It took a few minutes for the Niagara Lock Monsters to get their feet wet. But when they did, they were nearly unstoppable in their first CLax game on Sunday. The Iroquois Ironmen got on the board first, but Ryan Learn scored the next 2 goals for Niagara and the Lock Monsters rolled from there in posting a 22-13 win on Sunday. Learn finished with 4 goals and 2 assists, but it was an 11-point effort from Corey Fowler (4-7) that stole the show from the Ironmen, who had a 7-point game (4-3) from Chris Attwood and a 6-point game (1-5) from Tom Montour.
Lloyd Chrysler tied the game 2-2 after Learn’s second goal, but the Lock Monsters answered with 4 of the next 5 goals for a 6-3 lead at the end of 1. Attwood scored 4 of the 5 Iroquois goals in the second quarter as Niagara took a 9-8 lead into halftime.
But the Lock Monsters opened the third with 3 unanswered goals — Learn, Andrew Tober and Jon Arnold — for a 12-8 lead and the lead was never really threatened after that. Niagara outscored the Ironmen 8-2 in the fourth quarter.
Grant Cawley made 44 saves for the winners, while Taseh Nanticoke made 45 for Iroquois.
Niagara Lock Monsters 22, Iroquois Ironmen 13
In Sunday’s only game, the Baltimore Bombers kept their unbeaten season intact, posting a 12-8 victory over the visiting Rhode Island Kingfish. According to the Bombers’ Twitter feed, the Bombers scored the final 5 goals of the game. Scoring 2 goals each for Baltimore were Ben Rubeor, Andrew Wasik, Pete Cannon, Devin Spilker and Dan Marohl. Jordan Kenney was 1-2 and Dan Deckelbaum had a pair of assists. Ginny Capicchioni made 34 saves to get the win.
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