Week Seven Recaps For The Arena Lacrosse League East

by Gary Groob

Week Seven Recaps For The Arena Lacrosse League East 

Friday Evening 

At the Memorial Arena in Brampton, Ontario 

Oshawa Outlaws 16  Brampton Express 12

After a slow start the Outlaws put it in gear never looking back. Down 4-0 only 6:00 into the game (including a shorthanded goal), the Outlaws put together a five goal run of their own. In a game that featured special teams (10 power-play goals, 4 shorthanded goals), Oshawa showed they could play with the best of them. Scoring six times on the man up, and three times on the man down, the Outlaws continued to work their way through the league. Brampton to their credit kept the game close all evening. At the half Oshawa had a slim one goal lead. The Outlaws pulled away in the fourth with three quick goals that the Express wasn't able to overcome. 

Chris Attwood (5g,1a) led the way for Oshawa with help from Alec Simons (3g,4a) and Gareth Haigh (4g,2a). John St. John (1g,11a) was the playmaker. 

For the Express Cater Zavitz (2g,3a), Jake McNabb (3g,3a), Mitchell Geoffrey (2g,2a) and Curtis Ward (2g,1a) led the way.

The Three Stars:

1. John St. John (Oshawa)

2. Jake McNabb (Brampton)

3. Gareth Haigh (Oshawa)

Saturday Afternoon 

At the Millbrook Arena in Millbrook, Ontario 

Six Nations Snipers 19   Peterborough 25 Timbermen 

In a high flying, high scoring game, the Peterborough Timbermen outlasted the Six Nations Snipers 25-19 Saturday afternoon. The Timbermen never trailed in this game. With three power-play goals, and four shorthanded goals, they were able to put this game in the win column. Six Nations special teams were also firing on all cylinders with five power-play goals.

The majority of the first half was close, with the score tied on three seperate occasions. The Timbermen were able to pull away just before the half scoring twelve of fourteen goals, going up 19-9 near the end of the third quarter. The Snipers didn't quit, scoring ten more times in the game. However, the hole was just too big to dig out of.

Jacob Gasperetti (5g,2a), Dylan Goddard (3g,4a), Fred Hartley (2g,3a), Cole Hanrahan (2g,2a), Vaughn Harris (3g,2a) and Skylar Thomas (2g,1a) led the offense for Peterborough. Brine Rice (0g,7a) was the playmaker. 

Danton Miller (4g,4a), Josh Miller (2g,4a) and Sid Powless (2g,3a) led the way for the Snipers. Six Nations had goal production from twelve different scorers in this game.

The Three Stars:

1. Jacob Gasperetti (Peterborough)

2. Dylan Goddard (Peterborough)

3. Danton Miller (Six Nations)

Saturday Evening 

At the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario

Ohsweken Bears 11  Toronto Monarchs 12

The Ohsweken Bears had a good start in this game jumping out to 3-0 and 5-2 leads. The third quarter saw back and forth action with the score being tied on four seperate occasions. Though Ohsweken was up 10-8 in the fourth, a four goal run from the Monarchs snatched this game from the jaws of defeat to put it in the win column. The Bears did pull within one with just 0:52 seconds left, but Toronto held on for the 12-11 win.

Parker Pipher (3g,6a), Henry Follows (4g,3a), Nick Miller (2g,4a) and Riley Ford (2g,2a) led the way for the Monarchs.  

Lucas Beaver (4g,3a), Layne Smith (3g,1a) and James Whiteford (2g,2a) led the way for Ohsweken, with Dan Kritausky (0g,4a) as the playmaker. 

The Three Stars:

1. Henry Follows (Toronto)

2. Lucas Beaver (Ohsweken)

3. Parker Pipher (Toronto)

Sunday Afternoon 

At the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) in Hagersville, Ontario 

Whitby Steelhawks 14  Paris RiverWolves 11

In the most highly anticipated game of this year's Arena Lacrosse League schedule so far, the number one and number two teams finally faced each other. This game did not disappoint.   

The Whitby Steelhawks, fresh off their loss to Oshawa last week came into this game on a mission. Paris, the only undefeated team left in the league had other ideas.  

In a very evenly played first quarter, a pair of late goals by Liam Osbourne and Tyler Goodchild had Whitby in the lead 4-3. A strong second quarter in which the Steelhawks scored six times had Paris chasing the rest of the afternoon. In the second half Whitby increased their lead to 12-6 with Devin Pipher and Brett Harrison scoring.  

The RiverWolves put together a push themselves, scoring five of the next six goals. However, Whitby held on for a convincing 14-11 victory.

Eleven different scorers showcased how many weapons the Steelhawks have. Devin Pipher (1g,9a) was the playmaker. 

Curtis Woodland (3g,2a) and Davis Prince (3g,1a) led the way for Paris, with Kyle Dawson (1g,3a) as the playmaker. 

The Three Stars:

1. Devin Pipher (Whitby)

2. Lukas Coote (Whitby)

3. Chase Cosgrove (Paris)