NLL rookie report: Jake Withers, Rochester Knighthawks

April 19, 2018

Jake Withers is having himself a season. And that’s kind of incredible, considering he’s a rookie. Last weekend, the Rochester Knighthawks’ defenseman broke the league record for rookie face-off wins, going 22 for 28 against the Toronto Rock in a 14-11 win. With 243 wins, Withers passed Stephen Peyser’s 240, and has two more games this season to increase his total. Peyser set the record in 2009 with the New…

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NLL: Adjustments necessary for Rock to make post-season

April 18, 2018

After falling to the Rochester Knighthawks 14-11 last weekend, the Toronto Rock find themselves in an uncomfortable situation as the playoffs inch closer and closer. With the Rock dropping two crucial games back-to-back against Georgia and Rochester, their window of opportunity to climb the standings is fading. The Rock are at the bottom of the east standings at 7-9. They are in a must-win situation this week as they will…

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NLL Preview: Mammoth vs Knighthawks

March 31, 2018

Knighthawks look to take over the East, Accursi to be inducted into Knighthawks Hall of Fame Prior to the game the Knighthawks will induct Mike Accursi into the Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame.  Accursi will be the 17th member of this prestigious club.   He will join the likes of Shawn Williams, Pat O’Toole, Paul Gait, Mike Hasen, Pat McCready and about a dozen more.  Other past alumni will be there…

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NLL: Knighthawks take season series over Rush

March 26, 2018

After falling by a single goal to the Calgary Roughnecks last week, the Rochester Knighthawks collectively bounced back to beat the Saskatchewan Rush 13-10 on Saturday night at Sasktel Centre. In a game where the powerhouse Rush mounted a massive comeback, it wasn’t enough as the Knighthawks hung on to sweep the season series 2-0. The Knighthawks have been a feel-good story for the NLL recently. Clawing back into conversation…

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NLL: Berg’s eight points lead Roughnecks over Knighthawks

March 19, 2018

In their first home game in a month, 15,070 loud Calgary fans came out to a St. Patrick’s Day party and watched the Roughnecks defeat the Rochester Knighthawks 14-13. The Roughnecks (5-7) used a six goal, eight-point performance from Wesley Berg to power past the Knighthawks and bring an end to a mini two-game losing skid. “I had a couple lucky bounces today and guys were looking for me,” Berg…

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Knighthawks on track for playoffs?

March 19, 2018

When the 2018 season started the Rochester Knighthawks started out fast at 2-0, outscoring their opponents 38-17, and it looked as if they would control the east. Yes, it was only two games, but they dominated those games. Then they went on a six-game losing streak, five of the games by no more the three goals, and one by eight goals. So even though it was a low point early…

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Editorial: Recent spate of NLL trades sees marquee players on the move… and that’s okay

March 1, 2018

  Early spring temperatures this week on the eastern seaboard have NLL teams looking towards playoff runs and acquiring the tools needed to get them there. That means trades, and there were two blockbusters this week with marquee players on the move. Who knows what the next two days could bring?! But there is plenty of time before the league’s March 19th trade deadline. Monday, Dan Dawson was shipped to…

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NLL: Dawson traded to Rush

February 28, 2018

  On Monday, the Rochester Knighthawks shocked the National Lacrosse League as they dealt Dan Dawson to the Saskatchewan Rush for a pair of picks. The Knighthawks will receive a second round pick in 2018 and a third pick in 2020 in exchange for Dawson. Dawson has been a workhorse for the Knighthawks after joining the club in 2013 after a brief stop with the Philadelphia Wings. Prior to that…

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NLL: Knighthawks spoil Bandits’ alumni night

February 26, 2018

Saturday night the Buffalo Bandits (6-3) welcomed their interstate rival Rochester Knighthawks (4-6) into Keybank Centre for their third matchup of the season. With the regular season series between these two teams tied at one game each, it was the Knighthawks who came out on top with a score of 17 to 10. Coming off a monumental 18-9 win over the Georgia Swarm and head coach Troy Cordingley’s 101st win,…

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NLL: Knighthawks take down Rush

February 23, 2018

On Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks (4-6) defeated the Saskatchewan Rush (8-2) 16-11 In front of 6,188 fans at Connors and Ferris Field at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester. The loss was Saskatchewan’s first on the road this season and for Rochester it was their second win in a row after snapping a six-game losing streak. The Rush started off in typical fashion scoring the first three of the…

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