“Stone Cold” Aaron Bold on fire for Black Wolves

March 16, 2018

Motivation and passion are the two words that come to mind when discussing New England Black Wolves goaltender Aaron Bold. With just one scroll through his Instagram account it’s easy to see how the love of lacrosse has directed Bold’s life. Born in Victoria, BC, Bold now calls Edmonton home, where he runs a personal training company called Bold Athletics. He’s extremely proud of his company, and is in the…


NLL: Black Wolves push Rock out of playoff picture

March 15, 2018

  The New England Black Wolves are back on track after Kevin Crowley’s overtime goal gave them an 8-7 win over the Toronto Rock on Sunday afternoon at Air Canada Centre. The Black Wolves are resurging after three big losses and some roster moves that included shipping Shawn Evans to Buffalo a couple of weeks after he was stripped of his captaincy. New blood in the lineup has included Johnny…


First place in reach for NLL’s Mammoth

March 8, 2018

Mammoth Look to Win First Division Title since 2007 This past weekend the Colorado Mammoth not only picked up two very important wins but also stayed in the hunt to win the NLL’s Western Division. After a hard fought victory over the Swarm 11-10, the Mammoth returned home and faced a rested Bandits team. Head Coach Pat Coyle turned to back-up goaltender Steve Fryer for the start to give Dillon…


Editorial: Recent spate of NLL trades sees marquee players on the move… and that’s okay

March 1, 2018

  Early spring temperatures this week on the eastern seaboard have NLL teams looking towards playoff runs and acquiring the tools needed to get them there. That means trades, and there were two blockbusters this week with marquee players on the move. Who knows what the next two days could bring?! But there is plenty of time before the league’s March 19th trade deadline. Monday, Dan Dawson was shipped to…


NLL: Dawson traded to Rush

February 28, 2018

  On Monday, the Rochester Knighthawks shocked the National Lacrosse League as they dealt Dan Dawson to the Saskatchewan Rush for a pair of picks. The Knighthawks will receive a second round pick in 2018 and a third pick in 2020 in exchange for Dawson. Dawson has been a workhorse for the Knighthawks after joining the club in 2013 after a brief stop with the Philadelphia Wings. Prior to that…


NLL: Lintz and Milligan out in Vancouver

February 21, 2018

Vancouver, BC – Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – The Vancouver Stealth announced today a change in their bench staff ahead of Saturday’s game vs the New England Black Wolves at the Langley Events Centre.  Art Webster returns to the Stealth and will take over defensive coaching duties from John Lintz, while current assistant coach Kevin Alexander will assume the offensive responsibilities from Jim Milligan. Webster served as an assistant coach with…


NLL attendance on pace for 14-year low

February 21, 2018

The National Lacrosse Season is at roughly the halfway point after this weekend’s action, so we’re getting a good picture of what crowds are looking like for the 2017-2018 season. Disappointingly, they are way down from last season. After two years of slow but steady improvement, this year’s average per game attendance is 8,519 fans, well down from last year’s 9,152. If this number holds up, it will be the…


NLL: Red-hot Roughnecks beat division rival Mammoth

February 12, 2018

Backed by another solid goaltending performance from Christian Del Bianco, the Calgary Roughnecks defeated the Colorado Mammoth 13-9 on Saturday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. “It’s a little extra special at home and it’s awesome to get the job done,” said Del Bianco. “Overall we were all clicking. We’re a team that when we’re playing happy, playing confident, it shows. I think we’re just executing and the end result shows.” Del…


Sandy Chapman: A constant in an ever-changing NLL

February 9, 2018

2011 wasn’t all that long ago, but in the world of professional sports it might as well be a lifetime. Physical activity is hard on the body, so even athletes in peak physical condition sometimes retire from the game they love in their mid-30s to early 40s. It gives them little time to achieve everything they want to, which in the NLL, is winning the Champion’s Cup. For the Toronto…


Hoggarth happy to be a Bandit

February 8, 2018

There is so much talent available in the NLL that when teams make trades it often evens out. A straight-up player-for-player swap returns equal value to each team. Teams also don’t have a long time to build a winner, so if something isn’t working they have to fix it fast. That’s what brought Thomas Hoggarth to the Buffalo Bandits (4-3) from the Vancouver Stealth (1-7) this week in exchange for…