NLL: McCready gives Stealth first win

January 14, 2018

It took an extra two minutes and 12 seconds but the Vancouver Stealth finally have their first win of the 2018 season, defeating the Buffalo Bandits 11-10 in sudden death overtime at KeyBank Center on Saturday night. Joel McCready scored the game winner, beating two defenders in front of Bandits’ goaltender Alex Buque, to improve the Stealth’s record to 1-4. Buffalo led 3-0 after the first quarter but a natural…

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NLL: More domination for Rock in 17-9 win

January 14, 2018

Is scoring an insane amount of goals the new normal for the Toronto Rock? They sure hope so. The Rock defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 17-9 on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre in their third consecutive win, and third consecutive game scoring over 15 goals after  beating the Bandits 20-13 and the Stealth 24-7. The Knighthawks came into the game after failing 14-11 in Georgia’s banner-raising home opener after…

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Steve Priolo: Yup, he’s still in the van

January 10, 2018

Buffalo Bandits’ captain Steve Priolo captivated the (lacrosse) world this past summer when he chose to live in his van while he played for the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association. It’s winter now, and he’s still living in it. Sometimes. For those unfamiliar with Victoria, B.C., its climate is pretty hospitable. Because it’s on the ocean, there aren’t usually too many days of extreme temperatures. It’s a better…

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NLL: Bandits back in win column

January 8, 2018

After giving up 41 goals in their previous two games, the Buffalo Bandits put together a total team effort and defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 13-8 in front of 11,308 fans on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. The win moves Buffalo to 2-2 while Calgary drops to 1-3. Heading into week five, Saturday’s matchup featured Calgary’s struggling offence versus Buffalo’s underperforming defense. Both teams came out quickly, as Kevin Brownell scored…

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NLL: Rock power past Bandits 20-13 for first win

January 2, 2018

Adam Jones said the Toronto Rock didn’t want to go down 0-3 in their young NLL season. His team had December 30th circled on their calendar as a rematch of their season opener in Buffalo, a 13-9 loss. The Rock were determined to right the ship and score their first win while getting revenge on their closest rivals. Jones led the way, scoring four times and adding five assists en…

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NLL: 14-11 banner-raising win for Swarm

January 1, 2018

Swarm raise championship banner, rebound from slow start for first win of the season The Georgia Swarm (1-2) opened up their home campaign with a hard-fought 14-11 win over the Rochester Knighthawks (2-1) in front of 6,254 fans at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena. The game was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET, but due to bad weather in the northeast (or airline incompetence according to Angus…

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NLL: Knighthawks rough up Calgary 17-6

December 10, 2017

Rochester wins opener, number 200 in franchise history Jamieson nets 200th goal of career, Vinc passes Watson for 2nd in all-time saves The Rochester Knighthawks (1-0) opened up their 2017-18 campaign with a very decisive 17-6 thrashing of the Calgary Roughnecks (0-1) in front of 4,596 at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night. The victory was also the 200th in the franchises’ history. Dan…

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NLL: Bandits show quick improvement in season opener

December 9, 2017

The Toronto Rock made the short trip down the QEW to Banditland to square off against a heated rival in the Buffalo Bandits at the KeyBank Center for the first game of Face-Off Weekend. The Rock are coming off an average 9-9 season while the Bandits just could not find their stride going only 6-12 for last place in the league. The Twitter game of the week was a spectacle…

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MLL: Rattlers on the move to Frisco

November 17, 2017

At 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 16, outgoing Major League Lacrosse commissioner David Gross took the podium at a press conference and announced the relocation of the Rochester Rattlers franchise to Dallas, Texas. The announcement took place at The Star in Frisco, the practice facility of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and host of the 2017 MLL championship. The 12,000 seat practice facility will be the only indoor venue in…

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MLL: Outlaws will defend title

August 14, 2017

Two late two-point goals didn’t even get the Rochester Rattlers close to overcoming the fourth quarter nine-goal run by the Denver Outlaws in Saturday’s Major League Lacrosse semi-final game. The Outlaws, 15-8 winners, will defend their 2016 Steinfeld Cup win next Saturday in Frisco, Texas at the league championship game against the Ohio Machine. “We’re thankful were going to have the opportunity [to defend the title],” head coach B.J. O’Hara…

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