PLL: Waterdogs first win comes over Chaos

June 12, 2021

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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PLL: Cannons, Redwoods Sunday winners

June 7, 2021

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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PLPA rebrands as NLLPA

June 2, 2021

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: Rock’s move to Hamilton presents challenges

May 12, 2021

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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Editorial: A tribute to Rocco Granato

January 5, 2021

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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ILWT Feature: Medicine Game was therapeutic process for author Delby Powless

December 11, 2020

Books written about lacrosse are few and far between. When they are, you know they’re going to be good because how many people would write about lacrosse unless they had a passion for the game? Today we get to do something fun and chat with the author of one of the best new books of the season, and of course it’s about lacrosse. Medicine Game is written by Delby Powless,…

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REVIEW: Powless’ Medicine Game should be under every lacrosse fan’s Christmas tree

December 10, 2020

My first job was at Chapters, which was the family business as I grew up. I am a book snob. I have no problem admitting that. While the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” has generally come to mean “don’t judge a person by their looks,” I absolutely judge actual books by their covers. I mean, you can take one look at a romance novel and know everything…

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MSL: Excelsiors head coach supports fight to keep team in Brampton

December 2, 2020

In all the back-and-forth regarding the relocation of the Brampton Excelsiors, one voice that hasn’t been heard is one that probably most embodies the spirit of the team and the city. After a successful run with the Jr. A Excelsiors, Dan Teat was promoted to head coach of the MSL club in 2019. Though he’s only coached them through one season, he’s been part of the organization for 45 years….

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MSL: Excelsiors Board of Directors not contesting move to Owen Sound

November 24, 2020

A firestorm started on Lacrosse Twitter last week is coming to an end. The Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club will not be contesting the move of the Major Excelsiors to Owen Sound. The BELC Board of Directors released a statement this afternoon rebuffing a popular theory on the social media platform that the 2018 transfer of the team to Joe Norton was done without authorization from the board. In part, the…

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MSL: City of Brampton had no knowledge of Excelsiors sale or move

November 23, 2020

The city of Brampton has already threatened legal action against the Ontario Lacrosse Association, In Lacrosse We Trust has learned. In a November 4th letter obtained by ILWT, Mayor Patrick Brown writes to then-OLA President Marion Ladouceur that he intends “to do everything possible to keep [the] lacrosse team in Brampton and playing in the Major Series Lacrosse league. All available options including legal action are actively being considered,” and suggests…

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