NLL: Ninety-three players selected during 2020 draft party

September 18, 2020

It’s finally official – Jeff Teat is a member of the New York Riptide. Jim Veltman made the announcement shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday night as the NLL hosted its first virtual draft. Ninety-three players were selected over six rounds. Though the NLL doesn’t have a return to play date yet, things are already in motion to prepare for the next season. The draft was the first major step…


NLL: Wild draft night set for Thursday; who goes after Teat?

September 16, 2020

In a world and time of unknowns, there are three certainties: death, taxes and that Jeff Teat is about to become a first overall pick. Teat’s Brampton Excelsiors Junior A numbers were not only historic, they were the best since the mid-1970s (eight all time in assists, 14th all time in points). He proved quite quickly he can play with men unanimously winning the Major Series Lacrosse Rookie of the…


ILWT Feature: Orangeville home to the best of the past, present and future generations of lacrosse

August 27, 2020

Orangeville, Ontario is a small town approximately 80 km (that’s 40 miles for our American friends) outside of Toronto. It is not a huge area, home to around 29,000 people. It is a pretty little town similar in many ways to other Canadian towns. Most people outside of the lacrosse world probably wouldn’t give it a second thought; however, lacrosse greats of the past and the present are changing that….


Press Release: 2020 NLL draft to be held virtually

August 6, 2020

(Philadelphia, August 5, 2020) – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the longest-running and most successful professional lacrosse league in the world, today announced that the 2020 Entry Draft will be held on September 17th at 7:00 ET.  For the first time in league history, the Entry Draft will be done virtually. Following the recent NFL, MLB, and WNBA Drafts, the NLL is just the fourth professional sports league to produce a…


Press Release: Challen Rogers signs 7-year contract extension with Rock

July 30, 2020

Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock General Manager Jamie Dawick announced today that Rock captain Challen Rogers has agreed to a 7-year contract extension, the longest in franchise history.  The signing is pending league approval. Prior to the 2018-19 season, Rogers became the youngest captain in Rock franchise history and with the signing of this long-term agreement he has once again made history.  At 26-years old, he’s already the back-to-back NLL…


NLL: Wild ride to come as league expands to Texas

July 22, 2020

Gather your lassos, get your spurs ready, and buckle up for a wild ride: the National Lacrosse League is coming to Fort Worth as the 14th team emerges in preparation for the 2021-2022 season. This will be the first time the NLL will have a team in Texas. Bill Cameron (majority owner) and Greg Bibb (managing partner) are hoping to bring their expertise and excitement to the NLL. They shared…


Press Release: Brad Self named General Manager of Colorado Mammoth

July 13, 2020

DENVER – The Colorado Mammoth has appointed Brad Self as general manager of the lacrosse organization. The former assistant general manager and National Lacrosse League veteran will continue to focus on player personnel and development decisions for the club and serve alongside Mammoth Governor Matt Hutchings and Mammoth Head Coach Pat Coyle. “I’m extremely excited and honored to accept this new role within our organization and look forward to preparing for…


NLL: Rock heat up a lacrosse-less summer with two trades

July 9, 2020

On March 8th, 2020, the Toronto Rock hosted the Calgary Roughnecks. The game marked the return from injury of both Tom Schreiber and Dan Dawson, but was a 13-10 victory for the visitors. It also began the Trade Deadline conversation, just over two weeks away. But the National Lacrosse League never got there. The scope and severity of the current pandemic quickly brought into perspective things like simple wins and…


ILWT Feature: In conversation with Dillon Ward

July 3, 2020

#TradeWard. Nah, we’re just kidding. Why anyone would want to trade one of the best goaltenders in the world, we have no idea. In addition to being a great keeper, Dillon Ward (not Dylan) is a truly decent person. You’d be hard pressed to find an accolade Ward hasn’t earned at any level of lacrosse, indoor or outdoor. Most recently he helped Canada capture the gold medal at the 2019…


Press Release: NLL announces 2019-20 award winners

July 2, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2020 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the longest running and most successful professional lacrosse league in the world, officially announced the 2019-20 NLL Award winners. All awards are voted on by head coaches, general managers, and the League’s Board of Governors. Like all major sports, the 2019-2020 season was interrupted, and ultimately cut short due to COVID-19.  There was over 15 weeks of game play and…