ILWT Feature: Wende’s long wait pays off

December 12, 2019

Two thousand, six hundred and seventeen days. Seven years and two months. That’s the length of time between the 2012 NLL Entry draft and the 2019 NLL season opener. The length of time Craig Wende waited between his NLL draft and first career start with the Rochester Knighthawks on the recent opening weekend. Most goaltenders see time pass between their draft and their first start, however, most of it is…

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NLL: BlackWolves howl in Toronto

December 10, 2019

Saturday night the New England BlackWolves (1-0) opened their 2019-20 season with a resounding 12-8 win over the host Toronto Rock (0-1) in front of 7,158 fans at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto jumped out to a quick start as Dan Dawson and Dan Craig scored goals in the opening 1:09 of the contest, but the lead didn’t last long as the New England defense tightened up which led to Joe Resetarits…

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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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Press Release: Rock land all-time great Dan Dawson in free agency

August 4, 2019

Oakville, ON – It took just one day to elapse after the NLL Free Agency period opened for Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick to make a big splash.  Dawick announced today that the Rock have inked future NLL Hall of Famer, and unrestricted free agent, Dan Dawson to a two-year agreement. The contract is pending league approval. “Toronto is where I need to be, where I am…

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Press Release: NLL announces 2018-19 season award winners

July 21, 2019

NLL Announces 2018-19 Season Award Winners PHILADELPHIA, July 19, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League officially announced the 2018-19 NLL Season Award winners. All awards are based on regular season performance and voted on by head coaches, general managers and the League’s Board of Governors. The 2018-19 season brought success for the NLL’s 11 active franchises, their front office staff, players, and fans. With growth in fan engagement and partnerships…

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NLL: Banditland party to continue in NLL Cup as Buffalo defeats Toronto 12-8

May 12, 2019

The party will continue in Buffalo after the Bandits defeated the Toronto Rock 12-8 on Saturday night in the NLL’s Eastern Division final. The Bandits will host games one and three (if necessary) of the NLL Cup beginning next Saturday, May 18 against the Calgary Roughnecks. The Bandits have won the Cup four previous times, but three of those wins came in the 90s. Their most recent championship was 2008…

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NLL: Heated battle in Buffalo tonight

May 11, 2019

Tonight the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock will meet for only the sixth time in the playoffs, which is surprising given the teams rivalry and dislike of one another. They last met in 2014 with Buffalo winning 15-13. Toronto holds a 3-2 record (1-1 in Buffalo). During the regular season the Rock won the season series 2-1, splitting the two meetings in Buffalo. Buffalo holds the number one overall…

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NLL: Rock surge past Swarm in semi-final

May 7, 2019

And down goes the NLL’s other powerhouse. After the Toronto Rock’s 16-14 East Division semi-final win over the Georgia Swarm, the NLL Cup will feature two new teams for the first time since 2014. With the Saskatchewan Rush defeated on Friday night and the Rochester Knighthawks failing to make the playoffs, the Swarm were the last recent NLL Cup competitor left standing. They’ve had nothing but strong seasons since moving…

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