ILWT Feature: The kaleidoscopic world of Brodie Merrill

March 24, 2020

A kaleidoscope is a tricky device that uses light to make things that are ordinary blend together to make brilliant patterns. This describes Brodie Merrill perfectly – one of the best defenders to play the game in either field or box, but a quiet, humble person. It can be argued that Merrill paved the way for Canadian lacrosse players to come to colleges and universities in the United States in exchange…


NLL: Wings fall to Wolves at Wells Fargo

March 9, 2020

The New England Black Wolves were on the prowl Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center and they took down their prey – the Philadelphia Wings. New England went on to win 9-7 after jumping out to a 4-2 lead in the first. The game, which was quite physical, ended as it began. Just 26 in, a scrap between Nick Chaykowsky and Steph Charbonneau broke out. It ended with another scrap…


NLL: Mammoth victory over Philadelphia

March 5, 2020

Despite a fourth quarter surge that looked like Philadelphia could pull off a late run into victory, the Colorado Mammoth and Dillon Ward held on to claim the win in a gritty 11-10 game on Saturday. The big talk of the week was how recently acquired Tyler Digby would adjust to the Colorado offense without a lot of time to acclimate to their style of play. Digby seemed to fit…


ILWT Feature: Why Philly loves the bad boys of lacrosse

February 7, 2020

The crowd roars and comes to life with a spectacular save, a phenomenal block by defense, or an amazing one-handed shot that seems to defy gravity and goes in. However, when a fight (or the promise of a fight) happens, the stadium seats vibrate from the collective cheers and then the roar becomes palpable. And, in a city like Philadelphia built on blue collar blood, sweat and tears, where tough…


NLL: One goal loss for Wings at home against Swarm

February 3, 2020

The Georgia Swarm hung on to defeat the Philadelphia Wings 12-11 on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center. Georgia went up 4-3 in the first quarter as Philadelphia seemed to struggle with finding its wings. They surged again at the end of the game when it was too late for Philadelphia to pull off a victory. Despite a first quarter that apparently seemed pretty even, the second quarter told a…


NLL: Seals beat Riptide in battle of the coasts

February 1, 2020

The San Diego Seals are about to take part in the first-ever NLL game in Las Vegas. To get you set up for it, here’s how they fared last game. The Seals soundly defeated the New York Riptide in an East Coast/West Coast battle that was won by the West. New York seemed to have all the pieces, but then the victory was swept away by the Seals. Jean-Luc Chetner…


NLL: Fight night in Philly leads to Wings’ win

January 23, 2020

It may have been pyjama night at Wells Fargo Center, but the Philadelphia Wings weren’t the ones caught sleeping in the 12-4 fisticuffs which could also have been labelled a Sunday Smackdown. Fresh off their first win of the season, the Rochester Knighthawks collapsed in epic fashion in a game that saw several scuffles and consecutive penalty shots. The Wings played solid defense and limited Shawn Evans (who singlehandedly seemed…


NLL: Can Trevor Baptiste be the next Geoff Snider?

January 16, 2020

Can Baptiste be the next Geoff Snider for the Philadelphia Wings? The Wings’ inaugural season saw some head scratching with some of the selections made during the draft from the United States with little box experience compared to their box-dominant neighbours up in Canada. That trend has continued into this year with nearly every team in the league venturing into the American-born player market. But last year, it was still…


NLL: Thunderbirds improve to 3-0 with win over Bandits

January 2, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds completely dominated the Buffalo Bandits for two quarters and tied one quarter to end up with the 15-10 win on Saturday night at Keybank Center. They move to a 3-0 record while Buffalo drops to 1-1 on the season. Buffalo scored quickly to go up 2-0. However, the Thunderbirds found their footing and went on a 4-0 run before Buffalo recovered and replied with Ian MacKay and…


NLL: Bandits round up the Seals

December 11, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits wrangled a 13-10 win out of the San Diego Seals on Saturday night and Seals’ head coach Patrick Merrill believes it all came down to goaltending. “We battled pretty hard for four quarters,” he said. “They had a really good performance out of their goaltender, Matt Vinc.” The 13-10 Bandits’ victory could have easily been a Seals’ victory based on the back and forth play. They tied…