Bunker Blog: Cannons Scrimmage Rattlers

April 16, 2014

Hi ILWT Readers, Another weekend of training camp is now in the books! As I mentioned last week, the Cannons traveled out to Union College to face the Rochester Rattlers in a pre-season scrimmage. The trip to Schenectady began early Saturday morning, as all local team members met at the Cannons’ office in Allston for a planned departure at 8 am. My day started off on the wrong foot, as…

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Cannons Top Rattlers 14-10 in Scrimmage

April 14, 2014

The Boston Cannons opened up the Major League Lacrosse scrimmage season with a 14-10 win over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night. Statistics were not officially recorded, so the following accounts of the game are based off social media posting and what we were told from players. Matt Poskay, Brodie Merrill, Paul Rabil and Ryan Boyle were all out for this game. Merrill was playing with the Philadelphia Wings while…

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Cannons Add Three to Roster

March 11, 2014

The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, have announced the acquisition of three players from the league player pool today in preparation for the start of training camp. The Cannons added midfielder Tim Harder, defenseman Ryan Hollenbaugh, and midfielder Kyle Sminkey to their 40-man roster. Tim Harder made his MLL debut with Hamilton on July 30th, 2011 after being acquired by the Nationals as…

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MLL: Cannons, Hounds, Bayhawks – Who They’ll Be in May

January 29, 2014

With MLL Draft over, teams are now in a dead period in the sport as they anticipate the beginning of training camps and await their newcomers from the recent collegiate draft. However, since the college season has officially begun and drafted players are now competing in preseason practice, they will not join their teams until some time during May. So how will each team look when their college draftees join…

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Cannons Bring In New Ownership

The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today that Rob Hale has acquired a majority stake in the team. Hale was previously a minority owner in the team. The recent transaction provides Hale with a controlling interest in the Cannons organization and team operations. In conjunction with the transaction, Hale will assume the lead of the Cannons Board of Directors and become the Cannons’…

January 22, 2014
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Charlotte Hounds Trade Blye to Cannons

With an enormous amount of offensive power on the Charlotte bench, there can only be so many consistent guys. With the MLL Collegiate Draft to take place in less than 12 hours, the Hounds made the decision to trade Owen Blye to a hurting Boston Cannons team for a 2014 fourth round Collegiate Draft pick. Former Terrapin Blye saw limited time on the field in his rookie season with the…

January 10, 2014
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Boston Cannons Draft Recap

December 17, 2013

The Boston Cannons continued to revamp their roster as they took part in last Wednesday’s MLL Supplemental Draft. A total of 96 players were chosen from a pool of over 500 players and the Cannons seems to try and make the most of their picks. All in all, the Cnanons added 11 players, some with high profile names, such as Jack Rice, and others not so much, Michael Maggio. Below…

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Cannons Supplemental Draft: Running Diary

Here are my Boston-biased, minute-by-minute reactions to the trades and key picks of the 2014 MLL Supplemental Draft: 2:29 pm: Major League Lacrosse headquarters send the interns for coffee. There is a 50-minute wait at Dunkin Donuts. The interns miss the entirety of the draft and fail to provide fans with live twitter updates. A free-for-all for updates ensues. 2:33 pm: Three-team trade: New York sends picks #2 and #28…

December 12, 2013
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Cannons Announce 2014 Coaches

December 9, 2013

The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse today announced their coaching staff for the 2014 season. Head Coach John Tucker begins his second season at the helm of the Cannons and has named his assistants for the upcoming MLL season. Tom Slate and Andrew Pons are new additions to the Cannons coaching staff, and Jim Murphy returns for his 12th season with the organization. “When we promoted John to head…

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Cannons Make Moves, More to Come

November 26, 2013

The Boston Cannons made headlines this week when they acquired top defender Brodie Merrill, midfielder Martin Cahil and traded away PT Ricci. They also traded away a top rookie from last season, Cam Flint. We spoke with Cannons GM Kevin Bareny about the moves.   1.      Obviously, Merrill is a huge acquisition. Was there concern about the defense? Anytime you have a chance to get arguable the greatest player to…

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