NLL: Dawson moves up in history books as Rock down FireWolves at FirstOntario Centre

December 8, 2021

It was a special night in Hamilton as the Toronto Rock transitioned from Scotiabank Arena to FirstOntario Centre on December 4th. Tom Schreiber scored four goals, the Rock scored five times on the powerplay, and Dan Dawson moved up the history books as the Rock downed the Albany FireWolves 10-9. Albany committed two substitution penalties in the first quarter, the first resulting in a two-man advantage for the Rock. Rob…

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NLL: Teat’s hat trick not enough as Riptide fall to Knighthawks 13-12

December 7, 2021

Nobody expected it to take long, and it didn’t. Just four-and-a-half minutes into the first quarter, Jeff Teat made his mark on the National Lacrosse League. Teat was checked to the floor, held onto the ball as he got up and got around a defender before putting a jump shot into the net. “I got a great up-seal, went underneath, almost fell, but you just have to keep going,” Teat…

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NLL: Fields, Nanticoke make big debuts for Bandits in win over Roughnecks

December 7, 2021

On a brisk Saturday evening in Buffalo, excitement was at an all-time high. Lacrosse was back! For the first time since March 2020, the Buffalo Bandits were taking the field. As if it couldn’t get any sweeter, this would be the first matchup between the Bandits and the Calgary Roughnecks since the 2019 NLL Championship. Bandits fans are all too familiar with how that series ended, with Calgary beating Buffalo…

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NLL: Rambo’s OT goal spells victory for Wings in home opener

December 6, 2021

First and foremost, Kiel Matisz will be fine, according to Paul Day. The Philadelphia Wings head coach and general manager updated the media on Matisz’s status during a post-game press conference. Matisz, diving for the net, took a hard hit that left him curled up in the crease. He did not move for a few minutes before two trainers physically removed from the game and down the tunnel. The Wings captain…

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NLL: Thunderbirds win thrilling OT game against Rush

December 5, 2021

Rhys Duch wasn’t even supposed to play, but his hat trick led the Halifax Thunderbirds to a 12-11 overtime victory against the Saskatchewan Rush in Halifax on Saturday night. The 13-year veteran said he was supposed to be scratched for the first time in his career until captain Cody Jamieson got hurt in warm-up. Duch was told 10 minutes before game time that he was playing. “We all gotta be…

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2021-22 PREVIEW: Saskatchewan Rush

December 4, 2021

When COVID-19 abruptly ended the 2020 season, the Saskatchewan Rush were in first place in the West Division, just as they had been in every other season since 2014. Let that sink in for a moment: The Saskatoon Rush led their division during the regular season for five consecutive years and also won the division while in Edmonton in 2014 and 2015. Along the way, they have gone to the…

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2021-22 PREVIEW: Toronto Rock

December 3, 2021

When the NLL season kicks off this weekend, the Toronto Rock will return to the floor with a new home, and some new faces.   The biggest change, of course, is a return to the city of their birth. Sort of. The Ontario Raiders joined the NLL in 1998 and played one season at then Copps Coliseum before moving down the QEW in 1999 to become the Toronto Rock, playing at…

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2021-22 PREVIEW: Buffalo Bandits

December 3, 2021

Well, a new season is upon us, and Buffalo Bandits fans have a lot to be excited about. First and foremost, it will be the first full season since the shortened 2019-2020 campaign. The last game the Bandits played was March 8th 2020, which was an 11-9 loss to Halifax. If you compare the roster from that game to present day, a lot is the same. However, there were many…

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2021-22 PREVIEW: Calgary Roughnecks

December 3, 2021

With the National Lacrosse League season set to get underway this weekend, NLL teams released their 21-man rosters on Monday. Head coach Curt Malawsky and assistant coaches Bob McMahon and Brian Beisel had only a month of training camp to sort through two years’ worth of draft picks, trades and free agents. Competition was fierce as there were a number of open roster spots to be filled on both sides…

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2021-22 PREVIEW: Philadelphia Wings

December 2, 2021

The Philadelphia Wings are set to take flight in Philadelphia this Saturday night as they open their 2021-22 season against the Panther City Lacrosse Club. In some ways, it seems like the Philadelphia Wings never left. In other ways, a lot has changed since the Wings last played a professional lacrosse game in Philadelphia. Certainly the world has changed. For Philly fans, a lot of the names remain the same.There are several…

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