Ohsweken Bears and Six Nations Snipers look for redemption this weekend

SIX NATIONS — Eastern Arena Lacrosse League games continued this past weekend, starting with matches that saw the Paris Riverwolves face the Peterborough Timbermen and the Whitby Steelhawks face the Toronto Monarchs on Saturday, February 25. The Timbermen won at the Millbrook Arena 10-8, while the Monarchs won 19-17 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.

The following day, Sunday, February 26, the Ohsweken Bears took on the Oshawa Outlaws at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.

The Bears opened at home with an initial goal from Dawit Martin, with three racked up by the Outlaws. This was followed by a single from Oakley Thomas, and five more from the Outlaws, giving them a lead to 2-7. Danton Miller closed the period with a double, making the game 4-7 for the Outlaws.

Coming into the second period, the Outlaws came for blood and put away four goals, stopping the Bears from scoring at all. This brought the score to 12-4 for the Outlaws going into the third period. In the third, another goal was earned by the Outlaws, but the Bears pushed back. Alex Henry, Jake Bomberry, Sturgis Sundown and Oakley Thomas came through with singles to lose the period 13-8 for the Outlaws.

In the fourth, Dawit Martin came in and buried his second goal of the game, and closed out scoring for the Bears. The Outlaws tallied up four more goals and closed the game with a steep 17-9 win over the Bears.

Oakley Thomas was awarded a third place star for two goals, two assists, tallying four points total for the Bears.

Later in the day, the Six Nations Snipers took on the second place team in Eastern ALL standings: the Brampton Express.

Another steep game was had, as the first goal went the Express, which was followed by a goal from Mike McGlaughlin for the Snipers. The Express put two more away, and Cheyton King closed the period with a single, making the game 3-2 for the Express.

In the second, Justin Porga and Haodais Maracle came in with singles, but were cancelled out by two responses from the Express. Brent Longboat earned another goal for the Snipers, but the Express saw two fast ones by the end, closing the period 9-5 for the Express.

In the third, two more goals went up for the visitor, while Brent Longboat and Cheyton King ate at the deficit. By the fourth, the Express came through with a strong period, tallying up five consecutive goals. But it was Cheyton King that closed the period with a single, finalizing the game at 17-8 for the Express.

Jaxon Longboat was awarded a third place star for 16 assists and 35 saves, tallying sixteen  points total for the Snipers.

The next scheduled game for the the Ohsweken Bears will see them play at the Millbrook Arena against the Peterborough Timbermen on Saturday, March 4. While the Six Nations Snipers will venture out to the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre to face the Toronto Monarchs the same day.


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