NLL Draft: Top 10 picks all from north of the border

September 23, 2019

The NLL’s growth in the United States continued this week with the 2019 draft at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia. It was the second consecutive draft held in the city of the league’s headquarters, boosted with the return of the Wings in 2018. Prior to 2018, the draft had been held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, with a large number of draftees hailing from the Canadian province of…

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NLL: Draft interviews with Kew, Krug, Smith

September 20, 2019

ILWT reporter Rocco Granato was at the 2019 NLL Draft in Philadelphia and caught up with three important draft picks. Have a listen! Andrew Kew F University of Tampa/Oakville Rock 3rd Overall New England Black Wolves   David Smith T/D University of Virginia 53rd Overall Philadelphia Wings   Jordan Krug F Cabrini University 66th Overall Philadelphia Wings

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NLL: Season in Review: New England Black Wolves

July 24, 2019

It was a very inconsistent season for the New England Black Wolves in 2019 as they went 9-10 overall, losing to the Buffalo Bandits in the first round of the playoffs. Season in Review After starting the season with a pretty big loss in Georgia the Black Wolves went on a three-game winning streak where their offensive prowess really showed their worth. However, that didn’t last long as the Black…

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Press Release: NLL announces 2018-19 season award winners

July 21, 2019

NLL Announces 2018-19 Season Award Winners PHILADELPHIA, July 19, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League officially announced the 2018-19 NLL Season Award winners. All awards are based on regular season performance and voted on by head coaches, general managers and the League’s Board of Governors. The 2018-19 season brought success for the NLL’s 11 active franchises, their front office staff, players, and fans. With growth in fan engagement and partnerships…

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NLL: Bandits headed to East Division final

May 7, 2019

Dhane Smith, Shawn Evans and Matt Vinc lead the Bandits to Eastern Division final Saturday night the Buffalo Bandits moved ahead in their quest for the NLL Cup by defeating the New England Blackwolves 13-6 in front of 11,776 fans at the KeyBank Center. This marks the fourth time this season the Bandits have defeated New England, and a streak of eight that started on February 19, 2017. The Bandits…

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NLL: Knighthawks fall in 25th anniversary finale

April 29, 2019

In the final game of the 25th anniversary season of the Rochester Knighthawks, and the final game before the franchise moves to Halifax, the New England Black Wolves (9-9) defeated Rochester 14-12 in front of 6,158 loyal fans at Blue Cross Arena. Prior to the start of the game, end of season awards were handed out. Winners: Steve Abbamonte (Dedication to the Team) Craig Rybczynski (Seventh Man Award) James Barclay (Rookie…

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NLL: Bandits secure first place

April 24, 2019

There’s no place like home, especially during the playoffs. For the Buffalo Bandits, they’ll enjoy being home for as long as they’re in the postseason as their 12-6 win over the New England Black Wolves and the Philadelphia Wings’ 19-14 victory over the Georgia Swarm clinched home floor advantage for Buffalo. Their first-round matchup will be against the Black Wolves on Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. Head coach John Tavares…

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NLL: Rock clinch third with win over Black Wolves

April 16, 2019

The Toronto Rock’s home floor one-goal-winning games have come to be the norm, and Friday night was no exception as the 11-6 club took down the 8-8 New England Black Wolves 13-12 at Scotiabank Arena. The win solidifies at least third place for the Rock, who still have their sights set on a home playoff date. Eight times this season Toronto has been on either the winning of losing side…

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