PLL: Whipsnakes head back to the ‘ship for third consecutive year

September 7, 2021

The second PLL semi-final game on a misty Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia had one opponent seeing clearly and one not. Whipsnakes Lacrosse Club overpowered the upstart Waterdogs to head back to the championship games with a decisive 14-10 victory. At times, to nobody’s surprise, it was the Zed Williams show. His back-to-back goals were impressive. He ended the day with five solid goals showing why he was last season’s MVP, and is…

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PLL: League championship about to get Chaotic, again

September 7, 2021

Chaos Lacrosse Club may need to change the club name after a semi-final showing that had them solidly tangling up Atlas LC in a 15-9 victory on Sunday in Philadelphia. With the win, Chaos advances to the championship game against the Whipsnakes on September 19th. Leading Chaos was Josh Byrne with four goals and five total points. His last goal of the game was the highlight reel variety, as he swooped…

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PHOTOS: Vancouver Warriors @ Philadelphia Wings

February 2, 2021

We’re reaching back into the archives today with some never before seen photos, revisiting a game between the Vancouver Warriors and Philadelphia Wings from January 10, 2020. It was the Wings’ home opener and they took the game 18-10. Josh Currier led the Wings with four goals while Blaze Riorden, Kevin Crowley and Brett Hickey all scored three. Zach Higgins got the win in goal. More photos here.

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Editorial: A tribute to Rocco Granato

January 5, 2021

https://www.bacchifh.com/obituaries/Rocco-Joseph-Granato-III?obId=19505696#/obituaryInfo I met Rocco Granato only once; he and his wife Jackie came to Toronto last year for a Rock/Wings game. I didn’t get a picture with him at the time, and when I realized later that I should have, I thought “next time!” knowing he was a frequent traveller when it came to lacrosse. But there won’t be a next time. Rocco tragically passed away on December 29 from…

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ILWT Feature: No more Miller time in Philadelphia

December 16, 2020

Brandon Miller retired from the National Lacrosse League much like he began his lacrosse career – quietly making an impact and moving on to do great things. And, if it seems like history is repeating itself, that is because it is. It is no longer Miller Time in Philadelphia. Miller first retired after the 2018 season where he’d been with the Toronto Rock for four and a half years after…

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NLL: Wings stay local in first virtual draft

September 19, 2020

The Philadelphia Wings had eight draft picks in Thursday’s National Lacrosse League draft. Thirty-eight per cent of their picks were from Johns Hopkins as the Wings seem to be banking on local connections to support their fan base. Most of their picks also have a great mix of box and field experience. Their first pick was the 16th selection in the draft, the last pick of the first round. They…

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NLL: Ninety-three players selected during 2020 draft party

September 18, 2020

It’s finally official – Jeff Teat is a member of the New York Riptide. Jim Veltman made the announcement shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday night as the NLL hosted its first virtual draft. Ninety-three players were selected over six rounds. Though the NLL doesn’t have a return to play date yet, things are already in motion to prepare for the next season. The draft was the first major step…

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ILWT Memories: A mirror image

August 24, 2020

“It’s hard to hit her when she looks just like you,” a teammate once said to me. “It makes me hit her teammates harder,” I replied. If those lines were heard in a men’s lacrosse game, no one would blink. But they were said in several women’s lacrosse games. And if the old adage is true that girls can be vicious, imagine how it was when you played against someone who…

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PHOTOS: St. Joseph’s vs. Drexel

August 16, 2020

We dug back in our library of unpublished photos from this past spring and found this game from Franklin Field, where the St. Joseph’s Hawks defeated the Drexel Dragons 10-9 during the Philly 4 Lacrosse Classic. Each team finished that tournament 1-1, with St. Joe’s later falling to Penn, and Drexel beating Villanova. That tournament was held just before COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the rest of the NCAA season.

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