ALL: Steelhawks get first win

February 13, 2019

Week seven of Arena Lacrosse League action saw the defending champion Whitby Steelhawks finally get their first win of the season, a close 11-9 triumph over the Paris RiverWolves. Whitby and Paris played each other closely until the third quarter when Whitby found a spark for a four-goal run. With Whitby up 10-8, Spencer Pyke scored with 3:05 left in the game to make it a one-goal game. Cam Milligan’s…

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ALL: Week 6 sees Shockwave retain first place

February 6, 2019

After six weeks of Arena Lacrosse League play, the St. Catharines Shockwave are still at the top of the standings with a 5-0 record. The Peterborough Timbermen and Toronto Monarchs are in second place with 4-1 and 4-2 records, respectively. The Shockwave were able to retain their lead despite having a bye week. Each team only plays 14 games so there’s not a lot of time to make a splash…

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Boston Box Lacrosse: Blazers hand Bullseye their first loss

January 25, 2019

Both Boston Box Lacrosse League games on Jan. 22 ended with one team scoring the last four goals of the contest, and with a final score of 12-11, but the similarities mostly ended there as the Minutemen used their closing spurt to overtake the MegaWhales, while Bullseye fell just short in an attempt to come back against the Blazers. In the opening game at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham,…

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ALL: Two undefeated teams remain heading into week four

January 16, 2019

The Arena Lacrosse League is now in its third season and action is hotter than ever. After three weeks of play, two teams remain undefeated. The St. Catharines Shockwave sit first at 4-0 with the Peterborough Timbermen hot on their heels at 3-0. The Toronto Monarchs, at 2-1, are the only other team over .500. Last year’s champion Whitby Steelhawks are surprisingly at the bottom of the standings at 0-3….

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Boston Box Lacrosse: PrimeTime and Minutemen pull off upsets

December 21, 2018

The Minutemen and PrimeTime both pulled off minor upsets in Boston Box Lacrosse league games on Dec. 18, further confusing the standings as four teams stand a game apart after the stretch run for the playoffs started. In the opener at South Shore Sports Center, Will Jennings scored seven times and Rob Murray added six goals and an assist to lead the Minutemen to the 16-12 win over the Blazers….

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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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Boston Box Lacrosse: Minutemen hold off PrimeTime in critical win

December 8, 2018

Facing a near must-win situation, the Minutemen broke the last of six ties with a three-goal run and then held off PrimeTime 14-13 in Dec. 4 Boston Box Lacrosse League action at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham. The win means the two teams have split their season series, allowing the Minutemen to control their own destiny as they have one regular season game remaining against each team in the…

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Boston Box Lacrosse: MegaWhales climb standings with 13-10 win

December 2, 2018

The MegaWhales – buoyed by four goals each from Mike Maggio and Greg Melaugh – continued to rebound from a disastrous start to the Boston Box Lacrosse League season by taking down the Minutemen 13-10 in Nov. 27 action at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham. The Whales’ second consecutive win after losing all of its games during the first trip through the league puts the veteran team back in…

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Boston Box Lacrosse: Blazers and Bullseye restore order to standings

November 25, 2018

  A week after two upsets shook up the Boston Box Lacrosse League standings, the league’s top two teams took down close victories against determined underdogs, bringing order back to the standings ahead of a rematch next week. In Nov. 20 action at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham, Mass., it was the Blazers taking out PrimeTime 10-8 in the opener, followed by Bullseye breaking open an 11-all tie with…

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Boston Box Lacrosse: Minutemen and MegaWhales shake up the standings

November 15, 2018

Will Jennings scored 10 goals – outscoring the defending-champion Blazers by himself – and Kyle Denhoff added four goals and two assists as the Minutemen avenged a one-goal opening-night loss with a 22-9 blowout in Boston Box Lacrosse League action on Nov. 13 at South Shore Sports Center in Hingham, Mass. In the nightcap, the MegaWhales also reversed their opening-night fortunes, taking down PrimeTime in a 10-9 nail-biter that further…

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