NLL: Simmons, Kurtz propel Albany back into victory column

February 23, 2024

The NLL’s Saturday Showcase in Week 12 featured two teams that were in similar situations, but at opposite ends of the standings. Both the Colorado Mammoth and Albany FireWolves came in on two-game losing streaks, but one of these things was not like the other. Colorado saw themselves on the outside looking in if the playoffs started today, and Albany was right towards the top. Regardless of the standings and…

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NLL: Mammoth get much-needed home-floor win

January 26, 2024

Facing off against an old conference foe was just what the doctor ordered for Pat Coyle and the Colorado Mammoth. Backstopped by a dominant Dillon Ward and led up front by four goals from Connor Kelly, the Mammoth beat the visiting Calgary Roughnecks 13-10 on January 20. “Standings wise, you’re seeing other teams win and it feels like if we don’t start putting some wins together now, we’re going to…

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NLL: Seals split two road games in two days

January 15, 2024

The San Diego Seals had a busy 48 hours with two road games in two days. Let’s start with Friday night, as the Seals traveled to Las Vegas to take on the Desert Dogs. Las Vegas came in with everything to gain, and gain is what they did as they took down the visiting Seals, 10-8. Here’s the cliffnotes. The first quarter was a stalemate as both sides scored two…

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NLL: Bandits beat familiar foes

January 14, 2024

The Buffalo Bandits and Colorado Mammoth are no strangers to one another. The two clubs have faced off darn near 10 times over the course of the last three seasons, most notably in the 2022 and 2023 NLL Finals, where each team secured a championship. In front of 15,147 in Banditland on Friday, January 6, it was almost a mirror image of the week before for the Mammoth. If you…

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NLL: Wild game ends in Colorado OT win over Vancouver

January 6, 2024

The Week 5 contest between the Vancouver Warriors and the Colorado Mammoth may have been the most wild game in recent history, ending in a 12-11 OT win for the Mammoth. I am going to try my best to portray this to y’all, but I highly suggest you rewatch this one. Let’s start from the top, and we’re sorry in advance, Vancouver faithful. Vancouver jumped out to a five-goal lead…

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NLL: Buffalo finally captures elusive fifth championship in franchise history

June 4, 2023

Going into game three of the NLL Finals on Saturday night, it had been approximately 5,475 days since the Buffalo Bandits had lifted the NLL Cup. I am honored to sit here and tell you that the drought is over, Buffalo. The Buffalo Bandits are your 2023 NLL Champions. Earlier in the day, Josh Byrne was activated from IR, which to be frank, was no surprise to anyone. Byrnzy and…

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NLL: Mammoth win game two in convincing fashion, force decisive game three 

May 30, 2023

We’ll reiterate, you aren’t having deja vu. Last year, Buffalo won game one of the NLL Finals and proceeded to lose games two and three to the Colorado Mammoth. This year, Buffalo won game one this past Saturday, and walked into Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado with a chance to lock up their fifth NLL Championship in franchise history. Well, the Mammoth had something to say about it. A raucous…

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NLL: No Byrne, no problem as Smith, Bandits take game one of NLL Finals 

May 28, 2023

The stage was set. The rematch was on. Whatever terminology you’d like to use. For the second year in a row, the Colorado Mammoth and the Buffalo Bandits faced off in the NLL Finals with game one taking place in Buffalo. Hold your breath Bandits faithful, we all know how last year went and just hours before the game, Buffalo received some not-so-good news as Josh Byrne was placed on…

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NLL: Ward stands tall as Mammoth punch ticket to NLL Finals

May 23, 2023

The stage was set and it was win or go home. Game three of the West Conference Finals was live from Scotiabank Saddledome, as the Colorado Mammoth and Calgary Roughnecks prepared for war. The previous two games were decided by one goal, obviously each side taking one game. This series featured our league’s last two champions and two world-class goaltenders in Dillon Ward and Christian Del Bianco. These two teams…

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NLL: McLaughlin, Lee carry Mammoth to first round victory over Seals 

May 11, 2023

The second game of the one-and-done Friday night playoff slate was between two familiar foes. The defending champion Colorado Mammoth walked into Pechanga Arena and took on the San Diego Seals. We’ll save you all the details from the season series, but these two teams don’t play a boring lacrosse game and definitely seem to not like each other. This game looked like it could have gotten out of hand…

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