NLL: Rush earn 16-12 win over Seals in home opener

January 6, 2019

After raising their 2018 NLL championship banner, the Saskatchewan Rush won every quarter against the expansion San Diego Seals to take a 16-12 win at home. The victory puts the defending champs at 1-1 on the season, while the Seals drop to 1-2. Prior to the game, there was a banner raising to celebrate the Rush’s 2018 championship, their third in the last four years. Additionally, the four members of…

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NLL: Knighthawks honour all-time team

January 1, 2019

Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks opened up their 25th season in the National Lacrosse League in front of 8,144 fans at Connors and Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena, as they faced an old friend in the Philadelphia Wings. Prior to the start of the game, the Knighthawks acknowledged their 25th anniversary all-time team. Each of the players also received a plaque acknowledging the honour. Forwards: John Grant Jr.,…

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NLL: Wings fall to old friends in Rochester

January 1, 2019

Saturday night the Philadelphia Wings fell to 0-2 on the young NLL season with a 13-9 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks. The 8144 fans at Blue Cross Arena were excited to see the rivalry between the Wings and the Knighthawks renewed. After having to sit through Rochester’s opening ceremonies, the Wings came out slow and trailed 5-0 after the first quarter. Cody Jamieson and Cory Vitarelli each scored twice for…

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NLL: Bandits back in win column

December 31, 2018

The Buffalo Bandits moved backed into the win column on Friday night with a 16-10 victory over the visiting Vancouver Warriors at KeyBank Center. The Bandits, now 2-1 on the season, were coming off a loss to the Toronto Rock while the Warriors, now 1-2, were coming off a loss to the Calgary Roughnecks. Both teams suffered those losses in their home openers – their previous victories were on the…

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NLL: Black Wolves rush in for win

December 31, 2018

The Saskatchewan Rush were narrowly defeated by the New England Black Wolves 12-11 on Friday night at Mohegan Sun and, in the process, shocked many in the lacrosse community who expected the defending NLL champions to soundly, and maybe easily, defeat the Wolves. Saskatchewan went down quickly in the game but then seemed to turn things around and dominate as they went on a run while the Black Wolves to…

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NLL: Fourth quarter surge gives Roughnecks 9-5 win over Seals

December 29, 2018

After battling each other to a 5-5 tie for the first 50 minutes of the game, a late four-goal run by the host Calgary Roughnecks put them over the top for a hard-fought 9-5 win over the San Diego Seals on Friday night, in front of 12,696 fans in the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Roughnecks improve to 2-1 on the season and are in sole possession of first place in the…

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NLL: Last-minute heroics from Thompson give Swarm win over Rock

December 29, 2018

With Toronto’s other two in-season professional sports teams out of the GTA for the night, the city stood witness to a nail-biting 12-11 home-opening loss for the Rock at the hands of the Georgia Swarm. After the dust from an outstanding video tribute to former Rock captain Colin Doyle, new captain Challen Rogers and his team took the floor. They sprung out to a 2-0 lead early in the first…

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NLL: Nine-point debut for Staats in Seals’ win

December 28, 2018

Saturday night the San Diego Seals took the floor in the franchise’s first game in the National Lacrosse League. Their opponent was the Colorado Mammoth, on the road, in “The Loud House” in front of 13,207 fans. Not an easy task for your first game. But, thanks to rookie Austin Staats, the Seals played nothing like an expansion team in collecting their first win 17-12 in convincing fashion. Staats scored…

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NLL: Roughnecks get revenge on Warriors

December 23, 2018

As the whistle blew on the opening face-off between Tyler Burton and Zack Porter, a new era of lacrosse got underway in downtown Vancouver. Finally, for the province of British Columbia, courtesy of Canucks Sports and Entertainment, the highest level of lacrosse got a deserving stage at Rogers Arena to showcase the best talent in the world. The only thing missing on this night was a win by the home…

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NLL: Second-quarter comeback leads Rock over Bandits

December 22, 2018

The Toronto Rock and Buffalo Bandits played a classic to open their season series on Friday night at Keybank Center in Buffalo with the Rock prevailing 17-12. A good crowd of 10,370 was on hand for the Bandits’ home opener and the first of three games the rivals will play against each other this season. Their first meeting was a high energy, high scoring affair that saw all the expected…

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