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

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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The Brooklin Redmen react to a goal scored by the Peterborough Lakers. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)

MSL: Lakers take over first

Week three of Major Series Lacrosse action saw only one team remain undefeated as the Peterborough Lakers took down the Six Nations Chiefs 7-6 in the battle of the best. The Lakers now sit atop the MSL standing with their perfect record and the contentment (for now) of knowing they bested their fiercest rivals. The Chiefs dropped to second place while Brooklin failed to gain any ground going 1-1. Oakville…

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Press Release: Launch keep winning streak alive

BOCA RATON, Fla.– After fighting the Atlanta Blaze through three periods, the Florida Launch ultimately extinguished the visitors 19-16 by the hands of veteran Kieran McArdle (7G, 1A). “We connected on all cylinders offensively. We just want to keep making those strides into the playoffs,” McArdle said. Struggling to hold off the Blaze from an early lead, the Launch entered the locker room at halftime with a two-point deficit. Entering…

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Press Release: Bayhawks fall to Hounds at home 15-14

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Veteran attackman Matt Danowski scored four goals and dished off an assist to spark another strong comeback, but the Chesapeake Bayhawks came up short again, losing 15-14 to the Charlotte Hounds before a raucous crowd at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Rookie attackman Jake Froccaro made his first home debut and posted a hat trick for the Bayhawks, who suffered their second straight one-goal loss. Second-year midfielder Myles…

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Press Release: Launch look to keep momentum, host Blaze at home

With two consecutive wins under their belt, the Launch are looking for a third this weekend as they take on the Atlanta Blaze at FAU Stadium Saturday, June 17. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. The first 500 kids (12 and under) in the door will receive a Florida Launch fidget spinner compliments of Orthopaedic Surgery Associates. In their first meeting of the season, the Launch look to take the…

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June 10, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Charlotte Hounds at American Legion Memorial Stadium.

MLL keeps getting better and better

“Hold my beer,” is now an expression in common use on social media referring to a group of friends gathered together having drinks and admiring an incredible feat.  One of the group hands his beer to a friend and proceeds to top the feat. MLL opening weekend proved an incredible and close fought opening to the season that there was no way to top. Right? Then MLL said, “Hold my…

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#CANLax150 live streaming events

OTTAWA, ON – Lacrosse fans from across Canada and around the globe will have the opportunity to participate in the once-in-a-lifetime 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration, even if they can’t make it to Montreal in person, thanks to free live streaming provided by Sports Canada TV. The re-enacted game and lecture series will both be webcasted live at www.sportscanada.tv. After the event, the footage will be archived and remain available…

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Brampton Excelsiors are crushed 28-7 by the Peterborough Lakers on June 8, 2017. (Photo credit: Ryan Nolan)

MSL week 2: Oakville falters but otherwise business as usual

Week two in the MSL saw more of the same: a lot of patchwork rosters. A clearer picture developed, however, of how the season might go. The Brampton Excelsiors’ early success fell off, while the Cobourg Kodiaks maintained their status quo of trying hard but not quite getting there. There are no words to what the Peterborough Lakers did to the Excelsiors on Thursday, while the Six Nations Chiefs picked…

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June 2, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Florida Launch @ New York Lizards at James M. Shuart Stadium @ Hofstra University. Photography Credit: Dan Nilsen

Launch take overtime winner against Lizards

BOCA RATON, Fla.– After a low-scoring first half, the Launch broke through a tired Lizards’ defense to sweep the rivals 15-14 in overtime. The Launch struggled to fight through an impermeable Lizards defense in the first half, with only three goals on the board at halftime. But, the Launch emerged with a new energy in the second half, scoring seven goals in the second half and overcoming a late lead…

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NLL: Rush gamble; dynasty ends

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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