MLL: First weekend of 2018 a success

April 27, 2018

Major League Lacrosse kicked off the 2018 season this past weekend with four games that featured some close contests and blowouts. The beginning of the regular season is important as most teams are dealing with players who are still playing indoor ball and college draft picks still in school. During the first four weeks, MLL teams must avoid falling victim to an 0-4 or 1-3 record as such starts makes…

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PHOTOS: Outlaws @ Lizards, April 21st

April 25, 2018

The New York Lizards took a 19-15 decision over the Denver Outlaws in the 2018 regular-season opener on Saturday, April 21st in Hempstead, N.Y. Will Manny led the Lizards’ offense with five goals and two assists. Rob Pannell scored twice and added six assists. Joe LoCasio scored two 2-point goals. Brendan Fowler was 12-36 at the X and Drew Adams made 19 saves on 34 shots. Attackman Matt Kavanagh led…

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2018 MLL Preview – New York, Chesapeake

April 24, 2018

The next two teams in our 2018 preview are both founding members of Major League Lacrosse and rivals that found themselves not making the playoffs last season: of course, the New York Lizards and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, two teams that no one seems to want to leave once they make the roster. These proud franchises eerily mirror each other in more than just their history and win/loss record from last…

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MLL: Launch take off early, put out Blaze

April 23, 2018

The Florida Launch jumped all over the Blaze early and were able to hold off a late rally in the week one finale of the 2018 Major League Lacrosse season beating Atlanta 13-10. What better way to avenge an embarrassing loss last season in Atlanta then to begin this season at that very place and embarrass the home team. Dylan Molloy picked up where he left off last season netting…

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Can-Am: Tonawanda defeats Rochester 14-11

April 22, 2018

Braves use 7-1 second period to slay River Monsters in season opener. The Rochester River Monsters (0-1) opened their 2018 campaign at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex as they faced the Tonawanda Braves (1-0) in Can-Am Sr. B lacrosse action. Unfortunately for the River Monsters, they fell to the Braves 14-11. Last season the Braves defeated the River Monsters pretty handily in both their meetings, so to say the tension was…

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2018 MLL Preview – Ohio, Denver, Dallas, Florida

April 21, 2018

April means that Major League Lacrosse has arrived and everyone’s home team has a clean slate for a chance at a championship! Now it is time to look at what we can expect from the nine teams as they vie for the Steinfeld Cup. Today we preview four teams, including the defending champion Ohio Machine. Ohio Machine The Machine finally hoisted their first championship trophy in 2017 and it won’t…

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NLL rookie report: Jake Withers, Rochester Knighthawks

April 19, 2018

Jake Withers is having himself a season. And that’s kind of incredible, considering he’s a rookie. Last weekend, the Rochester Knighthawks’ defenseman broke the league record for rookie face-off wins, going 22 for 28 against the Toronto Rock in a 14-11 win. With 243 wins, Withers passed Stephen Peyser’s 240, and has two more games this season to increase his total. Peyser set the record in 2009 with the New…

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Editorial: Gamesmanship contradictory to the spirit of lacrosse

April 17, 2018

Last Saturday, April 7th, I took to Twitter to complain to NLL TV that there was an issue with the sound coming through the Colorado Mammoth/Saskatchewan Rush game. It seemed that every time a new song started, the volume would get loud, then fade out when the camera changed direction. After some tweets back and forth with other fans experiencing the same problem, and Graeme Perrow pointing out that the…

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NLL supports Humboldt Broncos

April 16, 2018

The tragedy in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on April 6th left Canada reeling. The loss is unfathomable, especially in such a tight-knight community like sports. But where there is tragedy, there can also be hope, and the National Lacrosse League offered that up in spades this weekend as they paid tribute to the victims and survivors of the crash. In nine days, the GoFundMe page for the Broncos had raised over 11.6…

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NLL: Black Wolves defeat Roughnecks in OT 13-12

April 9, 2018

Callum Crawford’s five goals lead New England to victory Crowley records sixth straight hat trick In a game that New England needed to keep them close in the playoff race, the Black Wolves (7-8) defeated the Calgary Roughnecks (6-9) 13-12 in overtime in front of 5,089 howling fans at Mohegan Sun Arena. Callum Crawford led the way for the Black Wolves netting five on the afternoon, and Kevin Crowley recorded…

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