NLL: Knighthawks let lead slip away in final game of the season

May 3, 2022

Following the Rochester Knighthawks’ season ending 13-10 loss to the playoff bound Halifax Thunderbirds, Paul Dawson called it a “microcosm of our season.” The description was not only unexpected (and awesome!) but perfect. Dawson said, “We’re there, we’re winning, we’re tied and then we just let it fall away from us.” Head coach Mike Hasen echoed the statement, saying, “We just stalled… They kept coming, they kept pushing.” Ryan Smith…

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NLL: Rochester shocks Calgary 15-7 for fourth win of season

April 23, 2022

Woah. Where did these Rochester Knighthawks come from and where have they been all season? Friday night the Knighthawks picked up their best win over the season – and just fourth overall – 15-7 over the Calgary Roughnecks, who had come into Blue Cross Arena on a five-game winning streak. Calgary had been looking to sew up a home playoff game but will have to wait until next week to…

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NLL: Riptide win big for second game in a row

April 19, 2022

The New York Riptide remain in playoff contention after another strong showing on the weekend, defeating the Rochester Knighthawks 15-7 at Nassau Coliseum. After the NLL’s week 20, only two teams have clinched playoff spots in the East. Halifax, Georgia, Albany and Philadelphia stand in New York’s way, but with two games left for most teams, anything can still happen. It could be settled this coming week, or it could…

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NLL: Dawson sets all-time career assists mark as Rock defeat Knighthawks

April 11, 2022

The Rochester Knighthawks led the Toronto Rock for 56:50 on Saturday night, but not when the final horn sounded. The Rock captured their third straight win 11-9 in Rochester, extending the Hawks losing streak to seven games. Once again, Toronto played without Rob Hellyer. Only five of their 11 goals were scored by traditional forwards, including an empty netter by Dan Craig, his second of the game. Tom Schreiber also…

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NLL: Halifax snaps four-game losing skid in win over Rochester

April 4, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds ended their four game losing streak, beating the Rochester Knighthawks 11-7 on Friday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S. “I think we definitely had to work and earn that win; we definitely needed it,” said Halifax goalie Warren Hill. “I think that truthfully (Rochester) probably smelled blood in the water, we basically had to get back to the fundamentals and play a solid 60 minutes. It’s…

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NLL: Big effort from Philadelphia’s Corey Small leads Wings to win

March 29, 2022

It was an eight-point effort for Corey Small as the Philadelphia Wings broke a four-game losing streak on Saturday evening with a 12-8 win over the Rochester Knighthawks at Blue Cross Arena. Wings’ head coach Paul Day appeared ecstatic that the offense finally seemed to find the back of the net again. Philadelphia has struggled with either offense and defense this season. At the beginning of the season, the offense clicked,…

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NLL: Trade deadline madness with marquee players on the move

March 18, 2022

It’s that time of year again: trade deadline week in the NLL. Top tier teams look to get better to make that last push for the playoffs, while teams at the bottom of the standings look into the future. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! No, let’s go with players and moves and trades, oh my! The madness started early last week. On March 9th, the Rochester Knighthawks kicked…

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NLL: Swarm steal one from Knighthawks in overtime

March 7, 2022

The game was fast-paced from the very beginning and GAS South Arena was buzzing with excitement.  Both the Rochester Knighthawks and Georgia Swarm have struggled this season, and this was a “must win” game for both teams and it was clear that it was going to be a close one. Georgia ended up winning 17-16 in this overtime spectacular that had fans of both teams on the edge of their…

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NLL: Bandits take final instalment of I-90 rivalry over Rochester

March 1, 2022

The final installment of the I-90 rivalry between Buffalo and Rochester definitely did not disappoint. Whenever these two clubs meet, there are instant fireworks. Blue Cross Arena in Rochester was rocking on Saturday night, partially due to a split crowd. It may have been “black-out” night at the game, but there was a ton of orange in the crowd. Rochester came into the game looking to gain ground in the…

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NLL: Home floor kind on Saturday to all except Panther City

February 15, 2022

Saturday, February 12th featured four NLL games with home-floor advantage working for three teams. The Georgia Swarm, Rochester Knighthawks and Toronto Rock were all victorious over their visitors. The Panther City Lacrosse Club wasn’t as fortunate, falling to the San Diego Seals 10-4. Read about the Rock’s win over the Bandits here.   New York Riptide 11 @ Georgia Swarm 13 The Riptide were in tough against the Swarm on…

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