NLL Friday: Knighthawks knocked out, Mammoth play waiting-game

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April 29, 2017

While first place in each NLL division has been sewn-up for a while, second and third place will be determined on the last day of the regular season. The penultimate evening of play saw one team eliminated from contention and another lose ground in the race for home floor. What will Saturday bring? A whole lot of emotion, that’s for sure.   Georgia 13 @ Rochester 10 Who would have…

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12-9 Victory for Princeton Secures Ivy Berth

Princeton Tigers goalie Tyler Blaisdell. (Photo credit:  Robert Goldstein/Princeton Athletic Communications)
April 24, 2017

PRINCETON, N.J. – On senior day, the Princeton Tigers recognized defeated the Harvard Crimson 12-9 at Sherrerd Field while clinching themselves a berth in in the Ivy tournament. The Tigers battled a downpour as well as a team fighting for their playoff lives. The Crimson had to win to keep their playoff dreams alive. The loss knocks them out of contention for a berth in the Ivy tournament. Last season…

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Rock loss to Bandits tightens playoff race

Jordan Magnuson and Nick Weiss face-off as the Toronto Rock host the Buffalo Bandits on April 14, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
April 16, 2017

The Toronto Rock have hit a losing skid at the worst possible time. A 13-8 loss to the Buffalo Bandits on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre was the Rock’s third consecutive loss. It also means they have to wait another week to clinch a playoff spot with New England and Buffalo breathing down their necks. Following their bye week, the Rock came out on fire building a 4-0…

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Social media honours Kelusky

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March 28, 2017

Friends, fans and teammates took to Twitter over the last few days to honour Tracey Kelusky for his Forever a Roughneck ceremony. Here are some of the top tweets:   [View the story “Tracey Kelusky – Forever a Roughneck” on Storify]

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Captain Calgary honoured by Roughnecks

The Calgary Roughnecks honoured Tracey Kelusky as part of their Forever A Roughneck program on March 25, 2017. (Photo credit: Katherine Duncan)
March 27, 2017

The Calgary Roughnecks spoiled Tracey Kelusky’s homecoming. On the night his former team raised his jersey to the rafters of the Saddledome, they also defeated the New England Black Wolves, his current team, 18-13. Kelusky retired in 2014 after a 14 year NLL career. Eight of those years, from 2003-2010, were spent with the Roughnecks, where he was captain and helped establish the team in the Calgary market. The impact he…

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Two win weekend for Toronto Rock

The Toronto Rock celebrate their 13-7 win over the Vancouver Stealth on March 25, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 26, 2017

  It’ll be hard for the Toronto Rock to top this weekend. Right off the heels of a dramatic 12-11 OT win over the Georgia Swarm Friday night, the Rock returned home to the Air Canada Centre and picked up their second win of the weekend 13-7 over the Vancouver Stealth. The wins put the Rock just half a game back of the Swarm for first place in the east…

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Mammoth rock PMLA night at the ACC

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)
March 22, 2017

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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#ThankYouCD7: Rock honour Doyle

Colin Doyle watches his banner being raised to the ACC rafters on March 11, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 15, 2017

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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Highlight reel goals dominate Rock win over Roughnecks

The Toronto Rock prepare to host the Calgary Roughnecks on March 11, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 12, 2017

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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