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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Major Milestone as IOC recognizes FIL

December 2, 2018

The International Olympic Committee granted provisional recognition status to the Federation of International Lacrosse during the IOC Executive Board meeting Friday in Tokyo. “I can’t think of a more significant milestone in the sport’s history,” said Steve Stenersen, CEO of US Lacrosse and vice president of the FIL. “This decision is a wonderful recognition of the efforts of so many individuals throughout the world whose commitment and passion over many…

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MLL finalizes 2019 schedule

November 30, 2018

BOSTON (November 29, 2018) – Major League Lacrosse announced today a robust 2019 regular season schedule, opening during the weekend of May 31 – June 2, that includes a five game slate highlighted by the defending champion Denver Outlaws facing the New York Lizards. The 2019 schedule includes many changes advocated for by the league’s players, including a season start date after Memorial Day and an emphasis on playing weekend…

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NLL announces partnership with Arena Lacrosse League

November 30, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, November 29, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League and the Arena Lacrosse League have officially announced a formal working partnership between the two leagues. Complete details of the partnership have not been announced, but will include the continuance of player movement between the leagues, placement of game officials, and the development of potential future NLL coaches, management, and players. “We are thrilled to partner with the Arena Lacrosse League…

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NLL announces 2018-2019 home opener schedule

November 29, 2018

Philadelphia, November 28, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s indoor professional league, has released its revised 2018-2019 home opener details for each of the teams. The NLL’s 33rd season will begin as the Philadelphia Wings face off for their inaugural game at 1:00pm ET when they welcome the Buffalo Bandits to the Wells Fargo Center. The Georgia Swarm and Calgary Roughnecks will also play at home Saturday evening…

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NLL & PLPA reach new collective bargaining agreement

November 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, November 24, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League and the Professional Lacrosse Players Association (PLPA) announced today that they have agreed to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. The collective bargaining agreement is for a five-year term beginning with the 2018-19 season. “We appreciate the efforts of the negotiating committee and their tireless dedication to reaching a fair and equitable agreement for both the NLL and the players. This…

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US Lacrosse: Danowski, Myers will return as U.S. men’s team coaches

November 23, 2018

SPARKS, Md. — A pair of coaches that led the United States to Federation of International Lacrosse world championships in dramatic fashion will return for a second term coaching in the U.S. National Team Program. John Danowski, who led the U.S. men’s senior team to a 9-8 victory over Canada in the FIL Men’s World Championship in Israel this past July, will return as the head coach of the U.S….

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Dave Huntley posthumously honoured with Lester B. Pearson Award

November 23, 2018

Story by Alain Brouillette, Canadian Lacrosse Association   OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is proud to announce that the late Dave Huntley, a man who dedicated his life to growing the sport of lacrosse and the Canadian national team program, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Lester B. Pearson Award, one of the highest honours bestowed by this country’s lacrosse community. The Lester B. Pearson…

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Boston Cannons Foundation donates over $100,000 to BCH Cancer & Blood Disorder Center

November 17, 2018

  BOSTON, MA (November 15, 2018) – The Boston Cannons Foundation officially announced today that they have raised more than $115,000 to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital during the 2018 calendar year. Two primary initiatives lead the charge for the Boston Cannons Foundation commitment to the #1 pediatric hospital in the world. First, $100,000 was raised during the 3rd Annual “ Cannons Fighting Cancer” season long campaign that was completed on August 4th at the Cannons final game of…

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Statement from the NLL

November 14, 2018

The NLL and PLPA have been negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. Thus far, the two sides have been unable to come to an agreement which suddenly has the beginning of the 2019 season in peril. ILWT will have more on the negotiations in the coming days. The following is a statement released by the NLL on November 13:   The League has been negotiating with the Professional Lacrosse Players…

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