There were four games this weekend involving six of the seven CLax teams.
Not much changed in the standings except that Niagara took over sole possession of second place with their convincing win over Brampton. Here are the CLax Power Rankings after week three.
#1 (last week 1) Ohsweken Demons 3-1
Ohsweken split the weekend at 1-1 as they were involved in two one goal games. On Friday night the Demons blew a three goal lead and eventually lost in overtime against the Brampton Inferno. Ohsweken had a quick turnaround as they hosted and beat the Barrie Blizzard just over twelve hours later. The Demons were led in both games by Roger Vyse who finished the weekend with 5 goals and 8 assists.
#2 (2) Niagara Lock Monsters 2-0
The Lock Monsters remain undefeated after they pounded Brampton 21-16 in a Saturday matinee. Niagara shared the love as twelve of the Lock Monsters contributed points, including Corey Fowler who finished the game with 5 goals and 3 assists. Niagara’s big test is Friday when they visit the Demons in Ohsweken. If the Monsters can steal a win in Ohsweken, look for them to take over the number one spot in next week’s Power Rankings.
#3 (4) Toronto Shooting Stars 1-1
After being ranked fourth last week, the Toronto Shooting Stars climbed one spot in the Power Rankings with their overtime win against Durham. Aaron Grayson had 5 points and a fight for Toronto but the difference for the Stars in this game was Angus Dinely who stopped 46 of the 54 shots he faced. Toronto hosts Barrie this Sunday and then Ohsweken on Monday in what will be a busy Clax weekend.
#4 (5) Brampton Inferno 1-2
The Inferno took over the fourth spot after their busy back to back game weekend. On Friday night Brampton recovered from a three goal deficit to beat the first place Ohsweken Demons in overtime. The celebration was short lived however as Brampton was thumped by Niagara 21-16 the very next day.
#5 (3) Durham TurfDogs 1-1
Durham fell two spots after losing a close one to Toronto on Sunday. The TurfDogs had goalie trouble early and played catch up the rest of the game. John Chesebrough was chased from the net just 45 seconds into the 2nd quarter after allowing 5 goals on 14 shots. Shane Scott had the Gordie Howe hat trick in Durham’s loss as he ended the game with 3 goals, 4 assists and a fight. The TurfDogs travel to Iroquois on Sunday for a 2pm game versus the Ironmen.
#6 (7) Barrie Blizzard 0-1
They didn’t win but the Barrie Blizzard hung in there all afternoon with the Ohsweken Demons. Mind you the Demons had just played the night before but it was still a strong effort from the Blizzard. Caleb Wiles had an impressive game with 5 goals and 4 assists for Barrie while Scott Komer stopped 48 in the loss. The next game for the Blizzard will be on Sunday when they’re in Toronto to face the Shooting Stars.
#7 (6) Iroquois Ironmen 0-2
After starting the season at 0-2 the Iroquois Ironmen were idle this weekend. Although they didn’t play, the Ironmen still got knocked into last place after Barrie’s gritty performance against Ohsweken. Iroquois will look to snap their undefeated streak this weekend but it won’t be easy as Durham is in town, looking to get back in the win column as well.