NLL: Simmons, Kurtz propel Albany back into victory column

February 23, 2024

The NLL’s Saturday Showcase in Week 12 featured two teams that were in similar situations, but at opposite ends of the standings. Both the Colorado Mammoth and Albany FireWolves came in on two-game losing streaks, but one of these things was not like the other. Colorado saw themselves on the outside looking in if the playoffs started today, and Albany was right towards the top. Regardless of the standings and…

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NLL: Matthews, Rock show out in NLL’s return to Montreal

February 21, 2024

Bienvenue à Montréal. Or should I say, Bon retour à Montréal, c’est le grand jour. Excuse my poor French. For those of you, like me, that had to look up what those phrases meant, here ya go. Welcome back to Montréal, today is the day! The NLLUnBoxed Series came to you live from Place Bell in Laval, Quebec on Friday night. The beautiful city of Montreal saw live lacrosse action…

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NLL: Bandits hold off Knighthawks to complete season sweep of crosstown rivals

February 7, 2024

There are a couple things in our lives that are for certain: death, taxes, and the inability for the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks to play a boring lacrosse game. For the second week in a row, the Saturday Night Showcase featured the Buffalo Bandits, this time with them on their home floor against Rochester in their second meeting of the season. In front of 15,000+ we can assure you…

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NLL: Oakes, Kew lead the way as Swarm win OT thriller 

February 6, 2024

Gas South Arena played host to a solid matchup between the Vancouver Warriors and Georgia Swarm on Friday night. Going in, it was the tale of two different clubs as the Swarm were in playoff position and Vancouver was on the outside looking in. As we’ve seen this year, there is a lot of parody in this league, with any team being able to win or pull an “upset” on…

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NLL: Rock unbeaten no more as Fraser scores 4, Bandits explode for 16

January 29, 2024

Everyone loves a good rivalry game, right? The Saturday Night Showcase came to you from FirstOntario Center in Hamilton, as the Toronto Rock hosted the Buffalo Bandits. This was the tale of two sides, as Toronto came in as the league’s only unbeaten team left, and Buffalo was sputtering a bit. Earlier on in the day, Tom Schreiber was activated off IR for the Rock, so that was going to…

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NLL: Staats & Dickson shut down down FireWolves

January 23, 2024

The Albany FireWolves were atop the NLL mountain for a multitude of reasons. There’s a new feel in the air and the team was reaping the rewards of such good play, as they came into Saturday night’s contest against the San Diego Seals as arguably the hottest team in the league and riding a 6-0 start to the year. Hate to break it to ya, but an off night for…

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NLL: Teat, Riptide steal win on Tucker Out Lymphoma Night 

January 23, 2024

Tucker Out Lymphoma night in Buffalo, New York is a big deal. It’s always an emotional night as we remember the life and legacy of Tucker Williams. The son of former Buffalo Bandit and current Las Vegas head coach, Shawn Williams, Tucker was only eight years old when he lost his battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. It’s been nine years since his tragic death, but the lacrosse community will always remember…

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NLL: Simmons, FireWolves move to 6-0 with win over Georgia

January 18, 2024

Week 7 action came to you from Gas South Arena in Duluth, Georgia. The Georgia Swarm hosted the undefeated and red-hot Albany FireWolves. In a game where Georgia really didn’t come close until the very end, and with a phenomenal performance from Doug Jamieson as well as nine different goal scorers, the FireWolves cruised to a 12-8 victory, making them 6-0 on the young season. We prefaced that Georgia didn’t…

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NLL: Bandits hold off cross-town rivals

January 17, 2024

The first installment in 2024 of the I-90 rivalry between the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks was a banger. These games always tend to be high intensity and a split crowd as Buffalo fans travel well. A snowstorm in the Buffalo area did affect some of the travellers, but there still was a sea of orange and black at Blue Cross Arena. This contest was as back-and-forth as it gets…

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NLL: Seals split two road games in two days

January 15, 2024

The San Diego Seals had a busy 48 hours with two road games in two days. Let’s start with Friday night, as the Seals traveled to Las Vegas to take on the Desert Dogs. Las Vegas came in with everything to gain, and gain is what they did as they took down the visiting Seals, 10-8. Here’s the cliffnotes. The first quarter was a stalemate as both sides scored two…

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