Wayne Van Every Invited to Black Wolves Camp

November 14, 2014

The New England Black Wolves invited one of the of the best players in the Candian Lacrosse league to training camp this weekend giving him a second shot at the NLL that player is Wayne VanEvery. Wayne is a lefty forward from Six Nations and a member of the Oshweken Demons. He plays his summer ball for the Sr. B Six Nation Riverman and suited up some games in the…

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Black Wolves Building Around Six Nations Players

November 12, 2014

Many people talk about the amount of players from the Six Nation reservation and their summer teams who play for the Rochester Knighthawks. Now they are not the only team in the NLL to go get players from Six Nations. The New England Black Wolves are stacked with players who call Six Nations their home or have once or still play for the Arrows or Chiefs. New England will be…

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NLL Training Camp: New England Black Wolves Preview

November 11, 2014

The New England Black Wolves open up training camp this weekend in Connecticut. This will be the first year this team is no longer known as the Wings or calling Philadelphia their home. 2015 will have some of the same names the Wings had on their roster but will also have many new ones. The one that fans of the Black Wolves are happy to see is Kevin Crowley. Since Kevin was…

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Ryan Ward Retires From the NLL

November 10, 2014

New England Black Wolves forward Ryan Ward has formally announced his retirement after 11 seasons in the National Lacrosse League. “I have been contemplating my retirement for several months but found it difficult to announce as I feel I still have the ability to play at a high level,” Ward, 34, said in a prepared statement. “But if I am honest with myself, I realize I no longer possess the…

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NLL Off Season Recap: New England Black Wolves

November 6, 2014

Schedule Analysis The Black Wolves will play the first game of the 2015 NLL season when they face the Buffalo Bandits at home. They have three home games to open the season, all against eastern opponents, with Rochester and Minnesota next. Their first road trip is January 30th when they go to Edmonton. They go to Calgary later on, but they never have to make the long trek to Vancouver….

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NLL Prospect Profile: Sheldon Burns

November 3, 2014

Photo credit: Ryan Pfeiffer/Metroland Although he may have had to wait longer than expected, Sheldon Burns was just happy to be selected in the NLL draft. “It’s going to sound cliche, but it’s truly a dream come true,” said the 22nd overall pick of the New England Blackwolves. “I grew up wanting to play in the highest level I can and to be apart of this and a new organization…

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Kyle Buchanan: Is 2015 His Year?

October 30, 2014

Kyle Buchanan was played 9 games his rookie season for the Stealth in 2013.  Kyle scored 4 G/18A in only 9 games.  Last season Buchanan played with the Philadelphia Wings and had an outstanding season registering 23 goals and 46 assists in 18 games. Buchanan played along side of Kevin Crowley, Tracey Kelusky, and Garrett Thul and Jordan Hall (traded to Rochester) just to name a few.  Now the question…

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Prospecting 2014: Top NLL Transition Players

October 28, 2014

Transition is an interesting position in the NLL.  Every team approaches it differently as some make them glorified defenders or just forwards that won’t get yelled at if they are stuck in the back end of the floor.  Others such as Minnesota and Buffalo make them a large part of how they want to act as a team by causing turnovers, pushing the ball up the floor and creating mismatches…

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Reflecting on the Career of Tracey Kelusky

October 24, 2014

On September 19, one of lacrosse’s greatest players announced he was retiring. Tracey Kelusky has accepted a position as defensive coordinator with the migrated New England Black Wolves (formerly Philadelphia Wings, where Kelusky rejuvenated his career in 2014 after some quieter years with Buffalo), thus ending a spectacular 14 year NLL career in which he racked up an awe inspiring 823 points in 195 games. He also amassed 499 points…

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Rookie Profile: Mark Cockerton

October 24, 2014

If the NLL draft was based on talent and talent alone Mark Cockerton would have been the first overall pick in the draft. Edmonton Rush Head Coach Derek Keenan was quoted in saying “He’s the most talented player available in the draft” and he would know having coached Cockerton to a 2011 Minto Cup Championship with the Whitby Warriors. Cockerton is such a dynamic player, he’s got elite level speed,…

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