NLL: Rush sew up first place in West with over Mammoth

April 30, 2019

In an opening 30 minutes that can only be described as complete domination, the Saskatchewan Rush jumped out to an 11-1 lead and cruised the rest of the way defeating the Colorado Mammoth by a final score of 13-8. With the win, the Rush (11-7) lock up first place in the Western Division for the sixth consecutive year, and will host the Mammoth in a one-game divisional semi-final at Sasktel…

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NLL: First-place Bandits down red-hot Seals

April 30, 2019

The Buffalo Bandits soundly defeated the San Diego Seals 18-7 in San Diego in a late Saturday night game this past weekend. The three stars of the game should come as no surprise – Shawn Evans, Jordan Durston and Matt Vinc. According to Nick Konotopskyj of bandits.com, “This was the Bandits 14th win on the regular season which sets a franchise record for wins in a season. They finished the…

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NLL: Knighthawks fall in 25th anniversary finale

April 29, 2019

In the final game of the 25th anniversary season of the Rochester Knighthawks, and the final game before the franchise moves to Halifax, the New England Black Wolves (9-9) defeated Rochester 14-12 in front of 6,158 loyal fans at Blue Cross Arena. Prior to the start of the game, end of season awards were handed out. Winners: Steve Abbamonte (Dedication to the Team) Craig Rybczynski (Seventh Man Award) James Barclay (Rookie…

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NLL: Rock finish regular season with win over Warriors

April 27, 2019

The Toronto Rock (12-6) finished their regular season with a 15-9 win over the Vancouver Warriors (5-13) on Friday night at Rogers Arena. They enter the playoffs on a two-game winning streak, ready to face the second place Georgia Swarm in the first round next week. The Rock used a dangerous power play to get past a Warriors’ team bent on ending their season on a positive note. “We knew…

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ALL: Partnership with NLL a success in first season

April 26, 2019

The Arena Lacrosse League grew leaps and bounds this year. Having recently concluded its third season, the Ontario-based indoor league crowned the St. Catharines ShockWave champions after a competitive regular season and playoffs. The ALL struck a partnership with the NLL this season which “included the continuance of player movement between the leagues, placement of game officials, and the development of potential future NLL coaches, management, and players,” according to…

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NLL: Bandits secure first place

April 24, 2019

There’s no place like home, especially during the playoffs. For the Buffalo Bandits, they’ll enjoy being home for as long as they’re in the postseason as their 12-6 win over the New England Black Wolves and the Philadelphia Wings’ 19-14 victory over the Georgia Swarm clinched home floor advantage for Buffalo. Their first-round matchup will be against the Black Wolves on Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. Head coach John Tavares…

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NLL: Roughnecks demolish Rush 18-8

April 24, 2019

The Calgary Roughnecks closed out their 2019 regular season campaign in front of a sellout crowd of 19,289 and delivered the type of game that coaches and players work towards all season long. With a resounding 18-8 victory over the reigning champs from Saskatchewan, Calgary finishes the season with their first winning record since 2014 as well as their first series win against the Rush since 2013. “I thought all…

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NLL: Knighthawks’ streak up to four

April 23, 2019

Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks (6-11) not only defeated the Vancouver Warriors (5-12) 18-6, but they also eliminated them from playoff contention in front of 5,376 fans at the Blue Cross Arena. It was the Knighthawks’ fourth win in a row. Right from the start the Knighthawks jumped all over goalie Aaron Bold and the Warriors. Mike Burke and Austin Shanks both scored in the first 43 seconds of the…

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