Matt Crough Welcomes Opportunity in New England

December 27, 2014

Making the practice squad in your first year is nothing to shake your head at. Matt Crough, of the New England Black Wolves, will spend his first season in the NLL practicing with the big club while he hones his skills to be able to make a dynamite impact as a sophomore. The 5’9″, 172 lb Peterborough native was drafted 15th overall in September. “I was thrilled about being drafted…


Chris Attwood Getting Opportunity with Knighthawks

December 20, 2014

Chris Attwood finally played his first NLL game more than two years after his professional lacrosse journey started. The 24 year old scored a goal in Rochester’s preseason opener at Blue Cross Arena on December 6, marking his return to the team that drafted him, and then cut him, in 2012. That same team has now named him to their 2015 roster. The professional success has been a long time…


Dave DiRuscio Gets a Shot with Bandits

December 8, 2014

David DiRuscio is a player’s player. The 6’5, 300lb goaltender is an intimidating sight upon first glance, but spend a few minutes with him and you’ll come to know a gentle but determined human being, who is a fierce teammate and always has time for the fans. DiRuscio was highly touted for the 2012 NLL draft, but bad luck prevented him from being drafted as he suffered a broken leg…


Swarm and Roughnecks Battle After Victories

December 7, 2014

Both winners on Saturday night, one team will improve their preseason record to 2-0. Minnesota defeated Rochester 14-8, while Calgary downed Toronto 14-5. Minnesota is coming off a disappointing 2014 season in which they missed the playoffs after upsetting Toronto in 2013 to make it to the semifinals. A lot of changes were made to the core roster in the offseason, with goaltender Tyler Carlson being shipped to Edmonton for…


Kozak Ready for Transition from MSL to NLL

November 28, 2014

Last week the Rochester Knighthawks signed forward Todd Kozak. Kozak, 23, from Mississauga, is a veteran of NLL combines, having attended in both 2013 and 2014, so the Knighthawks coaches have been studying him for awhile. Kozak was a prolific scorer at the junior box level, scoring 180 points in 95 games over five seasons. Kodak spent time with the Edge senior elite team learning the field game, and earning…


NLL Prospect Profile: Dylan Webster

November 4, 2014

The Toronto Rock recently signed three new recruits to one year contracts. One of the men looking to secure a 2015 NLL roster spot is 22 year old Dylan Webster of Brampton, ON. Webster is currently a senior attackman with the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the NCAA (Division 1), and during his summers plays box lacrosse for his hometown Excelsiors. Webster has been proving his worth all through his junior career…


Reflecting on the Career of Tracey Kelusky

October 24, 2014

On September 19, one of lacrosse’s greatest players announced he was retiring. Tracey Kelusky has accepted a position as defensive coordinator with the migrated New England Black Wolves (formerly Philadelphia Wings, where Kelusky rejuvenated his career in 2014 after some quieter years with Buffalo), thus ending a spectacular 14 year NLL career in which he racked up an awe inspiring 823 points in 195 games. He also amassed 499 points…


MSL Players Shine in NLL Draft

September 25, 2014

Of 55 players taken in this years’ NLL draft, nine of them are already regulars on MSL squads. Players usually jump to the MSL after their junior careers are over, so expect some players drafted out of junior to show up on MSL teams in the future, honing their skills in summer lacrosse. The new New England Black Wolves, who recently added Tracey Kelusky to the coaching staff, used five…


MSL Season Recap: Peterborough Lakers

September 18, 2014

Well, as usually happens in Peterborough when the Lakers don’t win the Mann Cup, critics call for the coaches to blow up the team and make big moves. Comments have already floated around online suggesting that executive members resign, or that the team trade their biggest star in Mark Steenhuis. Settle down everyone. The Lakers were 20 minutes away from hosting a national championship. Maybe the fact that the Lakers…


MSL Season Recap: Six Nations Chiefs

September 15, 2014

They won the Mann Cup, and that’s all that matters. Those paying attention to the MSL all season probably thought the Chiefs would not repeat as champions due to their fourth place finish in the regular season. Much of the season featured a fluctuating lineup as team members split their time with other commitments, which included the World Field Lacrosse Championships in July. Not one player on the Chiefs suited…