NLL announces brand names for two newest franchises

February 17, 2019

Halifax chooses Thunderbirds, New York announces Riptide as team names; both teams will begin play during 2019-20 season.  Philadelphia, February 17, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s indoor professional league announced the brands and identities for two of its newest expansion teams. A few short months ago, the National Lacrosse League awarded the live events and sports media entertainment company GF Sports and its affiliates the…

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Press Release: PLL secures Series A round of financing

February 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2019) – Today, the Premier Lacrosse League (“PLL”) announced that it has closed an additional round of funding. The financing is led by investors J Tsai Sports, Brett Jefferson, and return investor, The Raine Group. The capital from the growth round will be used to fund future league operations, team and player-focused original programming, and executive team expansion. While the latest round of funding will certainly…

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Press Release: MLL draft prospect Pat Spencer must decide between lacrosse and basketball

February 8, 2019

MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE DRAFT PROSPECT: PAT SPENCER Pat Spencer, Loyola University attackman, has the skill and ability to have an immediate impact in Major League Lacrosse, but will he pursue his love of basketball instead? Boston, MA – (February 7, 2019) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL) released today details around top draft prospect and Loyola University’s standout attackman, Pat Spencer. Loyola University Maryland is a private Jesuit liberal arts university…

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Press Release: Knighthawks re-acquire Keogh

February 5, 2019

(February 4, 2019)… The Rochester Knighthawks bolstered the right side of their offense today by reacquiring star forward Stephen Keogh from the Colorado Mammoth. In return, Rochester sends a second-round pick in 2019 and a third-round selection in 2021 to the Mammoth.  “I am definitely excited. I get to play with guys like ‘Jammer’ (Cody Jamieson) and Joey ‘Rez’ (Resetarits), and young guys like Austin Shanks,” said Keogh. “I just…

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Press Release: Tucker Out Lymphoma Night returns for sixth year

January 31, 2019

  BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 29, 2019) — The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host its sixth annual Tucker Out Lymphoma Night when the Colorado Mammoth visit KeyBank Center on Saturday, Feb. 2. The evening will honor the memory of Tucker Williams. Tucker, the son of former Bandits player Shawn Williams, lost his battle with Burkitt Lymphoma in 2014. Faceoff for the game, which is presented by Intense Milk,…

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Press Release: Wings sign Chloe Cicone to one-day contract

January 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 30, 2019) – The Philadelphia Wings Professional Lacrosse Team will sign 13-year old Chloe Cicone to a one-day contract, according to general manager and head coach Paul Day. The eighth grader from Newark, DE will join the Wings on the turf during practice at the team’s training facility on Friday, February 1. Diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, Cicone is a member of Team IMPACT, a national nonprofit that…

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Press Release: Knighthawks to retire John Grant Jr.’s #24

January 25, 2019

Franchise’s all-time leading scorer will also become 18th member of Hall of Fame (January 24, 2019)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the organization will retire former forward John Grant Jr.’s No. 24 jersey on Saturday, Feb. 2. Grant’s jersey will be raised to the rafters prior to the game against the Georgia Swarm at 7:30 p.m.  “It is a tremendous honor to have my jersey retired by the Knighthawks,”…

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Press Release: Long Island NLL team names Regy Thorpe head coach and general manager

January 15, 2019

NEW YORK, January 14, 2019 – The New York National Lacrosse League (NLL) team announced today that Regy Thorpe has been named Head Coach and General Manager for the franchise. A decorated former professional lacrosse player, Thorpe brings more than 20 years experience as a coach and general manager at nearly every level of men’s and women’s field and box lacrosse to his new position. The New York NLL team…

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NLL welcomes New York as 13th franchise

December 12, 2018

NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE WELCOMES 13TH FRANCHISE GF Sports awarded an expansion team in New York  PHILADELPHIA, December 11, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, has announced expansion into the New York market under the ownership of live events and sports media entertainment company GF Sports and its affiliates (“GF Sports”). The team, which will begin play in 2019, will…

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Sandy Champman retires from NLL

December 2, 2018

Oakville, ON – After 17 seasons in the National Lacrosse League, long-time Rock defender Sandy Chapman has announced his retirement from professional lacrosse.  Of those 17 seasons, the 37-year old Chapman played 13 of them in Toronto and won four of his five NLL championships as a member of the Rock. Originally selected by the Rock in the first round, 12th overall in the 2001 NLL Draft, the Acton, ON…

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