By TRT Staff with notes from arenalacrosseleague.ca
SIX NATIONS — The Arena Lacrosse League opened Week 4 in the Eastern Division over the weekend. The hometown teams, the Ohsweken Bears and Six Nations Snipers, found themselves on two ends of the winners column this past weekend, but improvements have been made.
With the stats, four teams sit for the fourth week including the Whitby Steelhawks, Toronto Monarchs, Peterborough Timbermen, and Oshawa Outlaws. The Bears still find themselves in third place behind the Whitby Steelhawks and Paris RiverWolves, while the Snipers sit in eighth place below the Express.
On Saturday, December 30, the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) played host to the match between the Ohsweken Bears and the Brampton Express earlier in the day.
The Bears were out to prove themselves as they provided a high-scoring showing to fans a home.
After an evenly played first quarter, Ohsweken erupted for eight unanswered goals in the second to blow the game wide open. To start the second half the Bears scored five of next six goals and were in total control of the game. The final score was 17-5 in favour of the Bears.
Goals in the game came from James Whiteford (4), Kyle Pedwell (3), Layne Smith (4), Weylon Abrams, Dylan Gillespie, Sturgis Sundown, Tyler Kolodka, and Dalen Burning (2).
The Bears hold two wins and one loss now in their record.
Later, on Saturday, the ILA opened for the versus set between the Six Nations Snipers and the Paris RiverWolves.
The Snipers were incredibly close to securing their first victory of the season. They gave Paris a run for their money, but unfortunately came up just shy of securing the win. The game winning goal was scored with just 2:15 left in the game. The Snipers, despite not coming out on top, played through six ties throughout the game.
Goals for the game on the Snipers side came from: Daylin Hill (2), Vernon Hill, Josh Miller (3), Tye Argent (2), Ross Hill (2), Kahn General, Wesley Whitlow, and Andrew Vradenburg. This closed the game at 13-14 for the RiverWolves. The Snipers sit with a 0-3 record.
According to the ALL website, the RiverWolves were down 3-1 early and came back over the tiebreakers, while the Express moved down on spot in the rankings with a ‘dismal’ performance against the Bears.