NLL: Bandits take down Rush in OT

January 20, 2018

An improbable comeback by the Buffalo Bandits resulted in a 16-15 overtime win over the Saskatchewan Rush on Friday night at SaskTel Centre. It was an important moral victory for the club which has struggled this season. The Bandits fell behind 6-0 after the first quarter and lagged 12-5 in the third, but fought hard to tie the game at 15 in the final seconds of the game. Pat Saunders…


ALL: Benefits of the Arena Lacrosse League more important than ever

January 17, 2018

NLL expansion is coming and the Arena Lacrosse League is preparing its players to move on up to the big leagues. Now in their second season, the ALL has seven stable teams and competition is at an all-time high. The game is fast and exciting. After three weeks of play, the defending champion Oshawa Outlaws lead the league with a 3-0 record. The much-improved Peterborough Timbermen, last-place finishers in 2017,…


NLL: McCready gives Stealth first win

January 14, 2018

It took an extra two minutes and 12 seconds but the Vancouver Stealth finally have their first win of the 2018 season, defeating the Buffalo Bandits 11-10 in sudden death overtime at KeyBank Center on Saturday night. Joel McCready scored the game winner, beating two defenders in front of Bandits’ goaltender Alex Buque, to improve the Stealth’s record to 1-4. Buffalo led 3-0 after the first quarter but a natural…


Steve Priolo: Yup, he’s still in the van

January 10, 2018

Buffalo Bandits’ captain Steve Priolo captivated the (lacrosse) world this past summer when he chose to live in his van while he played for the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association. It’s winter now, and he’s still living in it. Sometimes. For those unfamiliar with Victoria, B.C., its climate is pretty hospitable. Because it’s on the ocean, there aren’t usually too many days of extreme temperatures. It’s a better…


NLL rookie report: Dan Craig, Toronto Rock

January 3, 2018

Don’t blame yourself if the name Dan Craig was an unfamiliar one when the Toronto Rock announced that he would make his NLL debut last Saturday night against the Buffalo Bandits. The game was Craig’s first box lacrosse game in nearly three years. Seriously. The sixth-round 2017 pick had practiced, but due to an ankle injury, hadn’t even made it into exhibition games. His last box experience was with the…


Reunited Hellyer and Hickey hope to help the Rock rebound

December 28, 2017

In a media scrum, you’d be hard-pressed not to notice that both Rob Hellyer and Brett Hickey of the Toronto Rock have expressive brown eyes, both sets of which contained frustration after their last game on December 16th, a 17-9 loss to the Saskatchewan Rush. But that’s about the only physical similarity you could pinpoint. Hellyer is blond; Hickey has brown hair. Hellyer is 5’8; Hickey is 6’2. Hellyer is…


NLL: “Beary” good game from Benesch as Mammoth move to 2-0

December 24, 2017

Ryan Benesch’s first goal for the Colorado Mammoth was one that he won’t ever forget. Benesch brought down a rain of stuffed animals onto the carpet at Pepsi Center with his goal at 3:56 of the second quarter as the Mammoth hosted their first-ever teddy bear toss in what turned into a 14-11 win over the Georgia Swarm. Usually a hockey tradition, the teddy bear toss allows an organization to…


NLL: Black Wolves announce 2018 roster

November 22, 2017

NLL rosters are due by Friday, but the New England Blackwolves already have their team. The 2018 roster was announced Wednesday afternoon. All of the Black Wolves’ big guns have returned, including Shawn Evans, Kevin Buchanan, Kyle Buchanan and Kevin Crowley. Evans will look to build upon a year in which he led the team in points (103) and assists (65), and scored 100 points for a league record fifth…


ILWT is hiring!

November 13, 2017

  Attention lacrosse fans: We want you to join our team! In Lacrosse We Trust is expanding right along with the NLL and is looking to add volunteer writers and photographers in every lacrosse hotbed, covering every level of the game. Writers and photographers are most needed in the following locations: Toronto (Hamilton area), Saskatoon, Vancouver, Connecticut (Uncasville), Atlanta, Denver, San Diego, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, Chesapeake, Ohio (Obetz), New York…