• PLL: Waterdogs first win comes over Chaos
  • NLL Expansion Draft 2021: Predicting the Toronto Rock’s protected list
  • PLL: Cannons, Redwoods Sunday winners
  • PLL: Archers rout Atlas 18-6 on opening weekend
  • PLPA rebrands as NLLPA

PLL: Waterdogs first win comes over Chaos

Waterdogs Lacrosse Club has its first win early in the 2021 PLL season after defeating Chaos 14-12 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Atlanta on Friday evening. Ben Reeves, who took the place of an injured Michael Sowers in the lineup, recorded a hat trick in his first game action of the season. “It was a great team win. Everyone stepped up and played well,” Reeves said earnestly to NBC’s…

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NLL Expansion Draft 2021: Predicting the Toronto Rock’s protected list

The deadline for National Lacrosse League teams to submit protected rosters is Tuesday, June 15th. There are two different options for how players may be protected: Five offense, five defense, one goalie (or five O, six D) Four offense, seven defense, one goalie (or four O, eight D) The most recent expansion draft was held in 2019 when both the Rochester Knighthawks and New York Riptide selected. This will be…

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PLL: Cannons, Redwoods Sunday winners

Cannons 13, Waterdogs 7 Cannons Lacrosse Club showed off their championship pedigree on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. The forever-reigning MLL champs took down Waterdogs LC 13-7. Goaltending was a big factor in the game, with the Cannons’ Nick Marrocco making 11 saves for a .650 save percentage over Dillon Ward’s six saves and .320 SV%. The Cannons, who dropped their first game of the PLL season 12-11 to Redwoods…

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PLL: Championship rematch goes to Whipsnakes

The highly-anticipated championship game rematch between the Whipsnakes and Chaos went about the same as it did last season. The Whipsnakes took down Chaos 13-7 in a performance that can only be described as dominant for the victors. From the start, the Whipsnakes dominated the game offensively as they opened the scoring only 23 seconds in thanks to a laser shot from John Haus. The Whips had scored two goals…

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PLL: Archers rout Atlas 18-6 on opening weekend

Welcome to the Premier Lacrosse League, Ryan McNamara. The Archers’ second-round pick in the PLL Entry Draft scored a hattrick in his team’s first half, helping lead them to an 18-6 rout over Atlas on Saturday night. Eleven different Archers scored over the course of the triple-header finale, en route to shooting over 62 per cent for the game. Of their 26 shots on net, the first eight counted in…

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PLPA rebrands as NLLPA

The National Lacrosse League Players Association announced their rebrand this week, replacing the Professional Lacrosse Players Association with a name more in line with their mission and goals. The PLPA was established in 1992 with the original intent to one day bring players from both indoor and outdoor leagues into the fold. That never happened, and the new executive members, President Zach Currier and Vice-President and Executive Director Reid Reinholdt,…

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NLL: Reaction to Rock move swift and varied

The Toronto Rock revealed one of the worst kept secrets among lacrosse insiders: they will be relocating from Toronto, where they resided for over 20 years, to the city of their birth – Hamilton, Ontario (when they were the Ontario Raiders). The two teams aren’t officially associated (different owners), but it’s largely accepted they share history (more on this below). The announcement was made during a season ticket holders’ town…

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NLL: Rock’s move to Hamilton presents challenges

What a week in the NLL. First the news of the Saskatchewan Rush being sold came (but staying in Saskatoon, for now at least), and then the Toronto Rock announced they’re moving to Hamilton. The Sask news caught us by surprise, but the Rock news – well, with apologies to our readers, we’ve known since March. Out of respect for the people who weren’t supposed to leak the news, we…

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NLL: Albany FireWolves name, logo pay homage to the past

On Thursday, April 15th, the newly relocated Albany NLL franchise got its new identity as the FireWolves was announced to be the team’s new name. The new name pays homage to the former New England Black Wolves and the former Albany Attack, who also had a wolf as their mascot. Earlier in 2021, after the sale and relocation of the New England Black Wolves to Albany was announced, the franchise…

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PLL: Hogan signing a slam dunk for Cannons LC

On March 31st the PLL’s newest team, Cannons LC, announced they had grabbed former Penn State lacrosse player and two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Hogan from the waiver wire. Hogan was passed over in the PLL Entry Draft on March 25th after declaring his intent to play in the league in February. With the MLL’s absorption by the PLL, there were a lot of talented players available to draft and…

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