Editorial: Summer lacrosse is in full swing… almost

May 30, 2022

Memorial Day weekend is here and that means that summer ball is underway! The National Lacrosse League is heading into its final round of playoffs and the NCAA has crowned their champions. The Premier Lacrosse League kicked off training camp this weekend, the Western Lacrosse Association held their first games, and then of course, Ontario’s junior and senior leagues have already been playing for a few weeks. But, there’s one…

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NLL: Warriors come up short against Roughnecks; will not make playoffs

April 18, 2022

British Columbia’s lone National Lacrosse League team, the Vancouver Warriors, hosted a western rival Saturday night at Rogers Arena; the Calgary Roughnecks. Both teams scored double digit numbers, however, the Roughnecks came out on top over the Warriors by a score of 15-13. The win clinched the third playoff spot in the West for the Roughnecks, who also won the Alterna Cup after Halifax’s loss to Toronto earlier that night….

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ALL West: Sea Spray capture inaugural championship over Grizzlies

March 28, 2022

In what very well could be the biggest goal he has ever scored, Keegan Bell admitted he did not see the ball go into the net. With the score tied, just over a minute remaining to play in game three and the shot clock winding down, Bell whipped the ball at the Grizzlies goal, truthfully hoping to either just earn his team a shot-clock reset and another possession or to…

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NLL: Aaron Bold gets his first win as a Thunderbird

March 7, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds battled to a 14-12 win over the Vancouver Warriors on Saturday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S.  This was the first game this season where Halifax was without goalie Warren Hill who was placed on the COVID list. Without Hill, the 15-year NLL veteran Aaron Bold suited up for his first game for the Thunderbirds.  “It was awesome. It was my first time, of course, playing…

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NLL: Roughnecks fail to take advantage of understaffed Warriors team

February 21, 2022

No Buque, no Hamer-Jackson, no Jones, no problem for the Vancouver Warriors. Chris Gill’s underrated and undermanned team continued to impress in a hard-fought 11-10 victory over the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday night on the Westjet Field at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Former Rigger Riley Loewen stung his old team, scoring the game-winner with 2:12 left. The victory extends Vancouver’s winning streak to three and keeps them solidly in a…

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ALL: Black Fish goaltender Justin Geddie makes splash with NLL’s Seals

January 16, 2022

It was a whirlwind week for Justin Geddie. On Saturday (January 8), Geddie backstopped the Black Fish Lacrosse Club to their first win of the young Arena Lacrosse League West Division season, making 41 saves and earning first star honours in a 12-8 victory at Langley Events Centre. Less than one week later, the 20-year-old goaltender from Victoria was playing in front of 6,999 fans at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre on…

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NLL: Rush transition kills hopes of home opener win for Warriors

December 20, 2021

The only British Columbia-based National Lacrosse league team played their first home game of the season Friday night at Rogers Arena in a nail biter game vs the Saskatchewan Rush. The Vancouver Warriors dropped their first home game 10-9 which brings their season record to 2-1 for the 2021/2022 season. The Warriors didn’t come away with the two points, but they can take away a multitude of positives from their…

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ALL: Grizzlies defeat Black Fish in inaugural ALL West game

December 14, 2021

Some words of pre-game wisdom – combined with a deadly power play and lights-out goaltending – helped the Grizzlies go into the history books on Saturday night as winners of the inaugural Arena Lacrosse League West Division game. The Grizzlies scored three times with the man advantage while their goaltenders combined to stop 43 of 48 shots in their team’s 13-5 win over the Black Fish as the Arena Lacrosse…

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ALL: West Division completes draft, sets schedule for inaugural season

November 27, 2021

Mark it down for the history books: the first-ever player selected in the Arena Lacrosse League West Division draft was Matteo Tack. The goaltender from Burnaby was chosen by the Sea Spray at Saturday’s ALL West Draft, which was held on Saturday afternoon at Langley Events Centre as the four teams shaped their rosters ahead of the league’s inaugural season in British Columbia. Tack was humbled by his selection. “It…

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ALL: Team names connect to west coast and local Indigenous culture

November 17, 2021

When the time came to choose names for the new teams for the inaugural season of the Arena Lacrosse League’s West Division, the goal was to create names with connections to both the west coast and the area’s Indigenous culture. “It is really about representing the water, land, mountains and sky,” explained Tewanee Joseph, a member of the Squamish Nation who aided in the team-naming process. “And those names are…

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