A penalty filled, overtime thriller in the ALL East. In Arena League East action, the Paris River Wolves (2-2) staged a 4th quarter rally to get the better of the St. Catherine’s Shockwave (0-4). Eddie Renauld posted nine points with Drake Smith adding eight to lead the Riverwolfs to a thrilling, come from behind, 14-13 overtime win.
To The Action
Thirty-one seconds in, Renaud (3g, 6a) converted off a quick break from Rob Stovel (1a), and Smith picked up his first helper. Danton Miller (1g,4a), Carson Rees (3g, 1a), and starting a power-play explosion, Cody Ward (1g, 2a) put the Shockwave in front, 3-1.
Renaud and Smith had a pass around that Davis Prince (3g, 1a) converted, on the man up. St. Catherine’s with the clock reading 00:03 added the third consecutive power-play courtesy of Wayne Hill (2g) that marked the end of the opening stanza with the Shockwave in front, 4-2.
That Was Fun
Just :24 in, Hill made it four consecutive advantage markers. Renaud made it five off assists from Dan Keane and Travis Staats (2a). Shockwave goaltender, Chase Martin (1a) hit Riley Miller (1g on a long break-out pass to make it 6-3. Each time it appeared St.Catherine’s was getting momentum, Paris countered.
Bryson Staats, (1g, 2a) closed it to a two-goal game with 1:50 left in the half. Carson Rees pushed it back to a three-goal edge before Dan Keane (1g, 2a) buried a short-handed goal with :33 to play. That would be the last of the first-half scoring with the Shockwave in front, 7-5.
To The Third
Keane and Smith did the work with Tom Reidy (2g, 2a) closing it to 7-6 at 11:45. Ward and Prince exchanged markers. Will McLeod (1g, 2a) followed by Rees made it a three marker affair. Reidy stepped up but was matched by Luca Romano (1g, 4a) and the curtain closed on the third with the Shockwave in good shape with an 11-8 edge.
And Away We Go
I mentioned penalties, right? They would prove costly to the Shockwave. The comeback was on…
Gabriel Iozzo (1g, 1a) at 10:28 followed a minute four later with a power-play score from Renaud, made it a one-goal game at 11-10. Lucas Beaver (2g, 3a) pushed it back to a two-goal lead with 5:29 remaining. Hunter Aggus (1g) answered exactly one minute later.
Prince registered yet another power-play tally from Smith and Bryson Staats to knot things at 12-12. Another man-up goal, this one from Drake Smith with just 1:14 remaining, seemed to cement the comeback. Think again, with only 4 seconds on the clock, Lucas Beaver tied it up. I need a nap! At the 12:20 mark, Connor Watson (1g) sent Paris home as winners. What a A penalty filled, overtime thriller in the ALL East
Inside the Game
Penalties? Have we got penalties? Paris was whistled for 11 with St.Catherine’s being a bit “unsaintly” and was called 10 times. Paris posted a 6 for 10 with the Shockwave hitting on 3 of 11. Shots on Goal were 58 for St. Catherine’s and 56 for Paris. Nolan Clayton allowed 13 goals on the 58 Shockwave tries. Chase Martin allowed 14 goals on the 56 he faced.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.