NLL: Rush Looking to Rebound This Season

December 3, 2022

The Saskatchewan Rush open their new season tonight when they play host to the defending champions, the Colorado Mammoth. The Rush are hoping this will be the start of a redemption story, after what can charitably be called a disappointing 2021-2022 season. Last season, the Rush finished in fourth place in the West Division, with an 8-10 record. Since the team moved to Saskatoon in 2016 they had won the…


Ranking the NLL’s Uniforms

November 7, 2022

I am a fan of sports jerseys. I have an entire closet of them from most of the major sports and several of the minor ones as well. So when I started following the National Lacrosse League almost 20 years ago, I started paying attention to what the teams were wearing. There have been some fantastic uniforms in the NLL over the years. And some awful ones (does anyone still…


NLL: Saskatchewan bests Panther City in season finale

May 1, 2022

The Saskatchewan Rush beat the Panther City Lacrosse Club 13-9 on Saturday night to wrap up their seasons. With the win, the Rush finish with an 8-10 record, in fourth place in the West Division; PCLC ends the season at 7-11, in fifth place. The season has to be considered a huge disappointment for the Rush, a team that hasn’t missed the playoffs in more than a decade. A team…


Rush Earn Win Over Seals, Get Eliminated from Playoffs Anyway

April 26, 2022

On Saturday night, the Saskatchewan Rush came back from a three-goal deficit at halftime to beat the San Diego Seals 17-14. The win improved Saskatchewan’s record to 7-10, putting them in a tie with the expansion Panther City Lacrosse Club, while the Seals (9-8) dropped their sixth straight game, after taking the league by storm early in the season. After trading goals early in the game, the Seals went on…


NLL: Rush keep playoff hopes alive with 9-8 win over Mammoth

April 18, 2022

A steady, consistent attack led to a must-win victory for the Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday night as they came from behind to beat the first-place Colorado Mammoth 9-8. As a result, the Rush move up into fifth place in the West Division, keeping their slim playoff hopes alive. The Mammoth drew first blood with two goals 22 seconds apart early in the first quarter, with the Rush responding with one…


Rush Eke Out Big Win Over Warriors, 15-13

April 10, 2022

The last-place Saskatchewan Rush desperately needed a win on Saturday night against the Vancouver Warriors and six-goal outburst in the second quarter helped them to earn it, taking a 15-13 victory. The win improves the Rush to 5-10, their playoff hopes still slim, but mathematically possible. Vancouver drops to 6-10, still ahead of the Rush, but trailing the Panther City Lacrosse Club for the final playoff spot. Vancouver opened the…


NLL: Roughnecks take down Rush 8-6 in must-win contest

March 28, 2022

The Calgary Roughnecks won the last NLL championship, back in 2019 in the pre-COVID-19 days. The Saskatchewan Rush have had the best regular-season record in the West Division the last seven straight seasons. But in 2022, these two juggernauts are at the bottom of the division standings, in danger of missing the playoffs entirely. So every game is critical for both squads. Saturday night, the Roughnecks went home with the…


Rush Earns Much-Needed Win Over Knighthawks

March 23, 2022

The Saskatchewan Rush earned a much-needed win over the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday night, taking a 9-6. The Rush are in unfamiliar territory. The last time they missed the playoffs, the team was in Edmonton and the year was 2011. In fact, the last time the Rush didn’t finish in first place in the West Division was 2013, also while playing in Edmonton. But now, at 4-9 and sitting in…


NLL: Church scores overtime winner for Rush

February 28, 2022

The Saskatchewan Rush picked up a much-needed victory over the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday night, taking a 10-9 win in overtime. The win improves Saskatchewan’s record to 3-6, while Colorado drops to 6-3. The Rush offence came out of the gate very aggressive and opened up an early 3-0 lead on goals from Robert Church, Chris Corbeil (his first of the season) and Austin Murphy. Colorado’s Eli McLaughlin finally responded by…


NLL: Rush earn decisive 16-7 win over Panther City

January 31, 2022

Although they’re off to one of their worst starts in years, the Saskatchewan Rush were looking like world beaters on Saturday night, taking a 16-7 win over Panther City Lacrosse Club. The win improves the Rush to 2-4, good for fourth place in the West Division, while the expansion PCLC remain in last place in the division at 1-5. Playing in front of a home crowd, this one was never…