NLL: Roughnecks win critical game against Halifax

February 23, 2024

What a difference two weeks can make. When the Calgary Roughnecks stepped off the turf on February 3rd, they’d just dropped both games of a double header and plummeted to 15th in the standings – last place. You did not want to look at the power rankings if you were a Roughnecks fan. Following those two losses, it seemed like Josh Sanderson saw something the rest of us didn’t when…

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NLL: Matthews, Rock show out in NLL’s return to Montreal

February 21, 2024

Bienvenue à Montréal. Or should I say, Bon retour à Montréal, c’est le grand jour. Excuse my poor French. For those of you, like me, that had to look up what those phrases meant, here ya go. Welcome back to Montréal, today is the day! The NLLUnBoxed Series came to you live from Place Bell in Laval, Quebec on Friday night. The beautiful city of Montreal saw live lacrosse action…

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Press Release: New York Riptide to become Ottawa Black Bears

February 21, 2024

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) in partnership with GF Sports and Entertainment and Senators Sports & Entertainment, today announced the launch of Ottawa-Gatineau’s newest professional sports franchise, the Ottawa Black Bears. The Black Bears will begin play at the start of the 2024-25 NLL season, with all home games to be played at Canadian Tire Centre, the home of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators. “Ottawa is an incredible market,…

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NLL: Pivotal weekend ends in disappointment for Roughnecks

February 7, 2024

It was a pivotal weekend for the Calgary Roughnecks as they faced the ever-daunting back-to-back games on their home turf of Westjet Field. Win both and you’re a top eight team. Lose both and now you’re in quite a hole. Unfortunately, it was the latter for the Roughnecks as they dropped Friday night’s game 11-10 to the New York Riptide and then Saturday night’s game 9-7 to the Toronto Rock….

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Warriors Come Back to Beat Rush 11-9

January 26, 2024

The Saskatchewan Rush controlled the first three quarters on Saturday night, but it was the Vancouver Warriors to earned the win, scoring six unanswered goals in the final quarter to win 11-9. The win improves Vancouver’s record to 2-4, good for a 12th-place tie in the NLL. The Rush drop to 1-4, languishing at the bottom of the standings. After an evenly matched first quarter, the Rush went on a…

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NLL: Calgary two-steps out of Vancouver with 14-7 win

January 18, 2024

Saturday night was country night in Vancouver and there wasn’t a more willing dance partner than the visitors from Cowtown. The Calgary Roughnecks took the lead early as the Warriors seemingly tripped over their own two left feet. When the dust settled, the boys from Stampede City two-stepped right outta of Van City with a 14-7 win. The only thing missing was the after party at Cowboys. Much of the…

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NLL: Streaks stay alive; Toronto keeps winning & Halifax keeps losing

January 15, 2024

Halifax Thunderbirds’ coach Mike Accursi met the media frustrated. For the third straight game, his team outshot their opponents, dominated them in face-offs, and collected more loose balls. However, for the third straight time, they lost, this time 11-9 to the Toronto Rock at Scotiabank Centre on Friday night.  Halifax outshot the Rock 54-40, collected 78 loose balls to Toronto’s 62, and Jake Withers dominated face-offs, helping Halifax win all…

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NLL: Withers, Thunderbirds dominate home opener over Rush

December 5, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds defeat the Saskatchewan Rush 17-12 on Friday night to win their fourth straight home opener.  “The family atmosphere we have in the locker room is something we miss, and when we get back in the locker room, it’s a breath of fresh air and a boost of energy,” said Thunderbirds forward Clarke Petterson, who led the game in scoring with five goals and three assists. “Playing in…

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The legacy of #51: Shawn Williams inducted, Dyson Williams drafted – and Tucker always remembered

September 22, 2023

Traditionally, a 1st overall draft pick walks across the stage and dons a jersey with the number ‘1’, or perhaps the draft year on the back. But as Dyson Williams pulled on his new red and white Albany FireWolves jersey, he was surprised to find the number ‘51’ stitched on the back. “51’s our family number after my dad wearing it, my brother and I wearing it,” he explained. “A…

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Prezzy Bites: Three teams eliminated on Day 5

September 1, 2023

You know that part of moving day when all your furniture is gone and you find all the junk, dust and dirt you dropped behind the couch over the years? That was the same type of mess in the standings and playoff scenarios on Day 5 of the Presidents Cup in Oakville. Throughout the day there were possibilities for a three-way tie for first, another three-way logjam for third through…

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