Luke Wiles to Sign in Buffalo

December 7, 2012

After weeks of uncertainty, it looks like forward Luke Wiles will be resigning in Buffalo and will be at Bandits training camp this weekend, according to his Twitter account. @banditfan11, I should be good to go by the wknd. Just crossing some I’s and dottin some t’s. #chasinrings — Luke Wiles (@LWilezy) December 5, 2012 Wiles had not signed after becoming a restricted free agent. Trade rumors began to swirl after the…

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Training Camp Report: Washington Stealth

December 7, 2012

The Washington Stealth will inch closer towards finalizing their 2013 roster this weekend, as the squad travels to British Columbia for their third round of training camp. The Stealth will hit the floor at the Langley Event Centre (LEC) Saturday and Sunday. Home of the Western Lacrosse Association’s Langley Thunder, the LEC turf will be familiar territory for Lewis Ratcliff, Brett Hickey and Athan Ianucci, all of whom helped lead…

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Training Camp Report: Calgary Roughnecks

December 7, 2012

Calgary has a (not so) new coach at the head of the realm and are coming off two of the best years for any team in the league. They have some of the strongest units in the league and are possibly the deepest team in camp. Tomorrow night they have a pre season game in Langley after a camp session last week. The Roughnecks recently signed veteran right handed forward…

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Training Camp Report: Edmonton Rush

December 6, 2012

The Edmonton Rush are coming off of a season where they represented the west in the Champions Cup, but a trade still left them with the top draft pick in the league. Edmonton traded off some of their studs like Aaron Wilson and Shawn Williams, but are looking to make up that production. Edmonton has a pre season tilt with Toronto on Saturday and they have had one session of…

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NLL Power Rankings: Pre Season

December 5, 2012

Colorado Mammoth….. Finished 11-5 last season, then suffered a 14-10 playoff loss at home to the Minnesota Swarm.  In 2013 the Mammoth have to be the favorite right now. Led by John Grant Jr’s record 116 points last season, Rookie of the Year Adam Jones, cagey veteran Gavin Prout, and Sean Pollock, this high powered offense can definitely fill the net and look to add more to that total by signing Colton…

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Training Camp Report: Rochester Knighthawks

December 5, 2012

The Rochester Knighthawks will return to Blue Cross Arena for the first time since capturing the 2012 NLL title this Saturday, as they host the Minnesota Swarm in pre-season action. New additions and NLL hopefuls will get their first chance to play alongside returning players to determine the Knighthawks final roster. A point of interest during the game will be Rochester’s goalie situation. While Matt Vinc is cemented as the…

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NLL Three Stars: Training Camp

December 5, 2012

While training camp has just begun and it is hard to keep track of who does what, we decided to take a look at some stand out players, according to some players and coaches who saw these guys play at camp. Jordan McBride- Colorado Mammoth McBride scored two goals in the exhibition against Minnesota, giving us a solid stat to base this off of. The second year player is looking…

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Stealth Re-Sign Iannucci

December 5, 2012

The Washington Stealth have signed NLL veteran forward Athan Iannucci to a one-year agreement. Iannucci (Port Moody, B.C.) is entering his seventh NLL season after appearing in11 games for the Stealth in 2012. He was acquired in the February trade with Edmonton for Paul Rabil. “Athan has proven that he is a dominant offensive threat and will be a major factor for us this coming season,” said Stealth general manager…

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Bandits Officially Trade for Hopcroft, Sign Six Others

December 4, 2012

Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the team has acquired forward Derek Hopcroft from the Colorado Mammoth in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft. “Derek brings more depth to our right side,” Dietrich said. “He has a great outside shot and continues to work on the other dimensions of his game. He will come into our second weekend of training camp…

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Report: Bandits Acquire Derek Hopcroft

December 4, 2012

According to Steve Bermel of IL Indoor, the Buffalo Bandits have traded for forward Derek Hopcroft of the Colorado Mammoth. According to the report, they give up a conditional fifth round draft pick. As Hopcroft is a right handed shooter, this could be another sign that the Bandits will not be signing Luke Wiles. They already picked up Aaron Wilson from Edmonton, but Hopcroft could just be more proof that…

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