ALL East Week 2 Recaps

by Gary Groob

The Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) week 2 recaps.

Friday Night:

Memorial Arena in Brampton, Ontario

Six Nations Snipers 9  Brampton Express 14

The Six Nations Snipers dug themselves a deep hole once again, going down 6-1 in the first quarter.  While the Snipers got back in the game with a three goal run in the second, the Express shut them down with a four goal run of their own en route to an eventual 15-9 victory.  

Special teams accounted for nearly half of the goals scored.  Brampton went 5 for 8 on the power-play, scoring a shorthanded goal.  The Snipers went 3 for 8, also scoring a shorthanded goal. 

Jake McNabb (4g,3a), Pent Eistrat (2g,2a) and Curtis Ward (2g,2a) led the way for the Express.  Tyler Brown (3g,2a), Wes Whitlow (1g,3a) Ross Hill (1g,2a) and Josh Miller (1g,2a) led the way for the Snipers.

The Three Stars:

1. Jake McNabb (Brampton)
2. Cole Martin (Brampton)
3. Tyler Brown (Six Nations)

Saturday Afternoon:

Children's Arena in Oshawa, Ontario

Peterborough Timbermen 15  Oshawa Outlaws 12

Oshawa started out much better this week jumping out to a 5-1 lead less than two minutes into the game.  However, the Timbermen kept chipping away, eventually taking the lead 8-7 at the 8:53 mark of the second quarter. The Timbermen put seven on the board in the second quarter.  In more of a defensive second half, Oshawa put up a good fight, but Peterborough would hold on for the eventual 15-12 victory. 

Aaron Woods (3g,4a), Jared Downey (2g,4a) and Jacob Gasperetti (2g,3a) led the way for Peterborough,  with Brine Rice (1g,5a) being the playmaker.  For the Outlaws Alec Simons (3g,2a), Gareth Haigh (2g,1a) and Austin Blumbergs (2g,0a) led the way.  Josh Toguri (1g,3a) and John St. John (0g,4a) were the playmakers.

The Three Stars:

1. Jacob Gasperetti (Peterborough)
2. Aaron Woods (Peterborough)
3. Alec Simons (Oshawa)

Saturday Evening:

Children's Arena in Oshawa, Ontario

Ohsweken Bears 10 Whitby Steelhawks 12

In the marquis match-up of the weekend the Ohsweken Bears took on the Whitby Steelhawks Saturday evening. The Bears picked up where they left off last week jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the first quarter.  Whitby came out on fire in the second half scoring eight times to grab an 11-7 lead.  The Bears mounted a comeback in the fourth scoring three, but the Steelhawks were able to hang on for a 12-10 victory.

Liam Osbourne (3g,3a), Colton Lidstone (3g,2a) and Brett Harrison (2g,1a) led the way for Whitby.  Gates Abrams (3g,1a), James Whiteford (2g,4a) and Anthony Patterson (3g,0a) led the way for the Steelhawks, with Dan Kritausky (1g,3a) as the playmaker. 

The Three Stars:

1. Liam Osbourne (Whitby)
2. Kaleb Martin (Whitby)
3. Austin Paddy (Ohsweken)

Sunday Afternoon:

Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) in Hagersville, Ontario

Toronto Monarchs 12  Paris RiverWolves 14

This game once again proved lacrosse was a game of runs.  Starting as a back and forth affair, Paris blew the game wide open in the second quarter with a seven goal run.  This turned a one goal deficit into a 10-4 RiverWolves lead in the third.  The Monarchs kept scratching and clawing, getting on two smaller runs themselves.  The first run was four goals, soon after a run of three to tie the game with 8:03 to play.  

Paris took the lead on a shorthanded goal with 3:04 left, then added insurance just 0:11 seconds later for the win.  Connor O'Toole closed the door in the RiverWolves net for the victory.

Luke Robinson (4g,0a), Mike Melnychenko (2g,1a) and Alex Kew (2g,3a) led the way for Paris, with Kurtis Woodland (1g,4a) being the playmaker.  Henry Follows (3g,2a), Jordan Dance (3g,2a) and Parker Pipher (2g,3a) led the way for the Monarchs.

The Three Stars:

1. Luke Robinson (Paris)
2. Jordan Dance (Toronto)
3. Connor O'Toole (Paris)