Knighthawks Re-Sign Travis Hill

September 7, 2012

Rochester Knighthawks transition man Travis Hill will be back to help the team defend their 2012 National Lacrosse League Championship after agreeing to a new one-year deal. “It feels great to be back to defend the Cup,” said Hill, who won his first Champion’s Cup in May. Hill finished the 2012 season with a career-high four goals, and collected 25 loose balls in nine games. The Six Nations product was…

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Roughnecks Re-Sign Scott Ranger

September 7, 2012

The Calgary Roughnecks general manager Mike Board announced today that the National Lacrosse League club has re-signed right-handed forward Scott Ranger to a one-year contract.  Defencemen Matt Leveque and Brad Richardson have also signed one-year agreements. Ranger recently completed his eighth season in the National Lacrosse League.  He recorded 24 goals and 37 assists for 61 points and collected 30 loose balls over 16 games with Calgary during the 2012…

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Meet an NLL Draft Prospect: Joe Resetarits

September 6, 2012

Name: Joe Resetarits Position: Forward Team(s): Brampton Excelsiors, St. Catharines Athletics, Hamilton Nationals Stats: 28 points (Sr A) Joe Restarits has seen experience at multiple levels of lacrosse. He has professional field lacrosse experience with the Hamilton Nationals. He won a Mann Cup in 2011 with the Brampton Excelsiors. And he dominated Jr A with the Athletics. Is Resetarits a projected first round pick? Some have him there, and some don’t.  “I’ve been watching the NLL…

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Smith and McElroy Re-Sign in Washington

September 6, 2012

he Washington Stealth announced today the signings of defenseman Chris McElroy and forward Cliff Smith for the 2013 season. Both McElroy and Smith will be entering their third seasons with the Stealth. McElroy, 30, will be entering his ninth season in the National Lacrosse League. He joined the Stealth prior to the 2011 season after spending five seasons with the Edmonton Rush, a team he captained for two seasons. In…

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Pat Campbell Named Rock Goaltending Coach

September 5, 2012

After retiring earlier this summer, former Rock goaltender Pat Campbell has been named goaltending coach for the lacrosse club.  Campbell’s 14-year NLL career saw stops in Columbus, Rochester, Edmonton and Calgary along with beginning and ending his journey with the Toronto Rock franchise. The Rock had a vacancy on the coaching staff after Steve Dietrich left the team to become the General Manager of the Buffalo Bandits.  Dietrich, much like…

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Analyzing the 2013 NLL Schedule: Knighthawks

September 5, 2012

This NLL schedule has the season starting and ending with 10pm games. It has a Thursday night game for the first time since 2009. Most importantly, it’s the first schedule with all the same teams since 1992. But who has the easiest schedule? Or the hardest? Let’s go team by team. Rochester Knighthawks  The Knighthawks start out the season on the road at Washington to start out the entire NLL…

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Meet a Future NLL Star: Mark Matthews

September 5, 2012

Name: Mark Matthews Position: Forward Team(s): Denver Outlaws, Whitby Warriors Shoots: Left Season Stats: 28 MLL points Projected: Top Overall Easily the top pick overall in the draft, Mark Matthews has been talked about as an NLL super star for three years now. If, or when, he is the top pick in the draft he will be a member of the Edmonton Rush. “I have seen and heard a lot of rumors about…

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Roughnecks Second Year GM Mike Board Ready for NLL Draft

September 5, 2012

Last season when I spoke to Calgary Roughnecks general manager Mike Board, he was getting ready for his first ever NLL draft. When I talked to him earlier this week, he was preparing for his second with a season of NLL under his belt. “The first step is to identify what our team needs are, both long term and short term.” says Board. “Then we rank players in the draft…

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NLL 2013 Season Begins January 5th

September 4, 2012

The National Lacrosse League has announced the schedule for the 2013 regular season. The 27th season of professional box lacrosse opens on Saturday, January 5th as the Washington Stealth host the Rochester Knighthawks at Comcast Arena, 10pm Eastern. The full schedule is listed below. Eight teams will be in action on the following weekend of January 11-13.  The Edmonton Rush & Calgary Roughnecks will each host their home opener that weekend against the Toronto…

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NLL Announces Draft Player Combine

September 4, 2012

The National Lacrosse League has announced details relating to the NLL Draft Player Combine, taking place on September 30 in Oakville, Ontario at the Toronto Rock Training & Practice Facility. The combine is open to all draft prospects & non-roster free agents, and takes place prior to the 2012 NLL Draft on October 1 in Toronto. All players who participate in the combine will be subject to a series of…

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