SIX NATIONS — Eastern Arena Lacrosse League games continued this past weekend with current standings showing the Toronto Monarchs in the first place spot, followed by the Brampton Express, Oshwa Outlaws, Whitby Steelhawks, Paris RiverWolves, Six Nations Snipers, Ohsweken Bears and Peterborough Timbermen consecutively.
Friday, March 3 started with a postponed match that was to be held at the Brampton Memorial Arena between the Oshawa Outlaws and the Brampton Express. The following day, the Six Nations Snipers travelled to the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre to face the Toronto Monarchs.
Despite the Monarchs leading the league in standings, the Snipers kept up throughout the match.
Another close game was had, as the first goal went the Snipers from Nolan Fehr, with a second goal from Andrew Vradenburg. The Monarchs responded once, with three more from Cheyton King, Brent Longboat and Nolan Fehr for his second. The Monarchs came through with one more, but Nolan Fehr closed the period with a hat-trick goal, finalizing the period at 6-2.
Coming into the second period with a strong lead, Cheyton King put his second goal of the game away while the Monarchs put two more on the board. But Todd Thomas and Haodais Maracle put singles away to block the Monarchs from advancing. Justin Porga put two more away before two more came for the Monarchs by the end of the period, closing it out 11-5 for the Snipers.
In the third, a single goal went up for the visitor, while Nolan Fehr went for his fourth goal of the game. Two more went up for the Monarchs, finishing the period with a closer lead 12-8 for the Snipers. In the fourth, Brent Longboat opened scoring with a single, which opened for eight goals in a row in a blitz for the Monarchs. Cheyton King mustered a single, but the Monarchs finalized the period after a double. This finished the close game 14-18 for the Monarchs.
Nolan Fehr was awarded a third place star for 4 goals, making for points total for the Snipers.
Later on Sunday, March 5, the Whitby Steelhawks took on the Paris RiverWolves at the same arena. The River Wolves won a close match 15-14.
The next scheduled game for the Ohsweken Bears will see them play at the Millbrook Arena against the Peterborough Timbermen on Saturday, March 10. While the Six Nations Snipers will face the Timbermen at home on Sunday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m., the Bears will be taking on the Toronto Monarchs earlier in the day at 1:00 p.m..