Arena Lacrosse League East Power Rankings - Week Eleven

by Gary Groob

Arena Lacrosse League East Power Rankings - Week Eleven

1. Toronto Monarchs (9-2)

The Monarchs keep showing they are a contender for the cup this season.  A ten goal output in the fourth quarter got them past the Six Nations Snipers this week.  Jordan Dance (5g,2a), Patrick Corbett (5g,2a), and Parker Pipher (1g,6a) have led this group week in and week out.

2.  Brampton Express (8-2)

The Express were snowed out of their anticipated match-up with the Oshawa Outlaws last Friday evening.   Consistently this group has put up big numbers, and this week's tilt with Whitby will be another important game for the standings. 

3.  Oshawa Outlaws (7-3)

The Outlaws have been a strong team all year.  With the addition of Cam Milligan they got even stronger.   John St. John has been a leader all year, with Milligan to share some of the offensive quarterbacking they are even more dangerous.  Weapons like Luke Laskiewicz, Josh Gilray, and Alec Simons round out a potent lineup.  Deacan Knott is on the verge of a great NLL career, and has been a rock in net.

4.  Whitby Steelhawks (7-4)

The Steelhawks have had a rough few weeks losing their last two games.  Last week's shocking loss to Paris will hopefully be a call to arms to get them back on track.  This week's opponent is the powerful Brampton Express, who beat them 20-13 back in January.  Trent Boyd, Liam Osbourne, Devin Pipher, and Tyler Goodchild will need to be firing like a well oiled machine to right the ship heading down the stretch.

5.  Paris RiverWolves (4-7)

This team has shown it has the ability to play with the big boys any given week, and an upset win over Whitby proved that once again.   The team needs consistency to be an upper echelon team in this league.  There is plenty of talent on the RiverWolves with Kyle Dawson; Marley Angus, Eric Lemire, Noah Simonelli, and Alex Kew.   This week's tilt with the Oshawa Outlaws is one you won't want to miss.

6.  Six Nations Snipers (4-6)

Six Nations has shown sections of brilliance for the majority of the season, but many times can't seem to put together a full sixty minute effort in a game.  Last week the Snipers dominated the Monarchs for three quarters.  Unfortunately for them, Toronto put together a ten goal onslaught in the fourth en route to an 18-14 victory.

7.  Peterborough Timbermen (1-9)

Although the Timbermen game was canceled this week due to the weather, Peterborough has had some success recently.  They should be looking forward to this weekend with two very winnable games. upcoming games against Ohsweken on Friday, and the Six Nations Snipers on Sunday could do wonders for this group.  Riley Curtis, Cole Hanrahan, and Colton Mcnutt have been leaders, and will need to step up if they have any hope of sweeping the weekend. 

8.  Ohsweken Bears (1-8)

The Bears have had a difficult time this year.  Last week's weather postponement will be played this Friday, as well as playing the league leading Toronto Monarchs Sunday afternoon.  A big part of the struggles has been the inconsistency of their lineup.  When they have a full lineup, they are a formidable foe, but unfortunately there have been a number of games the Bears have been undermanned.  While Sunday's game may be a stretch, Friday's game is a very winnable game if they play up to their potential.