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: 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: 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: Petterson leads Thunderbirds to win in debut game

December 23, 2019

Clarke Petterson put on a show in his first NLL game. The fifth overall pick in the 2019 draft scored a hat trick and added two assists to lift the Halifax Thunderbirds to a 14-11 win over the Rochester Knighthawks. “It was awesome, playing in the NLL is something that you dream about since you start playing lacrosse. Right since I was two years old,” said Petterson. “That’s why those…

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ILWT Feature: Wende’s long wait pays off

December 12, 2019

Two thousand, six hundred and seventeen days. Seven years and two months. That’s the length of time between the 2012 NLL Entry draft and the 2019 NLL season opener. The length of time Craig Wende waited between his NLL draft and first career start with the Rochester Knighthawks on the recent opening weekend. Most goaltenders see time pass between their draft and their first start, however, most of it is…

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NLL: New-look Knighthawks fall hard in opener

December 5, 2019

At the end of last season, owner Curt Styres moved the teal and purple Knighthawks and their five championships to Halifax. But thanks to Terry and Kim Pegula, lacrosse stayed in the city of Rochester. With some familiar faces, new uniform colors and a new turf the Rochester Knighthawks (0-1) opened up their 2019-20 inaugural season falling to the Georgia Swarm (1-0) 14-4 in front of 5,642 fans at Blue…

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Join the ILWT team!

November 18, 2019

ILWT is looking for new talent to join the team for the upcoming NLL season! We are expanding right along with the NLL and looking to add volunteer writers and photographers in every lacrosse hotbed, covering every level of the game. Current available NLL beats include: Buffalo, Colorado, Halifax, New England, New York, Rochester and San Diego. But don’t let that list stop you – there is lacrosse all over the…

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NLL Draft: Top 10 picks all from north of the border

September 23, 2019

The NLL’s growth in the United States continued this week with the 2019 draft at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia. It was the second consecutive draft held in the city of the league’s headquarters, boosted with the return of the Wings in 2018. Prior to 2018, the draft had been held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, with a large number of draftees hailing from the Canadian province of…

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