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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Knighthawks playoff hopes still alive after 15-13 defeat of Black Wolves

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April 26, 2017

Dan Lomas comes up huge with 3G/4A to keep playoff hopes alive for Knighthawks   The Rochester Knighthawks (6-10) held off elimination from playoff contention with a hard fought 15-13 victory over the New England Black Wolves (8-9) in front of 5,816 fans at Connor & Ferris Field. Dan Lomas was the star of the game as he compiled three goals and four assists to lead the Hawks to the…

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Rochester defeats Buffalo 11-10

The Rochester Knighthawks celebrate their 9-8 victory over the Toronto Rock on January 28, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 26, 2017

Hawks Keep Playoff Hopes Alive; Jackson and Resetarits score Hat Tricks Last night the Rochester Knighthawks (5-8) defeated the Buffalo Bandits (5-7) 11-10 in front of 8,765 at Connor and Ferris Field in Rochester. It was the largest crowd of the season for the Knighthawks since their home opener which drew 8,137. The game was your typical battle between the teams, but it didn’t go without controversy. Defensemen Brad Gillies…

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Black Wolves Defeat Hawks 12-11

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March 19, 2017

Black Wolves win the Battle, Move Half Game from Second Place The New England Black Wolves (6-6) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (4-8) 12-11 in a very crucial eastern division match up Friday night in front of 4,449 fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena and Casino. New England’s win, coupled with the Rock falling to Colorado leaves the Black Wolves only a half game out of second place in the east….

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Knighthawks exact revenge in OT

Dylan Evans of the Rochester Knighthawks gets caught between Challen Rogers and Bradley Kri of the Toronto Rock on January 28, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 5, 2017

The Rochester Knighthawks stunned the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday afternoon with a 9-8 overtime win at Blue Cross Arena in the back half of their home and home series. Dan Dawson notched the winner 1:02 into the bonus frame following a back and forth game that saw the game tied six times. Every team in the NLL’s eastern division (with the exception of Georgia) is closely matched, making for exciting…

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Bandits Defeat Knighhawks 13-9, Winning Streak at 3

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March 4, 2017

Brad Self Burns Former Team with Three Goals & Six Points; Bandits One Game Behind Toronto. The Buffalo Bandits (4-6) hosted the Rochester Knighthawks (3-7) in the front end of a home and home weekend series and defeated the Knighthawks 13-9. The Bandits won their third in a row in front of 14,475 fans Friday night as the rivals of I-90 separated by only 75 miles took to the field in…

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Rock Battle Past Knighthawks 10-6; Move to 5-2

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February 19, 2017

Rock Rebound After OT Loss to Georgia; Fight Their Way to Huge Win! The Rochester Knighthawks (2-5) fell to the Toronto Rock (5-2) 10-6 Saturday night.  Midweek the Knighthawks traded Stephen Keogh to the Colorado Mammoth for a first round pick in 2018 and a second round pick in 2019. Toronto was coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss Friday night to the Georgia Swarm 13-12. In the early going Rochester…

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Power Rankings Week 8: Swarm Still Buzzing, Tough Test This Weekend.

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February 16, 2017

Week 8 Power Rankings!!   Georgia remains on top, but will they after this weekend? The Eastern Conference will all play two games each this weekend. Buffalo will face New England in a home and home match up which is crucial for both teams. Toronto looks to take over first with match ups against Georgia and Rochester. Georgia will also face Rochester. The east could see a massive shake up by…

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From Georgia to Vancouver: NLL week 7

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February 13, 2017

Georgia 17 vs. New England 15 Shawn Evans’ 12-point night wasn’t enough on Saturday as the league leading Georgia Swarm defeated the New England Black Wolves 17-15. Evans had four goals and eight assists as his Wolves looked to be in control in the final quarter, scoring five straight to give them a 15-13 lead. They didn’t count on Jordan Hall, however, who had a natural hat-trick in a two…

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