Arena Lacrosse League East Weekly Game Recaps - Week Fourteen

by Gary Groob

Arena Lacrosse League East Weekly Game Recaps  - Week Fourteen 


Oshawa Outlaws 15   Brampton Express  22

At the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario 

Two very evenly matched teams collided in a battle for second place in the league.  The Express got off to a fast start scoring five times in the first seven minutes.  Brampton was ahead 6-1 after one quarter.  The rest of the game showed just how even these teams were.  Quarters 2-4 had these teams battle 14-14, but the strong start held up for an Express victory, 22-15.  

Zac Sunderland (4g,6a), Ryan Campbell (4g,4a) and Mitchell Geoffrey (3g,3a) led the Express' attack, with Mikael Chullin (1g,5a) being the playmaker.  Cole Martin faced 65 shots in the Brampton net, making 50 saves in the victory. 

Cam Milligan (4g,4a) and John St. John (3g,4a) led the way for Oshawa, with Alec Simons (2g,5a) as the setup man. 

The Three Stars:

1. Ryan Campbell (Brampton)
2. John St. John (Oshawa)
3. Zac Sunderland (Brampton)


Six Nations Snipers 3  Brampton Express 14

Memorial Arena in Brampton, Ontario 

This was a mismatch from the start with Brampton getting out to an 8-0 lead five minutes into the second quarter.  It took the Snipers 23:36 to get on the board in this game.  At the half the Express had a 10-1 lead.  Brampton took their foot off the gas in the second half.  Although the Express still controlled play, they didn't run up the score.  The final score was 14-3 for Brampton. 

Ryan Campbell (3g,3a), Zac Sunderland (2g,3a) and Gage Board (2g,3a) led the way for the Brampton offense.  Lucas Nagy faced 46 shots, making 43 saves.

Justin Porga (1g,0a), Nolan Fehr (1g,0a) and Cheyton King (1g,0a) scored for the Snipers.  
Dusty Hill faced 58 shots, making 46 saves.  Jaxon Longboat played the majority of the fouth quarter facing 12 shots, making 10 saves.

The Three Stars:

1. Lucas Nagy (Brampton)
2. Zac Sunderland (Brampton)
3. Dusty Hill (Six Nations)

Saturday - Early Game 

Toronto Monarchs 17  Whitby Steelhawks 20

Children's Arena in Oshawa, Ontario 

The league leading Toronto Monarchs had their work cut out for them losing two of their top players the day earlier to the National Lacrosse League.  Parker Pipher was put on the Rochester Knighthawks' active roster, while Mason Kamminga was put on the New York Riptide's active roster. 

This week's "Game of the Week" had Whitby jump out to a quick 3-0 lead 3:20 into the first quarter.  The Monarchs got organized and put together a five goal run of their own to take a 5-3 lead. The next two quarters was a back and forth affair with both teams generating a lot of offense.  Toronto took a 13-9 lead early in the third quarter, but the Steelhawks kept fighting, finally tying the game 16-16 with 7:00 remaining.  Devin Pipher and Dylan Goddard put the Steelhawks on their back carrying the team to a 20-17 victory.

Devin Pipher (5g,4a), Liam Osbourne (4g,3a), Dylan Goddard (3g,3a), and Jared Downey (4g,1a) led the Whitby offense, with Tyler Goodchild (1g,6a) as the setup man. Grant Crawley was excellent in net, also chipping in with two assists. 

Tanner Buck (5g,3a) and Henry Follows (4g,4a) led the Monarchs offense, with Patrick Thomson (2g,7a) and Dan Williams (2g,5a) as the playmakers. Bailey Brown was solid in net for Toronto. 

The Three Stars:

1. Devin Pipher (Whitby)
2. Patrick Thomson (Toronto)
3. Dylan Goddard (Whitby)

Saturday - Late Game 

Ohsweken Bears 7  Oshawa Outlaws 25

Children's Arena in Oshawa, Ontario 

The Ohsweken Bears put up a good fight in the first quarter, but just were over-matched being extremely undermanned.  Ohsweken was only able to dress nine runners in this game.  By the half it was 13-5 for the Outlaws, and 22-6 after three.  A full Oshawa squad showed they are primed and ready for the upcoming playoffs.

John St. John (7g,8a), Alec Simons (5g,5a), Geoff Mcnulty (4g,2a), and Jake Gilmour (3g,4a) led the way for Oshawa, with Adam Hawrelak (3g,4a) and Tristan Rogers (1g,4a) as the setup men. 

For the Bears, Isaac Vanderzalm (2g,2a), Chris Attwood (2g,1a) and Alex Henry (3g,0a) did the scoring.

The Three Stars:

1. John St. John (Oshawa)
2. Alec Simons (Oshawa)
3. Jake Gilmour (Oshawa)

**A few notes as a result of the game:

John St. John set a points record with 15 in the game. John also won the scoring title with 107 points, another record. His assists total of 74 is yet another record. Finally, St. John became the all time leader in assists recording his 300th career assist, as well as career points leader with 442.


Peterborough Timbermen 14  Paris RiverWolves 17

At the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Hagersville, Ontario 

A fast start from Paris helped them hold on for the victory in this game.  Andy Campbell, Dylan Goddard and Noah Simonelli helped stake the RiverWolves to an 11-2 lead by the second quarter.  Aaron Bradshaw and Riley Curtis were instrumental in the seven goal Timbermen third quarter to make this a close game again.  Campbell and Eric Lemire were able to restore a five goal lead with just one minute to go, but Peterborough had been scrappy all season, and would go down swinging in this one as well.  Goals from Keegan White and Riley Curtis brought this game to a 17-14 finish for the RiverWolves. 

Noah Simonelli (4g,3a), Andy Campbell (3g,3a) and Eric Lemire (4g,2a) led the way for Paris, with Davis Prince (0g,7a) being the playmaker. 

For the Timbermen, Riley Curtis (4g,5a), Jack MacAlpine (3g,3a) and Aaron Bradshaw (2g,2a) led the Peterborough attack.

The Three Stars:

1. Noah Simonelli (Paris)
2. Riley Curtis (Peterborough)
3. Andy Campbell (Paris)

The Playoffs:

April 1st at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario 

Peterborough Timbermen vs. Toronto Monarchs at 7pm

April 2nd at the Memorial Arena in Brampton, Ontario 

Six Nations Snipers vs. Oshawa Outlaws at 1pm

Paris RiverWolves vs. Whitby Steelhawks at 4:30pm

Ohsweken Bears vs. Brampton Express at 8pm