ALL East Recaps Week 1

by Gary Groob

The Arena Lacrosse League East (ALL East) opened their regular season this past weekend with four spectacular games.

Game One:

Saturday Afternoon at the Millbrook Arena

Paris RiverWolves 14  Peterborough Timbermen 12

An even first quarter got the game rolling.  However, Paris was able to put together a five goal run led by Brett Handsor, which had the Timbermen chasing.

Peterborough put together a strong third quarter with Fred Hartley leading the charge tying the game.  The RiverWolves got on another roll scoring five of the next seven to hold on for the two goal victory.

Luke Robinson (3g,4a), Kurtis Woodland (3g,2a), Davis Prince (2g,2a), Andy Campbell (2g,0a) and Brett Handsor (2g,0a) led the way for Paris.  Brine Rice (2g,3a) and Fred Hartley (3g,0a) led the way for Peterborough, with Riley Curtis (1g, 5a) being the playmaker. 

The Three Stars:

1. Kurtis Woodland (Paris)
2. Fred Hartley (Peterborough)
3. Chase Cosgrove (Paris)

Game Two:

Saturday Evening at TRAC

Brampton Express 10  Toronto Monarchs 13

In a very entertaining game, the Toronto Monarchs held off the Brampton Express with a strong fourth quarter to win their opening game of the season.

Henry Follows (3g,1a) and Jordan Dance (2g,3a) led the way for the Monarchs, who jumped out to a 6-3 lead at the half.  A stronger third quarter from Brampton had this a much closer game.  Two goals each from Mitchell Geoffrey (2g,2a) and Jake McNabb (2g,4a) helped bring the Express within one after three quarters.   

The Monarchs regrouped in the fourth quarter scoring four times in five minutes to take a commanding 13-8 lead.  Brampton scored twice more, but Toronto held on for the 13-10 win.

The Three Stars:

1. Henry Follows 
2. Craig Wende 
3. Cole Martin 

Game Three:

Sunday Early Game at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA)

Oshawa Outlaws 11  Ohsweken Bears 17

The Ohsweken Bears put together a seven goal second quarter en route to a 17-11 win over the Oshawa Outlaws Sunday afternoon.  Layne Smith (5g,2a) led the way with support from Heron Snow (2g,4a) and Dalen Burning (3g,1a). The Bears showed how balanced an attack they had getting goals from nine different scorers. 

The Oshawa Outlaws were led by John St. John (3g,4a) and Chris Attwood (4g,1a), with Gareth Haigh (1g,5a) and Alec Simons (1g, 4a) being the playmakers. 

The Three Stars:

1. Layne Smith (Ohsweken)
2. John St. John (Oshawa)
3. Chase Martin (Ohsweken)

Game Four:

Sunday Late Game at the ILA

Whitby Steelhawks 13  Six Nations Snipers10

A poor first half had the Snipers fighting from behind most of the day.  Down 7-2, Six Nations fought back to tie the game 9-9 early in the fourth.  Unfortunately, they didn't have enough left in the tank dropping the game 13-10.

Nikolai Farrus (4g,1a) led the way for Whitby with Devin Pipher (1g,6a) supporting.  Lukas Coote was spectacular in net.  Six Nations had production from eight players.  Led by Tyler Brown (2g,2a), Sid Powless (1g,2a) and Josh Miller (2g,0l2a) the Snipers almost overcame the deep hole they dug early.

The Three Stars:

1. Lukas Coote (Whitby)
2. Dylan Sprentz (Six Nations)
3. Nikolai Farrus (Whitby)