Offensive explosion leads Rock past Black Wolves in east semi-final

The Toronto Rock and New England Black Wolves clash in their east division semi-final at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
May 8, 2017

  It’s Miller time in Toronto. A week after backup goaltender Brandon Miller relieved Nick Rose in Buffalo to lead the Rock to a home-floor playoff berth, he backstopped the team to an 18-10 win in the east division semi-final over the New England Black Wolves at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Rock scored a season-high 19 goals in Buffalo and came one shy of matching that versus…

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Barn-burner in Ithaca as Tigers fall to Big Red

Michael Sowers of the Princeton Tigers fights off a Cornell Big Red defender on April 29, 2017. (Photo credit: Robert Goldstein)
May 2, 2017

The Princeton Tigers had a chance at a title on Saturday, but Cornell played spoiler with an 18-17 Big Red win at Schoellkopf Field. It was senior day for the Big Red, who sent their fans home happy, though there will be no playoffs in Ithaca. For the Tigers, the loss was just a small bump in the road that will ultimately take them to the Ivy tournament this Friday…

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NLL Saturday: 2017 regular season wraps up; playoffs set

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April 30, 2017

It took the full 18 weeks but the NLL’s playoff picture is finally set. There were four games on the schedule Saturday night – two “meaningless” games and two for all the marbles. Lacrosse game, as we know, are never actually meaningless; we use the term to indicate the impact on the standings only. In the east, things worked out as they appeared they would most of the season. The…

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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 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 the Ivy tournament. Last season the Crimson spoiled the…

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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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