Team Power Rankings For The Arena Lacrosse League (ALL)…Week Twelve

1. Whitby Steelhawks (9-2)
Whitby’s game was cancelled this week.
2. Six Nations Snipers (5-6)
Six Nations game was cancelled this week.
3. Paris RiverWolves (8-4)
A tough loss in overtime to Peterborough this week, Paris has lost their last two games. A very talented lineup with very good goaltending, this squad should be able to turn it around quickly. If they can keep focused for the entire game, they have a chance to win it all.
4. Peterborough Timbermen (6-6)
Both games this weekend, Peterborough was playing with depleted lineups. A lopsided loss to Oshawa, but a character win in overtime against Paris still has the Timbermen in the middle of the rankings. They need to be disciplined, staying out of the penalty box if they want to be successful. With a full squad, this team has proven it can be dominant.
5. Oshawa Outlaws (5-7)
The Outlaws team that played on Saturday against a depleted Timbermen squad was the team I have been looking for all year. A very disciplined, high octane offense, with strong goaltending, made for a very powerful showing. Consistency is what is needed by Oshawa, can they bring this focus and intensity game in and game out? If they can, they will worry a lot of teams in the league.
6. St. Catharines Shockwave
(5-7)After three losses, the Shockwave got themselves back in the win column, beating a struggling Toronto Monarchs team. A very talented offensive team, but has had trouble defensively most of the season, is the reason this team is lower in the rankings.
7. Toronto Monarchs (3-9)
Another long day losing to the St. Catharines Shockwave, the Monarchs find themselves at the bottom of the rankings this week. The bright spot is their offense is coming alive with Tanner Buck, Stefan Diachenko, and Connor Brown. The part that needs work is their defense, consistently giving up good scoring opportunities.
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.