Logan Holmes Scores 1st ALL Goal, Toronto, St. Catharines, Oshawa Gain 1st Victories

by Lance Winn

The opening Arena Lacrosse League Showcase Event took place Saturday at the Tribute Communities Centre with 3 exciting games to open the ALL inaugural season. Logan Holmes of the Paris RiverWolves made history with the first ever ALL goal, one minute into their contest with the Toronto Monarchs. The Monarchs would make a little history of their own winning the first ever ALL game 12-11.

The St. Catharines ShockWave lived up to their namesake, shocking the Peterborough Timbermen 9-8 on a late goal by Bryan Neufeld. The Timbermen who received stand out goaltending from Nolan Clayton could not get the equalizer well on the Power Play as time ran out. Grant Crawley was equal to the task in the ShockWave net and Chris Attwood had four goals and an assist during the win.

The nightcap game had the hometown Oshawa Outlaws hanging on for a 13-8 victory over the visiting Six Nations Snipers. The Snipers had closed to game to 9-8 with eight and a half minutes left but outstanding goaltending by Zach Higgins and some timely Power Play goals by the Outlaws put the game out of reach. TJ Sanders had 2 goals and 3 assists to pace the Outlaws offense.