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…

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ALL: Arena League experiments with 4-on-4 format

February 6, 2020

The Arena Lacrosse League entered week five with the Whitby Steelhawks still undefeated, but tied for wins atop the standings with the Paris RiverWolves. With a winter storm forecast, a major change on the floor, and the kickoff of the Women’s Division the week would prove to be one to watch. On the men’s side winter weather would ultimately postpone the Saturday night game between the St. Catharines Shockwave and…

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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…

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ILWT Feature: The Transition Game, Explained

December 19, 2018

Every team sport has a similar system. To the amateur fan, it’s just the neutral play, where no one quite has the advantage. But people that understand the game acknowledge that this is one of the most crucial areas of lacrosse. I’m talking about the transition game. But why is transitional play so crucial in box lacrosse? What makes transition players so critical to a team’s long-term success? What even makes…

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Heritage Cup: Canada asserts dominance over USA with 19-6 win

October 23, 2017

The Heritage Cup will remain in Canada after a dominant 19-6 win by the Canadians over Team USA on Saturday night at FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton. It was a fun game to watch, and even more fun to play in, according to the players. Established in 2002, the Heritage Cup was meant to serve as an annual competition for the Canadian, American and Iroquois teams in between world championships, which…

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Western Division Finals Game 1 Preview; Colorado vs. Saskatchewan

May 13, 2017

Mammoth return to division finals for first time since 2006.   Tonight the Colorado Mammoth will host the Saskatchewan Rush in game one of the western division finals. This is a two game series, with the possibility of a 10 minute mini-game. Game two is in Saskatchewan next Saturday. Should each team win a game, the mini-game will take place five minutes after the conclusion of the second game. The Mammoth advanced…

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Black Wolves Defeat Hawks 12-11

March 19, 2017

Black Wolves win the Battle, Move Half Game from Second Place The New England Black Wolves (6-6) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (4-8) 12-11 in a very crucial eastern division match up Friday night in front of 4,449 fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena and Casino. New England’s win, coupled with the Rock falling to Colorado leaves the Black Wolves only a half game out of second place in the east….

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Drexel defeats Bryant 7-5 during snow squall

March 12, 2017

Drexel Catches Fire in Snow Squall; Shafer Nets Hat Trick Saturday night the Drexel Dragons (1-4) played the first of two games this weekend. First up was the Bryant Bulldogs (3-4). Drexel picked up their first win of the season 7-5. Earlier in the day Mother Nature would put a bump in the road. That bump would be about three inches of snow, but excellent work by the Drexel ground crew…

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Mammoth Double Up Roughnecks 18-9

March 4, 2017

 Largest crowd of NLL Season Watch Crawford’s Six Goals Leads Mammoth in a Runaway.   The Colorado Mammoth (6-4) decimated the Calgary Roughnecks (3-6) 18-9 in front of 15,898 screaming fans inside the Loud House. This was the largest crowd to attend a National Lacrosse League game this season. Colorado was running from the start, opening up a four goal lead before Calgary would get their first goal.  Stephen Keogh…

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Bandits Defeat Knighhawks 13-9, Winning Streak at 3

March 4, 2017

Brad Self Burns Former Team with Three Goals & Six Points; Bandits One Game Behind Toronto. The Buffalo Bandits (4-6) hosted the Rochester Knighthawks (3-7) in the front end of a home and home weekend series and defeated the Knighthawks 13-9. The Bandits won their third in a row in front of 14,475 fans Friday night as the rivals of I-90 separated by only 75 miles took to the field in…

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