Arena Lacrosse League East Game Recaps Week 8

by Gary Groob

The Arena Lacrosse League East had four games this past weekend. 

Friday Evening 

At the Memorial Arena in Brampton, Ontario 

Whitby Steelhawks 16  Brampton Express 13

The Express kept it close for the majority of the first quarter.  However, a barrage of four goals with two minutes left had the Steelhawks up 6-2 after one.  This would be the difference in this game.  Brampton played well the rest of the way matching goal for goal.  Special teams once again played a big part with Whitby scoring four power-play goals, and two shorthanded goals.  The Express also scored three power-play goals in this penalty filled game.  Whitby was able to win 16-13.

Devin Pipher (3g,6a), Trent Boyd (3g,2a) and Nikolai Farrus (3g,3a) led the way for the Steelhawks.  Tyler Goodchild (0g,6a) was the playmaker. 

Jake McNabb (4g,1a), Gavin Thibeault (3g,2a) and Keegan White (2g,2a) led the scoring for Brampton, with Colin Matthews (1g,4a) and Mitchell Geoffrey (0g,3a) as the playmakers. 

Three Stars:

1. Kaleb Martin (Whitby)
2. Colin Matthews (Brampton)
3. Devin Pipher (Whitby)

Saturday Evening 

At the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario 

Six Nations Snipers 12  Toronto Monarchs 15

While the Six Nations Snipers got out to a quick 2-0 lead, the special teams from Toronto got them back in the game.  A shorthanded goal followed by two power-play goals had them in front, and wouldn't trail again on this day.

The Snipers fought hard all day only trailing by one heading into the fourth quarter.  Toronto put together a four goal run in the fourth that the Snipers just couldn't dig out of.  The Monarchs win an extremely entertaining game 15-12.

Jordan Dance (6g,1a) led the way for Toronto's offense. Parker Pipher (2g,4a), Henry Follows (2g,3a) and Tanner Buck (2g,3a) were also big players in this game.  Nick Miller (1g,4a) was the playmaker. 

For Six Nations, Cheyton King (5g,0a) was the main offensive thrust, with help from Josh Miller (2g,1a) and Brent Longboat (2g,0a).  Ross Hill (1g,3a), Tye Argent (1g,3a) and Tyler Brown (1g,5a) were the playmakers. 

The Three Stars:

1. Jordan Dance (Toronto)
2. Cheyton King (Six Nations)
3. Craig Wende (Toronto)


At the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) in Hagersville, Ontario 

Early Game:

Oshawa Outlaws 10   Paris RiverWolves 22

The Outlaws have been the hottest team over the last few weeks, and the first quarter looked to continue.  Up 3-0 Oshawa was looking good, but the fate would change in a big way.  

The RiverWolves rhymed off twenty-two goals against six from the Outlaws in the next two snd a half quarters to run away with this game.  While there was little scoring on the fourth, the damage had been done.  The special teams for Paris were excellent in this game scoring five power-play goals, as well as three shorthanded goals.   The Outlaws also converted on three power-plays.

Luke Robinson (4g,3a), Kyle Dawson (4g,0a), Andy Campbell (3g,1a), and Marley Angus (3g,4a) led the way for the RiverWolves, with Davis Prince (2g,5a) being the playmaker. 

Alec Simons (2g,2a), Chris Attwood (2g,2a), Gareth Haigh (2g,1a) and Ryan Nolan (2g,1a)  led the offense for Oshawa, with John St. John (1g,4a) as the playmaker.

The Three Stars:

1. Connor O'Toole (Paris)
2. Kyle Dawson (Paris)
3. Luke Robinson (Paris)

Late Game:

Peterborough Timbermen 16  Ohsweken Bears 14

In a very evenly played first half, the teams were tied 7-7 going to the dressing rooms.  Skylar Thomas and Weylon Abrams led the way for their respective teams.  The third quarter saw the Timbermen pull away with five late goals.  The Bears made a push late in the fourth scoring of five goals to pull within one goal with 5:32 left, but a goal from Aaron Bradshaw and a stingy Peterborough defense was enough for the 16-14 Timbermen win.

Aaron Woods (3g,1a), Jacob Gasperetti (3g,1a), Riley Curtis (2g,2a) and Skylar Thomas (3g,2a) led the way for Peterborough.  Jared Downey (1g,3a), Brine Rice (1g,3a) and Aaron Bradshaw (1g,3a) were the playmakers. 

Weylon Abrams (3g,3a), Layne Smith (3g,1a), Eddie Renaud (3g,2a) and Lucas Beaver (2g,3a) were the leaders for the Bears. 

The Three Stars:

1. Aaron Woods (Peterborough)
2. Weylon Abrams (Ohsweken)
3. Skylar Thomas (Peterborough)