NLL: Rock prevent Thunderbirds’ comeback, end Halifax’s win streak

February 4, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds made their first trip to Toronto on Friday night to face the Rock, fresh off a bye week. Toronto came into the game with a 1-1 home record and looking to rebound from a 10-8 loss against the Buffalo Bandits. Halifax, meanwhile, would try and keep their overall 6-0 record perfect, though they had relied heavily on strong second half performances in previous games. The first quarter…

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NLL: One goal loss for Wings at home against Swarm

February 3, 2020

The Georgia Swarm hung on to defeat the Philadelphia Wings 12-11 on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center. Georgia went up 4-3 in the first quarter as Philadelphia seemed to struggle with finding its wings. They surged again at the end of the game when it was too late for Philadelphia to pull off a victory. Despite a first quarter that apparently seemed pretty even, the second quarter told a…

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NLL: Halifax extends undefeated streak with win over Roughnecks

January 27, 2020

The visiting Halifax Thunderbirds came into Calgary on “East Coast Kitchen Night” and treated the hometown Roughnecks to some maritime lacrosse as they extended their undefeated streak with a 15-12 win. The Thunderbirds started slow, but used a massive seven-goal run in the third quarter to pull away and lock up their sixth consecutive win. The Halifax offense continued to get great production from their entire front end. Captain Cody…

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NLL: Fight night in Philly leads to Wings’ win

January 23, 2020

It may have been pyjama night at Wells Fargo Center, but the Philadelphia Wings weren’t the ones caught sleeping in the 12-4 fisticuffs which could also have been labelled a Sunday Smackdown. Fresh off their first win of the season, the Rochester Knighthawks collapsed in epic fashion in a game that saw several scuffles and consecutive penalty shots. The Wings played solid defense and limited Shawn Evans (who singlehandedly seemed…

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NLL: Knighthawks defeat defending champs for first franchise win

January 21, 2020

For the second time in Knighthawks history, the team secured their first ever win by defeating the Calgary Roughnecks 13-12 in front of the 4,505 faithful fans at Blue Cross Arena. A power play goal by Curtis Knight midway through the fourth turned out to be the game winner and capped off a gritty performance by the seven-year veteran. Knight recorded three goals and added three more helpers on his…

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NLL: Thunderbirds move to 5-0 with win over Seals

January 20, 2020

Stephen Keogh scored a hat trick in the last six-and-a half-minutes of the game to lift the Halifax Thunderbirds to an 8-5 victory against the San Diego Seals on Saturday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. Halifax was down 5-4 with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. Kyle Jackson scored with 7:47 left to tie it, and then Keogh scored three straight to propel Halifax to victory. Even being…

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NLL: Beach night successful for Warriors with 7-5 win over Mammoth

January 19, 2020

It was beach night at Rogers Arena, complete with leis and a steel pan band as the Vancouver Warriors hosted the visiting Colorado Mammoth after a week of cold and snowy weather in Vancouver. The Warriors were looking for revenge after their 13-9 to loss Colorado two weeks ago. The home team got the win, prevailing 7-5 on a night where defense was the defining factor of the game. Vancouver…

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NLL: Can Trevor Baptiste be the next Geoff Snider?

January 16, 2020

Can Baptiste be the next Geoff Snider for the Philadelphia Wings? The Wings’ inaugural season saw some head scratching with some of the selections made during the draft from the United States with little box experience compared to their box-dominant neighbours up in Canada. That trend has continued into this year with nearly every team in the league venturing into the American-born player market. But last year, it was still…

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NLL: Comeback sees Thunderbirds retain perfect record

January 16, 2020

The Halifax Thunderbirds (4-0) made a massive comeback Saturday night to win their fourth straight game 12-9 at Scotiabank Centre, holding first place in the NLL’s North Division. The Colorado Mammoth (3-2) came to play and had an explosive start getting the first goal 14 seconds into the game, and going on to lead 4-0 after the first six minutes. Colorado worked hard to hold off the Thunderbirds, forcing them…

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NLL: Rock take backbreaker over winless Knighthawks

January 14, 2020

Saturday night the Toronto Rock (3-1) won their third straight game by defeating the Rochester Knighthawks (0-4) 13-12 at Scotiabank Arena in front of 8,685 fans. With the win, Toronto has also secured the season series tie breaker versus Rochester should the teams finish with the same record. Back on December 28th the Rock came up victorious 14-11 in Rochester. Rob Hellyer led the way for the Rock (3G/3A). He became…

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