Editorial: Georgia’s win was exactly what the NLL needed

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June 21, 2017

The Georgia Swarm’s recent victory in the Champion’s Cup was fortuitous for the National Lacrosse League for two reasons: one, it showed that young franchises can prosper, and two, it showcased the Thompson brothers, the best players in the game. As the NLL actively searches for expansion partners, showcasing two of their youngest franchises was the best scenario they could have hoped for. Granted, both the Rush and Swarm have…

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NLL: Rush gamble; dynasty ends

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June 11, 2017

The Saskatchewan Rush gambled on Saturday night and it cost them a championship. The Georgia Swarm ended the Rush’s Champion’s Cup dynasty with a 15-14 OT win to take the series two games to none. The Swarm won the championship for the first time in their history. On what should have typically been the last possession of a game in which the Rush led 14-13, they pulled Aaron Bold to…

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Swarm deny Rush the three-peat, win Champion’s Cup 15-14 in OT

Mike Poulin of the Georgia Swarm shakes hands with captain Chris Corbeil of the Saskatchewan Rush. (Photo by Josh Schaefer/GetMyPhoto.ca)
June 11, 2017

Miles Thompson scores winner in overtime. Georgia Swarm win first championship in franchise history. Lyle Thompson M.V.P. with four goals. The Georgia Swarm defeated the Saskatchewan Rush 15-14 in overtime in front of 14,264 screaming fans at the Sasktel Centre on Saturday evening to become the 2017 National Lacrosse League champions. Miles Thompson scored the game winner 1:17 into overtime off a pass from his brother Lyle. “You can take…

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NLL: Success for Swarm in game one

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June 5, 2017

  A seven goal run in the second half by the Georgia Swarm propelled them to an 18-14 win over the Saskatchewan Rush on Sunday afternoon in game one of the Champion’s Cup final. The Swarm are making their first-ever appearance in the finals, while the Rush are the back-to-back defending champions. It will perhaps be one of the most entertaining playoff series in league history, and that’s not even…

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Rush defeat Mammoth 18-9

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May 16, 2017

Rush score nine times in final quarter to turn Game 1 into a rout The Saskatchewan Rush used a seven goal run early in the final quarter to cruise to an 18-9 game one win in the western division finals in front of 11,012 fans in the Pepsi Center. The attendance was the lowest this season for the Mammoth. The Rush scored a total of nine goals in the final…

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Western Division Finals Game 1 Preview; Colorado vs. Saskatchewan

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May 13, 2017

Mammoth return to division finals for first time since 2006.   Tonight the Colorado Mammoth will host the Saskatchewan Rush in game one of the western division finals. This is a two game series, with the possibility of a 10 minute mini-game. Game two is in Saskatchewan next Saturday. Should each team win a game, the mini-game will take place five minutes after the conclusion of the second game. The Mammoth advanced…

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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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Rush win overtime thriller 12-11

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March 12, 2017

Ben McIntosh Scores Four, Including Game Winner in Overtime In a game that could be a preview of the western conference final, the Saskatchewan Rush (7-3) needed overtime to defeat the Colorado Mammoth (6-5) 12-11 in front of another sold out crowd of 15,037 at the Sasktel Centre. Ben McIntosh, who scored four on the night netted the game winner at 1:24 off a feed from Robert Church. With the…

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Stealth snap Rush’s six game streak

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March 6, 2017

Complete Team Effort, Belanger Collects Three Assists as the West Gets Tighter The Vancouver Stealth (4-6) did something at home that they have only been able to do on the road: WIN. They defeated the Saskatchewan Rush (6-3) 13-9 at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday evening. This was Vancouver’s first home win of the season, and it couldn’t have come at a more crucial time. After starting 2-0, the…

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