Arena Lacrosse League East Power Rankings - Week Fourteen

by Gary Groob

Arena Lacrosse League East Power Rankings - Week Fourteen 

1. Toronto Monarchs (11-3)

Even losing two big pieces to their lineup the Monarchs almost pulled off a victory over a very good Whitby Steelhawks team.  This team has won the regular season standings, and is ready to compete for the ALL Championship. 

2.  Brampton Express (11-3)

Two wins this week shows how deep this team is.  A definite favorite to make the ALL Championship game.  The victory to take note of was against the Oshawa Outlaws.  These teams were even throughout the game, however five goals in the first 7:00 showed how explosive this team can be.  Winning 22-15 put the Express firmly in second place in the standings. 

3.  Oshawa Outlaws (10-4)

With players like Cam Milligan, John St. John, Luke Laskiewicz, Alec Simons, and Geoff Mcnulty, this team can send many waves of offense at you.  With Deacan Knott in net, who is on the verge of playing career in the NLL, will make it tough on any opponents they face.  Don't count them out when talking about a championship.

4.  Whitby Steelhawks (9-5)

The Steelhawks showed everyone that they are ready to be champions, beating the Toronto Monarchs in a hard fought battle this past weekend.  Although a bit inconsistent at times, this team has the savvy, the talent, and the coaching to win this year's championship.  Don't count them out.

5.  Paris RiverWolves (6-8)

Paris has been getting stronger with every outing.  Although they have to face the Whitby Steelhawks in the first round of the playoffs, if there is an upset to be had, this team will be involved.   With Marley Angus, Kyle Dawson, Eric Lemire, Noah Simonelli, Alex Kew and Andy Campbell, this team has a good nucleus to build for the future.

6.  Ohsweken Bears (3-11)

The Bears had a long night at the office this past weekend losing 25-7 to Oshawa.  Hopefully when they play Brampton in the first round of the playoffs they will be able to field a full team.  If they can't, Brampton surely will have an easy time getting to round two.

7.  Six Nations Snipers (5-9)

The last few weeks haven't been good for the Six Nations Snipers, who are limping into the playoffs against the Oshawa Outlaws.  The last few games have seen the Snipers lose by big margins.  Hopefully they heat up in time for the first round of the playoffs.  

8.  Peterborough Timbermen (1-13)

A forgettable season for the Timbermen overall, but the heart was there in every game.  Always a physically tough team that fights until the final horn, the Timbermen overcame losing most of it's team this year.  Although it doesn't look good for this team to advance in the playoffs, it does look promising towards them rebuilding in the 2023-2024 season.