• Press Release: OLA approves Excelsiors move to Owen Sound
  • Press Release: New England Black Wolves moving to Albany
  • ILWT Feature: In conversation with Tom Mariano
  • NLL cancels plans for upcoming season; will focus on 2021-22 season
  • Editorial: A tribute to Rocco Granato

Press Release: OLA approves Excelsiors move to Owen Sound

On Wednesday evening, the Ontario Lacrosse Association approved the move of the Major Series Lacrosse Brampton Excelsiors to Owen Sound. The franchise, owned by Joe Norton, will play out of the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre when the 2021 MSL season hopes to begin play. “At last night’s Board of Governors meeting, the move of Brampton to Owen Sound finally has been resolved,” MSL commissioner Doug Luey said. “I couldn’t…

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Press Release: Panther City Lacrosse Club hires Dan Teat as assistant coach

FORT WORTH, TX – The Panther City Lacrosse Club has named Dan Teat as an Assistant Coach, the team announced today. “Today marks another milestone for our staff as we continue to build the Panther City Lacrosse Club. The addition of Dan Teat as our Offensive Coach gives us another great lacrosse mind,” said Panther City General Manager Bob Hamley. “Dan brings a wealth of passion, knowledge, and understanding on…

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Press Release: New England Black Wolves moving to Albany

NLL Approves Sale of New England Black Wolves to Prestigious Investor Group with Deep Lacrosse Backgrounds   Franchise Relocating to Albany, NY, Returning Lacrosse to the Capital Region Team will Begin Play in the 2021-22 Season PHILADELPHIA, February 23, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced the sale of the New England Black Wolves to a group…

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ILWT Feature: In conversation with Tom Mariano

One of the joys of working in lacrosse is making the acquaintance of some great people. I have greatly looked forward to the next guest in our Florida Lacrosse series since he took over as the head coach of the Florida Launch. Tom Mariano has worn many hats since his playing days at Nazareth, when he was on the 1992 Division III National Championship team. He is currently the Assistant…

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NLL cancels plans for upcoming season; will focus on 2021-22 season

PHILADELPHIA, February 3, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced that plans for an abbreviated season this spring have been canceled due to uncertainties arising from the ongoing Pandemic. The league, with the full support of the NLL Board of Governors, will now move to start a traditional season in the fall of this year. “We have…

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PHOTOS: Vancouver Warriors @ Philadelphia Wings

We’re reaching back into the archives today with some never before seen photos, revisiting a game between the Vancouver Warriors and Philadelphia Wings from January 10, 2020. It was the Wings’ home opener and they took the game 18-10. Josh Currier led the Wings with four goals while Blaze Riorden, Kevin Crowley and Brett Hickey all scored three. Zach Higgins got the win in goal. More photos here.

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Editorial: A tribute to Rocco Granato

https://www.bacchifh.com/obituaries/Rocco-Joseph-Granato-III?obId=19505696#/obituaryInfo I met Rocco Granato only once; he and his wife Jackie came to Toronto last year for a Rock/Wings game. I didn’t get a picture with him at the time, and when I realized later that I should have, I thought “next time!” knowing he was a frequent traveller when it came to lacrosse. But there won’t be a next time. Rocco tragically passed away on December 29 from…

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Ingemi: ‘Granato was everything lacrosse fandom is supposed to be about’

In 2012 when I brought Rocco on to ILWT it was a shift for the entire website. I knew I wanted the site to be a space for people passionate about lacrosse, and that described Rocco to a T. I wasn’t sure he would be into it; being a fan and writing don’t always translate. But his passion and knowledge of the game made him beyond the perfect fit, and…

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Press Release: Premier Lacrosse League absorbs Major League Lacrosse

THE PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE AND MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE ANNOUNCE MERGER The Premier Lacrosse League (“PLL”) and Major League Lacrosse (“MLL”) have merged with subsequent season operations and activities to formally exist under the Premier Lacrosse League. As part of the merger, the PLL will immediately expand to include the Boston Cannons as the PLL’s eighth team, under the rebranded name Cannons Lacrosse Club. The Cannons Lacrosse Club roster will be entirely…

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ILWT Feature: No more Miller time in Philadelphia

Brandon Miller retired from the National Lacrosse League much like he began his lacrosse career – quietly making an impact and moving on to do great things. And, if it seems like history is repeating itself, that is because it is. It is no longer Miller Time in Philadelphia. Miller first retired after the 2018 season where he’d been with the Toronto Rock for four and a half years after…

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