• NLL: Double wins for Bandits in Week 9
  • NLL: Rock steal win from Roughnecks in overtime
  • Blue the colour of the day as OJLL, MSL hold drafts at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre
  • NLL: Wings retire Finneran’s number but can’t get the win
  • NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds end Knighthawks’ undefeated streak

NLL: Double wins for Bandits in Week 9

It’s never easy to play back-to-back nights in the NLL, and that is exactly what the Buffalo Bandits had in front of them this past weekend. Friday night they were in Philadelphia and came out with a win. Saturday night they were in Uniondale, New York to take on the New York Riptide. Buffalo sat in second place in the East Division and the Riptide were coming in second from…

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NLL: Rock steal win from Roughnecks in overtime

The Toronto Rock exploded out of the gates like a thoroughbred horse Saturday night in Calgary. In the blink of an eye it was 7-1 and with their stocked stable, it appeared that Toronto would be able to ride out a comfortable victory. The young and persistent Roughnecks would not be discouraged though and mounted a furious comeback in the final minutes to draw even at the end of regulation….

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Blue the colour of the day as OJLL, MSL hold drafts at Toronto Rock Athletic Centre

Blue was the colour of the day last Saturday afternoon at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre, host of both the Ontario Junior Lacrosse League (OJLL) and Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) entry drafts. St. Catharines Athletics head coach Steve Toll took the podium early to remind everyone, “We all know today who would’ve been taken No. 1.” That player was Tucker Williams. The league awarded the Whitby Warriors an honourary first-overall…

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NLL: Wings retire Finneran’s number but can’t get the win

The Buffalo Bandits came into Philadelphia and nabbed a 13-9 win over the Wings on Friday night. In a game that seemed eerily reminiscent of their last game (a loss to Toronto), Philadelphia broke down in the second half. Buffalo snagged the win. The stadium was roaring with excitement as fans celebrated the retirement of Kevin Finneran’s number 11. The players seemed to feed off the fans. However, like the…

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NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds end Knighthawks’ undefeated streak

The Halifax Thunderbirds beat the undefeated Rochester Knighthawks 17-7 on Friday night at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. With 17 goals, many Thunderbirds had big nights, but stealing the show was rookie Wake:Riat BowHunter. The son of team owner Curt Styres scored his first career hat trick on four shots.  “It means a lot, it wouldn’t happen without my teammates getting me open and passing me the ball so shout…

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NLL: Big Second Quarter Vaults Rush Past Desert Dogs 15-10

The Saskatchewan Rush offence erupted for eight goals in the second quarter to take a big lead they would not relinquish as they defeated the Las Vegas Desert Dogs 15-10 on Saturday night. The win moves the Rush up to a second-place tie in the West Division with the Colorado Mammoth at 3-2 while the Dogs sit at 1-5, in sixth place in the division. Saskatchewan opened the scoring two-and-a-half…

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NLL: Knighthawks use big fourth quarter to remain unbeaten

Who doesn’t love a battle of the I-90 to get your Friday night going? To make that even more juicy, the Rochester Knighthawks came in as the only remaining unbeaten team in the NLL. Across from them were their rivals from just about an hour away, the Buffalo Bandits. Buffalo came in at 4-1, which had them in second place in the East Division. Blue Cross Arena was deafening for…

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NLL: Las Vegas Desert Dogs celebrate first win in franchise history

Ask fans about lacrosse, you’ll eventually hear these answers: it’s a game of runs, anything can happen, no lead is safe (Writer’s Note: for legal reasons, InLax is required to point out this has also been said of another professional sports league.) All of those clichés, and many others, could be used to describe Friday night’s 15-14 Desert Dogs win over the Vancouver Warriors, the first win in franchise history…

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NLL: Early-afternoon affair sees Rock solidly defeat Wings 14-5

Tom Schreiber had more points than the Philadelphia Wings did on Saturday afternoon, as he, his seven points, and the Toronto Rock rolled over the Philadelphia Wings 14-5. “He’s a great player,” recognized head coach Paul Day. “I think it’s time and space. You really need to take time and space away from him and that happens earlier when he doesn’t have the ball. I think that happened in the…

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NLL: Roughnecks find their inner Rocky and get redemption against Seals

After watching Saturday night’s rematch between Calgary and San Diego, one couldn’t help but think back to the original Rocky and Rocky II movies from the 70’s. If you recall, a young Rocky Balboa fights the heavyweight champ, Apollo Creed, and takes a beating for most of the fight. A late surge falls short and Creed wins the bout. Fast forward to Rocky II and a hardened Balboa, urged on…

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