|Shane Francis goes to the air to shoot on goalie Dave Diruscio|
The Ohsweken Demons picked up a pair of victories this weekend and in doing so clinched the top seed for the Canadian Lacrosse League playoffs. With just two remaining regular season games, Ohsweken (6-0) also earned at least a share of the CLax regular season title.
Friday night had the Demons in a rematch with the Niagara Lock Monsters, whom they defeated 14-11 two weeks prior. This time the two teams would meet on the floor at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, home to Ohsweken. Coming into the game Niagara could have drawn even in the standings with a victory over the undefeated Demons. That was not to be as Ohsweken drew away in the final half winning 13-8.
The loss dropped the Lock Monsters record to 4-2. They have a pair of matchups against Southwest Cyclops to close our the CLax regular season. Niagara would have to win both remaining games and hope Ohsweken loses their final two in order to earn a share of the regular season title.
A quick turnaround (and road trip) had the Demons facing the Durham TurfDogs at GM Centre on Saturday afternoon. Despite playing just 16 hours earlier, Ohsweken pulled off a 13-10 victory.
Goalie Jake Lazore, playing just his second game of the season for Ohsweken, earned the victory with a solid performance. Wayne Van Every scored four times to lead the Demons offense.
Ohsweken (6-0) will rematch Durham (1-5) next Saturday night at ILA. The Demons close their regular season on March 15 facing the Barrie Blizzard.