NLL: Schreiber’s return not enough to help Rock past Roughnecks

March 11, 2020

Riding a four-game home win streak, the Toronto Rock received an offensive boost Sunday prior to their lone matchup this season against the Calgary Roughnecks. Both Tom Schreiber, who missed six games to injury, and Dan Dawson, who missed the last two, returned to the Rock lineup. The excitement surrounding their return was evident in the building, but it would be short lived as Calgary eventually spoiled the party with…


NLL: Thunderbirds fall to 3rd after second consecutive loss

March 3, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds’ back-to-back road trip continued Sunday in New England, looking to rebound from Saturday night’s 13-9 loss to the Buffalo Bandits. The Black Wolves found an offensive boost as Andrew Kew returned, missing the previous week’s game. He would be a big factor in a 16-10 victory for New England to begin the month of March. With the loss, the Thunderbirds fall to third place in the NLL’s…


NLL: Rock take Canadian rivalry game over Warriors

February 18, 2020

Since losing their opening game of the season, home floor has been very kind to the Toronto Rock with a three-game win streak coming into Saturday night’s matchup against the Vancouver Warriors. The game was the second in the Alterna Cup for the Rock where they sat first in the standings after defeating the Halifax Thunderbirds two weeks ago. Vancouver came into the matchup having lost nine of the last…


NLL: Rock knock off Bandits in Sunday matinee

February 12, 2020

One of the fiercest NLL rivalries over the years has been the Toronto Rock and Buffalo Bandits. Coming into the latest instalment of this feud, the Rock had only lost one divisional matchup this season, that coming against the Bandits, a 10-8 loss in Buffalo on January 18th. It was time for the tables to turn, and the Rock’s full team effort resulted in a 13-9 win on Sunday afternoon…


ALL: Arena League experiments with 4-on-4 format

February 6, 2020

The Arena Lacrosse League entered week five with the Whitby Steelhawks still undefeated, but tied for wins atop the standings with the Paris RiverWolves. With a winter storm forecast, a major change on the floor, and the kickoff of the Women’s Division the week would prove to be one to watch. On the men’s side winter weather would ultimately postpone the Saturday night game between the St. Catharines Shockwave and…


NLL: Rock prevent Thunderbirds’ comeback, end Halifax’s win streak

February 4, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds made their first trip to Toronto on Friday night to face the Rock, fresh off a bye week. Toronto came into the game with a 1-1 home record and looking to rebound from a 10-8 loss against the Buffalo Bandits. Halifax, meanwhile, would try and keep their overall 6-0 record perfect, though they had relied heavily on strong second half performances in previous games. The first quarter…


ILWT Feature: Wende’s long wait pays off

December 12, 2019

Two thousand, six hundred and seventeen days. Seven years and two months. That’s the length of time between the 2012 NLL Entry draft and the 2019 NLL season opener. The length of time Craig Wende waited between his NLL draft and first career start with the Rochester Knighthawks on the recent opening weekend. Most goaltenders see time pass between their draft and their first start, however, most of it is…


Peterborough Lakers 2012 Mann Cup Champions

September 16, 2012

Two coaches were suspended, multiple other players were drug tested and one sprinkler system was abused by a frustrated goalkeeper while his counterpart was thrown into action just in time to salvage the series. The Mann Cup offered Canadian lacrosse fans countless story lines and subplots, but unfortunately the Tom Clancy-esque drama was beginning to overshadow what, surprisingly, was a stellar lacrosse series. Coming into the Mann Cup, few gave…


Mann Cup: Lakers Take 3-2 Lead

September 15, 2012

Game five of the Mann Cup was held Friday night. As a writer, when you’re asked to recap a game, you try to fit the key plays, highlighting the top players and turning points, while at the same time touching on the biggest storylines that game produced. With this in mind the question following game five was, where do we start? As fans began to enter the building, there was…


Lakers Even Up Mann Cup At Two Games

September 13, 2012

In a Mann Cup that saw a combined seventy-eight goals in the first three games (twenty-five, twenty-nine and twenty-four respectively) the goaltenders for both the Peterborough Lakers and Langley Thunder have come under scrutiny. First, for Langley, Brodie MacDonald has been fantastic, but he was also replaced (albeit momentarily in each case) three times in those three games. Tyler Carlson was left to figure things out for the majority of…