NLL: Matthews, Rock show out in NLL’s return to Montreal

February 21, 2024

Bienvenue à Montréal. Or should I say, Bon retour à Montréal, c’est le grand jour. Excuse my poor French. For those of you, like me, that had to look up what those phrases meant, here ya go. Welcome back to Montréal, today is the day! The NLLUnBoxed Series came to you live from Place Bell in Laval, Quebec on Friday night. The beautiful city of Montreal saw live lacrosse action…

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Press Release: New York Riptide to become Ottawa Black Bears

February 21, 2024

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) in partnership with GF Sports and Entertainment and Senators Sports & Entertainment, today announced the launch of Ottawa-Gatineau’s newest professional sports franchise, the Ottawa Black Bears. The Black Bears will begin play at the start of the 2024-25 NLL season, with all home games to be played at Canadian Tire Centre, the home of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators. “Ottawa is an incredible market,…

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NLL: Pivotal weekend ends in disappointment for Roughnecks

February 7, 2024

It was a pivotal weekend for the Calgary Roughnecks as they faced the ever-daunting back-to-back games on their home turf of Westjet Field. Win both and you’re a top eight team. Lose both and now you’re in quite a hole. Unfortunately, it was the latter for the Roughnecks as they dropped Friday night’s game 11-10 to the New York Riptide and then Saturday night’s game 9-7 to the Toronto Rock….

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NLL: Teat, Riptide steal win on Tucker Out Lymphoma Night 

January 23, 2024

Tucker Out Lymphoma night in Buffalo, New York is a big deal. It’s always an emotional night as we remember the life and legacy of Tucker Williams. The son of former Buffalo Bandit and current Las Vegas head coach, Shawn Williams, Tucker was only eight years old when he lost his battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. It’s been nine years since his tragic death, but the lacrosse community will always remember…

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NLL: Wings downed by Riptide as Teat picks up 100th career goal

January 8, 2024

The New York Riptide soundly defeated the Philadelphia Wings 16-9 in a game where the Wings were swept away from the beginning. Jeff Teat came in like a tidal wave and ended the game cresting to 5 goals and 4 assists including his 100th career goal. As Wings general manager and head coach Paul Day acknowledged, it is hard to stop one of the best players in the world. The…

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NLL: Jamieson leads Thunderbirds in big win over Riptide

December 18, 2023

Week 3 action came to you from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, as the Halifax Thunderbirds visited the New York Riptide. There is no polite way to put it, this game was ugly. The Thunderbirds walked into New York and put a beating on them. New York really never came close in a game that had plenty of goals, and even more physicality. After a combined 65 penalty…

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NLL: Riorden, Wings start new season off strong

December 6, 2023

The 2023-24 NLL season was officially underway, as the final game from week one came to you from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Philadelphia Wings came to town to take on the New York Riptide. Obviously, both teams were looking to start the new campaign off strong, however it was the Wings who came out with the dub. After starting the game on a five-goal run across…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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