Editorial: Summer lacrosse is in full swing… almost

May 30, 2022

Memorial Day weekend is here and that means that summer ball is underway! The National Lacrosse League is heading into its final round of playoffs and the NCAA has crowned their champions. The Premier Lacrosse League kicked off training camp this weekend, the Western Lacrosse Association held their first games, and then of course, Ontario’s junior and senior leagues have already been playing for a few weeks. But, there’s one…

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NLL: McLaughlin’s 12 points leads Mammoth to NLL Finals

May 30, 2022

The Colorado Mammoth have a date with the Buffalo Bandits next Saturday, June 4th, as they kick off the 2022 NLL Finals in Banditland. It is their first appearance in the league finals since 2006. The Mammoth defeated the San Diego Seals on Saturday evening 15-13 at Pechanga Arena, which was full with 7114 fans screaming their heads off. It was the loudest it’s ever been at a Seals game…

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NLL: Jeff Teat becomes the new all-time rookie assists and points leader

April 26, 2022

It’s Jeff Teat’s world, and the rest of us are just living in it. Teat made NLL history on Saturday night, breaking both the all-time rookie assists and points records. He has one game left in the season to add onto his current totals to set the final mark to beat for the next generation. With numbers like these, though, the records will stand for a very long time. It’s…

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NLL: Records fall but so do the Riptide as postseason bid ends

April 25, 2022

Records fell on Saturday night, but so too did the New York Riptide. Their bid for a postseason berth came to an end at the hands of the Halifax Thunderbirds in a 16-13 loss at Nassau Coliseum. The Riptide’s record sits at 6-11, although they have one more game to play against Albany next Saturday. During the game, Jeff Teat broke the all-time rookie records for assists and points, and…

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NLL: Rochester shocks Calgary 15-7 for fourth win of season

April 23, 2022

Woah. Where did these Rochester Knighthawks come from and where have they been all season? Friday night the Knighthawks picked up their best win over the season – and just fourth overall – 15-7 over the Calgary Roughnecks, who had come into Blue Cross Arena on a five-game winning streak. Calgary had been looking to sew up a home playoff game but will have to wait until next week to…

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NLL: Riptide win big for second game in a row

April 19, 2022

The New York Riptide remain in playoff contention after another strong showing on the weekend, defeating the Rochester Knighthawks 15-7 at Nassau Coliseum. After the NLL’s week 20, only two teams have clinched playoff spots in the East. Halifax, Georgia, Albany and Philadelphia stand in New York’s way, but with two games left for most teams, anything can still happen. It could be settled this coming week, or it could…

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NLL: Riptide score first home win of the season in dramatic fashion

March 1, 2022

Anything can happen in the NLL, and the New York Riptide are proof of that statement. The Long Island boys pulled off a 14-13 win over the Toronto Rock on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum, just their second of the season. How crazy is this? The Rock defeated the first place Buffalo Bandits just two weeks ago. This week they lost to the last place Riptide. That speaks volumes of…

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NLL: Flailing Rush pick up Penney after record falls to 2-6

February 24, 2022

The Saskatchewan Rush tallied another loss on Sunday afternoon, falling 12-10 to the Colorado Mammoth at Ball Arena. With a highly skilled and veteran lineup, the Mammoth secured second place in the NLL’s West Division as they approach the halfway point of the regular season with an impressive record of 6-2. But the Rush now sit at just 2-6; a far cry from the days of domination they’ve enjoyed for…

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NLL: Home floor kind on Saturday to all except Panther City

February 15, 2022

Saturday, February 12th featured four NLL games with home-floor advantage working for three teams. The Georgia Swarm, Rochester Knighthawks and Toronto Rock were all victorious over their visitors. The Panther City Lacrosse Club wasn’t as fortunate, falling to the San Diego Seals 10-4. Read about the Rock’s win over the Bandits here.   New York Riptide 11 @ Georgia Swarm 13 The Riptide were in tough against the Swarm on…

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NLL: Riptide lose heartbreaker to Bandits in OT

February 2, 2022

The New York Riptide deserved better. Seventeen goals should be enough to win a lacrosse game. But not, it seems, if you’re playing the Buffalo Bandits. The Bandits took the game 18-17, and remain undefeated at 5-0 while the Riptide are still stuck at just one win and in last place. After an amazing fourth quarter comeback that saw the Riptide score six goals in a row for a 17-14…

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