This Week In The ALL-Week 4

by Gary Groob

The Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) showcased three games this past weekend, showing it's depth of talent ready to make the jump to the National Lacrosse League (NLL) in the near future.

Saturday January 11th

Game One:

Toronto Monarchs (2-2) vs. Whitby Steelhawks (3-0) at the Children's Arena in Oshawa, Ontario, in the early game.

Whitby started the game white hot, getting out to 4-0, and 6-1 leads ten minutes into the game. Tanner Buck put the Monarchs on his back scoring all four of their goals in the period (including a natural hat-trick). Toronto got on a five goal run to tie the game at Six.

The teams battled back and forth the rest of the day, with the Monarchs getting their first lead of the game midway through the fourth quarter.

Whitby battled back, and with less than five minutes left put together a three goal run to win 12-10.

The Steelhawks were led by Cam Milligan (2g,4a), Liam Osbourne (4g,1a), and Jeff Fernandez (2g,3a), with Dylan Hutchison (1g,4a) being the set up man.

For Toronto, Tanner Buck (5g,3a) and Patrick Corbett (2g,5a) led the offensive charge.

The Three Stars:

1. Tanner Buck Toronto
2. Dylan Hutchison Whitby
3. Bailey Brown

Game Two:

Six Nations Snipers (0-4) vs. Oshawa Outlaws (2-2) at the Children's Arena in Oshawa, Ontario, in the late game.

Six Nations got off to a strong start holding the play for a majority of the first quarter, but then got into penalty trouble. Oshawa's potent powerplay went to work and scored twelve powerplay goals en route to an 18-13 win.

Leading the charge for the Outlaws was Jake McNabb (5g,4a), Geoff McNulty (3g,5a), John St. John (3g,4a) with Josh Gilray (1g,5a) being the setup man.

Six Nations had production from Brent Longboat (4g,0a), Vern Hill (3g,1a), and Wes Whitlow (0g,4a) as the setup man.

The Three Stars:

1. Jake McNabb Oshawa
2. Vern Hill Six Nations
3. Geoff McNulty Oshawa

Sunday January12th

Game Three:

Peterborough Timbermen (2-1) vs. St. Catharines Shockwave (1-3) at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Haggersville, Ontario.

St. Catharines came out of the gate fast getting out to a 2-0 lead just 1:38 into the game, and as much as 5-2 four minutes into the second.

Undaunted, the Timbermen kept coming with a couple of goals from Aaron Woods, and Ty Thompson, and were able to go into the half tied at six.

Peterborough came out in the third quarter scoring four of the next five goals, and that was the difference in the game. While Layne Smith scored a hat-trick in the fourth for the Shockwave, it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit with the Shockwave bowing to the Timbermen 14-11.

Peterborough was led by Aaron Woods (6g,2a), and Ty Thompson (4g,1a), with Skkylar Thomas (1g,9a) being the playmaker on this day.

The Shockwave were led by Layne Smith (8g,1a), and Gates Abrams (1g,3a), with Bryan Neufeld (0g,4a) being the setup man.