Defensemen Robert Hope (18) celebrates a 14-11 win over the Toronto Rock with his Colorado Mammoth teammates at the Air Canada Centre on March 17, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)

Mammoth rock PMLA night at the ACC

Familiarity breeds contempt. So what happens when two unfamiliar NLL teams play each other? Let’s be serious, it’s still a great game. Due to a scheduling oddity, the Colorado Mammoth and Toronto Rock generally play each other only once a year. Between 2013 and 2016, they saw each other three times, whereas Toronto saw geographic rival Buffalo 13 times. This past Saturday was the only meeting of the season between…

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Black Wolves Defeat Hawks 12-11

Black Wolves win the Battle, Move Half Game from Second Place The New England Black Wolves (6-6) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (4-8) 12-11 in a very crucial eastern division match up Friday night in front of 4,449 fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena and Casino. New England’s win, coupled with the Rock falling to Colorado leaves the Black Wolves only a half game out of second place in the east….

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Denver Pioneers vs Canisius Golden Griffins (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)

Denver and Notre Dame Rivalry, Crazy Rankings Testament to Lacrosse’s New Age

Shock continues to set in over this past weekend’s game results and rankings impacts. The Denver hosting of Notre Dame was nothing short of remarkable; in front of a sellout crowd the two teams continued their rivalry in Hollywood fashion. Though this game did not go into overtime, it came down to a buzzer beater goal by Connor Cannizzaro of the Pios who took the game 11-10. How that ball…

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Roughnecks Playoff Hopes in Scigliano’s Hands

At 4-7 the Calgary Roughnecks are in last place in the NLL West Division and in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since their inaugural season (2002). With just seven games left to play this year, Calgary probably needs to win at least four more games if they hope to get past the third-place Vancouver Stealth. The Roughnecks currently have the fifth-most goals for (127), the fourth-best…

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Colin Doyle watches his banner being raised to the ACC rafters on March 11, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)

#ThankYouCD7: Rock honour Doyle

When every lacrosse player in the world respects what you have done thats when you know youve had a remarkable career. Your the man @CDLAX7 — Cody Jamieson (@Cjamieson88) March 12, 2017 Cody Jamieson summed up Colin Doyle’s career very well in the above tweet. Social media was awash with praise for the former Toronto Rock captain this past week as the Rock prepared to retire his #7 in a…

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The Toronto Rock prepare to host the Calgary Roughnecks on March 11, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)

Highlight reel goals dominate Rock win over Roughnecks

It was a special win on a special Saturday night. As the Toronto Rock honoured former captain Colin Doyle, they also won 16-10 over the visiting Calgary Roughnecks at the Air Canada Centre. The win halts a two-game losing skid for the Rock, who also lost two consecutive home games in overtime. It also gives them the season series 2-0 over the Roughnecks. Brett Hickey had five goals with three…

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Rush win overtime thriller 12-11

Ben McIntosh Scores Four, Including Game Winner in Overtime In a game that could be a preview of the western conference final, the Saskatchewan Rush (7-3) needed overtime to defeat the Colorado Mammoth (6-5) 12-11 in front of another sold out crowd of 15,037 at the Sasktel Centre. Ben McIntosh, who scored four on the night netted the game winner at 1:24 off a feed from Robert Church. With the…

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Drexel defeats Bryant 7-5 during snow squall

Drexel Catches Fire in Snow Squall; Shafer Nets Hat Trick Saturday night the Drexel Dragons (1-4) played the first of two games this weekend. First up was the Bryant Bulldogs (3-4). Drexel picked up their first win of the season 7-5. Earlier in the day Mother Nature would put a bump in the road. That bump would be about three inches of snow, but excellent work by the Drexel ground crew…

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The Denver Pioneers soared over the Duke Blue Devils 14-9 on Saturday, February 18 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)

Pioneers Host New No. 1 Notre Dame Sunday

Following their most recent loss to UNC, the Denver Pioneers dropped across all polls (to No. 5 on IL, No. 4 on Coaches, and No. 3 on RPI) and were replaced atop the college rankings by Notre Dame – and what a controversial time for it to happen. Five of the last six meetings between the Fighting Irish and Pios resulted in sudden death overtimes, all won by Denver when…

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