The Inaugural Arena Lacrosse League Regular Season Ends with Oshawa on Top

by Paul St. John

The Arena Lacrosse League's inaugural regular season wrapped up today with the Toronto Monarchs beating the Paris RiverWolves 15-9 at the TRAC in Oakville. Jordan Dance led the Monarchs with a SockTrick (6 goals) and 3 assists, Craig Wende was strong in goal and jumpstarted many transition runs. The Monarchs finished 3rd on the season and will host the Peterborough Timbermen Friday night in the 2nd game of the Quarter-Finals. The game will be played at the TRAC in Oakville, game time 8pm.

Saturday, Danton Miller scored 7 minutes into overtime as the Six Nations Snipers beat the RiverWolves 15-14 in a thrilling 5 period game. Both goaltenders (Warren Hill, Snipers and Tyler Christopher, RiverWolves) were outstanding especially in the extra period. Travis Longboat led the Snipers with 4 goals, Brendan Thenhaus was 2 and 8 for Paris.

Earlier Saturday, the Oshawa Outlaws rode an 8-0 2nd quarter run as part of their 16-13 win over the St. Catharines ShockWave. John St. John had 4 goals and 3 assists to lead the Outlaws who had already clinched 1st place in the overall standing with their win Thursday night against the Peterborough Timbermen. 

This game saw the league's leading scorers Bryan Neufeld of the ShockWave and Mike Triolo of the Outlaws go head to head with Neufeld winning the title although the final totals are unofficial until the official video review of the games has been completed by league Video Statistician Wray Maracle this week.

Final Regular Season Standings:

Oshawa Outlaws 10 and 4

Six Nations Snipers 9 and 5

Toronto Monarchs 8 and 6

St. Catharines ShockWave 7 and 7

Paris RiverWolves 5 and 9

Peterborough Timbermen 3 and 11

Quarter-Finals Matchups at the TRAC in Oakville:

Thursday April 6, 8pm - St. Catharines vs Paris

Friday April 7, 8pm - Toronto vs Peterborough

Final Four Weekend at Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa:

Saturday April 8, 3pm - Oshawa vs TBD

Saturday April 8, 7pm - Six Nations vs TBD

The ALL Cup:

 Sunday April 9, 6pm

Winners of Semi-Final Saturday