How the Minnesota Swarm Built Their Draft

September 3, 2012

After last season, the Minnesota Swarm proved that the draft can be a great way to build a team. They brought in stars Jordan MacIntosh, Corbyn Tao, and Evan Kirk. This season, they once again are trying to build their team through the draft. They find themselves with a boat load of draft picks, but how did they build this? Second Overall Pick The Swarm ended up with the second…

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Goalies in the NLL Entry Draft

September 2, 2012

Last season, two rookie goaltenders made a huge difference; Tyler Carlson and Evan Kirk, both of the Minnesota Swarm. It’s very rare to see any goalie make an impact that young in the NLL. Are there any rookie wonders ready to step in in 2013 for a team? Who are the top goalies to watch in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft? Patrick Bayliss- Langley Thunder Jr A Bayliss is a…

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Canadian Roster for Duel in Denver Unveiled

September 1, 2012

The Canadian Lacrosse Association has unveiled its 23-man roster for the ‘Duel in Denver’, an international exhibition against the US Men’s National Team which will be held on Saturday, September 8 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. at 7pm. The Colorado Mammoth has three players on Team Canada: 2012 National Lacrosse League MVP John Grant Jr., 2012 National Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year Adam Jones, and…

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Chris Corbeil Signs in ECHL; Out of Edmonton

August 31, 2012

Edmonton Rush defender Chris Corbeil has joined the ECHL hockey team Stockton Thunder according IL Indoor. Corbeil had played with the Buffalo Bandits before being traded to the Rush last off season. Corbeil will take some time off from lacrosse to play for the Thunder, the ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, he said via the press release from the Thunder, posted below. The Stockton Thunder, proud ECHL affiliate of…

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Press Release: Rock Officially Sign Chris White

August 30, 2012

Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the signing of unrestricted free agent defenceman Chris White to a one-year agreement pending league approval.  White played the previous 8 seasons for the Buffalo Bandits where he was the Captain for the past 4 seasons. The 32-year old Peterborough, ON native is known as a gritty defender who plays on the edge.  It’s an element the Rock felt was missing last…

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Rich Morgan Signs With Colorado Mammoth

August 30, 2012

Minnesota Swarm defender Rich Morgan has signed with the Colorado Mammoth. His former team mate, Andrew Suitor, tweeted about it yesterday. Morgan, who stands at 6’8 and is over 260 pounds, is one of the toughest defenders in the league, and not to mention, one of the biggest. The Swarm will hope to replace him with Brock Sorenson, who they will likely draft second overall in the draft. Keep updated…

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Chris White to Sign with Toronto Rock

August 26, 2012

According to multiple reports, Buffalo Bandits defenseman Chris White is set to sign a one year deal with the Toronto Rock.  White had been the captain of the Bandits. White was an unrestriced free agent, and according to sources, the Bandits matched the offer of the Rock to White. However, he chose to sign with Toronto. In eighteen games with the Bandits last season, White had six points, all assists….

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Steve Dietrich to be Inducted to NLL Hall of Fame October 2nd

August 23, 2012

The National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame Ceremony for the Class of 2012 will be held on Tuesday, October 2 in Toronto at The Westin Harbour Castle.  Steve Dietrich was voted into the Hall of Fame in July and will be the lone inductee this year.  Dietrich, who retired in 2011 after 18 seasons as a goaltender in the league, is now General Manager of the Buffalo Bandits. The induction…

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Rob Marshall Re-Signs With Rock

August 17, 2012

The Toronto Rock have re-signed defender Rob Marshall to a one-year contract General Manager Terry Sanderson announced on Thursday. The Rock have also signed unrestricted free agent forward Brandon Ivey to a one-year agreement.  Both contracts are pending league approval. Marshall, a 7-year NLL veteran, played his first season in Toronto in 2006 after playing his entire Junior lacrosse career with the Elora Junior B Mohawks capturing a Founders Cup…

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Mike Thomspon and Darryl Gibson Officially Retire

August 17, 2012

Buffalo Bandits veterans Mike Thompson and Darryl Gibson today announced their retirement from the National Lacrosse League. Thompson joined the Bandits in 2007, going 5-4 in his first full NLL season after appearing in eight games with the Ottawa Rebel in 2001. In just his second year with the team, Thompson backstopped the Bandits to the 2008 Champion’s Cup Final, where he made 39 saves to bring Buffalo its fourth…

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