NLL Protected Player Lists

July 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announces the protected player lists from each team in advance of the 2018 NLL Expansion Draft on July 16th. The Philadelphia Wings hold the 1st overall selection in the 2018 Expansion Draft. Both the Wings and the San Diego Seals will make alternating picks throughout 9 rounds (18 total selections). No current NLL…

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NLL: Rush dynasty intact with third title in four years

June 13, 2018

Saskatchewan Rush champions again, third title in four years. Jeff Shattler named Most Valuable Player. Saturday night the Saskatchewan Rush claimed their third championship in the last four years as they defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 15-10 in front of 13,645 fans at Sasktel Centre. Jeff Shattler was named Most Valuable Player with another four goal performance in game three. Shattler finished the playoffs with eight goals and seven assists. “I’ve been…

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NLL: Knighthawks dismantle Rush 13-8 to force game three

June 5, 2018

Currier’s four goals and Rochester’s defense force game three; San Diego wins expansion draft coin flip Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks forced a game deciding three in the NLL Finals by defeating the Saskatchewan Rush 13-8 in front of 9,174 screaming fans at Blue Cross Arena. The eight goals scored by the Rush was the lowest output since Calgary defeated them 14-7 on April 29, 2017. Robert Church and Jeff…

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NLL: Rush ride momentum to victory in game one

May 27, 2018

The Saskatchewan Rush threw off any doubts about their dominance on Saturday night with a 16-9 win over the Rochester Knighthawks in game one of the NLL Finals at Sasktel Centre. A seven-goal run bookending halftime knocked the wind out of the Knighthawks, who struggled offensively, who played over 15 minutes in that time without scoring. Rochester had the ball wrestled away from them on offense more than once. It…

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NLL Playoffs: Knighthawks advance to NLL Finals for 10th time

May 18, 2018

Led by Jamieson’s hat trick, Knighthawks advance to NLL Finals for a record 10th time Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks defeated the defending champion Georgia Swarm 9-8 at Infinte Energy Arena. The Knighthawks claimed the NLL’s eastern division title and will face the Saskatchewan Rush for the NLL Cup, a best of three series starting on May 26th. With both teams having depth in their offense to score at any…

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Swarm aims for second-straight trip to NLL Cup

May 12, 2018

(DULUTH, Ga.) – The Georgia Swarm (11-7) can make its second-straight bid for the NLL Finals if it wins against the Rochester Knighthawks (11-8) on Saturday, May 12. The Swarm is hosting the East Division Finals at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena. Faceoff is set for 7:05 p.m. ET, and the game is presented by Axiom Corporation. Country music band Thompson Square will host a 12-minute halftime…

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NLL Playoffs: Knighthawks defeat Black Wolves 15-11

May 6, 2018

Austin Shanks, Brad Gillies lead Knighthawks attack; will face Georgia in eastern division finals. Friday night the Rochester Knighthawks defeated the New England Black Wolves 15-11 in the NLL’s east division semi-final.  With the win, the Knighthawks advance to face the Georgia Swarm next Saturday night in Georgia at 7:05 p.m. The winner will advance to the NLL Cup (best of 3 series). During the regular season the Knighthawks lost…

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NLL: American scoring record set in Knighthawks’ win over Bandits

April 30, 2018

The Rochester Knighthawks punched their ticket to the post-season on Saturday night with a 15-13 win over the Buffalo Bandits at Keybank Center. The Knighthawks’ win also eliminates the Bandits, their closest rivals, from playoff contention. The Knighthawks finish the regular season in second place in the NLL’s eastern division. They will host the New England Black Wolves on Friday night in a single-elimination division semi-final. “It feels really good,”…

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NLL: Knighthawks hand out team hardware

April 22, 2018

(April 21, 2018) Prior to tonight’s game, the Rochester Knighthawks held their annual Team Awards Ceremony. Goalie Matt Vinc headlined the field of winners, as he was voted the RICOH Team MVP for a record sixth time. Behind the play of the five-time National Lacrosse League Goalie of the Year, the Knighthawks have gone 7-1 over their last eight games to move into a tie for first place in the East…

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NLL rookie report: Jake Withers, Rochester Knighthawks

April 19, 2018

Jake Withers is having himself a season. And that’s kind of incredible, considering he’s a rookie. Last weekend, the Rochester Knighthawks’ defenseman broke the league record for rookie face-off wins, going 22 for 28 against the Toronto Rock in a 14-11 win. With 243 wins, Withers passed Stephen Peyser’s 240, and has two more games this season to increase his total. Peyser set the record in 2009 with the New…

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