Stealth Release Pre Season Schedule

October 18, 2012

The Washington Stealth has released its schedule of preseason activities, as the team prepares for the 2013 National Lacrosse League season. The preseason schedule begins with a Tryout Camp on November 17 and 18 and continues with four training camp weekends in December. On Saturday, November 17, the Stealth will be holding a pair of tryouts for players that are unsigned by NLL teams. The invite-only tryout will consist of three sessions,…

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Toronto Keeps Most of Team In Tact, Looks to Compete for NLL Championship

October 18, 2012

Last Year the Toronto Rock were within a game of the Champions Cup but fell to their rivals the Rochester Knighthawks. Toronto will look to once again be a force in the NLL in 2013 and have been busy this offseason. During this offseason Toronto has resigned Jesse Gamble, Rob Marshall, Mike Hobbins, Brenden Thenhaus, Stephan Leblanc and Nick Inch. All these players are core role players who will help…

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Roughnecks Bring In Matt Flindell, Bring Back Scigliano

October 18, 2012

The Calgary Roughnecks announced two signings yesterday; veteran backup goaltender Matt Flindell and Frankie Scigliano. Last season, Roguhnecks goalie Mike Poulin won the NLL goaltender of the year with the second best goals against average in the league at 10.27 behind just Evan Kirk. He was also tied for first in wins with ten, tied with Chris Levis in Colroado. However, Poulin wasn’t even close in saves leaders, not breaking…

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NLL Creates New Rules For Handling Concussion Safety

October 18, 2012

The National Lacrosse League has implemented a new standardized concussion testing protocol for its players to be used by medical personnel at all NLL games. At any time during the season, any player suspected of having incurred a concussion in a game or practice will be given immediate concussion testing by appropriate personnel. In addition to implementing these new standards during games and practices, all NLL players will undergo baseline testing for concussions…

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Rock Sign Dan Carey, Five Draft Picks

October 17, 2012

The Toronto Rock have signed six players to one-year contracts including top draft selection Bradley Kri and veteran forward Dan Carey.  The Rock will begin their official training camp on Saturday, December 1st at the brand new Toronto Rock practice facility in Oakville, ON in preparation for the 2013 season. The 30-year old Carey is a veteran of six NLL seasons and is entering his second season in Toronto after…

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NLL Transactions: Bandits, Roughnecks, Swarm

October 17, 2012

With the NLL draft now a couple weeks in the past, teams are starting to lock up their draft selections and other roster players. Below are the transactions of the week. * Buffalo Bandits released Ian Llord and signed draft picks Wenster Green, Kevin Brownell and Jordan Critch. They also signed forward Jamie Rooney to a one year deal. Rooney was in Toronto last season. * The Calgary Roughnecks officially…

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Is Cosmo the Man to Lead the Bandits?

October 16, 2012

Anthony Cosmo is regarded as one of the NLL’s premier goalies; however it has not always been this way throughout his 12 year career. After backing up Bob Watson in Toronto, Cosmo spent time with the San Jose Stealth and Boston Blazers proving himself an all-star worthy starting tender in the process. After failing to report to the Minnesota Swarm, who chose him in the Blazers dispersal draft, he was…

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Dhane Smith Ready to Play for Hometown Bandits

October 15, 2012

Imagine growing up a fan of a professional sports team. Maybe the New York Yankees, or the San Francisco 49ers, or the Boston Celtics. Then imagine being drafted to play for that team. Insert Dhane Smith, who was drafted fifth overall by the Buffalo Bandits after growing up a fan of the team. “I’m very excited to be a member of the Bandits” he says. “They were my favorite team…

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Meet an NLL Prospect: Chris Cudmore

October 15, 2012

As the 2012 NLL Draft winded down to a close many surprise picks popped up in the late rounds. A surprise to some may be defender/transition player Chris Cudmore, but to many who know him, this does not exactly come as a shock. The Whitby, ON native was an absolute defensive force his four years at Mars Hill College. Cudmore started 51 games in his four years as a Lion…

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