SIX NATIONS – Powered by nine point performances by Quinn Powless and Luke Laszkiewicz, the Six Nations Snipers returned from Peterborough with a 18-7 win over the Timbermen, Sunday afternoon.
It was an “early to bed, early to rise” situation for the Snipers following their 12-11 overtime win Saturday night at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) to get to Peterborough for a 1 p.m. start, Sunday.
Layne Smith scored three goals and added two assists while Torrey VanEvery scored three and assisted on one Sunday afternoon.
Smith scored two and assisted on one on Saturday for a two-game total of five goals and three assists.
“Any time you play Six Nations, at any level, their talent pool is so deep even if they have guys who can’t show up they just pick up somebody else who’s just as good or better,” said defensemen Eric Sewell after the game. “It’s always tough not knowing what they’re going to come with but you know they’re going to come loaded so it’s always a tough game.”
Later that evening the Oshawa Outlaws and the Toronto Monarchs spent an hour getting to a 12-12 tie game resulting in a little overtime. One minute and 13 seconds into the extra frame, T.J. Saunders put the game on ice for the Outlaws.
There remains a two-point span between the Outlaws and first place Six Nations, however, the Outlaws have a one game advantage having played 11 games to Six Nations’ 12.
The Monarchs are in third place, tied with St Catharines with 12 points each. Paris has 10 points and the Timbermen of Peterborough have six.
This coming Saturday, March 25th, Peterborough will be in Toronto, the Six Nations Snipers host the Outlaws at 4 p.m., at the ILA, and the Paris RiverWolves will welcome the St. Catharines ShockWave at the Syl Apps Arena in Paris at 8 p.m.
Layne Smith leads the league with 27 goals at this point in the season, while Snipers’ Chase Martin is in second place among league goalies in “goals against average”, “save percentage”, and “wins”.
Unlike the former Canadian Lacrosse League, the Arena Lacrosse League plays under the NLL rules where applicable. The ALL does not allow coaches challenges and play with a game roster of 18 players and two goalies. The Arena Lacrosse League uses 4×4.9 nets, and carries a roster size for each ALL team of 20 players and three goalies.
Six Nations Snipers’ sniper Layne Smith leads the Arena Lacrosse League with 27 goals in 12 games so far this ALL season. Photo by Jim Windle
Timbermen: Broedie Birkhof of the Peterborough Timbermen takes on Chancey Johnson of the Six Nations Snipers in ALL action on Sunday, March 19 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Photo by Ryan Nolan, Timbermen