Lakers Develop Talent With NLL Draftees

October 8, 2015

Two more Peterborough Lakers have the opportunity to crack NLL rosters this season. The MSL team already boasts a multitude of pro talent and has committed to developing players coming out of their junior system as well. This past season they welcomed draft eligible junior Lakers grad Turner Evans, as well as acquiring Chad Tutton’s rights from the Brampton Excelsiors. Evans, the cousin of Shawn and Scott, was 5th on…

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2015 NLL Draft Review: Georgia Swarm

October 1, 2015

The 2015 NLL draft was held on Monday evening at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville. To nobody’s surprise, Lyle Thompson was chosen first overall by the Georgia Swarm. With the first draft pick in their team’s history, the Swarm chose the youngest Thompson brother, who will be the fourth of four to play in the NLL, preceded by Jeremy (Saskatchewan), Jerome (Buffalo), and Miles (also Georgia). Thompson just…

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2015 NLL Awards: Evans, Vinc, Among Victorious

September 30, 2015

The 2015 NLL season is officially over and all thoughts now turn to 2016 and the season that is to come. But Tuesday evening at the TRAC in Oakville, the league came together to honour the best of 2015, as well as a man who has left a lasting legacy for the NLL. A special celebration for Terry Sanderson was held as he was inducted into the NLL Hall of…

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2015 NLL Awards Preview: Months Later, We Get Our Winners

September 29, 2015

Tuesday night at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville the NLL will hand out their 2015 season awards, along with naming their All-Pro and All-Rookie teams. The ceremony, honouring the best of the best, begins at 7:00 p.m. ET. The night will also feature a tribute to Terry Sanderson as he is inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame, the lone member to be inducted in 2015. Sanderson is…

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2015 NLL Draft Review: Big Names Selected in Oakville

September 29, 2015

The Georgia Swarm were the big winners at the 2015 NLL draft held Monday night in Oakville. With four picks in the first round, the Swarm added a multitude of talent to a roster already deep with young, talented players. The Swarm took Lyle Thompson first overall. Lyle will join his brother Miles and is happy to be reunited with former teammates Randy Staats (taken sixth) and Johnny Powless. “I…

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Meet Paul Wade, The Hardest Working Member of Team Canada

September 27, 2015

One of the hardest working members of Team Canada is a man you’ll never see on the floor during a game. He’s too busy behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly: that the players have their clean and correct uniforms; that their sticks are taped just so; that if any problems arise during a game they are fixed quickly. That man is Paul Wade, one of Team Canada’s equipment…

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2015 MSL Season In Review: Chiefs and Lakers Reign Supreme

September 21, 2015

Another summer is in the books and now it’s time to reflect on the season that was. In a six team league, anything can happen. 2015 was a great year for Major Series Lacrosse, with more teams than ever loading up to bolster their rosters and attempt playoff success. Four teams battled for positioning in the bottom four, with the most parity seen maybe ever in the MSL. To nobody’s…

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Mann Cup Diaries: Wrapping Up

September 17, 2015

Well, here I am back home, and reflecting on the past week in Victoria, BC, at the Mann Cup. What an experience. The Victoria Shamrocks reclaimed the Mann Cup for the WLA, the first time since 2005. They did it in probably the hardest fought, closest series there has ever been. My team lost, and that still stings and will for awhile, but I made a lot of good memories…

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Shamrocks Back on Top After Ten Years

September 16, 2015

Ten years later and the Victoria Shamrocks are back on top of the lacrosse world. The WLA champion Shamrocks are now Mann Cup champions after defeating the Peterborough Lakers in six games to win the 2015 title. After losing the cup to the Six Nations Chiefs in 2013 and 2014, it was extra sweet for the Shamrocks to beat the Lakers, the team they defeated in 2005, the last time…

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Corey Small Named Mike Kelly Winner

September 15, 2015

The votes were in Friday night, and Corey Small was chosen as the 2015 Mike Kelly award winner as the Mann Cup MVP. Small led the Shamrocks with 25 points – 10 goals and 15 assists – over six games. While games one and two were quiet, he exploded in game three with five goals and became the centre focus of the Shamrocks offense, finding new and creative ways to…

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