SIX NATIONS — The first round of Arena Lacrosse League games took place over the weekend, with the first game showing the new Brampton Express versus the Peterborough Timbermen on Friday night at the Brampton Memorial Arena.
The game saw a harsh lean towards the Express, who defeated the Timbermen 18-5 with an initial first period goal, seven in the second, eight in the third and three in the fourth. Close to 40 penalty minutes were racked up between both sides.
The following day, Saturday, December 17, the Six Nations Snipers took on the Oshawa Outlaws away from home at the Children’s Arena.
The first period saw goals from Mason Hill and Thunder Hill. The second period saw goals from Brent Longboat and Vernon Hill, and the third saw buries from Andrew Vradenburg, and Mason Hill for his second. The final period saw one goal each for Thunder Hill with his second, Vernon Hill with his second and Brent Longboat with his second. But the final score left the Snipers in deficit 10-12, so the win went to the Outlaws.
On the same evening, the newly named Ohsweken Bears took on the Whitby Steelhawks at the Children’s Arena.
The first period saw goals from Danton Miller and Chris Attwood, while the second saw buries from Dreyton Martin, and Chris Attwood for his second. In the third, Dawit Martin and Kaine Kettle put two away, while Danton Miller came in for his second, James Whiteford for his first and Chris Attwood for his third in the fourth period.
In the end, the Bears were just shy of a first game win with a score of 9-11.
Back at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena on Sunday, December 18, two visiting teams went up against each other in the Toronto Monarchs and Paris RiverWolves. The first period saw a 3-2 lead for the Monarchs, while the second brought in a 6-5 lead. The third saw a 12-9 lead, and the final fourth period saw a 14-12 final for the Monarchs, after a consistent effort from the RiverWolves.
The current ALL East standings place the Express ahead of the Outlaws, followed by the Monarchs, Steelhawks, Bears, RiverWolves, Snipers and Timbermen consecutively.
The Ohsweken Bears and Six Nations Snipers will play against each other on home soil at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena this Friday, December 23 at 8:00 p.m., EST.
A notice was provided to the ALL website citing: “the Paris RiverWolves at the Brampton Express games scheduled for Saturday December 24 has been moved to Friday January 6, an 8pm start at Brampton Memorial Arena.”