SIX NATIONS — Arena Lacrosse League games continued on Six Nations soil this past weekend with two match ups.
On Sunday, January 8, the Ohsweken Bears took on the ALL East standings leader, the Brampton Express, at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
The first period saw three goals from the Express, with two consecutive answers from Kyle Pedwell for the Bears. Another response came from the Express, and Kyle Pedwell went for a hat trick, finishing the first period a close 4-3.
A single goal was scored in the second by the Express, pushing the score 5-3. In the third, the Express put up five more, with Kaine Kettle scoring once for the Bears to close the period 10-4. In the fourth, Alex Henry put one away followed by James Whiteford, and Michael Cullen. Kyle Pedwell went for his fourth and James Whitford earned his second. With responses form the Express, the game finalized 13-8 for the Express.
Later in the day, a high scoring game was had between the Paris Riverwolves and the Six Nations Snipers.
The first period saw Mason Hill put away the first goal, assisted by Chayton King. Vernon Hill put another away from a pass by goaltender Dustin Hill, while Ross Hill closed the period with another, making a 3-3 tie.
In the second, the RiverWolves earned a lead. Brent Longboat came through with a single and Ross Hill put away his second. Chayton King buried his first, followed by Mike McGlaughlin, Nick Nigro, and King went for his second to close the period with another tie, 9-9.
The third period opened a mess of scoring for the RiverWolves, but the Snipers put up some responses, from Chayton King for a hat trick, McGregor Allen and Chayton again with his fourth. This finalized the period 16-12. Chayton King put his fifth goal of the game away and Brent Longboat buried his second. Gavin Skye of the Snipers and Jacob Johnson of the RiverWolves were given fighting majors.
The game ended with a final of 19-16 for the RiverWolves.
As for standings in the ALL East, the Brampton Express sit on top, followed by the Oshawa Outlaws, Toronto Monarchs, Whitby Steelhawks, Paris RiverWolves, Six Nations Snipers, Ohweken Bears and Peterborough Timbermen consecutively.