Join the ILWT team!

November 18, 2019

ILWT is looking for new talent to join the team for the upcoming NLL season! We are expanding right along with the NLL and looking to add volunteer writers and photographers in every lacrosse hotbed, covering every level of the game. Current available NLL beats include: Buffalo, Colorado, Halifax, New England, New York, Rochester and San Diego. But don’t let that list stop you – there is lacrosse all over the…

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NLL Draft: Top 10 picks all from north of the border

September 23, 2019

The NLL’s growth in the United States continued this week with the 2019 draft at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia. It was the second consecutive draft held in the city of the league’s headquarters, boosted with the return of the Wings in 2018. Prior to 2018, the draft had been held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, with a large number of draftees hailing from the Canadian province of…

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NLL: Tyson Gibson selected first overall by New York Riptide in Entry Draft

September 18, 2019

Tyson Gibson became the New York Riptide’s first ever entry draft pick on Tuesday night, going first overall to the NLL expansion club. Gibson is a power forward who is coming off a successful season with the WLA’s Victoria Shamrocks. In his second senior season, he led the Shamrocks in scoring during the recently completed Mann Cup with five goals and 10 assists in five games, while finishing fourth in…

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NLL: Riptide to choose first in entry draft

May 21, 2019

Saturday night the National Lacrosse League held a coin toss between the New York Riptide and Rochester Knighthawks to determine which of the 2019-2020 expansion teams would pick first in the entry and expansion drafts. The Riptide won the toss and elected to choose first in September’s entry draft, while the Knighthawks will choose first in the expansion draft next month. Opinions differ on whether the entry or expansion draft…

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Press Release: Expansion draft coin toss set for game one of NLL Cup

May 14, 2019

Expansion Draft Coin Toss Set for New York Riptide and Rochester Coin Toss will take place at Game 1 of the NLL Finals Philadelphia, May 14, 2019 –The National Lacrosse League has released the date for the 2019 ceremonial expansion coin toss. After adding two expansion teams for the second year in a row, with the New York Riptide and the new Rochester Knighthawks franchise, the National Lacrosse League has officially set…

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Press Release: New York Riptide continue to build front office staff

April 16, 2019

NEW YORK, April 15, 2019 – The New York Riptide announced today two new hires as they continue to build the front office staff led by Head Coach and General Manager Regy Thorpe. Brian Hobart joins the Riptide as Director of Scouting and Jake Henhawk was named Director of Player Development for the National Lacrosse League (NLL) franchise. Hobart and Henhawk will report to Lance Basler, Assistant General Manager and…

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NLL announces brand names for two newest franchises

February 17, 2019

Halifax chooses Thunderbirds, New York announces Riptide as team names; both teams will begin play during 2019-20 season.  Philadelphia, February 17, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s indoor professional league announced the brands and identities for two of its newest expansion teams. A few short months ago, the National Lacrosse League awarded the live events and sports media entertainment company GF Sports and its affiliates the…

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