NLL Pre Season Preview: Buffalo Bandits

With their defeat in the opening round of last year’s Eastern Conference playoffs to rival Rochester Knighthawks still on their minds, the Buffalo Bandits are looking forward to wiping the slate clean during training camp and beginning the new season with a fresh start. On Saturday, the Bandits banded together once again at the First Niagara Center as they prepare for the 2016 NLL season. With 31 runners and four…

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Edwards, Ross, Hellyer, Johnston Miss Start of Rock Camp

The Toronto Rock began their training camp on Saturday afternoon at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville. By the numbers, this is the smallest Rock training camp in recent memory, which also translates into what should be some very interesting battles for the final few roster spots. Head Coach John Lovell addressed the team prior to the troops hitting the floor for the start of the team’s first session….


NLL Pre Season: Stealth Host Rush in Scrimmage

The National Lacrosse League pre season is here, and the first game of the season kicks off at 9pm eastern time when the Vancouver Stealth host he Saskatchewan Rush in an exhibition contest. It will be the first time the Rush take the floor since winning the Champions Cup last season and their first time playing as representatives of Saskatoon. Both teams return several stars but are reloaded, especially the…


2015 NLL Pre Season Schedule

The National Lacrosse League pre season comes to an open today with the Vancouver Stealth hosting the Saskatoon Rush. Here is the full NLL pre season game schedule. Every team in the league plays, but Saskatoon, Georgia, New England, Colorado, and Buffalo do not have home games. Rochester hosts a free pre season game against the Swarm, per tradition. There are two neutral site games, with Saskatoon and Vancouver facing…

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NLL Training Camp Preview: Vancouver Stealth

The Vancouver Stealth open their preseason schedule with a home scrimmage against the defending NLL champions the Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday, Nov. 29, where fans will get their first look at a team that has been largely revamped in order to compete for a Champion’s Cup title in their third year playing out of the Langley Events Centre. The Stealth were at the forefront of several major signings and trades…


Hopkins Has Tough Task Ahead to Replace Tinney

Johns Hopkins learned that they will be without sophomore midfielder Joel Tinney for the 2016 season.  After exhausting appeals, Tinney is on campus and in good academic standing at the school but will be unable to don his number 55 on the field during competition this spring. Hopkins had understanding that this could be the case prior to fall ball, so the coaching staff went into the offseason practices having…


NLL Commissioner George Daniel Steps Down

The National Lacrosse League today announced George Daniel will be stepping down as NLL Commissioner. Daniel has served as Commissioner since January 2009. “It has been a honor and pleasure serving as NLL Commissioner. I feel that this is the right time for a change for me personally and professionally to explore other opportunities,” Daniel said. “The NLL is now in a great place and positioned for tremendous growth in…

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Major League Lacrosse Announces 2016 Schedule

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor professional lacrosse league, announced the schedule for the upcoming 2016 season today. Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2016. The League’s newest team, the Atlanta Blaze, takes the field at their new home, Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University, against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. MLL fans will also see a rematch of the 2015 final, as the MLL defending champion…

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Black Wolves Acquire Shane MacDonald From Swarm

The Georgia Swarm and New England Black Wolves today announced a trade with the Swarm acquiring defenseman Drew Petkoff from the Black Wolves in exchange for forward Shane MacDonald. Petkoff, 30, spent the 2015 season with the Black Wolves and posted four points (2G, 2A), 40 loose balls and seven forced turnovers over seven contests. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound lefty previously spent time with Buffalo (2013) and Toronto (2010-12), where he…