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…


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….


NLL: Rock unbeaten no more as Fraser scores 4, Bandits explode for 16

January 29, 2024

Everyone loves a good rivalry game, right? The Saturday Night Showcase came to you from FirstOntario Center in Hamilton, as the Toronto Rock hosted the Buffalo Bandits. This was the tale of two sides, as Toronto came in as the league’s only unbeaten team left, and Buffalo was sputtering a bit. Earlier on in the day, Tom Schreiber was activated off IR for the Rock, so that was going to…


NLL: Streaks stay alive; Toronto keeps winning & Halifax keeps losing

January 15, 2024

Halifax Thunderbirds’ coach Mike Accursi met the media frustrated. For the third straight game, his team outshot their opponents, dominated them in face-offs, and collected more loose balls. However, for the third straight time, they lost, this time 11-9 to the Toronto Rock at Scotiabank Centre on Friday night.  Halifax outshot the Rock 54-40, collected 78 loose balls to Toronto’s 62, and Jake Withers dominated face-offs, helping Halifax win all…


NLL: Byrne, Vinc, Smith lead Bandits to monster game one victory over Rock

May 13, 2023

For the third consecutive year, we are treated to an East Conference Final showdown between the Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock. To refresh your memory, the Bandits took the season series against Toronto and clinched the number one overall seed. Those three games had everything a lacrosse fan could ever ask for. This conference finals matchup is going to be one for the ages. In the opening round, both clubs…


PREVIEW: Buffalo Bandits vs Toronto Rock… again

May 12, 2023

All season, it has been abundantly clear that the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock are in a class of their own atop the East Conference in the NLL. It isn’t much of a surprise that these two heavyweights meet again in this year’s conference finals. If you remember, Buffalo swept Toronto last year in the best-of-three series to punch their ticket to the NLL Finals. Let’s dig deeper into…


NLL: Rock beat Thunderbirds in tight quarterfinal game… again

May 9, 2023

It’s becoming an annual tradition: the Toronto Rock and Halifax Thunderbirds in the first round of the playoffs. As with many traditions, this observance (called the ‘NLL Quarterfinals’) includes fierce faceoff battles, superior goaltending, a Halifax comeback to force a tight game. And, in the end, a Toronto Rock victory, 15-11. Last year’s hero was Challen Rogers scoring in transition in overtime. Unlike last year when he played defence due…


NLL: Bandits clinch number one seed in East in front of an electric Banditland

April 24, 2023

It is physically impossible for the Toronto Rock and Buffalo Bandits to play a boring lacrosse game. To make this contest even more juicy, the winner of this game would be crowned the number one seed in the East Conference going into the playoffs. 16,861 piled into KeyBank Center in Buffalo, prepared to witness, quite possibly, the game of the year. This game had it all. Stout goaltending, tons of…


NLL: Rock put Bandits on notice with 18-7 win

April 5, 2023

Another week, another chance for the Toronto Rock to move into first place in the Eastern Conference standings. This time, against historic rivals the Buffalo Bandits, the Rock were not going to let the opportunity slip away. Opening the game on a 7-0 run, Toronto scored early and often putting the league on notice with an 18-7 win. “I don’t think we really care what statement it makes to anyone…


NLL: Halifax Thunderbirds take a “must win” game over the Toronto Rock 

March 20, 2023

The Halifax Thunderbirds defeated the Toronto Rock 14–12 in front of over 9,957 fans at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Saturday night.  This was a massive win for the Thunderbirds. They came into the game tied with the Philadelphia Wings for fourth place in the East with a 5-7 record while on a three-game losing skid. Philadelphia lost to Georgia on Saturday, so Halifax winning moves them past the…