Power Rankings for Week 12 of the Arena Lacrosse League East

by Gary Groob

Power Rankings for Week 12 of the Arena Lacrosse League East:

1. Whitby Steelhawks (10-1):

Another fast start played a big part in the Steelhawks winning once again.  Lucas Coote had another spectacular game in net holding the Monarchs to just 8 goals.  They are going to need to be firing on all cylinders to knock off the red hot Oshawa Outlaws. 

2. Oshawa Outlaws (8-3):

Another strong showing this past week solidifies their spot in second in the rankings. Their big test this week is facing the Whitby Steelhawks in a battle for top spot in the rankings. 

3. Paris RiverWolves (7-3):

Ohsweken gave them all they could handle, but a strong fourth quarter gave Paris the victory.  Having Brampton in a home and home this week is no easy feat.  They will need to be on their game to keep their third place ranking.

4. Brampton Express (5-5):

The Express continued playing well this week.  Down at the half, they were able to make adjustments to stop the Timbermen in their tracks during the second half.  If they have a good showing in their home and home with Paris next week, it will go a long way to moving up in the rankings. 

5. Peterborough Timbermen (5-6):

Up 7-6 at the half, the Timbermen were outscored 7-4 in the second half for their fourth straight loss.   They have a big match-up with the Toronto Monarchs next Saturday at home.

6. Toronto Monarchs (4-7):

A slow start cost the Monarchs the game against powerhouse Whitby.  Down 5-1 after one, the Monarchs showed character fighting back within one goal midway through the third.  Whitby was able to hold on for an 11-8 win, but Toronto showed they have the ability to play with anybody.

7. Six Nations Snipers (2-9):

A good start to the game, but the Outlaws were able to control the majority of the game, doubling them 14-7.  Next week they play Ohsweken, and will have to be on their game if they want to stay ahead of them.

8. Ohsweken Bears (2-9):

The streak is now eight losses in a row, and this one stings.  Up 13-10 in the fourth, the RiverWolves put together a five goal run for the 15-13 victory.  Penalty trouble was a huge reason, with Paris scoring three of those goals on the power-play. This week they play the Snipers in a battle for seventh in the rankings.