NLL: Bandits best Rock by two

January 24, 2020

Saturday night the Buffalo Bandits (3-1) put an end to the Toronto Rock’s (3-2) three game winning streak 10-8 in Banditland in front of 12,026 fans at KeyBank Center. Josh Byrne and Chase Fraser lead the way for the Bandits with hat tricks, while the defense and goaltender Matt Vinc kept the Toronto offense at an arms length distance. Rob Hellyer (5G/1A) led the offense while Challen Rogers (2G) and…

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NLL: Fight night in Philly leads to Wings’ win

January 23, 2020

It may have been pyjama night at Wells Fargo Center, but the Philadelphia Wings weren’t the ones caught sleeping in the 12-4 fisticuffs which could also have been labelled a Sunday Smackdown. Fresh off their first win of the season, the Rochester Knighthawks collapsed in epic fashion in a game that saw several scuffles and consecutive penalty shots. The Wings played solid defense and limited Shawn Evans (who singlehandedly seemed…

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NLL: Knighthawks defeat defending champs for first franchise win

January 21, 2020

For the second time in Knighthawks history, the team secured their first ever win by defeating the Calgary Roughnecks 13-12 in front of the 4,505 faithful fans at Blue Cross Arena. A power play goal by Curtis Knight midway through the fourth turned out to be the game winner and capped off a gritty performance by the seven-year veteran. Knight recorded three goals and added three more helpers on his…

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NLL: MacRae’s OT winner gives Riptide first win

January 20, 2020

The New York Riptide defeated the Georgia Swarm to secure a 13-12 home victory at NYCB Live on Saturday night. It was their first win franchise history. New York was able to get a fast break opportunity where Ryan Fournier found Dan MacRae open down the floor 2:10 into the extra period. The game also marked the first time that Georgia has lost more than two games in a row…

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NLL: Rock take backbreaker over winless Knighthawks

January 14, 2020

Saturday night the Toronto Rock (3-1) won their third straight game by defeating the Rochester Knighthawks (0-4) 13-12 at Scotiabank Arena in front of 8,685 fans. With the win, Toronto has also secured the season series tie breaker versus Rochester should the teams finish with the same record. Back on December 28th the Rock came up victorious 14-11 in Rochester. Rob Hellyer led the way for the Rock (3G/3A). He became…

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NLL: Swarm stumble at home

January 13, 2020

The Georgia Swarm lost their second consecutive game at home on Saturday night, falling 16-10 against the Buffalo Bandits. Both teams came into the game after suffering home losses two weeks prior. It was Lacrosse Out Cancer night in Georgia with the team wearing special uniforms. From early on, this game was a one-sided affair. Buffalo came out firing on all cylinders and took advantage of an uncharacteristically bad Georgia…

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NLL: Wings get second win in a row

January 9, 2020

Saturday night the Philadelphia Wings (2-1) defeated the New York Riptide (0-5) 15-12 in front of 5,019 at NYCB Live. It was their second win in a row ahead of their home opener this Friday at Wells Fargo Center. Kevin Buchanan started the Wings off quick by scoring 33 seconds into the contest. But the Riptide started to click on both sides of the ball. Jake Fox’s first NLL goal…

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NLL: Thunderbirds improve to 3-0 with win over Bandits

January 2, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds completely dominated the Buffalo Bandits for two quarters and tied one quarter to end up with the 15-10 win on Saturday night at Keybank Center. They move to a 3-0 record while Buffalo drops to 1-1 on the season. Buffalo scored quickly to go up 2-0. However, the Thunderbirds found their footing and went on a 4-0 run before Buffalo recovered and replied with Ian MacKay and…

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NLL: Second consecutive road win for Rock

January 1, 2020

Saturday night the Toronto Rock (2-1) took a short trip over the border to defeat the new Rochester Knighthawks (0-3) 14-11 in front of 5,036 in attendance at Blue Cross Arena. Toronto started out quick, scoring three times in each of the first two quarters, then going on cruise control after a six-goal outburst in the third. “It was a good result,” said Rock head coach Matt Sawyer in his…

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NLL: Rush cruise to 11-4 win over Riptide

December 29, 2019

The Saskatchewan Rush made quick work of the New York Riptide in New York’s home opener, jumping out to an early 6-0 lead and earning an 11-4 victory. The Rush improve to 2-1 with the win while the expansion Riptide continue to struggle, sitting at 0-4 so far. Robert Church sniped the first goal of the game for Saskatchewan at the 3:47 mark of the first quarter. Rookie Holden Garlent…

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