Ohsweken Bears and Six Nations Snipers lose momentum

SIX NATIONS — Eastern Arena Lacrosse League games continued this past week-end, starting with a match between the Brampton Express and the Toronto Mon-archs on Friday, January 28. The Express gave a surprise win to the Monarchs 13-11 at the Brampton Memorial Arena.

Later on Saturday, the Six Nations Snipers took on the Whitby Steelhawks at the Children’s Arena. The game held an uneven score throughout.

The first period saw the Steelhawks continue in the lead in the first period, ending with a 0-4 lead with no responses from the Snipers. In the second, the Cheyton King opened scoring for the Snipers, followed by a long pause in goal earning as the Steelhawks pulled ahead 1-9.

The third period saw Nolan Fehr earn the only Snipers goal as the Steelhawks maintained a 2-14 lead. In the fourth, Haodais Maracle, Vernon Hill and Brent Longboat put singles away, but the deficit was too great.

The game ended with a final of 5-16 for the Steelhawks.

On Sunday, the Ohsweken Bears hosted a home game versus the Paris RiverWolves at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.

The first period saw the first goal go to the RiverWolves, then a back and forth scoring scheme with two goals from Chris Attwood and Marvin Curry, giving a lead to the RiverWolves. This finished the period at 3-5 for the visitor.

Coming into the second, two goals were put up by the RiverWolves, with three consecutive answers by Danton Miller, Christ Attwood for his third and Kessler Doolittle. A single response came from the visitor to close the period at 6-8 for the RiverWolves. In the third, Marvin Curry and Lucas Beaver steal two singles, with an answer from the RiverWolves. Later, Ryan Johnson and Jonah Mohawk put two away. Chris Attwood closed the period with his fourth to make the game a close 11-12 or the visitor.

In the fourth, Chris Attwood opened scoring with a single, making his fifth goal of the game, and Wayne Hill came through with a single. The RiverWolves maintained and this closed the game at 13-16, cinching a win over the Bears.

Chris Attwood was awarded a second place star for five goals, two assists, tallying seven points total for the Bears.

The next games for the Six Nations Snipers and Bears will take place on February 5, at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena from 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m., consecutively.

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