Arena Lacrosse League Team Power Rankings For Week Nine

1. Whitby Steelhawks (7-2)

Although the Steelhawks lost in a close contest to the Shockwave this week, they have proved themselves to be the team to beat this year.

2. Paris RiverWolves (7-2)

After beating the Steelhawks a week ago, this team came out very flat against the Six Nations Snipers this week. One bad game won’t move them, but let’s hope this is out of their system now.

3. St. Catharines Shockwave (4-4)

A character win against the league leaders, as well as a few weeks of showing they are definite contenders even with the slow start to this year, has kept the Shockwave in third spot in the rankings.

4. Peterborough Timbermen (5-4)

Getting back in the win column, with a spotlight on the special teams unit who single handedly won this game, keeps the Timbermen in fourth this week.

5. Six Nations Snipers (3-6)

It was only a matter of time for this team to find it’s mojo. Convincing wins over Toronto, and Paris this week in back to back games, has this team rocketing up the rankings.

6. Oshawa Outlaws (3-6)

Once again special teams let the Outlaws down. Giving up nine powerplay goals and three shorthanded goals cost them the game this week. Even with that flaw, they only lost by a goal, and should be higher in the standings, and rankings.

7. Toronto Monarchs (2-7)

The Monarchs had a better showing this week, but still another tough day at the office. Improvements are being seen, but need more to move up in the rankings.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.