NLL: Knighthawks’ streak up to four

April 23, 2019

Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks (6-11) not only defeated the Vancouver Warriors (5-12) 18-6, but they also eliminated them from playoff contention in front of 5,376 fans at the Blue Cross Arena. It was the Knighthawks’ fourth win in a row. Right from the start the Knighthawks jumped all over goalie Aaron Bold and the Warriors. Mike Burke and Austin Shanks both scored in the first 43 seconds of the…

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NLL: Knighthawks look to extend win streak against Warriors

April 19, 2019

The Rochester Knighthawks are back at Blue Cross Arena this weekend to face off against the Vancouver Warriors, a team who they are currently tied with. They have identical 5-11 records, though only the Warriors are still chasing a playoff spot. Both teams have underperformed this season and will need to re-strategize over the offseason in order to improve. Rochester proved themselves this past weekend against the Mammoth with a…

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NLL: Jackson’s OT goal gives Knighthawks third-straight win

April 17, 2019

The Loud House experienced a dramatic ending to the Colorado Mammoth and Rochester Knighthawks game on Friday night. The Mammoth would force the visiting Knighthawks to overtime only to fall short 10-9 due to a controversial goal from Kyle Jackson (#47). Moments after Mammoth play-by-play man Jamie Shewchuk stated that the Knighthawks were barely holding on, Jackson battled down into the crease, scoring the potential game–winning goal. The play was…

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NLL: Hill backstops Knighthawks to second-straight victory

April 9, 2019

The Rochester Knighthawks did their part, but their 12-10 win over the Toronto Rock on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena wasn’t enough to secure them a playoff spot. The New England Black Wolves’ win over San Diego meant the ‘Wolves took the last Eastern Division playoff spot. The Knighthawks played spoiler, though, although it probably gave them little comfort once they stepped off the floor and heard the score…

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NLL: Knighthawks stall Black Wolves’ berth

April 4, 2019

New England came into Sunday afternoon’s game looking to punch their ticket to the NLL postseason, but instead it was the Rochester Knighthawks who ended an eight-game losing streak, defeating the Black Wolves 13-8. Warren Hill picked up his first career win and was superb for Rochester, stopping 50 of 58 shots and keeping the Knighthawks’ slim playoff hopes alive. “It feels awesome,” said Hill. “It’s really exciting, but I…

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NLL: Dickson and Dobbie lead Roughnecks past Knighthawks

March 26, 2019

Christian Del Bianco and the Calgary Roughnecks weathered a 57-shot assault including 35 in the first half alone to battle back and defeat the Rochester Knighthawks 12-9 on Saturday at Blue Cross Arena. The visiting Roughnecks leaned on Curtis Dickson and Dane Dobbie as they scored five of the Riggers six second-half goals to secure the victory. In a fast paced, transition-fueled first quarter, Rochester got just the start they…

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NLL: Boushy’s big debut not enough to propel Knighthawks to win

March 16, 2019

The Georgia Swarm became the first team to clinch an NLL playoff berth on Friday night, but it didn’t come easily against Chris Boushy and a revamped Rochester Knighthawks squad. The Swarm were at Blue Cross Arena to face the Knighthawks, which had six new faces in their lineup (with two more in the stands waiting their turn). The Swarm jumped on them early, leading 5-0 just over five minutes…

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Opinion: Rochester’s moves signal the end of an era

March 9, 2019

With under a week to go until the March 11th NLL trade deadline, the 2-8 Rochester Knighthawks exploded on Wednesday and dealt away three veteran players. Joe Resetarits and Paul Dawson were moved to New England and San Diego for draft picks. The biggest move saw 10-year Knighthawks’ veteran Cory Vitarelli traded to Colorado for Ryan Benesch. Defenseman Billy Dee Smith was released and Austin Shanks was placed on the IR….

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NLL: Big home victory for Swarm

March 4, 2019

The Georgia Swarm used a huge third quarter performance on Saturday to help lift themselves to a 15-11 victory at home over the Rochester Knighthawks. It was really tight in the first half, and it all started pretty early on. Georgia got on the board first with a Randy Staats goal just over a minute into the game. Rochester answered with a quick two-goal run as Luc Mangan and Austin…

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NLL: Bandits’ high-octane offence cruises past Knighthawks

February 24, 2019

Friday night the Buffalo Bandits (9-2) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (2-7) 16-9 and took the I-90 season series 2-1 in front of 6,672 fans at Connor & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. This was a night dedicated to the first season of Knighthawks’ lacrosse and about a dozen members of the 1995 team where in attendance. Rochester would get the crowd going early with some early opportunities, but…

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