Overtime Drama in ALL East

Kevin M. Neibauer
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In Arena League East, the Paris RiverWolves (5-4) worked overtime to defeat the St. Catherine’s Shockwave (4-6), 11-10.

Let’s Get to It

St.Catherine’s fired out of the gate, grabbing a 4-0 lead.

Caleb Wiles (2g,3a) started the party at 14:08 converted feeds from Alex Kedoh-Hill and Marty Hill (1a).

It took three minutes for Kedoh-Hill (3g,1a) to get it to 2-0 with help from Wiles and Ciaran Costello (1a).

The surge grew to 3-0 with Kedoh-Hill adding a second with 7:26 remaining.

Anthony Patterson (2g,1a) continued the run with 4:29 to play

Cole Spear (1g,3a) ended the run on a power play tally set up by Davis Prince and Kyle Dawson.

That brought and end to the opening stanza with the Shockwave in front, 4-1.

Moving Right Along

Kedoh-Hill struck again, this time on the advantage followed 3:14 later with Wayne Hill (2g,2a) lighting the lamp short handed.

Paris countered with a three goal run from another man up,this one from Kyle Dawson (1g,2a),Justin Scott (5g, 2a) set up by Eddie Renaud and Spear.

Dawson turned play marker for a Davis Prince (1g,5a) goal that made it 6-4.

The special teams were in full force with Oakley Thomas (1g) hitting short handed to end the half with a 7-4 Shockwave advantage

Moving Along Still

Justin Scott for Paris and Caleb Wiles answered for the Shockwave, both on the advantage changed the board to 8-5.

The RiverWolves closed the quarter very strong courtesy of Kurtis Woodland (1g, 3a) and Scott and Spear hitting a breaking Eddie Renaud (2g, 1a) to take us to the Fourth with a one goal St. Catherine’s lead, 8-7.

This One is a Battle

Wiles and Jake Bomberry (2a) did the work and Patterson enjoyed the dividend to make it 9-7 with 6:57 remaining.

The RiverWolves were not about to pack up and leave.

A pair from Scott and a single from Renauld set the Wolves up with 3:07 left.

Patterson with help from Leland Powless (1a) set up Wayne Hill with 2:03 to go

That would end the scoring in regulation.

A back and forth overtime would be ended when Scott buried a transition goal started by netminder, Troy Holowchuk at 10:00.

Dis and Dat.

• Shots on Goal were 57-51 for Paris.

• Troy Holowchuk stopped 41 shots for Paris with Chase Martin turning aside 46.

• Power plays had Paris hitting on 3 of 4 and the ShockWave a perfect 2 for 2.

Overtime Drama in Arena League East

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.