Swarm aims for second-straight trip to NLL Cup

May 12, 2018

(DULUTH, Ga.) – The Georgia Swarm (11-7) can make its second-straight bid for the NLL Finals if it wins against the Rochester Knighthawks (11-8) on Saturday, May 12. The Swarm is hosting the East Division Finals at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena. Faceoff is set for 7:05 p.m. ET, and the game is presented by Axiom Corporation. Country music band Thompson Square will host a 12-minute halftime…

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NLL Playoffs: Knighthawks defeat Black Wolves 15-11

May 6, 2018

Austin Shanks, Brad Gillies lead Knighthawks attack; will face Georgia in eastern division finals. Friday night the Rochester Knighthawks defeated the New England Black Wolves 15-11 in the NLL’s east division semi-final.  With the win, the Knighthawks advance to face the Georgia Swarm next Saturday night in Georgia at 7:05 p.m. The winner will advance to the NLL Cup (best of 3 series). During the regular season the Knighthawks lost…

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NLL: American scoring record set in Knighthawks’ win over Bandits

April 30, 2018

The Rochester Knighthawks punched their ticket to the post-season on Saturday night with a 15-13 win over the Buffalo Bandits at Keybank Center. The Knighthawks’ win also eliminates the Bandits, their closest rivals, from playoff contention. The Knighthawks finish the regular season in second place in the NLL’s eastern division. They will host the New England Black Wolves on Friday night in a single-elimination division semi-final. “It feels really good,”…

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NLL: Knighthawks hand out team hardware

April 22, 2018

(April 21, 2018) Prior to tonight’s game, the Rochester Knighthawks held their annual Team Awards Ceremony. Goalie Matt Vinc headlined the field of winners, as he was voted the RICOH Team MVP for a record sixth time. Behind the play of the five-time National Lacrosse League Goalie of the Year, the Knighthawks have gone 7-1 over their last eight games to move into a tie for first place in the East…

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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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