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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Denver and Notre Dame Rivalry, Crazy Rankings Testament to Lacrosse’s New Age

Denver Pioneers vs Canisius Golden Griffins (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
March 17, 2017

Shock continues to set in over this past weekend’s game results and rankings impacts. The Denver hosting of Notre Dame was nothing short of remarkable; in front of a sellout crowd the two teams continued their rivalry in Hollywood fashion. Though this game did not go into overtime, it came down to a buzzer beater goal by Connor Cannizzaro of the Pios who took the game 11-10. How that ball…

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Rush win overtime thriller 12-11

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March 12, 2017

Ben McIntosh Scores Four, Including Game Winner in Overtime In a game that could be a preview of the western conference final, the Saskatchewan Rush (7-3) needed overtime to defeat the Colorado Mammoth (6-5) 12-11 in front of another sold out crowd of 15,037 at the Sasktel Centre. Ben McIntosh, who scored four on the night netted the game winner at 1:24 off a feed from Robert Church. With the…

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Pioneers Host New No. 1 Notre Dame Sunday

The Denver Pioneers soared over the Duke Blue Devils 14-9 on Saturday, February 18 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
March 10, 2017

Following their most recent loss to UNC, the Denver Pioneers dropped across all polls (to No. 5 on IL, No. 4 on Coaches, and No. 3 on RPI) and were replaced atop the college rankings by Notre Dame – and what a controversial time for it to happen. Five of the last six meetings between the Fighting Irish and Pios resulted in sudden death overtimes, all won by Denver when…

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Mammoth Double Up Roughnecks 18-9

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March 4, 2017

 Largest crowd of NLL Season Watch Crawford’s Six Goals Leads Mammoth in a Runaway.   The Colorado Mammoth (6-4) decimated the Calgary Roughnecks (3-6) 18-9 in front of 15,898 screaming fans inside the Loud House. This was the largest crowd to attend a National Lacrosse League game this season. Colorado was running from the start, opening up a four goal lead before Calgary would get their first goal.  Stephen Keogh…

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Battle of Two Champions

Denver Pioneers vs Canisius Golden Griffins (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
March 3, 2017

The Denver Pioneers host defending NCAA champion UNC on Saturday. The Pios enter with an undefeated record and No. 1 standing across all three major polls, while UNC is 3-1 with their one loss coming against their strongest opponent so far in Johns Hopkins. In their performance last week against Canisius, freshman Ethan Walker came up large in his debut, the first rookie to beat the record from 2000 set…

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Denver Face Off Classic Ends in Surprises

Air Force vs. Cleveland State on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
February 28, 2017

This weekend’s event in Denver could not have been better timed to fit in with a weekend full of lacrosse upsets across the entire schedule. Though the probable teams came out on top this weekend, performances were full of surprise and excitement. All four games were hard fought the entire way through. Hard hits and punishing checks were exchanged in constantly back and forth, scrappy games. Despite the usual spectator…

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Week 9 Power Rankings: Georgia Keeps on Buzzing

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February 24, 2017

Week 9 NLL Power Rankings The cream rose to the top this weekend.  The eastern conference was very busy as each team played a pair of games. Georgia swept their games, Friday 13-12 at Toronto and 15-9 versus Rochester. New England and Buffalo played a home and home series and split the games with the Black Wolves winning 14-11 in Buffalo on Friday, and Buffalo returning the favor in New…

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Denver hosts Air Force, Cleveland State, Canisius in face-off classic

Photo credit to the United States Air Force Academy
February 24, 2017

This weekend will be a very active one in the Mile High City for Denver University lacrosse. Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium will be host to Air Force (again), new program Cleveland State, and western New York’s Canisius College. Four games total will be played over Saturday and Sunday.   DENVER PIONEERS Denver is atop all three major polls and in the Maverick Top 20 tied with Maryland who has a…

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Pioneers Hold Off Blue Devils 14-9

The Denver Pioneers soared over the Duke Blue Devils 14-9 on Saturday, February 18 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
February 20, 2017

In what shaped up to be a game-long thriller, it was not until the last few minutes of regulation that the Denver Pioneers pulled ahead for a 14-9 win over the Duke Blue Devils. Duke battled out the entire game with the Pioneers, keeping the score tied or within two points. Exchanging fast breaks, hard hits and offensive possessions kept the match-up fierce and exciting the whole way through. Connor…

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