NLL Saturday: 2017 regular season wraps up; playoffs set

April 30, 2017

It took the full 18 weeks but the NLL’s playoff picture is finally set. There were four games on the schedule Saturday night – two “meaningless” games and two for all the marbles. Lacrosse game, as we know, are never actually meaningless; we use the term to indicate the impact on the standings only. In the east, things worked out as they appeared they would most of the season. The…

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NLL Friday: Knighthawks knocked out, Mammoth play waiting-game

April 29, 2017

While first place in each NLL division has been sewn-up for a while, second and third place will be determined on the last day of the regular season. The penultimate evening of play saw one team eliminated from contention and another lose ground in the race for home floor. What will Saturday bring? A whole lot of emotion, that’s for sure.   Georgia 13 @ Rochester 10 Who would have…

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Rush win overtime thriller 12-11

March 12, 2017

Ben McIntosh Scores Four, Including Game Winner in Overtime In a game that could be a preview of the western conference final, the Saskatchewan Rush (7-3) needed overtime to defeat the Colorado Mammoth (6-5) 12-11 in front of another sold out crowd of 15,037 at the Sasktel Centre. Ben McIntosh, who scored four on the night netted the game winner at 1:24 off a feed from Robert Church. With the…

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Stealth snap Rush’s six game streak

March 6, 2017

Complete Team Effort, Belanger Collects Three Assists as the West Gets Tighter The Vancouver Stealth (4-6) did something at home that they have only been able to do on the road: WIN. They defeated the Saskatchewan Rush (6-3) 13-9 at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday evening. This was Vancouver’s first home win of the season, and it couldn’t have come at a more crucial time. After starting 2-0, the…

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From Georgia to Vancouver: NLL week 7

February 13, 2017

Georgia 17 vs. New England 15 Shawn Evans’ 12-point night wasn’t enough on Saturday as the league leading Georgia Swarm defeated the New England Black Wolves 17-15. Evans had four goals and eight assists as his Wolves looked to be in control in the final quarter, scoring five straight to give them a 15-13 lead. They didn’t count on Jordan Hall, however, who had a natural hat-trick in a two…

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Rush Slowed in Toronto

January 16, 2017

The two-time defending champion Saskatchewan Rush are 0-2 to start the 2017 NLL season after a 13-11 defeat by the Toronto Rock at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night. Down 8-2 at halftime, the Rush turned on the jets in the third quarter and outscored the Rock 6-3, closing the gap to 11-8. Robert Church had a hat-trick of power play goals as the Rush took advantage of a…

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Young Guns Have Toronto Perfect in Early Going

January 16, 2017

The youth movement in Toronto did it again. The Rock built an 8-2 lead over the Saskatchewan Rush by halftime on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre before defeating the defending champs 13-11. The Rock move to 2-0 on the season while the Rush are 0-2. Of the Rock’s 11 different goal scorers, only four have more than two years in the league under their belts. Challen Rogers, Tom…

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