NLL: Dawson has milestone night but Rock fall to Thunderbirds in OT

January 18, 2022

NLL fans lucky enough to catch a ball out of play go home with a unique souvenir. With no fans in attendance, it was a number of players who went home with souvenirs from Saturday night’s game at FirstOntario Centre. It’s a shame, really, that the building was empty because the Halifax Thunderbirds and Toronto Rock put on a show, a 14-13 Halifax overtime victory. Rock head coach Matt Sawyer…

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NLL: Dodd’s OT snipe gives Panther City their first franchise win; Riptide fall just short of epic comeback

January 17, 2022

Who doesn’t love bonus lacrosse? NLL fans were treated Saturday night with both games needing overtime. While Halifax prevailed over Toronto, the Panther City Lacrosse Club was victorious over the New York Riptide 13-12. It was an emotionally charged family affair, with PCLC assistant Dan Teat coaching against his son Jeff for the first time. Each team also had an Orleman in goal – Kevin started for PCLC and his…

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NLL: FireWolves beat Wings in afternoon affair

January 17, 2022

The Albany FireWolves went on a midday hunt in Philadelphia on Saturday at noon. The FireWolves emerged from the prowl victorious, winning 9-8.The game featured a lot of hard hitting from both sides. It is clear that there is still no love lost between these two teams, the old Wings and the new Wings. And although the defensive players who were on the Covid list and Zach Higgins looked like…

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ALL: Black Fish goaltender Justin Geddie makes splash with NLL’s Seals

January 16, 2022

It was a whirlwind week for Justin Geddie. On Saturday (January 8), Geddie backstopped the Black Fish Lacrosse Club to their first win of the young Arena Lacrosse League West Division season, making 41 saves and earning first star honours in a 12-8 victory at Langley Events Centre. Less than one week later, the 20-year-old goaltender from Victoria was playing in front of 6,999 fans at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre on…

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NLL: Bandits stay undefeated after 12-10 win over Swarm

January 16, 2022

After an absolute slugfest against the Toronto Rock last weekend, the Buffalo Bandits took the field on a short week against the visiting Georgia Swarm, another pivotal East division matchup. Coming off a gutsy performance, Buffalo looked to bump their record to 4-0 for the first time since 2009. Georgia, a week removed from an overtime loss to Philadelphia, was looking to avenge that loss and get back into the…

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NLL: Seals down struggling Rush 12-11

January 15, 2022

Austin Staats scored a hat trick, along with three assists to help power the San Diego Seals to a 12-11 win over the Saskatchewan Rush on Friday night. The win improves the Seals to 4-1 on the season and has them in sole possession of first place in the West Division. The Rush drop to 1-4 and sit in fifth place in the West. Saskatchewan opened the scoring less than…

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NLL: Thunderbirds eager to play again after unscheduled month off

January 14, 2022

The long wait is finally over for the Halifax Thunderbirds. When they step on the floor in the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ont. on Saturday night, it will be the first time the team has played in 36 days. Two of Halifax’s games were postponed because of COVID-19, causing them to not play in over a month.   “I know the past weekends the NLL has had games on and I’ve…

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NLL: Emotional win for Tucker as Bandits double up Rock

January 12, 2022

Emotional. That’s the best word that comes to mind after Saturday’s contest between the Toronto Rock and Buffalo Bandits. It was the annual “Tucker Out Lymphoma” night in Buffalo, where both teams honored the late Tucker Williams. The son of former Bandit and Rock player Shawn Williams, Tucker lost his battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma in 2014. Every year the Bandits honour him by wearing special jerseys that are auctioned off…

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NLL: Young goaltenders tested as San Diego defeats Panther City

January 11, 2022

After three weeks off, both the San Diego Seals and Panther City Lacrosse Club returned to the floor Saturday night. San Diego came in riding a two-game win streak. Panther City were looking for their first win in franchise history, in their first game without Ryan Benesch. All signs pointed to a Seals’ runaway victory, but a gutsy effort from PCLC kept it close, still coming out on the losing…

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NLL: FireWolves rebound with first team win

January 10, 2022

On a chilly Saturday night in Albany, the FireWolves hosted the Saskatchewan Rush in a battle of two teams looking to get a much-needed win. The FireWolves’ Jackson Nishimura opened up the game’s scoring just 12 seconds into the first quarter thanks to a deflection from teammate Tony Malcom’s shot. Only 17 seconds later the FireWolves would score again from a Joe Resetarits bouncing shot. Less than six minutes later, Resetarits set…

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