Arena Lacrosse League East Recaps - Week Nine

by Gary Groob

Week Nine Game Recaps


Ohsweken Bears 8 vs. Brampton Express 19

Memorial Arena in Brampton, Ontario 

Another game that showed how dominant the Express could be.  Brampton got off to a strong start, leading 13-3 by halftime.  Although the Bears put up a fight in the fourth quarter scoring five times, it was too little too late with Brampton coming away with the 19-8 win.

Gage Board (6g,5a), Pent Eistrat (2g,5a), and Zac Sunderland (2g,3a) led the offense, with Thomas MacDonald being the playmaker.   Brampton spread the offense out to ten separate scorers on the day.  Lucas Nagy was superb in net, making 35 saves on the night.

Marvin Curry (2g,1a) and Isaac Vanderzalm (1g,2a) led the undermanned Ohsweken squad.  Jonah Mohawk (0g,4a) was the quarterback for the Bears.  Gowah Abrams and Troi Benedict split the goaltending duties.

The Three Stars:

1. Gage Board (Brampton)
2. Lucas Nagy (Brampton)
3. Isaac Vanderzalm (Ohsweken)

Saturday at the Children's Arena in Oshawa, Ontario 

Early Game:

Toronto Monarchs 20 vs. Oshawa Outlaws 19 in Overtime 

In this week's "Game of the Week," Oshawa got out to an early 8-3 lead in the first and 11-7 at the half.  With a four goal lead after three, the Outlaws were coasting along.  Toronto finally got themselves in gear, scoring nine times in the fourth, including four straight goals by Tanner Buck at the end of the game, sending the game to overtime.  In the extra period, Henry Follows converted a Jordan Dance feed at 5:24 to send the Monarchs home victorious.

Tanner Buck (6g,5a), Jordan Dance (4g,6a), Joel Taylor (3g,6a), and Parker Pipher (2g,6a) led the way for Toronto.  Andrew Kidd relieved Ethan Harwood midway through the fourth for the victory.

Alec Simons (5g,3a), Geoff Mcnulty (4g,2a), and Josh Gilray (3g,1a) led the scoring for the Outlaws, with John St. John (2g,10a) being the playmaker on many of their tallies.

The Three Stars:

1. Tanner Buck (Toronto)
2. John St. John (Oshawa)
3. Jordan Dance (Toronto)

Late Game:

Peterborough Timbermen 4 vs. Whitby Steelhawks 18

The Whitby Steelhawks jumped out to an 11-2 first half lead, en route to an 18-4 drubbing of the Peterborough Timbermen.  The game deteriorated in the fourth quarter, becoming a "parade to the penalty box" throughout the quarter.  A total of 110 minutes in penalties were assessed in the quarter. 

Trent Boyd (4g,4a), Liam Osbourne (3g,5a), and Tyler Goodchild (2g,3a) led the way for Whitby.  The Steelhawks showed how balanced an attack they had, getting production from ten different scorers during the game.  Grant Crawley stopped 28 of 32 shots he faced in the Whitby net.

Justin Bragg (1g,1a), Jack MacAlpine (1g,1a), Scott Arsenault (1g,0a), and Colton Mcnutt (1g,0a) were the Timbermen scorers.  Ethan Woods was in net for three quarters, stopping 38 of 54 shots.  Ryan Masters came in for the fourth quarter stopping 8 of 10 shots.

The Three Stars:

1. Trent Boyd 
2. Liam Osbourne 
3. Scott Edwards 

Sunday at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena:

Six Nations Snipers 11 Paris RiverWolves 10

In a very entertaining game, the Snipers were able to keep the lead throughout the majority of the game.  Paris finally took their first lead of the game (10-9), scoring the next five of six goals in the fourth quarter.  The Snipers put together one final push inside the last five minutes, scoring two quick goals.  Six Nations were able to hold on for the 11-10 win.

Justin Porga (3g,1a) and Cheyton King (2g,1a) led the offense for Six Nations.  Kedoh Hill (1g,4a) and Tyler Vanevery (1g,3a) were the playmakers.  Dusty Hill was spectacular in net making 37 saves in the game.

Marley Angus (2g,3a), Ryan Pavic (2g,1a), Kyle Dawson (2g,1a), and Nolan Rutty (2g,0a) accounted for the majority of the RiverWolves scoring.  Laine Hruska played sensational, making 40 saves in the loss.

The Three Stars:

1. Dusty Hill (Six Nations)
2. Laine Hruska (Paris)
3. Kedoh Hill (Six Nations)