Burke, Knight Prepared for Rush Season

November 23, 2012

Michael Burke, a sturdy 22-year-old from Caledon, Ontario, somehow managed to evade the clutches of teams during the first and second rounds of the 2012 NLL Entry Draft, being fortuitously scooped up by Edmonton 28th overall. “Burke should never have slipped to the third round, but we are happy he did,” responds head coach Derek Keenan. “We needed right-handed offense, and we got it in Burke.” This confident third-rounder has a…

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Stealth Sign Patterson, Snider

November 22, 2012

The Washington Stealth have signed NLL veteran goalkeeper Nick Patterson and Seattle high school All-American Drew Snider along with Canadians Mark Negrin, Mitch McMichael and Ben McCullough each to a one-year agreement.   The five were among 43 prospects to participate in the professional box lacrosse club’s pre-season try-out camp this past Saturday and Sunday in Arlington and Everett, Wash.   Patterson (Victoria, B.C.), a 6-0, 205 pound seven-year NLL…

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Bandits Sign Cosmo

November 21, 2012

Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich today announced that the Bandits have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with goaltender Anthony Cosmo.   “We are extremely happy to have Anthony back for another year,” Dietrich said. “To be successful in this league you need to have a great goalie and we feel we have the best goalie in the game right now in Cosmo.” A 12-year NLL veteran, Cosmo…

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Rock Defense Key for 2013

November 21, 2012

With Garret Billings coming off an astounding 114 point season and legendary scorers Colin Doyle and Josh Sanderson returning, the Toronto Rock offense is feared by many around the league. While Toronto’s defense may not get as much publicity as their prolific offense, they are arguably just as high powered. Returning defensive veterans Sandy Chapman, Bill Greer, Stephen Hoar, Mike Hobbins, Rob Marshall, Patrick Merrill, Phil Sanderson and Cam Woods…

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Rock Announce Training Camp Roster

November 21, 2012

After winning the Champion’s Cup in 2011, the Toronto Rock followed that up with a season they would like to forget, simply because it didn’t end with a victory and a 7th NLL championship trophy.  That honour went to the Rochester Knighthawks, the team that ousted Toronto in the 2012 Eastern Division final. The journey towards that league record 7th championship that would set the Rock apart from every NLL…

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Wings Sign Mundorf, Heim, Funk

November 20, 2012

The Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) have signed forward Brendan Mundorf and defenders Pat Heim and Josh Funk to one-year contracts for the 2013 season. In his third season in Philadelphia, Mundorf ended 2012 second on the team with 44 assists. The Baltimore native and UMBC alumnus recorded 28 goals last season and has tallied 267 career points over five seasons in the league. Local product, Heim, a Penn State alumnus,…

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Seattle’s Snider among 11 prospects to advance from Stealth try-out

November 20, 2012

Photo Credit: Richard Olson The Washington Stealth wrapped-up their first weekend try-out camp of the pre-season, Sunday with a few answers as the National Lacrosse League club looks to regain their winning ways in 2013.   Along with the franchise’s six NLL draft picks that were in attendance, former Seattle high school lacrosse All-American Drew Snider, seven-year veteran NLL goaltender Nick Patterson, along with Canadians Mitch McMichael, Mark Negrin and Ben…

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Despite Concussion Set Backs, Komer Ready for the NLL

November 19, 2012

There were five goaltenders at Philadelphia Wings camp vying for a spot on the roster. The Wings have two goaltenders already on their roster. And that’s not even counting Scott Komer, who will be at training camp in early December. “I’m excited to get a chance to play with Philly.” he told me.  “I like the size of the D and the way they organize their defense– I figure any…

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Vince Talbot Blog: Aiming for the NLL

November 19, 2012

On Saturday November 17th I had the chance to participate in the Philadelphia Wings rookie camp. During this three hours player showcase the coaching staff of the Wings made us go through drills and scrimmages.  It was great to get to play with some of the Wings future prospects and also some familiar faces that I had played with or against before. The QSLL/TNLL was well represented at the camp…

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35 Players Try Out at Wings Free Agent Camp

November 19, 2012

As the sun rose in Lansdale Pa, so did 35 hopeful players who have been invited to the Wings camp.  Thirty runners and five goalies were on the list, and only 8-10 will be chosen to earn a shot at returning on December 1st when the full team reports. The players must not of had enough food for breakfast, because they where hungry when hitting the floor.  They wanted to…

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