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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Press Release: NLL and B/R Live to offer free “Game of the Week”

December 11, 2019

National Lacrosse League and B/R Live to Offer Live “Game of the Week” Available for Free Across B/R Live, Twitter and Facebook  All 13 NLL teams to be featured to a global audience starting on Saturday, December 14   Philadelphia, December 11, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and longest-standing professional lacrosse league in the world, and its global media partner B/R Live today announced a wider…

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NLL: Bandits round up the Seals

December 11, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits wrangled a 13-10 win out of the San Diego Seals on Saturday night and Seals’ head coach Patrick Merrill believes it all came down to goaltending. “We battled pretty hard for four quarters,” he said. “They had a really good performance out of their goaltender, Matt Vinc.” The 13-10 Bandits’ victory could have easily been a Seals’ victory based on the back and forth play. They tied…

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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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NLL: Halifax thunders past New York in debut game

December 9, 2019

The Halifax Thunderbirds brought the thunder as they beat the New York Riptide 12-4 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Saturday night. It was the inaugural game for both sides as Halifax moved from Rochester this season and New York is an expansion franchise. “It was awesome,” said Thunderbirds defender Jake Withers on getting to play in Halifax. “We were expecting a good fan turn out and we got…

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NLL: New-look Knighthawks fall hard in opener

December 5, 2019

At the end of last season, owner Curt Styres moved the teal and purple Knighthawks and their five championships to Halifax. But thanks to Terry and Kim Pegula, lacrosse stayed in the city of Rochester. With some familiar faces, new uniform colors and a new turf the Rochester Knighthawks (0-1) opened up their 2019-20 inaugural season falling to the Georgia Swarm (1-0) 14-4 in front of 5,642 fans at Blue…

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NLL: Warriors fall to defending champs in first contest

December 1, 2019

The 2019-2020 National Lacrosse League home opener for Vancouver saw the hometown Warriors take on the defending champion Calgary Roughnecks. Calgary featured a roster centered on the idea that consistency leads to excellence, with 18 of their 21 roster players returning after having been crowned champions last spring. Vancouver’s roster, however, featured just nine returning players, a complete retool from an awful 2-16 season last year. The crowd of 7456…

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SEASON PREVIEW: Georgia Swarm

November 28, 2019

The Georgia Swarm are coming into the 2020 season after a 2019 campaign where they went 12-6 and finished second in the East Division. The Swarm were knocked out of the playoffs in the East Division semifinals for the first time since 2016, losing a tight 16-14 contest at home against the Toronto Rock. With a ton of talent back and hopefully a fully healthy Mike Poulin in net, Georgia…

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SEASON PREVIEW: Calgary Roughnecks

November 25, 2019

  Key Losses                                                                      2019 NLL Entry Draft Dan MacRae               New York                                Liam LeClair                Defense Wes Berg                    San Diego                               Haiden Dickson          …

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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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