Live more, laugh more, love more: Bandits win emotional OT game on Tucker Out Lymphoma night

April 18, 2023

“Live more, laugh more, love more” – Tucker Williams Got your tissues ready? Week 20 action came to you live from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. Emotions were on high as it was the ninth annual Tucker Out Lymphoma night. Every year the Buffalo Bandits honour the late Tucker Williams, son of former Bandit, Shawn Williams, and raise money and awareness for paediatric cancer, specifically Burkitt’s Lymphoma. They hosted…


Cole gets hot, Swarm stay hot to beat Riptide twice in a week 

April 2, 2023

Week 18 action started off from Gas South Arena in Duluth, Georgia as the Swarm welcomed the New York Riptide to town for game two of their home-and-home. Georgia has sneakily been playing their best lacrosse of the season and continues to climb in the standings. New York still has arguably the MVP front-runner in Jeff Teat, so anything can happen. Last week I spoke for most and said a…


NLL: Riptide defeat FireWolves for second win in a row

March 23, 2023

The Albany FireWolves (2-9) and New York Riptide (3-9) came into Week 16 at the bottom of the NLL’s East Conference. Despite that, New York was coming off a game against Philadelphia in which seven different scorers combined to beat the Wings. Saturday night, it was eight different players scoring 13 times to beat Albany 13-10. By comparison, the FireWolves got goals from just five different players. One of those,…


NLL: Knighthawks outlast Riptide in second longest NLL game ever

March 1, 2023

“I feel like I’ve been through a war, so I can’t imagine what the players feel like today,” laughed Rochester Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen on Sunday morning. He and six of his Knighthawks’ players arrived at Champs Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Peterborough Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to receive their Mann Cup championship rings. They had beaten the New York Riptide 11-10 just 13 hours earlier in…


NLL: Thunderbirds win tight game against Riptide

February 22, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds accomplished a task they’ve struggled with this season- winning a tight game. They beat the New York Riptide 13-12 on Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.  Before this game, Halifax blew leads at home against the Calgary Roughnecks and Albany FireWolves. This game looked like it could be going that way. Halifax was up 13-11 with 1:25 left until Reilly O’Connor got the Riptide within…


NLL: Schreiber in on 14 goals as Rock wash away Riptide 22-14

February 6, 2023

It may have been ‘Kid’s Night’ on Saturday when the Toronto Rock hosted the New York Riptide, but it was the home side’s veterans who stole the show. Tom Schreiber earned his 400th career point, finishing the evening with 14 (three off the NLL all-time record), tying a Rock record with 11 assists, in Toronto’s 22-14 win. Schreiber’s hat trick was just one of five for the Rock offense. Corey…


NLL: Double wins for Bandits in Week 9

February 1, 2023

It’s never easy to play back-to-back nights in the NLL, and that is exactly what the Buffalo Bandits had in front of them this past weekend. Friday night they were in Philadelphia and came out with a win. Saturday night they were in Uniondale, New York to take on the New York Riptide. Buffalo sat in second place in the East Division and the Riptide were coming in second from…


NLL: Riptide’s personnel changes don’t pan out in loss to Rochester

January 16, 2023

The New York Riptide look a little different this week. After their third consecutive loss, the team made some cosmetic changes they hope will provide some deeper results. However, the changes will have to play out over the long run, as they fell to 0-4 after a Sunday afternoon 11-8 loss to Rochester. First, they fired general manager Jim Veltman and named executive vice president Rich Lisk as the interim…


NLL: Riptide fall as Thunderbirds set team record for goals

December 22, 2022

The New York Riptide were hoping for better results in the first part of the 2022-23 NLL season, but they find themselves at 0-2 in the East Conference and in last place. They were one goal away from defeating the much talked about San Diego Seals in their opener, but suffered mightily at the hands of the Halifax Thunderbirds this past weekend, falling 20-11. Eleven goals is pretty decent –…


NLL: Riptide’s strong bond will improve results in 2022-23

November 29, 2022

Callum Crawford said it best, at the end of last season: “If we got [the New York Riptide] to the playoffs, there’s not a single team in this league that [would want] to see this young group. We can be this really dynamic team that you don’t want to face at any given time.” The Riptide finished in seventh place in the NLL’s East Division in 2022 with a 6-12…