NLL: Rock exact revenge on Black Wolves

March 18, 2018

The Toronto Rock breathed a sigh of relief on Friday night as they snapped a three-game losing skid with a 14-9 win over the New England Black Wolves. The win, combined with losses by Rochester and Buffalo on Saturday, vaults Toronto precariously back into second place in the NLL’s east division. The Rock’s losing streak had culminated the week before in an 8-7 overtime loss to the same Black Wolves…

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NLL: Black Wolves push Rock out of playoff picture

March 15, 2018

  The New England Black Wolves are back on track after Kevin Crowley’s overtime goal gave them an 8-7 win over the Toronto Rock on Sunday afternoon at Air Canada Centre. The Black Wolves are resurging after three big losses and some roster moves that included shipping Shawn Evans to Buffalo a couple of weeks after he was stripped of his captaincy. New blood in the lineup has included Johnny…

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Editorial: Recent spate of NLL trades sees marquee players on the move… and that’s okay

March 1, 2018

  Early spring temperatures this week on the eastern seaboard have NLL teams looking towards playoff runs and acquiring the tools needed to get them there. That means trades, and there were two blockbusters this week with marquee players on the move. Who knows what the next two days could bring?! But there is plenty of time before the league’s March 19th trade deadline. Monday, Dan Dawson was shipped to…

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NLL: Perfect power play leads Rush to win over Roughnecks

February 25, 2018

Two questions: Has there ever been a game in the NLL where only two members of a team found the scoresheet? And has there ever been an NLL game where BOTH teams were 100% on the power play? These questions arose from the Saskatchewan Rush’s 10-6 win over the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night at Sasktel Centre. It was a bad night all around for the Roughnecks. Wes Berg was…

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NLL: Keogh sparks Mammoth in New England

February 19, 2018

  In a Mohegan Sun Sunday matinee, the Colorado Mammoth beat the New England Black Wolves 19-11. In four seasons, Colorado has racked up a 6-0 record against New England. Four of those six wins were within two points, however, their East Division win this afternoon was one the Mammoth won’t soon forget. Colorado (5-3) broke a two-game losing streak while handing the Black Wolves (4-4) their third straight loss….

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NLL: Knighthawks get important win over Swarm

February 12, 2018

Despite a solid 17-10 win over the Georgia Swarm on Sunday evening, the Rochester Knighthawks remain in last place in the NLL’s east division. At 3-6, they’re half a game back of the Swarm and two games back of New England for the final playoff spot. Both the Swarm and Knighthawks were playing back-to-back. Georgia lost 18-9 in Buffalo on Saturday, and the Knighthawks dropped a 12-9 decision to the…

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Sandy Chapman: A constant in an ever-changing NLL

February 9, 2018

2011 wasn’t all that long ago, but in the world of professional sports it might as well be a lifetime. Physical activity is hard on the body, so even athletes in peak physical condition sometimes retire from the game they love in their mid-30s to early 40s. It gives them little time to achieve everything they want to, which in the NLL, is winning the Champion’s Cup. For the Toronto…

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Hoggarth happy to be a Bandit

February 8, 2018

There is so much talent available in the NLL that when teams make trades it often evens out. A straight-up player-for-player swap returns equal value to each team. Teams also don’t have a long time to build a winner, so if something isn’t working they have to fix it fast. That’s what brought Thomas Hoggarth to the Buffalo Bandits (4-3) from the Vancouver Stealth (1-7) this week in exchange for…

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NLL: Del Bianco backstops Roughnecks to important victory over Rock

February 4, 2018

They knew it couldn’t last forever, but it sure was nice to dream about. After four games averaging 20+ goals per game, the Toronto Rock ran out of gas as they fell 16-8 to the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. Calgary and Toronto always play each other hard no matter where they are in the standings. Calgary, losers of four in a row, came into…

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NLL: Mammoth win opens divide in western standings

January 27, 2018

Jeremy Noble’s hat-trick led the Colorado Mammoth to a 14-13 win over the Vancouver Stealth on Friday night at Pepsi Center. The win moves the Mammoth to 4-1 and pulls them into a tie for first place in the NLL’s western division with the Saskatchewan Rush. The Stealth, without Logan Schuss and Joel McCready, fall to 1-5 and 3.5 games back to claim last place in the west. The Stealth…

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