Press Release: NLL’s new Knighthawks reveal logo

May 30, 2019

NLL’s Rochester Knighthawks Announce Logo & Staff Knighthawks are set to begin a new era in Rochester  PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League, in conjunction with the Rochester Knighthawks, unveiled today the team’s logo and operations staff during a franchise launch event at the Blue Cross Arena. Under the ownership of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE), the Knighthawks enter their inaugural campaign as one of two expansion…

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NLL: Duch’s OT goal wins NLL Cup for Calgary Roughnecks

May 29, 2019

On the biggest stage and under the brightest lights, the Calgary Roughnecks and Buffalo Bandits delivered an exceptional performance worthy of a NLL Championship. It only seemed fitting that 60 minutes wouldn’t be enough time to determine a winner. At the 1:12 mark of overtime, the ball found its way into the stick of 11-year veteran Rhys Duch and he did what he’s done his entire career. With his signature…

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NLL: Riptide to choose first in entry draft

May 21, 2019

Saturday night the National Lacrosse League held a coin toss between the New York Riptide and Rochester Knighthawks to determine which of the 2019-2020 expansion teams would pick first in the entry and expansion drafts. The Riptide won the toss and elected to choose first in September’s entry draft, while the Knighthawks will choose first in the expansion draft next month. Opinions differ on whether the entry or expansion draft…

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NLL: Del Bianco shines in Roughnecks’ game one win over Bandits

May 20, 2019

Winning came easily to the Buffalo Bandits this season, and they got hooked on the highs that came with the success of their 14-4 regular season. It was a harder road for the Calgary Roughnecks, however, to the NLL Cup best-of-three final series. The adversity they faced during a 10-8 season grizzled them. It made them even hungrier in the Bandits, and it showed in their 10-7 win in the…

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Press Release: Bandits announce Party in the Plaza and player arrivals

May 15, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 14, 2019) — The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team will host a Party in the Plaza on May 18 beginning at 5 p.m. prior to Game 1 of the NLL Finals against the Calgary Roughnecks. The event will feature Orange Carpet Arrivals presented by Towne Mazda. Fans are invited to line up along the orange carpet and welcome the Bandits players as they proceed across the plaza…

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Press Release: Expansion draft coin toss set for game one of NLL Cup

May 14, 2019

Expansion Draft Coin Toss Set for New York Riptide and Rochester Coin Toss will take place at Game 1 of the NLL Finals Philadelphia, May 14, 2019 –The National Lacrosse League has released the date for the 2019 ceremonial expansion coin toss. After adding two expansion teams for the second year in a row, with the New York Riptide and the new Rochester Knighthawks franchise, the National Lacrosse League has officially set…

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NLL: Roughnecks will represent the West in NLL Cup

May 14, 2019

The Calgary Roughnecks will return to the NLL Finals for the first time since 2014 after defeating the Colorado Mammoth 8-4 last Friday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. The Roughnecks used a combination of suffocating defense and a near automatic power play to once again overcome the Mammoth and push their career playoff record to 10-1 against Colorado. When the game had reached its conclusion, it was hard to look much…

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NLL: Banditland party to continue in NLL Cup as Buffalo defeats Toronto 12-8

May 12, 2019

The party will continue in Buffalo after the Bandits defeated the Toronto Rock 12-8 on Saturday night in the NLL’s Eastern Division final. The Bandits will host games one and three (if necessary) of the NLL Cup beginning next Saturday, May 18 against the Calgary Roughnecks. The Bandits have won the Cup four previous times, but three of those wins came in the 90s. Their most recent championship was 2008…

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NLL: Heated battle in Buffalo tonight

May 11, 2019

Tonight the Buffalo Bandits and the Toronto Rock will meet for only the sixth time in the playoffs, which is surprising given the teams rivalry and dislike of one another. They last met in 2014 with Buffalo winning 15-13. Toronto holds a 3-2 record (1-1 in Buffalo). During the regular season the Rock won the season series 2-1, splitting the two meetings in Buffalo. Buffalo holds the number one overall…

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NLL: Shocking showdown in Calgary tonight

May 10, 2019

The Calgary Roughnecks will take on the Colorado Mammoth on Friday night after both teams slid past their opponents last weekend. Each team knocked out a higher seed to get to the NLL Western Division final. The winner of this game will represent the west in the NLL Cup. Calgary must have some sort of sense that their team is like fine wine that just keeps getting better with age…

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