ALL: Top two teams clinch playoff spots

March 20, 2019

Two playoff spots were determined in week 12 of Arena Lacrosse League play with the St. Catharines ShockWave and Peterborough Timbermen wrapping up first and second place, respectively. Two weekends of play are left for the remaining five teams to claim their own positions.   Toronto Monarchs 10 @ Peterborough Timbermen 14 It was another huge comeback win for the Timbermen over the Monarchs, echoing last week’s matchup at the…

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NLL: Boushy’s big debut not enough to propel Knighthawks to win

March 16, 2019

The Georgia Swarm became the first team to clinch an NLL playoff berth on Friday night, but it didn’t come easily against Chris Boushy and a revamped Rochester Knighthawks squad. The Swarm were at Blue Cross Arena to face the Knighthawks, which had six new faces in their lineup (with two more in the stands waiting their turn). The Swarm jumped on them early, leading 5-0 just over five minutes…

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ALL: Playoff race tightens with three weeks left

March 14, 2019

There are only three weeks left in the Arena Lacrosse League’s regular season, and every team has an eye on the playoffs. Of course, every one of the seven teams in the league will make the playoffs, but positioning is important. First place, which can be clinched by the St. Catharines ShockWave after one more win, will receive a bye in the first round of single-elimination games. Then it will…

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ALL: Nick Damude strong in Timbermen win

March 7, 2019

Whitby Steelhawks 6 @ Peterborough Timbermen 18 The Peterborough Timbermen moved back into second place with an 18-6 win over the Whitby Steelhawks this past Saturday thanks to an impressive goaltending display from Nick Damude. The Rochester Knighthawks’ prospect made 57 stops against a surging Steelhawks’ team. “Damude’s done what he’s done all year and played incredible. It was a collective win but he was unreal,” said Timbermen captain Mark…

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NCAA: Towson takes down top-ranked Loyola

March 3, 2019

The number seven ranked Towson Tigers took down the first ranked Loyola Greyhounds 12-10 on Wednesday at Johnny Unitas Stadium in NCAA D1 play. The Tigers remain undefeated with a 4-0 record while the Greyhounds fall to 3-1. Down 11-8 late, the Greyhounds made a late push to even the game. Chase Scanlan scored on a man-up opportunity with 3:09 left. Alex Johnson closed the gap to one less than…

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ALL: Steelhawks win second straight

February 27, 2019

There were three games in week nine of Arena Lacrosse League play but little movement in the standings. The St. Catharines Shockwave continued their winning ways at the top of the standings, while losses kept the Toronto Monarchs and Peterborough Timbermen in second and third. The Paris RiverWolves moved up into fourth place and the Whitby Steelhawks showed they’re not out of the playoff hunt, catching up to the Six…

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NLL: Rock fall out of first place

February 25, 2019

It was a weekend to forget for the Toronto Rock. Not only did they fall to the New England Black Wolves 13-11 at Mohegan Sun Arena, they also fell out of first place in the NLL’s Eastern Division as their loss combined with the Buffalo Bandits’ win puts them a full game back of the Bandits. The Rock had a comfortable 10-7 lead in the fourth but squandered it away…

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MSL: Lakers acquire Matisz

February 22, 2019

Evinrude Centre be darned; the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers aren’t going to let their arena displacement stop them from bringing a third consecutive Mann Cup title to the city. Thursday, general manager Paul Day made a big trade that will help the Lakers on their 2019 journey back to the national championship, acquiring Kiel Matisz from the Brooklin Redmen. It was their first big move in preparation for the three-peat.”We…

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ALL: Timbermen split weekend

February 20, 2019

The Peterborough Timbermen split their Family Day weekend with one win and one loss. They prevailed over the Paris RiverWolves 16-12 on Saturday at Children’s Arena but lost a 15-14 heartbreaker in overtime to St. Catharines at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. The Timbermen had most of their big guns in the lineup on Saturday as they took it to the RiverWolves, who only floored 12 runners, early and often in…

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ALL: Steelhawks get first win

February 13, 2019

Week seven of Arena Lacrosse League action saw the defending champion Whitby Steelhawks finally get their first win of the season, a close 11-9 triumph over the Paris RiverWolves. Whitby and Paris played each other closely until the third quarter when Whitby found a spark for a four-goal run. With Whitby up 10-8, Spencer Pyke scored with 3:05 left in the game to make it a one-goal game. Cam Milligan’s…

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