Pioneers Hold Off Blue Devils 14-9

The Denver Pioneers soared over the Duke Blue Devils 14-9 on Saturday, February 18 at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
February 20, 2017

In what shaped up to be a game-long thriller, it was not until the last few minutes of regulation that the Denver Pioneers pulled ahead for a 14-9 win over the Duke Blue Devils. Duke battled out the entire game with the Pioneers, keeping the score tied or within two points. Exchanging fast breaks, hard hits and offensive possessions kept the match-up fierce and exciting the whole way through. Connor…

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First place battle ends in 13-12 OT win for Swarm

Bradley Kri and Jordan MacIntosh face-off as the Toronto Rock host the Georgia Swarm on February 17, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
February 19, 2017

They said it was going to be Toronto’s defense versus Georgia’s offense, but it turned out that the Rock and Swarm were more evenly matched than anyone realized. The two went at it in a playoff-like game Friday night at the Air Canada Centre in a battle for first place in the NLL. A thrilling comeback by the Swarm saw recently activated Johnny Powless assert their dominance in a 13-12…

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Orangeville, KW, Peterborough well represented at 2017 MSL draft

Cam Milligan of the Peterborough Lakers looks for a shot on the Mimico Mountaineers in OJALL action, June 6, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
February 16, 2017

Major Series Lacrosse held its annual draft of graduating junior players on January 29. Thirty players were selected from 12 different centres around Ontario to join the ranks of the summer elite and help prepare them for a career in professional lacrosse. The Orangeville Northmen led the draft with eight players being taken from their junior A team. Joel Coyle, Dallas Bridle and Austin Divitcos were taken in the first…

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Hofstra Pride Season Preview

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February 16, 2017

The Hofstra Pride men’s lacrosse team is ready to make a statement as the new NCAA DI season begins. 2016 in Review Last season can only be described as a roller coaster ride for the Pride. Attacker Sam Llinares was in his final year looking to bring the Pride back to the CAA tournament after missing it the previous season. The 2016 season started with a surprising upset over the…

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Denver shuts down Air Force in thrilling opener

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February 13, 2017

The atmosphere was lit in the latest meeting between the Pioneers and Falcons, and the Pios used it to their advantage shutting down the Falcons 14-6. The sunny skies gave way to chilly breezes and clouds right before face off but that didn’t stop spectators from filling in every vantage point possible (including hills and trees) to witness the game. The student section and stands were a 50/50 split of…

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Knighthawks Suitor relishes return

Andrew Suitor plays in his first game for the Rochester Knighthawks on January 28, 2017 (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
February 10, 2017

The curse of the Air Canada Centre is finally broken for Andrew Suitor. The Rochester Knighthawks defender made his 2017 season debut on January 28 versus the Rock. It was his first time making it through a game at the ACC in his seven-year career, having either been injured in games at the arena or already been injured when he got there. “You try not to think about stuff like…

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Hopkins Second Half Sinks Navy 15-8

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 11:  Joel Tinney #55 of Johns Hopkins scores the winning goal in double over time at Homewood Field on April 11, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
February 8, 2017

  Baltimore, Maryland – Joel Tinney returned to the starting lineup to lead ninth ranked Johns Hopkins to a season-opening win against the Naval Academy. This was the opening game for both teams at Homewood Field. Hopkins big second half led the Blue Jays to a 15-8 win. Navy opened the scoring in the contest with the first three goals to take an early lead. Colin Flounlacker started the run…

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Changes Threatened in Banditland

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February 5, 2017

Nobody’s happy in Buffalo right now. Not the players, not the management and not even the fans. A dismal 1-4 start for the Bandits culminated in an 18-10 whipping by the Toronto Rock at the Air Canada Centre on Friday night. The Bandits played just okay in the second half but it couldn’t erase a terrible first half. Toronto led 5-2 after the first and 10-4 after two. And it…

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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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Trent Excalibur Season in Review

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February 2, 2017

With the NCAA field lacrosse season starting soon, we thought it’d be a perfect time to take a look back at one of the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association’s best teams from 2016 – the Trent Excalibur. The Excalibur had a season to remember, even if it didn’t end with a championship. The men’s lacrosse team rode an 11-1 regular season record all the way to the Baggataway Cup championship,…

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