So Sweet Three Peat! Knighthawks NLL Champions Again

The Rochester Knighthawks have made history!  With a 16-10 Game 2 victory over Calgary along with a 3-2 victory in the 10 minute mini-game, they have become the first franchise to three-peat in the 28-year history of the league.  Other teams such as the Toronto Rock, Buffalo Bandits and Philadelphia Wings have all come close but never grabbed the brass ring for the third consecutive time. At the start of…

June 1, 2014
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Knighthawks Activate Forward Derek Hopcroft

May 31, 2014

(May 31, 2014)… The Rochester Knighthawks have activated forward Derek Hopcroft for tonight’s Champion’s Cup Finals. “I have been waiting my entire life for this,” said Hopcroft. “I am going to do everything I can to help this team win.” Hopcroft, who was originally drafted by Calgary, is familiar with goalie Mike Poulin from their battles in Major Series Lacrosse. Last summer, Hopcroft notched six goals against Poulin and Kitchener-Waterloo in…

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Roughnecks vs Knighthawks – Game 2: What to Look For.

May 31, 2014

Tonight is for all the marbles. Will Calgary win their third title? (2004, 2009)? Or will the Rochester Knighthawks be the first team to three-peat in the league’s 28-year history? Here is what to look for in tonight’s finale of the 2014 season. Calgary—For the Roughnecks to accomplish their mission they must play a carbon copy of Game 1. They never allowed the Knighthawks to get into any type of a…

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NLL Champion’s Cup Game One: What to Watch For

The time has arrived!  The Calgary Roughnecks will host the Rochester Knighthawks in Game 1 of the two-game series. The Roughnecks are going for their third title (2004 & 2009), and the Rochester Knighthawks are going for title number five, but historically they are trying to be the first team in the 28-year history of the league to three-peat.  Their previous titles were in 1997 and 2007 before winning the…

May 24, 2014
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NLL Rookie Report: Championship Edition

The National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) newly adapted playoff format was on full display recently as both Division Finals stretched the mini-game to sudden death to decide the winner. With the Champion’s Cup on the horizon, a minimal amount of rookies remain in the NLL playoff picture.   In the second game of the West Division Finals, Riley Loewen helped the Rush even the series with a three point effort (1g,…

May 22, 2014
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Hawks Defeat Bandits to Advance to Champion’s Cup

May 18, 2014

The Rochester Knighthawks defeated the Buffalo Bandits 13-8 in Game 2 to tie the series at a game apiece. The game was a typical Knighthawks/Bandits game: chippy and hard hitting.  The Knighthawks started to carry the momentum as Cory Vitarelli started the scoring at 3:16 and it seemed as if Rochester would start the way Buffalo did in Game 1. Buffalo went on a three-goal run with goals from Benesch…

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Rochester Knighthawks Host Buffalo Bandits in Game Two

May 17, 2014

The Rochester Knighthawks will be hosting the Buffalo Bandits 7:30pm Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester for Game Two of the NLL Eastern Division Finals. After defeating the Rochester Knighthawks in Game One, the Buffalo Bandits will have two chances to not only dethrone the back-to-back defending NLL Champions but also advance to the NLL Champion’s Cup Finals as well. In their previous matchup, the Knighthawks held…

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Tavares Leads Bandits to 12-8 Victory Over Knighthawks in Playoffs

May 12, 2014

The Buffalo Bandits continued their winning playoff ways by taking Game 1 of the East Division Finals with the 12-8 win over the back-to-back defending NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks Saturday night at the First Niagara Center. It’s starting to look like the Buffalo Bandits are finally putting the specter of their eight-game winless streak behind them as they ride the winning wave of momentum through the playoffs. With the Bandits…

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Audio: Bandits Celebrate Win Over Knighthawks

The Buffalo Bandits won game one of their playoff series against the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday night, and now just need to beat Rochester on the road to advance to the finals. After the game we spoke with head coach Troy Cordingley and players mark Steenhius and John Tavares. Troy Cordingley John Tavares Mark Steenhius

May 11, 2014
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Bandits and Knighthawks Reignite Playoff Rivalry

May 9, 2014

After defeating the Toronto Rock in the opening round of the 2013 NLL playoffs, the Buffalo Bandits will host the back-to-back defending NLL champion Rochester Knighthawks 7:30 pm Saturday night at the First Niagara Center for game one of the Eastern Division Finals.  The Knighthawks were the 3-1 season series winner this year against the Bandits. In their last matchup of the 2013 NLL season, the Knighthawks came away with…

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