Saturday February 29th:
Whitby Steelhawks vs. Peterborough Timbermen at the Millbrook Arena.
The Steelhawks jumped out to a 6-0 lead early, and while the Timbermen mounted a small comeback in the second quarter, the outcome was never in doubt with Whitby winning 16-7.
The Steelhawks were led offensively by Liam Osborne (3g,5a), and Cam Milligan (6g,1a), with Jeff Fernandes (1g,6a), and Dylan Hutchison (2g,4a) being the set up guys.
Lukas Coote was outstanding in net for Whitby only giving up seven goals.
Skkylar Thomas (2g,0a), Vaughn Harris (1g,3a), and Ty Thompson led the scoring for Peterborough.
The Three Stars:
1. Lukas Coote G Whitby
2. Cam Milligan F Whitby
3. Mark Farthing T Whitby
Paris RiverWolves vs. Toronto Monarchs at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC).
In a back and forth matchup, with both teams getting on decent runs, both Toronto and Paris found themselves deadlocked early in the fourth quarter. The Monarchs scored two quick goals (at 2:02, and 2:43), and with the outstanding goaltending of Joel Watson, in net for Toronto, were able to hold on to a 10-9 upset victory over the Paris RiverWolves.
The Monarchs were led by Todd Kozaks (2g,1a), Tyler Ferreira (2g,0a), and Stefan Diachenko (1g,2a), with Graham Bergsma (0g,6a) being the setup man.
Pat Saunders (3g,2a), Josh Medeiros (2g,2a), and Drake Smith (2g,1a) led the offense for Paris.
The Three Stars:
1. Joel Watson G Toronto
2. Pat Saunders F Paris
3. Graham Bergsma F Toronto
Sunday March 1st:
St. Catharines Shockwave vs. Six Nations Snipers.
The hottest team in the league right now is the Six Nations Snipers, winning their fifth game in a row with a 15-11 victory over the St. Catharines Shockwave.
The game went back and forth through the first half, with each team matching the other every step of the way.
The Snipers put together a run early in the third quarter, and controlled play the rest of the game.
Rookie Marshall Powless led the way for Six Nations with three goals and three assists, also being named the first star.
Alec Tamas (2g,2a), Tye Argent (2g,2a), Marshall Powless (2g, 2a), Justin Martin (2g,1a), and Jordan Goddard (2g,0a), led the Snipers all with two goals each, while Sid Powless (1g,4a) was the setup man.
Bryan Neufeld (2g,2a), Layne Smith (2g,2a), Cody Menzies (2g,1a), and Anthony Patterson (2g,0a) led the Shockwave offense, each with two goals.
Bryan Neufeld set the single season scoring record with 85pts besting the previous record of 83 shared by Austin Murphy and John St. John.
The Three Stars:
1. Marshall Powless R Six Nations
2. West Whitlow F Six Nations
3. Dylan Sprentz G Six Nations
Saturday March 7th at the Children’s Arena in Oshawa…
Peterborough Timbermen vs. Oshawa Outlaws at 3pm.
Six Nations Snipers vs. Whitby Steelhawks at 7pm.
Sunday March 8th at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) in Haggersville, Ontario.
Toronto Monarchs vs. St. Catharines Shockwave at 1pm.
Peterborough Timbermen vs. Paris RiverWolves at 4pm.
Six Nations Snipers…………….5-6
St. Catharines Shockwave…..4-7
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.