Press Release: Knighthawks to retire John Grant Jr.’s #24

January 25, 2019

Franchise’s all-time leading scorer will also become 18th member of Hall of Fame (January 24, 2019)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that the organization will retire former forward John Grant Jr.’s No. 24 jersey on Saturday, Feb. 2. Grant’s jersey will be raised to the rafters prior to the game against the Georgia Swarm at 7:30 p.m.  “It is a tremendous honor to have my jersey retired by the Knighthawks,”…

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NLL: Seals defeat Knighthawks 12-10

January 16, 2019

Saturday night the San Diego Seals (2-2) gave the city of San Diego its first taste of Indoor Lacrosse action. In front of 12,075 fans the Seals picked up their first home win by defeating the Rochester Knighthawks (1-2) 12-10. The Seals were led by Austin Staats who picked up five points on the night (4G/1A) and Kyle Buchanan (2G/3A). But in a twist of fate, the game winner came…

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NLL: Big night for Vinc against Knighthawks

January 8, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits took the lead in the beginning and never looked back for a wire-to-wire 13-4 victory over the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday at KeyBank Center. The win was Buffalo’s third on the season and second consecutive. Defense was key in the win, allowing the fewest goals in a game in franchise history. It was also a big night for the Bandits’ goaltender and off-season acquisition Matt Vinc. He…

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NLL: Knighthawks honour all-time team

January 1, 2019

Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks opened up their 25th season in the National Lacrosse League in front of 8,144 fans at Connors and Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena, as they faced an old friend in the Philadelphia Wings. Prior to the start of the game, the Knighthawks acknowledged their 25th anniversary all-time team. Each of the players also received a plaque acknowledging the honour. Forwards: John Grant Jr.,…

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NLL: Wings fall to old friends in Rochester

January 1, 2019

Saturday night the Philadelphia Wings fell to 0-2 on the young NLL season with a 13-9 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks. The 8144 fans at Blue Cross Arena were excited to see the rivalry between the Wings and the Knighthawks renewed. After having to sit through Rochester’s opening ceremonies, the Wings came out slow and trailed 5-0 after the first quarter. Cody Jamieson and Cory Vitarelli each scored twice for…

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NLL Preview: Rochester Knighthawks

December 14, 2018

The Rochester Knighthawks were pretty pleased with their 2018 season, coming out of a scarily tight Eastern Division in second place before advancing to the NLL Finals where they fell in three games to the Rush. Despite the good finish, it was a season-long fight with every other team in the East, a fight which has now gotten bigger with the addition of the Philadelphia Wings. The ‘Hawks are entering…

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NLL: Knighthawks on the move, sort of

September 19, 2018

A fans’ worst fear is hearing rumors that their beloved team may end up folding or relocating to another city. Philadelphia and Minnesota fans know this all too well, and you can add the fans of the Rochester Knighthawks to that list – sort of. The NLL announced last week that Knighthawks’ owner Curt Styres is moving the team to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2019-20 season, but will leave…

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NLL Protected Player Lists

July 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, July 3, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announces the protected player lists from each team in advance of the 2018 NLL Expansion Draft on July 16th. The Philadelphia Wings hold the 1st overall selection in the 2018 Expansion Draft. Both the Wings and the San Diego Seals will make alternating picks throughout 9 rounds (18 total selections). No current NLL…

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NLL: Rush dynasty intact with third title in four years

June 13, 2018

Saskatchewan Rush champions again, third title in four years. Jeff Shattler named Most Valuable Player. Saturday night the Saskatchewan Rush claimed their third championship in the last four years as they defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 15-10 in front of 13,645 fans at Sasktel Centre. Jeff Shattler was named Most Valuable Player with another four goal performance in game three. Shattler finished the playoffs with eight goals and seven assists. “I’ve been…

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NLL: Knighthawks dismantle Rush 13-8 to force game three

June 5, 2018

Currier’s four goals and Rochester’s defense force game three; San Diego wins expansion draft coin flip Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks forced a game deciding three in the NLL Finals by defeating the Saskatchewan Rush 13-8 in front of 9,174 screaming fans at Blue Cross Arena. The eight goals scored by the Rush was the lowest output since Calgary defeated them 14-7 on April 29, 2017. Robert Church and Jeff…

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