NLL Expansion Draft 2021: Predicting the Toronto Rock’s protected list

June 10, 2021

The deadline for National Lacrosse League teams to submit protected rosters is Tuesday, June 15th. There are two different options for how players may be protected: Five offense, five defense, one goalie (or five O, six D) Four offense, seven defense, one goalie (or four O, eight D) The most recent expansion draft was held in 2019 when both the Rochester Knighthawks and New York Riptide selected. This will be…

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PLPA rebrands as NLLPA

June 2, 2021

The National Lacrosse League Players Association announced their rebrand this week, replacing the Professional Lacrosse Players Association with a name more in line with their mission and goals. The PLPA was established in 1992 with the original intent to one day bring players from both indoor and outdoor leagues into the fold. That never happened, and the new executive members, President Zach Currier and Vice-President and Executive Director Reid Reinholdt,…

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NLL: Reaction to Rock move swift and varied

May 13, 2021

The Toronto Rock revealed one of the worst kept secrets among lacrosse insiders: they will be relocating from Toronto, where they resided for over 20 years, to the city of their birth – Hamilton, Ontario (when they were the Ontario Raiders). The two teams aren’t officially associated (different owners), but it’s largely accepted they share history (more on this below). The announcement was made during a season ticket holders’ town…

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NLL: Rock’s move to Hamilton presents challenges

May 12, 2021

What a week in the NLL. First the news of the Saskatchewan Rush being sold came (but staying in Saskatoon, for now at least), and then the Toronto Rock announced they’re moving to Hamilton. The Sask news caught us by surprise, but the Rock news – well, with apologies to our readers, we’ve known since March. Out of respect for the people who weren’t supposed to leak the news, we…

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NLL: Albany FireWolves name, logo pay homage to the past

April 29, 2021

On Thursday, April 15th, the newly relocated Albany NLL franchise got its new identity as the FireWolves was announced to be the team’s new name. The new name pays homage to the former New England Black Wolves and the former Albany Attack, who also had a wolf as their mascot. Earlier in 2021, after the sale and relocation of the New England Black Wolves to Albany was announced, the franchise…

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Press Release: Panther City Lacrosse Club hires Dan Teat as assistant coach

February 25, 2021

FORT WORTH, TX – The Panther City Lacrosse Club has named Dan Teat as an Assistant Coach, the team announced today. “Today marks another milestone for our staff as we continue to build the Panther City Lacrosse Club. The addition of Dan Teat as our Offensive Coach gives us another great lacrosse mind,” said Panther City General Manager Bob Hamley. “Dan brings a wealth of passion, knowledge, and understanding on…

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Press Release: New England Black Wolves moving to Albany

February 23, 2021

NLL Approves Sale of New England Black Wolves to Prestigious Investor Group with Deep Lacrosse Backgrounds   Franchise Relocating to Albany, NY, Returning Lacrosse to the Capital Region Team will Begin Play in the 2021-22 Season PHILADELPHIA, February 23, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced the sale of the New England Black Wolves to a group…

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NLL cancels plans for upcoming season; will focus on 2021-22 season

February 3, 2021

PHILADELPHIA, February 3, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced that plans for an abbreviated season this spring have been canceled due to uncertainties arising from the ongoing Pandemic. The league, with the full support of the NLL Board of Governors, will now move to start a traditional season in the fall of this year. “We have…

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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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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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