g,1a) and Tye Argent (1g,3a) led the way for the Snipers.

The Three Stars:

1. Chris Attwood (Oshawa)
2. Vern Hill (Six Nations)
3. John St. John (Oshawa)

Sunday Afternoon:

Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA)

Paris RiverWolves 19   Ohsweken Bears 8

While Ohsweken played Paris tough in the first quarter, the RiverWolves dominated the game the rest of the way.  Down 3-1 midway in the second quarter, Paris rhymed off fifteen of the next seventeen goals in the game (including a nine goal run that stretched from the 6:18 mark of the third to the 11:35 mark of the fourth).  The Bears continued to fight, but Paris had all the answers on this day, winning convincingly 19-8.

Kurtis Woodland (5g,5a), Cole Spear (2g,4a), Luke Robinson (2g,4a), Davis Prince (2g,3a).and Kyle Dawson (3g,2a) led the way for the RiverWolves.  James Whiteford (4g,2a) was the offensive force for Ohsweken. 

The Three Stars:

1. Kurtis Woodland (Paris)
2. Chase Cosgrove (Paris)
3. Kyle Dawson (Paris)