GSLA houseleague summer season wrap-up
by Randy Pascal
It might well have been the playoff weekend for the Greater Sudbury Lacrosse Association youngsters, but it would have been difficult to term the
games as “recreational” given the level of intensity.
A classic bantam battle closed off the tournament in Coniston, as the Stealth rode a three-goal performance from Giordano Biondi to a 6-5
win over the Rush. Sebastien Chartrand added a pair of goals for the winners, with Max McCue netting the other. Riley Lalonde
(2), Zak Thompson, Gianluca Ongaro and Ethan Marois countered for the Rush.
The Bantam consolation matchup would see the Rock down the Mammoth 5-1, as Nolan “Diesel” Marion powered the offense with a two-goal
effort. Max Dumais, Michael Lewis and Ta Mbainocki closed things off, with Alex Paquette breaking the shutout bid for the Mammoth.
J Pelletier snapped a 3-3 tie with 5:49 remaining as the Peewee Stealth matched the gold medal performance of their bantam counterparts,
edging the Rush 4-3. Sam McCue scored twice for the winners, with Ashton Eadie-Chartrand chipping in with a solo effort. Cameron
Shanks, Jack Moskalyk and Oliver Coté replied in a losing cause.
The peewee consolation encounter was an equally close affair, with the Rock slipping past the Mammoth 5-3. Carson Shawana found the
back of the net twice for the Rock, with singles coming courtesy of Ryan Rubic, Mason Lachance and Hunter McLean.
The Rush doubled the Rock 4-2 in a novice finale that would see the penalty boxes quite crowded over the final minutes. Charlie Lisk
scored twice for the Rush, with Miles Schwiewek and Connor Martin rounding things out.
The Stealth fired at will in the novice consolation match, registering an 8-4 triumph over the Mammoth as Mathieu Brassard (3), Matti
Youppi (2), Jacob Barney (2) and Kadin Broomhead handled the scoring. Brody Nebionoquat, Carter Roney, Sam Dumais and Jaron
answered for the Mammoth.
Finally, the novice finals featured the most scoring of any, as the Stealth defeated the Rock 8-3 in the championship game, while the Rush outgunned the
Mammoth 13-7 in the consolation contest.