2018 MLL Preview – New York, Chesapeake

April 24, 2018

The next two teams in our 2018 preview are both founding members of Major League Lacrosse and rivals that found themselves not making the playoffs last season: of course, the New York Lizards and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, two teams that no one seems to want to leave once they make the roster. These proud franchises eerily mirror each other in more than just their history and win/loss record from last…

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NLL: Rock keep playoff hopes alive with win over Bandits

April 23, 2018

Buffalo, NY – The Toronto Rock (8-9) defeated the Buffalo Bandits (8-9) by a score of 16-11 on Saturday night at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY.  The win keeps the Rock’s playoff hopes alive heading into their regular season finale next weekend in Colorado against the Mammoth. “It was a game we had to have if we wanted to have any hope of moving on and advancing to the playoffs,…

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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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NLL: Adjustments necessary for Rock to make post-season

April 18, 2018

After falling to the Rochester Knighthawks 14-11 last weekend, the Toronto Rock find themselves in an uncomfortable situation as the playoffs inch closer and closer. With the Rock dropping two crucial games back-to-back against Georgia and Rochester, their window of opportunity to climb the standings is fading. The Rock are at the bottom of the east standings at 7-9. They are in a must-win situation this week as they will…

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NLL Preview: Mammoth vs Knighthawks

March 31, 2018

Knighthawks look to take over the East, Accursi to be inducted into Knighthawks Hall of Fame Prior to the game the Knighthawks will induct Mike Accursi into the Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame.  Accursi will be the 17th member of this prestigious club.   He will join the likes of Shawn Williams, Pat O’Toole, Paul Gait, Mike Hasen, Pat McCready and about a dozen more.  Other past alumni will be there…

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NLL: Knighthawks take season series over Rush

March 26, 2018

After falling by a single goal to the Calgary Roughnecks last week, the Rochester Knighthawks collectively bounced back to beat the Saskatchewan Rush 13-10 on Saturday night at Sasktel Centre. In a game where the powerhouse Rush mounted a massive comeback, it wasn’t enough as the Knighthawks hung on to sweep the season series 2-0. The Knighthawks have been a feel-good story for the NLL recently. Clawing back into conversation…

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NLL: Bandits bite Black Wolves 20-7

March 24, 2018

The Buffalo Bandits made a big push towards the playoffs on Friday night with a 20-7 win over the New England Black Wolves at Mohegan Sun Arena. Twelve straight second-half Bandits’ goals crushed the Black Wolves, who just couldn’t win a face-off or even hold possession once they got it. Stephan Leblanc put New England on the board at 1:05 of the first quarter. Vaughn Harris answered seven seconds later….

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NLL: Thompson’s lead Swarm to much needed win

March 20, 2018

Taking advantage of a tired Buffalo Bandits team, the Georgia Swarm (6-7) earned a much needed 14-10 win on Sunday afternoon at Duluth’s Infinite Energy Arena. The loss was Buffalo’s (6-7) second of its two-game weekend. The Thompson brothers opened up the scoring with goals just a minute apart for the Swarm in the first quarter. Lyle Thompson struck first, with Miles quickly following. Kiel Matisz netted another for Georgia…

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NLL: Rush top Bandits in Buffalo

March 20, 2018

As the hottest team in the NLL, the 10-2 Saskatchewan Rush added another win to their column on Friday. The Rush managed to scored eight first-half points to come away with a 16-10 win over the Buffalo Bandits at Key Bank Center. The Rush have been no slouch when it comes to scoring in the NLL as they sit atop the league with 192 goals scored. This has been the…

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