(L-R) Comcast President Dave Scott, Franchise Govenor Sean Tilger, mayor Jim Kenney, Sean Delaney Exec. Director of Lacrosse Operations, .  Lindsey Masciangelo Executive Director of Business Operations, and NLL Commissioner Nick  Sakiewicz.  Photo Credit: Rocco J. Granato

Lacrosse Returns to Philadelphia for 2018-2019 Season

Philly lacrosse back at Wells Fargo Center, fans and social media explode On July 11, 2014 a dark cloud moved over the Wells Fargo Center as it was announced that the Philadelphia Wings, a team that captured six National Lacrosse league championships as well as the hearts of their many fans announced they were moving to Connecticut. On September 19, 2014 the Wings were re-named the New England Black Wolves. After…

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2017 NLL Draft Results

  PHILADELPHIA, September 8, 2017 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), welcomed the newest crop of rookies at the 2017-18 NLL Draft at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ont. on Monday, Sept. 18 ahead of the league’s 32nd year with the 2018 regular season set to begin on December 8, 2017. Use #NLL to check out all the action on social media, plus all 59 selections below. Relive the event on demand on the NLLTV.com.   FIRST…

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Dane Dobbie (44) puts a comforting hand on Curtis Dickson (17) as the Calgary Roughnecks lose to the Toronto Rock at the Air Canada Centre on March 11, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)

Calgary Roughnecks Summer Report

The 2017 NLL season saw the Calgary Roughnecks miss the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history, the first time being their inaugural season (2002). After what was a disappointing year, Calgary needs to make some changes to herald a new look and a new approach for 2018. Following an 8-10 season where the Roughnecks finished with the seventh-most goals for (212) and the sixth fewest goals against (220),…

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Shawn Evans and Mark Steenhuis mix it up with the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the 2017 Mann Cup. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)

Mann Cup: Lakers back in it

There was no way Peterborough Century 21 Lakers were going to lose a third game in a row. That didn’t happen all summer long. They only lost four games total over three months. So it was a determined Lakers squad that took the floor for game three of the Mann Cup at Queen’s Park Arena in New Westminster on Monday night and came out with a 13-12 win. They came…

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Anthony Malcolm of the New Westminster Salmonbellies during game two of the 2017 Mann Cup.

Mann Cup: ‘Bellies up 2-0

The New Westminster Salmonbellies took a two games to none lead over the visiting Peterborough Lakers on Saturday night in game two of the 2017 Mann Cup series at Queen’s Park Arena with a 13-8 win. While the Lakers and their fans are probably shocked at the current state of things (this author included), the Salmonbellies sure aren’t. “I don’t know if we expected it but that was our goal,…

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Logan Schuss of the New Westminster Salmonbellies is guarded by Robert Hope of the Peterborough Lakers during the 2017 Mann Cup. (Photo credit: Kendall Taylor)

Mann Cup: Salmonbellies draw first blood

The New Westminster Salmonbellies made good use of their time off between their WLA final win over the Victoria Shamrocks and game one of the Mann Cup versus the Peterborough Lakers. The Salmonbellies came out on fire Friday night at Queens Park Arena, weathered a second period storm to tie the game in the third and eventually win in overtime 12-10 over the MSL champion Lakers. The Lakers defeated the…

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Rise of the Machine

On August 19, Major League Lacrosse capped off another closely contested season with a rematch of their 2016 championship. The Ohio Machine and Denver Outlaws proved themselves to be the top two teams throughout the regular season and the final in Dallas at The Star in Frisco, Texas lived up to the regular season hype both squads generated. In 2016, Denver rallied behind their veterans and rookies to reel off…

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August 19, 2017; Frisco, TX, USA; Ohio Machine vs. Denver Outlaws at Ford Center. Photography Credit: Jerome Miron

Machine crowned 2017 MLL champions

It wasn’t as close as last year’s final, but that doesn’t mean it was any less dramatic. A year after losing to the Denver Outlaws in the last seconds of the 2016 Steinfeld Cup, the Ohio Machine roared to life in the fourth quarter on Saturday night for a 17-12 win over the Outlaws to capture their first Major League Lacrosse championship. Marcus Holman’s natural hat-trick in the fourth-quarter was…

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August 12, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Rochester Rattlers @ Denver Outlaws at Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Photography Credit: Isaiah Downing

MLL: Outlaws will defend title

Two late two-point goals didn’t even get the Rochester Rattlers close to overcoming the fourth quarter nine-goal run by the Denver Outlaws in Saturday’s Major League Lacrosse semi-final game. The Outlaws, 15-8 winners, will defend their 2016 Steinfeld Cup win next Saturday in Frisco, Texas at the league championship game against the Ohio Machine. “We’re thankful were going to have the opportunity [to defend the title],” head coach B.J. O’Hara…

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