Have the Swarm Already Won the Cosmo Trade?

September 20, 2012

Last season, Minnesota Swarm goaltender Anthony Cosmo was traded to the Buffalo Bandits. Both teams made the playoffs but lost in the first round. Cosmo struggled at times with the Bandits, while the Swarm brought in two rookies, Tyler Carlson and Evan Kirk, who helped lead the Swarm to a surprisingly good season. The Bandits gave up two first round draft picks to get Cosmo, who will be their goaltender…

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Mark Matthews Will Be First Overall Pick

September 20, 2012

It was reported yesterday that Mark Matthews will be the first overall pick to the Edmonton Rush in the 2012 National Lacrosse League entry draft, to no one’s surprise. #Rush GM Derek Keenan confirmed today Mark Matthews will be the No. 1 pick in the 2012 #NLL Entry Draft and suit up for the Edmonton Rush. — Gerry Moddejonge (@SunModdejonge) September 18, 2012   Matthews has been predicted as a…

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Toronto Re-Signs LeBlanc

September 20, 2012

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the signing of forward Stephan Leblanc to a one-year contract.  Leblanc was the NLL’s rookie of the year in 2010 and returns for his fourth season in a Rock uniform. “Stephan is the prototypical power forward in this league,” said Sanderson.  “He made an immediate impact when he entered the league, but I think he has teased us a bit over his…

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Pat Maddalena Retires from NLL

September 20, 2012

According to IL Indoor, National Lacrosse League journyman Pat Maddalena will retire from the NLL. Maddalena last played with the Toronto Rock, where he helped the team to the 2011 Champions Cup. He played on several different teams; the Rock, Buffalo Bandits, Arizona Sting, Columbus Landsharks, Orlando Titans and the New York Titans. The two time all star scored 625 career points in his twelve year career. Now 34 years…

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USA Announces Bowhunter Cup Roster

Regy Thorpe announced the players today that will represent the United States at the Third Annual Bowhunter Cup. The star-studded roster, led by Casey Powell, will take on the Iroquois Nationals on Saturday, October 13th at 8:00 p.m. The teams will compete in an International Exhibition at The Blue Cross Arena, which is the home of the 2012 National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks. “The best fans in the league…

September 19, 2012
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Josh Sanderson Signs One Year Deal With Toronto

September 18, 2012

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the signing of veteran forward Josh Sanderson to a one-year contract covering the 2013 NLL season. In July, the Rock placed the franchise tag on the NLL’s 5th all-time leading scorer meaning he would not become an unrestricted free agent on August 1st.  The Rock placed the second of their two franchise player tags on Captain Colin Doyle. “I’m really excited to…

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Ryan Cousins, Brad Self Re-Up in Rochester

September 18, 2012

The Rochester Knighthawks have locked up two more defensemen from their 2012 National Lacrosse League Championship team with the re-signing of Ryan Cousins and Brad Self. Both players agreed to new one-year deals, pending league approval. “It’s great to be back with the Knighthawks for another NLL season,” said Cousins. “It’s even better to have a chance to defend our title all season long with a great group of teammates…

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Washington Stealth Re-Sign Dean Hill

September 18, 2012

 The Washington Stealth announced today that veteran forward Dean Hill has signed a one-year contract for the 2013 season, pending approval by the National Lacrosse League. Hill will be entering his eighth NLL season and his second with the Stealth in 2013. Hill, 27, was signed by the Stealth as a free agent prior to the 2012 season. He played a significant role in the Stealth offense, recording 38 points on 17…

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Iroquois Nationals Announce Bowhunter Cup Roster

The Iroquois Nationals have announced their roster for the Third Annual Bowhunter Cup, which will take place at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, October 13th at 8:00 p.m. The Iroquois Nationals will take on the United States in the International Exhibition at the home of the National Lacrosse League Rochester Knighthawks. “We look forward to an exciting game, between two highly talented teams with stacked rosters,” said Iroquois Nationals General…

September 18, 2012
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Meet a Future NLL Star: Carter Bender

September 14, 2012

Name: Carter Bender Position: Forward Teams: Rochester Rattlers, Brampton Excelsiors Points: 25 Bender played his college lacrosse with the Hartford Hawks. A field and box lacrosse player, Bender has shown the ability to play both levels of lacrosse at a high level. “I prefer box lacrosse because of the fast paced and compact game style.” says Bender. “Although I do enjoy some of the structure to field lacrosse, and love playing outside in the…

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