Black Wolves bite Rock in overtime

The Toronto Rock host the New England Black Wolves on Star Wars Night in support of Smilezone on March 3, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 4, 2017

The New England Black Wolves had a determined mentality when they arrived at the Air Canada Centre on Friday: Win, win, win. They did just that with a 10-9 overtime score over the host Toronto Rock. The Wolves improve to 4-6 and remain in fourth place. The Rock dropped a second consecutive game for the first time this season; it was also their second consecutive home OT loss. Their hot…

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Mammoth Double Up Roughnecks 18-9

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March 4, 2017

 Largest crowd of NLL Season Watch Crawford’s Six Goals Leads Mammoth in a Runaway.   The Colorado Mammoth (6-4) decimated the Calgary Roughnecks (3-6) 18-9 in front of 15,898 screaming fans inside the Loud House. This was the largest crowd to attend a National Lacrosse League game this season. Colorado was running from the start, opening up a four goal lead before Calgary would get their first goal.  Stephen Keogh…

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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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Vancouver Stealth Continue to Struggle on the Floor and in the Stands

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February 28, 2017

After losing their sixth game in their last seven on Saturday night, the Vancouver Stealth are 3-6 mid-way through the season and in last place in the NLL West Division. Also of concern, their attendance through four home games is the worst in the league. Assuming nothing changes in the division, the Stealth will have finished in last place in each of their four seasons in Canada after going to…

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Week 9 Power Rankings: Georgia Keeps on Buzzing

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February 24, 2017

Week 9 NLL Power Rankings The cream rose to the top this weekend.  The eastern conference was very busy as each team played a pair of games. Georgia swept their games, Friday 13-12 at Toronto and 15-9 versus Rochester. New England and Buffalo played a home and home series and split the games with the Black Wolves winning 14-11 in Buffalo on Friday, and Buffalo returning the favor in New…

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First place battle ends in 13-12 OT win for Swarm

Bradley Kri and Jordan MacIntosh face-off as the Toronto Rock host the Georgia Swarm on February 17, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
February 19, 2017

They said it was going to be Toronto’s defense versus Georgia’s offense, but it turned out that the Rock and Swarm were more evenly matched than anyone realized. The two went at it in a playoff-like game Friday night at the Air Canada Centre in a battle for first place in the NLL. A thrilling comeback by the Swarm saw recently activated Johnny Powless assert their dominance in a 13-12…

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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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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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Unbeaten no more: Mammoth knock Swarm down a peg

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February 6, 2017

What a difference a week makes in the NLL. After dropping two games in a row to Calgary, the Colorado Mammoth responded with a big win at home over previously unbeaten Georgia 14-10. Georgia was averaging 16 goals per game before traveling to Denver. So how did the Mammoth do it?   Shots The Mammoth outshot the Swarm 50-37. Taking their shots early and often proved to make a huge…

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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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