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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Iroquois Tops USA 12-10 in Bowhunter Cup

October 14, 2012

In the third annual Bowhunter Cup, the Iroquois Nationals picked up their second win against the United States, 12-10. Cody Jamieson led the way for the Nationals with three goals in their victory. Brett Bucktooth scored two. For the USA, Grant Catalino of the Rochester Knighthawks had four goals to lead them. Knighthawks backup goalie Jake Henhawk started the game in net and gave up twelve goals. Mike Thompson was…

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USA Tries to Get Second Ever Win Over Iroquois in Bowhunter Cup

October 13, 2012

Tonight is the third annual Bowhunter Cup, which will be held in Rochester at the Blue Cross Arena, home to the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League. In the first Bowhunter Cup two years ago, USA came out with a win, their first win ever against the Iroquois Nationals in international play. Last season, the Nationals came out with the win. This year, USA looks to get their second…

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Meet An NLL Prospect: Bryan Campbell

October 13, 2012

Going into the NLL Draft weekend, many of the general managers had an idea who was on their watch list. With the combine being added this year, many wild cards emerged including Bryan Campbell who impressed many teams. The Brock University Badger stood out enough to be chosen by the Minnesota Swarm 42nd overall. Campbell would have a memorable birthday as he turned 21 on the night of his draft….

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Mammoth Sign All Three Draft Picks

October 11, 2012

After we heard the Washington Stealth announce they had signed all their picks, the Colorado Mammoth were quick to follow suit. Colton Clark, who was the ninth overall pick signed but the team did not announce how long the deals were. Also signed were the fifth and sixth round picks Alex Demopolous and Jaeden Gastaldo. Demopolous has played in Colorado before, going to the University of Denver and the Colorado…

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NLL Announces Toronto and Rochester Pre Season Game in Montreal

October 11, 2012

Wednesday morning it was announced that the NLL will return to Montreal’s Bell Centre on Saturday, December 15th at 7:30pm when the Rock face the 2012 Champion’s Cup winners, the Rochester Knighthawks.  The NLL left Montreal after the Express suspended operations following their lone season in 2002. “Rochester is a good rival of ours,” said Rock Owner and President Jamie Dawick at Wednesday’s press conference.  “We look forward to coming…

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