Arena Lacrosse League East recaps - Week 14

by Gary Groob

Arena Lacrosse League East recaps - Week 14

As the playoffs rapidly approach, the Arena Lacrosse League East showcased four games this past weekend. 

At the Children's Arena in Oshawa, Ontario 

Saturday Afternoon 

Brampton Express 18  Oshawa Outlaws 13

An evenly played game for the majority of the first half.  With just over 6:00 left in the half, the Express got on a four goal run to break the game open.  Sam Dramnitzke led the way for Brampton with four goals in the first half.

The Express kept rolling with another two goals to start the second half staking Brampton to an 11-5 lead.  The teams exchanged goals through the fourth quarter, when the Outlaws finally got on a four goal run of their own, but the Express had a big enough lead to withstand the challenge, winning 18-13.

Pent Eistrat (5g,2a), Sam Dramnitzke (4g,1a), Cam Mancini (2g,2a) and Darcy Thompson (2g,2a) led the way for Brampton.  Jake McNabb (1g,3a) Curtis Ward (0g,4a), and Gage Board (0g,4a) were the playmakers. 

Gareth Haigh (3g,0a) and Chris Attwood (2g,4a) led the Oshawa offense, with John St. John (1g,3a) and Nile Cyr (0g 3a) as the playmakers. 

The Three Stars:

1. Pent Eistrat (Brampton)
2. Gage Board (Brampton)
3. Collin Matthews (Brampton)

Saturday Evening 

Paris RiverWolves 14  Whitby Steelhawks 21

This game was a slobberknocker of epic proportions for three quarters, with each team matching the other blow for blow.  After three quarters the game was tied 13-13, with neither team getting more than a two goal lead all day.

The fourth quarter had a different vibe.  The Steelhawks exploded for eight goals, led by Nikolai Farrus with three of his own in the quarter.  The Whitby defense shut down Paris, only allowing one goal when the score was already out of reach.  Whitby won the game 21-14.

Whitby had eight scorers with two goals or better, with Nikolai Farrus (4g,2a) leading the way.  

Noah Simonelli (3g,4a) and Andy Campbell (4g,1a) led the way for Paris.  Davis Prince (1g,4a) and Tyler Brown (1g,3a) were the playmakers. 

The Three Stars:

1. Jordan Stouros (Whitby)
2. Noah Simonelli (Paris)
3. Nikolai Farrus (Whitby)

At the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario 

Sunday Early Game 

Toronto Monarchs 18  Ohsweken Bears 8

The Monarchs were on fire from the start jumping out to huge first quarter leads of 7-1 and 8-2.  The Bears settled down in the second only giving up two goals, but not making much headway themselves.   At the half it was 10-5 for Toronto. 

The Monarchs controlled the game in the third, shutting out Ohsweken while adding six more themselves, for a 16-5 lead.  The Bears scored three in the fourth, but it was way too little, way too late.

Craig Wende had another stellar day in the Monarchs net, only yeilding eight goals on the day.

Jordan Dance (4g,1a), Patrick Thomson (3g,2a), Parker Pipher (2g,4a), Tanner Buck (2g,3a) and Henry Follows (2g,4a) led the way for the Monarchs. 

Lucas Beaver (2g,1a) and Kent Baker-Printup (2g,1a) led the way for Ohsweken, with Eddie Renaud (1g,3a) as the playmaker. 

The Three Stars:

1. Patrick Thomson (Toronto)
2. Craig Wende (Toronto)
3. Jordan Dance (Toronto)

Sunday Late Game

Peterborough Timbermen 13  Six Nations Snipers 23

Wes Whitlow led the Snipers with four goals in the first half, while Dylan Goddard and Jacob Gasperetti each had a pair of goals in response for Peterborough.  While Six Nations did have a lead in the second quarter, two goals in 0:43 seconds near the end of the second quarter gave them control of the game 10-6.

A five goal run to start the third quarter put the Snipers in control for good.  However, Peterborough scratched and clawed, scoring five of the next six goals to get back in the game.  The Snipers then put together a four goal run in the fourth quarter for the lopsided 23-13 victory. 

Wes Whitlow (5g,7a), Danton Miller (3g,1a) and Cheyton King (3g,3a) led the way for Six Nations.  Mitch Zulian (2g,5a) was the playmaker. 

Peterborough was led by Dylan Goddard (3g,4a), Jared Downey (2g,4a) and Jacob Gasperetti (3g,1a).  Cam Milligan (1g,4a), Riley Curtis (1g,3a) and Jack MacAlpine (1g,2a) were all playmakers. 

The Three Stars:

1. Wes Whitlow (Six Nations)
2. Jacob Gasperetti (Peterborough)
3. Mitch Zulian (Six Nations)