NLL Draft: Top 10 picks all from north of the border

September 23, 2019

The NLL’s growth in the United States continued this week with the 2019 draft at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia. It was the second consecutive draft held in the city of the league’s headquarters, boosted with the return of the Wings in 2018. Prior to 2018, the draft had been held at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, with a large number of draftees hailing from the Canadian province of…

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NLL: Draft interviews with Kew, Krug, Smith

September 20, 2019

ILWT reporter Rocco Granato was at the 2019 NLL Draft in Philadelphia and caught up with three important draft picks. Have a listen! Andrew Kew F University of Tampa/Oakville Rock 3rd Overall New England Black Wolves   David Smith T/D University of Virginia 53rd Overall Philadelphia Wings   Jordan Krug F Cabrini University 66th Overall Philadelphia Wings

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NLL: Tyson Gibson selected first overall by New York Riptide in Entry Draft

September 18, 2019

Tyson Gibson became the New York Riptide’s first ever entry draft pick on Tuesday night, going first overall to the NLL expansion club. Gibson is a power forward who is coming off a successful season with the WLA’s Victoria Shamrocks. In his second senior season, he led the Shamrocks in scoring during the recently completed Mann Cup with five goals and 10 assists in five games, while finishing fourth in…

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NLL announces 2019-20 schedule

September 16, 2019

Philadelphia, September 12, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional lacrosse league, has released the schedule for the upcoming 2019-2020 regular season. The 2019-20 season will involve 13 teams including the expansion New York Riptide and Rochester Knighthawks, as well as the new market Halifax Thunderbirds. A total of 117 games – the most in NLL history – will be played in the regular season to determine…

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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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NLL Season in Review: Vancouver Warriors

July 27, 2019

Season in Review The Vancouver Warriors had high hopes for the 2019 season with Canucks Sports and Entertainment taking over ownership, giving the team a new identity and new home in downtown Vancouver. But it turned out to be a disappointing season for Warriors’ fans, players and coaches as the team ended up with the second worst record in the National Lacrosse League with five wins and 13 losses. The team…

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NLL: Season in Review: New England Black Wolves

July 24, 2019

It was a very inconsistent season for the New England Black Wolves in 2019 as they went 9-10 overall, losing to the Buffalo Bandits in the first round of the playoffs. Season in Review After starting the season with a pretty big loss in Georgia the Black Wolves went on a three-game winning streak where their offensive prowess really showed their worth. However, that didn’t last long as the Black…

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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 Season in Review: Calgary Roughnecks

July 15, 2019

It was just over a month ago that the Calgary Roughnecks finished the 2019 NLL season in thrilling fashion. Rhys Duch’s championship clinching goal 1:12 into overtime gave Calgary their third title in franchise history. In a season that contained everything from holdouts to MVP caliber performances, it was a winding road that eventually led to a NLL title.   REGULAR SEASON Entering training camp, the Roughnecks looked to have…

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