ILWT Feature: Summer vs. winter lacrosse conflict reaching boiling point

November 9, 2020

Last week the National Lacrosse League announced a targeted start date for their 35th season for the weekend of April 9-11, 2021. The official announcement comes after Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz suggested during the Entry Draft that it could be “early 2021” and Swarm GM John Arlotta who speculated in a local radio interview that “March is most likely.” Of course, there are still hurdles to clear before the league can…


ALL: Arena League experiments with 4-on-4 format

February 6, 2020

The Arena Lacrosse League entered week five with the Whitby Steelhawks still undefeated, but tied for wins atop the standings with the Paris RiverWolves. With a winter storm forecast, a major change on the floor, and the kickoff of the Women’s Division the week would prove to be one to watch. On the men’s side winter weather would ultimately postpone the Saturday night game between the St. Catharines Shockwave and…


ALL: Partnership with NLL a success in first season

April 26, 2019

The Arena Lacrosse League grew leaps and bounds this year. Having recently concluded its third season, the Ontario-based indoor league crowned the St. Catharines ShockWave champions after a competitive regular season and playoffs. The ALL struck a partnership with the NLL this season which “included the continuance of player movement between the leagues, placement of game officials, and the development of potential future NLL coaches, management, and players,” according to…


ALL: St. Catharines ShockWave win ALL Cup

April 18, 2019

Another Arena Lacrosse League season is in the books. The league crowned their third champion in three years this past weekend as the St. Catharines ShockWave took down the Paris RiverWolves 8-6 at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena to win the ALL Cup. The ShockWave were the cream of the crop this season with a 13-1 regular season record. Their only loss was during a brutally shorthanded game vs. the Six…


ALL: Champion to be crowned this weekend

April 13, 2019

The Arena Lacrosse League’s final four is set for this Saturday and Sunday at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Ohsweken. Three teams were eliminated from the chase for the ALL Cup last weekend in quarter-final play at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville. The Whitby Steelhawks defeated the Peterborough Timbermen 12-7, the Paris RiverWolves beat the Six Nations Snipers 20-11 and the Oshawa Outlaws were victorious over the Toronto…


ALL: Surprises abound in week 13

March 27, 2019

The penultimate weekend of Arena Lacrosse League action brought surprises and upsets. The St. Catharines ShockWave’s 11-game winning streak was finally snapped as they fell to the Six Nations Snipers. The last-place Whitby Steelhawks picked up a much needed win over the Toronto Monarchs, who continue their slide to the bottom of the standings with their fifth-straight loss. And the Peterborough Timbermen’s comeback tour ended at two games as they…


ALL: Top two teams clinch playoff spots

March 20, 2019

Two playoff spots were determined in week 12 of Arena Lacrosse League play with the St. Catharines ShockWave and Peterborough Timbermen wrapping up first and second place, respectively. Two weekends of play are left for the remaining five teams to claim their own positions.   Toronto Monarchs 10 @ Peterborough Timbermen 14 It was another huge comeback win for the Timbermen over the Monarchs, echoing last week’s matchup at the…


ALL: Playoff race tightens with three weeks left

March 14, 2019

There are only three weeks left in the Arena Lacrosse League’s regular season, and every team has an eye on the playoffs. Of course, every one of the seven teams in the league will make the playoffs, but positioning is important. First place, which can be clinched by the St. Catharines ShockWave after one more win, will receive a bye in the first round of single-elimination games. Then it will…


ALL: Nick Damude strong in Timbermen win

March 7, 2019

Whitby Steelhawks 6 @ Peterborough Timbermen 18 The Peterborough Timbermen moved back into second place with an 18-6 win over the Whitby Steelhawks this past Saturday thanks to an impressive goaltending display from Nick Damude. The Rochester Knighthawks’ prospect made 57 stops against a surging Steelhawks’ team. “Damude’s done what he’s done all year and played incredible. It was a collective win but he was unreal,” said Timbermen captain Mark…


ALL: Steelhawks win second straight

February 27, 2019

There were three games in week nine of Arena Lacrosse League play but little movement in the standings. The St. Catharines Shockwave continued their winning ways at the top of the standings, while losses kept the Toronto Monarchs and Peterborough Timbermen in second and third. The Paris RiverWolves moved up into fourth place and the Whitby Steelhawks showed they’re not out of the playoff hunt, catching up to the Six…