Challen Rogers: the next great Rock captain

February 7, 2019

You can’t blame Challen Rogers for pausing when asked how old he is. After all, the 24-year-old has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. As captain of the Toronto Rock, he’s suddenly being looked upon to be a leader of men older and more experienced at their craft. That’s bound to throw you for a loop every now and then when you stop to think about it. “There are…

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ALL: Week 6 sees Shockwave retain first place

February 6, 2019

After six weeks of Arena Lacrosse League play, the St. Catharines Shockwave are still at the top of the standings with a 5-0 record. The Peterborough Timbermen and Toronto Monarchs are in second place with 4-1 and 4-2 records, respectively. The Shockwave were able to retain their lead despite having a bye week. Each team only plays 14 games so there’s not a lot of time to make a splash…

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NLL: Bandits bombard Black Wolves 15-5

January 29, 2019

A day after an embarrassing loss to their arch rivals, the Buffalo Bandits roared out of the gate and trampled the New England Black Wolves 15-5 at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday afternoon. Saturday night’s loss in Rochester and a long travel day to Connecticut (two hours from Boston’s airport to Uncasville) were just blips in the radar as the Bandits had the only lead they would need 5:33 into…

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NLL: Knighthawks stand tall on Military Night

January 28, 2019

The Rochester Knighthawks did the U.S. Military proud on Saturday night with an 18-13 win over the Buffalo Bandits at Blue Cross Arena. The rivalry between the Knighthawks and Bandits is no different than traditional sports clashes between Army and Navy. During Military Night, the Knighthawks represented the Navy on their jerseys while the Bandits represented the Army. Austin Shanks led the Knighthawks with seven goals while Angus Goodleaf made…

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ALL: Two undefeated teams remain heading into week four

January 16, 2019

The Arena Lacrosse League is now in its third season and action is hotter than ever. After three weeks of play, two teams remain undefeated. The St. Catharines Shockwave sit first at 4-0 with the Peterborough Timbermen hot on their heels at 3-0. The Toronto Monarchs, at 2-1, are the only other team over .500. Last year’s champion Whitby Steelhawks are surprisingly at the bottom of the standings at 0-3….

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NLL: Rock get rare win in Colorado

January 14, 2019

The Toronto Rock picked up a much-needed win Saturday night in Colorado that keeps them on pace with the NLL’s top Eastern Division teams. The Rock defeated the Mammoth 11-10 to remain just one game behind the Georgia Swarm for first place. It was the Rock’s third consecutive down-to-the-wire game after a one-goal loss to Georgia and an OT win over Philadelphia. “This is a big win for us,” Rock…

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NLL: Bandits back in win column

December 31, 2018

The Buffalo Bandits moved backed into the win column on Friday night with a 16-10 victory over the visiting Vancouver Warriors at KeyBank Center. The Bandits, now 2-1 on the season, were coming off a loss to the Toronto Rock while the Warriors, now 1-2, were coming off a loss to the Calgary Roughnecks. Both teams suffered those losses in their home openers – their previous victories were on the…

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