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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Rock loss to Bandits tightens playoff race

Jordan Magnuson and Nick Weiss face-off as the Toronto Rock host the Buffalo Bandits on April 14, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
April 16, 2017

The Toronto Rock have hit a losing skid at the worst possible time. A 13-8 loss to the Buffalo Bandits on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre was the Rock’s third consecutive loss. It also means they have to wait another week to clinch a playoff spot with New England and Buffalo breathing down their necks. Following their bye week, the Rock came out on fire building a 4-0…

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Roughnecks Could Punch Ticket to Playoffs Tonight in Vancouver

Dane Dobbie (44) puts a comforting hand on Curtis Dickson (17) as the Calgary Roughnecks lose to the Toronto Rock at the Air Canada Centre on March 11, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
April 15, 2017

The Calgary Roughnecks travel to Vancouver to face the Stealth tonight at 7:00 pm PST in a game that may very well determine the third and final playoff berth in the NLL’s West Division. The Roughnecks (7-9) currently hold a half-game lead over the Stealth (6-9) in the standings, but Vancouver has a game in hand, so they still control their own destiny. Further, the Stealth go into this matchup…

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Social media honours Kelusky

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March 28, 2017

Friends, fans and teammates took to Twitter over the last few days to honour Tracey Kelusky for his Forever a Roughneck ceremony. Here are some of the top tweets:   [View the story “Tracey Kelusky – Forever a Roughneck” on Storify]

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Captain Calgary honoured by Roughnecks

The Calgary Roughnecks honoured Tracey Kelusky as part of their Forever A Roughneck program on March 25, 2017. (Photo credit: Katherine Duncan)
March 27, 2017

The Calgary Roughnecks spoiled Tracey Kelusky’s homecoming. On the night his former team raised his jersey to the rafters of the Saddledome, they also defeated the New England Black Wolves, his current team, 18-13. Kelusky retired in 2014 after a 14 year NLL career. Eight of those years, from 2003-2010, were spent with the Roughnecks, where he was captain and helped establish the team in the Calgary market. The impact he…

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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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Two win weekend for Toronto Rock

The Toronto Rock celebrate their 13-7 win over the Vancouver Stealth on March 25, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 26, 2017

  It’ll be hard for the Toronto Rock to top this weekend. Right off the heels of a dramatic 12-11 OT win over the Georgia Swarm Friday night, the Rock returned home to the Air Canada Centre and picked up their second win of the weekend 13-7 over the Vancouver Stealth. The wins put the Rock just half a game back of the Swarm for first place in the east…

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Mammoth rock PMLA night at the ACC

Defensemen Robert Hope (18) celebrates a 14-11 win over the Toronto Rock with his Colorado Mammoth teammates at the Air Canada Centre on March 17, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 22, 2017

Familiarity breeds contempt. So what happens when two unfamiliar NLL teams play each other? Let’s be serious, it’s still a great game. Due to a scheduling oddity, the Colorado Mammoth and Toronto Rock generally play each other only once a year. Between 2013 and 2016, they saw each other three times, whereas Toronto saw geographic rival Buffalo 13 times. This past Saturday was the only meeting of the season between…

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