NLL: Riorden, Wings keep playoff hopes alive with OT winner

March 21, 2023

Who doesn’t love some Sunday afternoon lacrosse? I’ll even add to that: who doesn’t love a massive East Conference matchup with serious playoff implications? That’s exactly what we had in store Sunday afternoon in Rochester, New York. The Knighthawks were in third place in the East, and Philadelphia was in fifth. It would be interesting to see what kind of shape the Wings would be in, as they played Saturday…


NLL: Fields has 10 points in Knighthawks’ high-scoring affair

March 14, 2023

When you watch a lacrosse game, do you like the goal scoring? Or are you a fan of the defense and goaltending? If your answer was the latter, look away now (don’t actually, please keep reading!). The Sunday afternoon matchup between the Rochester Knighthawks and Georgia Swarm was an absolute shootout. Georgia came in on a two-game winning streak and needed to continue that for any chance to get into…


NLL: Rock tie franchise record for wins with 9-8 W over Rochester

March 7, 2023

It’s tough to say which fell faster on Saturday night in Hamilton: the records, or the gloves. Either way, the 10,229 fans at the Rock’s Stompin’ Ground (FirstOntario Centre) were Buzz, Buzz, Buzzing and had a Hell Raisin’ Good Time as Toronto won its eighth-straight game, 9-8 over the Rochester Knighthawks. The Rock trailed from Brad Gillies’ opening goal, until Dan Craig made it 8-7 five minutes into the fourth…


NLL: Knighthawks outlast Riptide in second longest NLL game ever

March 1, 2023

“I feel like I’ve been through a war, so I can’t imagine what the players feel like today,” laughed Rochester Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen on Sunday morning. He and six of his Knighthawks’ players arrived at Champs Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Peterborough Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to receive their Mann Cup championship rings. They had beaten the New York Riptide 11-10 just 13 hours earlier in…


NLL: Fields helps Knighthawks hold off Halifax 16-14

February 16, 2023

The Rochester Knighthawks held off a late surge from Halifax to defeat the Thunderbirds for the first time in franchise history Saturday night 16-14. Conner Fields led the way for the Knighthawks with eight points, after four goals and four assists. Holden Cattoni added three goals, and assisted on four goals. “I don’t think that’s something that we really talked about; I know it’s part of the narrative of the…


NLL: Smith, Bandits stay hot and jump into first place

February 6, 2023

There were frigid temperatures in Buffalo, New York on Saturday night, however the inside of KeyBank Center was piping hot. The second installment of the “Battle of the I-90” was taking place, as the second-place Bandits took on the first-place Knighthawks. Fourteen thousand plus riled-up fans donning both teams’ colours were on the edges of their seats. Buffalo could take over first place with a win against their rivals. Are…


NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds end Knighthawks’ undefeated streak

January 30, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds beat the undefeated Rochester Knighthawks 17-7 on Friday night at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. With 17 goals, many Thunderbirds had big nights, but stealing the show was rookie Wake:Riat BowHunter. The son of team owner Curt Styres scored his first career hat trick on four shots.  “It means a lot, it wouldn’t happen without my teammates getting me open and passing me the ball so shout…


NLL: Knighthawks use big fourth quarter to remain unbeaten

January 24, 2023

Who doesn’t love a battle of the I-90 to get your Friday night going? To make that even more juicy, the Rochester Knighthawks came in as the only remaining unbeaten team in the NLL. Across from them were their rivals from just about an hour away, the Buffalo Bandits. Buffalo came in at 4-1, which had them in second place in the East Division. Blue Cross Arena was deafening for…


NLL: Rochester outlasts Albany with big third-quarter push

December 18, 2022

Who’s ready for an Empire State battle? The Rochester Knighthawks walked into MVP Arena in Albany, New York Saturday night as arguably the hottest team in the league and maybe even most improved thus far. I know, pump the breaks, it’s only week three of the season. However, it demands attention how well Rochester has played in their first two games this year. Albany also had a phenomenal season opener,…


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…