Tensions Run High in Rush Pre Season Win Over Roughnecks

December 16, 2016

It may have been preseason, but don’t tell that to the 12,000 plus fans who packed into the SaskTel Centre on Friday night to watch the Saskatchewan Rush defeat the Calgary Roughnecks 9-6. With moments remaining in the fourth quarter a brawl broke out that included both the team’s goalies. Greg Harnett was sent to the box late in the game for five minutes after it appeared he targeted the head…


Even Without McNamara, Black Wolves Have Deep Defense

December 7, 2016

As soon as they traded for Shawn Evans before last season, it was clear the New England Black Wolves were going to be able to score. With the Buchanans, a vastly improved Pat Saunders, and newcomers Chad Culp and Reilly O’Connor, there’s no doubt New England is going to be able to find the back of the net early and often in 2017. Evan Kirk was a rock between the…


NLL Pre Season Round Up: Debuts Galore in Week One

December 5, 2016

  National Lacrosse League season is almost here, and this weekend saw each team in action over the course of three locations in Ontario and British Columbia. Each team played twice, except just a single game between Toronto and Georgia. Bandits 12 Knighthawks 10 Rookie Kevin Orleman made his debut in net for the Bandits after being drafted this year. Mark Steenhius found the back of the net in the Bandits…


Knighthawks Acquire Kevin Ross From Toronto

December 3, 2016

    The Toronto Rock reshaping continues. After the retirement of Colin Doyle, and the addition of several field players to their training camp roster, the Rock traded veteran forward Kevin Ross to the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday right before the start of the pre season. “It’s such a tough place to come in as a visiting player. I have been doing it for years. It’s definitely one of the…


Paul Rabil Won’t Play NLL This Season

November 26, 2016

It looked like Paul Rabil might have been making his return to the National Lacrosse League in 2017, but it was not to be. Today it was announced the Toronto Rock had placed the transition player on the protected player list. Rabil, who last played with Philadelphia, will play just Major League Lacrosse this upcoming season with the New York Lizards. “Unfortunately at this time, it’s still not going to…


Lizards Sign Joe Walters From Player Movement Pool

November 23, 2016

The rich get richer, at least in Major League Lacrosse. The New York Lizards added yet another piece to its offensive juggernaut with the signing of midfielder Joe Walters. Walters, who has played his MLL career with the Chesapeake Bayhawks, Rochester Rattlers, Hamilton Nationals, and Florida Launch, had declared for player movement this off season. “I am beyond ecstatic to sign with the New York Lizards, a franchise that is…


Ohio Machine Getting New Stadium for 2017

November 16, 2016

It may not yet be the time of lacrosse-only facilities (other than Michigan and Rutgers), but the Ohio Machine are getting about as close as it gets. The Major League Lacrosse club that has played its home games at various college fields around eastern Ohio will have a new home in 2017 near the state’s capital. Obetz, a small town south of Columbus, is planning on building a 6,500 seat sports…


Rattlers Acquire Jojo Marasco From Lizards

November 15, 2016

The Rochester Rattlers have struggled to retain players in the player movement period, but on Tuesday, they were able to add a new piece. Rochester acquired midfield Jojo Marasco from the New York Lizards for their fourth overall pick in the collegiate draft. The Rattlers have seen many of their players declare for player movement with the future of the franchise up in the air. Returning at least for this coming…


Black Wolves Acquire O’Connor From Calgary

November 15, 2016

The New England Black Wolves continue to build a new-look roster to go along with the group that made it to the eastern conference finals last season. Today, they added lefty forward Reilly O’Connor from the Calgary Roughnecks. “We are very excited to have Reilly join the Black Wolves,” Black Wolves General Manager Rich Lisk said via press release. “His skill set fits with what we are looking for.” O’Connor, the…


NLL Transaction Roundup: Roughnecks, Knighthawks, Swarm

November 14, 2016

The NLL pre season is less than a month away, and teams are getting their rosters in order. Free agency is hitting its end, and teams are building their training camp teams in preparation of their scrimmage games. The Calgary Roughnecks signed two of their defenders early in the week, bringing back Dan MacRae for a year and Jon Harnett for two. MacRae has played for the Roughnecks for six…