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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Mammoth Look to Show Strength Against Swarm

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February 3, 2017

After a promising start to the season the Colorado Mammoth are sitting at a pedestrian 2-3 record and things are not looking like they will get easier for the squad. The undefeated Georgia Swarm roll into Pepsi Center on Saturday for a showdown with the Mammoth and it’s a big game for both teams. Georgia would love to keep their undefeated streak going and Colorado needs a big win to get back…

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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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Rush Slowed in Toronto

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January 16, 2017

The two-time defending champion Saskatchewan Rush are 0-2 to start the 2017 NLL season after a 13-11 defeat by the Toronto Rock at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night. Down 8-2 at halftime, the Rush turned on the jets in the third quarter and outscored the Rock 6-3, closing the gap to 11-8. Robert Church had a hat-trick of power play goals as the Rush took advantage of a…

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Young Guns Have Toronto Perfect in Early Going

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January 16, 2017

The youth movement in Toronto did it again. The Rock built an 8-2 lead over the Saskatchewan Rush by halftime on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre before defeating the defending champs 13-11. The Rock move to 2-0 on the season while the Rush are 0-2. Of the Rock’s 11 different goal scorers, only four have more than two years in the league under their belts. Challen Rogers, Tom…

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Mammoth Look to Bounce Back at Home Against Black Wolves

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January 14, 2017

One week after a brilliant start on the road against the Buffalo Bandits, the Mammoth found themselves in some unfamiliar territory at home. Only leading for a few minutes the Mammoth fought against the tide for the majority of the game against a Vancouver squad playing their second game in 2 nights. The Stealth impressed the entire league by going on the road two nights in a row and beating…

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NLL Power Rankings: Stealth Soar to Top

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January 13, 2017

To say the 2017 season has started off exciting would be an understatement.  Rochester is back on track after taking apart New England, Georgia took advantage of a Rush team without Bold and McIntosh (1 game suspension) and the Vancouver Stealth won both games this weekend on the road! 1-Vancouver Stealth (2-0). Last Week #8.  Started the season with a big win over Calgary 12-11.  Stealth led the entire night…

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Stealth and Mammoth Collide After 1-0 Starts

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January 7, 2017

Confidence. That’s what the Colorado Mammoth are feeling after going to the defending Eastern Division Champions home and dominating them from start to finish. Buffalo started out flat against a much improved defense in Colorado. Goalie Dillon Ward provided a jump right from the start of game one. The defense sparked the offense from the back end and provided more offensive opportunities with its high pressure play. The defense finished…

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