ARENA LACROSSE LEAGUE EAST POWER RANKINGS - WEEK SEVEN
1. Oshawa Outlaws (6-1)
Another powerful outing had the Outlaws up 16-4 before letting off the gas a bit en route to a 19-12 victory over Six Nations. Luke Laskiewicz (7g,4a), John St. John (3g,5a), and Cole Hanrahan (5g,1a) led the Outlaws. Deacan Knott faced 70 shots in net, only giving up 12 goals.
2. Brampton Express (5-2)
After a couple of close losses, the Express got back on track against the Peterborough Timbermen. Although the Express started slow getting down 4-1 in the first, they outscored the Timbermen 15-4 in the middle frames to win convincingly 20-11. Multi-goal games from Gage Board, Zac Sunderland, Mikael Chullin, Pent Eistrat, Sam Dramnitzke and Mark Van Schepen showed how ferocious this offense could be.
3. Toronto Monarchs (5-2)
A good test this week with Paris giving them a good run. Toronto once again showed their well-balanced attack with six players having a multi-goal games. Jordan Dance (3g,4a), Dan Williams (2g,4a), and Patrick Corbett (3g,1a) led the way for the Monarchs. Bailey Brown was solid in net, also helping the transition game with an assist.
4. Whitby Steelhawks (5-2)
A sloppy third quarter almost cost the Steelhawks the game. To their credit, Whitby stormed back with an eight goal fourth en route to a 16-14 victory. Devin Pipher (5g,3a) was the hero with five goals, while Trent Boyd (3g,8a) set up three of them in the come from behind victory.
5. Paris RiverWolves (3-4)
This team is on the cusp of doing some very special things. But for a rough ten minutes in the second quarter, the RiverWolves could have been on the victorious side of this game. Kyle Dawson (4g,1a), Eddie Renaud (3g,1a), and Alex Kew (1g,5a) played big parts in this team's success.
6. OHSWEKEN Bears (1-5)
This team showed they have all the talent and skill they need to be successful in this league. A bad fourth quarter in which they were outscored 8-2 stole a giant upset victory from them over the Steelhawks. A big test will come next week against the Brampton Express.
7. Six Nations Snipers (2-4)
A tough week against a very tough Oshawa team has the team down one spot this week. The bright spot in this game was the resiliency of the Snipers. Down 16-4 the team didn't quit. Six Nations had a respectable finish, scoring eight times in the last eighteen minutes of the game.
8. Peterborough Timbermen (0-7)
This team again showed a lot of heart in a losing effort. Although Peterborough's woes continued, the positive was that for a good portion of the game the team was competitive. Blaze White (4g,0a) and Riley Curtis (1g,4a) led the offense, with single goals from six other players.