NLL: Rochester’s Rylan Hartley gets first win

March 5, 2020

Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks (2-8) survived a late rush by the New York Riptide (1-11) to escape with a 13-12 victory in front of 6,006 fans at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester New York. Rylan Hartley collected his first career NLL victory by stopping 49 of 61 shots including some very crucial saves in the final couple minutes. “I’m just worried about the next shot and focus on…

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NLL: New England ends three-game losing streak

March 2, 2020

New England’s three-game losing streak came to an end as they defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 18-7 on February 22. In a game that saw the most goals scored by New England so far in the 202 season, the Black Wolves started this game down two as Rochester notched a pair of early goals. In a matter of six separating goals from New England’s Callum Crawford and Joe Nardella, the two-goal…

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NLL: Jones’ OT winner lifts Warriors past Knighthawks

February 14, 2020

Sunday afternoon the Rochester Knighthawks (1-7) fell to the Vancouver Warriors (4-5) in overtime by a score of 11-10 in front of 4,063 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. This was the second consecutive loss by the Knighthawks in overtime (January 31st loss to Buffalo 16-15). The Knighthawks have now lost five games by a margin of three goals or fewer. Joel McCready and Mitch Jones tallied four goals apiece…

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NLL: Small’s OT winner lifts Bandits over Knighthawks

February 5, 2020

Buffalo and Rochester played a wild game on Friday night at Keybank Center with the Bandits prevailing 16-15 in overtime. Buffalo led 7-3 at half but Rochester led 11-9 after a strong third quarter. The fourth was back-and-fourth with Chris Cloutier potting the tying goal with eight seconds left to go, whipping a crazy sidearm shot through traffic. Corey Small won it 1:53 into the extra frame with a lightning…

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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: 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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