SIX NATIONS – The Peterborough Timbermen have been finding some recent success after a dismal start to the inaugural Arena Lacrosse League schedule, but not Saturday afternoon at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena against the league leading Six Nations Snipers who turned them away 13-7.
Tom Montour surprised the Timbermen 32 seconds into the game and Travis Longboat added a goal at the eight-minute mark to take a 2-0 lead. Josh Wasson scored Peterborough’s first goal to cut the Six Nations lead in half, but Race Vyse took a lead pass from goalie Chance Martin for Six Nations third goal. Layne Smith closed the first quarter with Six Nations up 4-1. Quinn Powless and Travis Longboat assisted.
Wayne VanEvery and Tyler Albrecht added to Six Nations scoring in the second quarter while Caleb Wiles put one up for Peterborough by the half.
Luke Laszkiewicz, Longboat, Powless, and Albrecht added third quarter goals to take a commanding 11-4 lead with 15 minutes left.
Two Peterborough goals by Josh Wasson and one from Tim Bergin, chipped away at the lead but Pat Corbett and Layne Smith closed the deal for the Snipers at 13-7.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Monarchs did the Snipers a favour by beating the second-place Oshawa Outlaws, 17-15 in Toronto. Six Nations now has a four-point lead over the Outlaws.
The St. Catharines ShockWave won over the Paris River Wolves 18-12 in Paris.
Bryan Neufeld led the Shockwave with an 11-point game with seven goals and four assists. Brooker Muir scored one and assisted on eight for a nine-pointer while Chris Attwood scored three and assisted on four more for St. Catharines.
For Paris, Mike Burke lead the RiverWolves offence with a goal and five assists. Brenden Thenhaus scored two and assisted on three, and Mike Melnychenko earned four points on three goals and an assist.
This coming weekend games include Toronto Monarchs in Peterborough at 4 p.m. Saturday, The RiverWolves in Oshawa at 7 p.m., and the St. Catharines ShockWave at the ILA to face the Snipers.
Sunday, at 1 p.m. the Snipers have a 1 p.m. date with the Timbermen in Peterborough, the Monarchs are in Oshawa at 4 p.m.