Toronto Rock Go Defense Heavy in Draft

October 3, 2012

The Toronto Rock was one of the best offensive teams in the 2011/12 season and did not need much improvement upfront. Coach Troy Cordingley always builds his team from the back end out and that is exactly what he did in the 2012 entry draft last night. First Pick (2nd Round 14th overall): Bradley Kri- Defence (Orangeville Northmen) Bradley Kri is a 20-year old defender from Acton, ON who is…

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Toronto Rock and Rochester Knighthawks to Face Off in Bell Center December 15th

October 2, 2012

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Toronto Rock and Rochester Knighthawks will play a pre season game in Montreal, Quebec on December 15th at the Bell Centre, the home of the Montreal Canadiens. The last time there was a pro lacrosse team in Montreal was 2002. There had been talks of a Montreal team in CLax, but it never came to suffice. There have been pre…

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Draft Grades: Colorado Mammoth

Grade: C+ Picks: Colton Clark, Alex Demopolous, Jaeden Gastaldo The Mammoth had only three picks in this draft, making it kind of hard to give them a proper grade. It is lower just because of the lack of picks. Both Clark and Demopolous are good lacrosse players. Clark has as much experience as anyone in the draft after playing with the Burnaby Lakers of the Western Lacrosse Association for the past…

October 2, 2012
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Draft Grades Calgary Roughnecks

October 2, 2012

Grade: B- Picks: Joe Resetarits, Matthew Dinsdale, Jackson Decker, Chad Cummings, Curtis Pridham, Miles Dennit. The Roughnecks already were a pretty solid team, with the goaltender of the year, some solid defensive players and a very good offense. They could have used someone to set some picks and create some space (ahem Carter Bender), but overall they got some pretty good players in the draft last night. They had their eyes on…

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Mammoth Sign Matt Roik

The Colorado Mammoth got a good season out of Chris Levis last season and Tye Belanger has been a good backup, but today the Mammoth brought in another goaltender. Matt Roik signed with the Mammoth today to a one year deal. Roik was a backup with the Washington Stealth before he was traded to the Toronto Rock. He was supposed to be the starter last season, but struggled and they…

October 2, 2012
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Winners and Losers of the NLL Draft

October 2, 2012

Winners Minnesota Swarm- Hard not to have a good draft with four first rounders and three of them being in the top four. Minnesota got a stud defender in Brock Sorensen plus two elite scorers in Kiel Matisz and Shayne Jackson. They also got Matt Gibson, the MLL rookie of the year and he has experience in the WLA as well. Sam Bradman was a risky pick but he could…

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Stealth Draft Seven On Draft Night

October 1, 2012

The Washington Stealth added seven players in the 2012 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, which was held in Toronto, Ontario earlier this evening. The Stealth held five of the first 23 picks in the draft, including three in the second round. With the Stealth’s first round pick traded to Edmonton during the 2012 season, the team first came to the podium to open the second round. With the 11th overall selection, the Stealth…

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NLL Draft: Final Results

October 1, 2012

Welcome to the NLL Draft Live Blog- Follow Below for Updates 1. Edmonton Rush- Mark Matthews 2. Minnesota Swarm- Brock Sorensen 3. Minnesota Swarm- Kiel Matisz 4. Minnesota Swarm- Shayne Jackson 5. Buffalo Bandits- Dhane Smith 6. Calgary Roughnecks- Joe Resetarits 7. Calgary Roughnecks- Matthew Dinsdale 8. Edmonton Rush- Curtis Knight 9. Colorado Mammoth- Colton Clark 10. Minnesota Swarm- Alex Crepensik Second Round 11. Washington Stealth- Tyler Garrison 12. Washington…

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Mark Matthews First Overall Pick to Edmonton

October 1, 2012

Coming as no surprise, the Edmonton Rush selected Mark Matthews as the first overall pick in the NLL draft tonight. Matthews played at the University of Denver and with the junior Whitby Warriors and Coquitlam Adanacs, along with the Denver Outlaws of MLL. Here is the team press release. The Edmonton Rush have selected Denver University standout Mark Matthews with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 National Lacrosse…

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Top Goaltending Prospect Davide DiRuscio Breaks Leg

According to ILIndoor.com, the top ranked goaltending prospect in tonight’s National Lacrosse League draft, Davide DiRuscio, broke his leg yesterday. According to the report, he broke it while moving furniture. The former Coquitlam Adanacs Jr goalie was projected to go to the Washington Stealth in the third round, according to the In Lacrosse We Trust official mock draft. There isn’t any word on how bad the injury is or how…

October 1, 2012
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