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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Knighthawks Suitor relishes return

Andrew Suitor plays in his first game for the Rochester Knighthawks on January 28, 2017 (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
February 10, 2017

The curse of the Air Canada Centre is finally broken for Andrew Suitor. The Rochester Knighthawks defender made his 2017 season debut on January 28 versus the Rock. It was his first time making it through a game at the ACC in his seven-year career, having either been injured in games at the arena or already been injured when he got there. “You try not to think about stuff like…

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Hat-tricks Abound as Rock Hammer Bandits

Buffalo Bandits vs. Toronto Rock at the Air Canada Centre on February 3, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
February 5, 2017

The first of four meetings between geographic rival Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre did not disappoint. An energetic effort from the Rock saw them hammer the visitors 18-10. After a defensive battle versus Rochester last week, the Rock’s offense lit it up versus Buffalo. It wasn’t even Toronto’s highly-touted transition game, which won them their first two of the season, that made…

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ILWT: Week 6 Power Rankings. Georgia Buzzing at the Top

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February 3, 2017

Week 6 Power Rankings!!   Just BUZZZZZZIIINNNGG along!!!   Swarm stay on top of the power rankings again after picking up another win to remain the only undefeated team in the league.  Can they hold the top spot? We may only be six weeks in but some of the games this weekend are big games for some of the teams.  There is never a dull moment in the league.   1-Georgia…

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Knighthawks Win; Lose Jamieson Again

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)
January 30, 2017

The Rochester Knighthawks walked into the Air Canada Centre Saturday a very different team than the one that lost to the Toronto Rock 12-5 in the NLL season opener. The Knighthawks took control of Saturday’s game early and showed the Rock they won’t be walked all over with a 9-8 win over the home team. The win evens the Knighthawks record to 2-2 and drops the Rock to 2-1. The…

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Rock Lose Close One to Knighthawks

Toronto Rock vs. Rochester Knighthawks at the Air Canada Centre on January 28, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
January 29, 2017

The Toronto Rock beat the Rochester Knighthawks in every way except for the one that counted. The Rock outshot, outhit (probably – the NLL doesn’t track that stat) and out-chanced the Knighthawks at every turn but dropped a 9-8 decision Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. Instead of moving to 3-0 the Rock sit at 2-1 with a big test against their division rival Buffalo Bandits next Friday in…

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Knighthawks Take a Bite Out of Blackwolves 15-8

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January 13, 2017

The Rochester Knighthawks (1-1) defeated the New England Blackwolves (0-1) 15-8 Saturday night in front of 6,256 rowdy fans.  The Knighthawks rebounded from a 12-5 thrashing last week thanks to a seven goal run that started in the second quarter.  Kyle Jackson led all scorers with (2G/9A). Another of Rochester’s first round selections, Josh Currier (3G/3A), and their second round pick Dan Lomas (2G/2A) in his first career game were…

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Knighthawks Look to Rebound Against Black Wolves

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January 7, 2017

Tonight the Rochester Knighthawks look to gain their first win of the season as they host the New England Blackwolves.  This is New England’s 2017 debut, and Rochester is coming off a 12-5 defeat to Toronto back on December 29th. Rochester is without Cody Jamieson as he recovers from knee surgery.  They are also without Corey Vitarelli as he was placed on Level Two IR.  But, the big news is,…

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No Panic for Knighthawks After Opening Game Loss

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January 3, 2017

The Rochester Knighthawks didn’t start the new season the way they wanted to. A 12-5 loss to the Toronto Rock at Blue Cross Arena on Thursday felt like a continuance of 2016, when they missed the playoffs. Based on comments via Twitter and Facebook, fans weren’t happy about the loss. But let’s put those emotions on hold for a second and remember what year it was. 2016 sucked for everyone…

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Mammoth Shine Against Stagnant Bandits Offense

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December 31, 2016

For the second straight game, an NLL team struggled in its home opener to put points on the board. While that was the Rochester Knighthawks on Thursday night, it was the Buffalo Bandits who fell to the Colorado Mammoth at home on Friday, 12-8. A crowd of nearly 15,000 was on hand to watch both teams open their seasons. The Mammoth jumped out to a 3-0 lead as Colorado goalie…

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