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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NLL: Career night for Crawford clips the Knighthawks

February 13, 2019

Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks (2-6) fell to the New England Blackwolves (4-3) 16-13 in front of 5,766 fans at Mohegan Sun Arena. After a tightly contested first quarter the Blackwolves came to life. New England would go on an eight-goal run that started at 2:18 of the second quarter and culminated with the final goal of the at 4:03 of the third quarter. The Black Wolves’ defense kept Rochester…

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Press Release: Knighthawks re-acquire Keogh

February 5, 2019

(February 4, 2019)… The Rochester Knighthawks bolstered the right side of their offense today by reacquiring star forward Stephen Keogh from the Colorado Mammoth. In return, Rochester sends a second-round pick in 2019 and a third-round selection in 2021 to the Mammoth.  “I am definitely excited. I get to play with guys like ‘Jammer’ (Cody Jamieson) and Joey ‘Rez’ (Resetarits), and young guys like Austin Shanks,” said Keogh. “I just…

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NLL: Swarm spoil Grant’s jersey retirement game

February 5, 2019

Saturday night the Georgia Swarm (7-2) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (2-6) 16-12 in front of 7,478 fans at Connor and Ferris Field at the Blue Cross Arena. Both Rochester and Georgia had played the night before. The Swarm defeated the Black Wolves 10-8 and Rochester fell to Philadelphia 15-14 in overtime. The weekend sweep of victories for the Swarm has tied their best start ever at 6-2. Before the game…

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