Arena Lacrosse League East Week 12 Game Recaps

by Gary Groob

The Arena Lacrosse League East showcased four games this past weekend. 

Saturday Afternoon at the Millbrook Arena in Millbrook, Ontario 

Brampton Express 13  Peterborough Timbermen 11

A very evenly played first half saw the Timbermen go to the dressing room with a slim 7-6 lead.  Peterborough increased the lead with a pair of goals to begin the third quarter.

The Express finally got on track midway through the third taking over the play, scoring six unanswered goals to give them a 12-9 lead.  Peterborough tried to mount a comeback, but the Brampton defense stood tall giving them a 13-11 victory.

Jake McNabb (6g,0a) led the way for the Express, who got scoring from eight seperate scorers.  Gavin Thibeault (0g,5a) was the playmaker. 

Dylan Goddard (3g,2a) was the top scorer for Peterborough.  Altogether the Timbermen got goals from nine different scorers.   Cam Milligan (0g,5a) was the playmaker. 

The Three Stars:

1. Jake McNabb (Brampton)

2. Wyatt King (Peterborough)

3. Cole Gervais (Brampton)

Saturday Evening at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre 

Whitby Steelhawks 11  Toronto Monarchs 8

Another strong start from the Steelhawks had them up 5-1 after the first quarter.   With Whitby up 7-2, the Monarchs put together a three goal run to get back in the game.  Whitby led 8-5 at the half.

The Monarchs came out in the third on a mission, scoring two quick goals to bring the game within one, enter the goalie clinic.  Both Lukas Coote and Craig Wende were spectacular for their respective teams. Each faced a lot of rubber, only allowing three goals each.   Whitby hung on for the 11-8 victory. 

Tyler Goodchild (2g,2a) with Curtis Romanchych (3g,0a) led the way for Whitby, with Devon Pipher (0g,3a) as the playmaker. 

Owen Rahn (3g,1a), Tanner Buck (2g,2a) and Henry Follows (3g,0a) led the way for the Monarchs, with Parker Pipher (0g,4a) as the playmaker. 

The Three Stars:

1. Lukas Coote (Whitby)

2. Craig Wende (Toronto)

3. Curtis Romanchych (Whitby)

Sunday At the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA)

Early Game

Ohsweken Bears 13  Paris RiverWolves 15

A very evenly played game for three quarters had Ohsweken up by one goal heading to the fourth quarter.   Layne Smith (5g,2a) and Dan Kritausky (1g,0a) increased the Bears lead to 13-10, and things were looking good for Ohsweken. 

Paris put together a five goal run led by a natural hat-trick by Luke Robinson (6g,4a) to tie the game.  Two late goals by Cole Spear (2g,2a) gave the RiverWolves the 15-13 victory. 

Luke Robinson (6g,4a) and Cole Spear (2g,2a) led the way for the RiverWolves, with Kurtis Woodland (1g,6a) and Tyler Brown (1g,3a) as the playmakers. 

Ohsweken was led by Jordan Goddard (3g,4a) and Layne Smith (5g,2a).  Owen Hill (1g,4a) and Dalen Burning (0g,3a) as the playmakers. 

The Three Stars:

1. Luke Robinson (Paris)

2. Layne Smith (Ohsweken)

3. Chase Martin (Ohsweken)

Late Game

Oshawa Outlaws 14  Six Nations Snipers 7.

The Snipers started off well jumping out to a 2-0 lead, but four goals to end the first had the Outlaws up to stay after one.   The second quarter was a much more wide open affair with nine goals split among the two teams.  Oshawa led 9-6 at the half.

The Outlaws defense took over in the second half holding the Six Nations team to just one goal.  Alec Simons (4g,1a) scored a hat-trick with Chris Attwood (3g,6a) and Geoff McNulty (2g,3a) finishing off the Outlaws scoring for a 14-7 win.  Jake Lazore was superb in net, holding the Snipers to just seven goals on the day.

Chris Attwood (3g,6a), Alec Simons (4g,1a), Geoff McNulty (2g,3a) and Gareth Haigh (2g,3a) led the offense for the Outlaws.  John St. John (1g,6a) was the playmaker. 

Danton Miller (2g,0a) Tye Argent (1g,1a) and Cheyton King (1g,1a) led the way for Six Nations.  Daylin Hill (0g,2a) was the playmaker. 

The Three Stars:

1. Jake Lazore (Oshawa)

2. Chris Attwood (Oshawa)

3. Dustin Hill (Six Nations)