NLL: Las Vegas Desert Dogs celebrate first win in franchise history

January 23, 2023

Ask fans about lacrosse, you’ll eventually hear these answers: it’s a game of runs, anything can happen, no lead is safe (Writer’s Note: for legal reasons, InLax is required to point out this has also been said of another professional sports league.) All of those clichés, and many others, could be used to describe Friday night’s 15-14 Desert Dogs win over the Vancouver Warriors, the first win in franchise history…

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NLL: New attitude Roughnecks prevail over Warriors in front end of home-and-home series

December 14, 2022

A new era of Roughnecks lacrosse began Saturday night in Calgary. A team once known for their lethal offensive weapons – now transformed into a “defense first” team. The first test for the new attitude Riggers were the Vancouver Warriors who were looking to atone for a first week beating at the hands of the Toronto Rock. In a chippy, closely contested game, Calgary scored two late goals propelling them…

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NLL: Disappointment for Warriors in opening game loss to Rock

December 7, 2022

Off-season changes for the Vancouver Warriors didn’t pan out in game one of the 2022-23 NLL season, a devastating 19-8 loss to the Toronto Rock on Saturday night at FirstOntario Centre. The Warriors, who have finished last in the West Division each year since 2016 (when they were still the Stealth and playing in Langley), made changes this summer that they hoped would turn the team’s luck around. Mitch Jones…

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NLL: Guaranteed win night pays off for Rock

December 5, 2022

“The boys saved Jamie some money here tonight,” smiled Toronto Rock head coach Matt Sawyer on Saturday night after his team won their home opener 19-8 over the Vancouver Warriors at FirstOntario Centre. Team owner and general manager Jamie Dawick had guaranteed the fans a win, meaning if the Rock had lost, every fan in attendance would receive a ticket to a future game free of charge. But it only…

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NLL: Warriors come up short against Roughnecks; will not make playoffs

April 18, 2022

British Columbia’s lone National Lacrosse League team, the Vancouver Warriors, hosted a western rival Saturday night at Rogers Arena; the Calgary Roughnecks. Both teams scored double digit numbers, however, the Roughnecks came out on top over the Warriors by a score of 15-13. The win clinched the third playoff spot in the West for the Roughnecks, who also won the Alterna Cup after Halifax’s loss to Toronto earlier that night….

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Rush Eke Out Big Win Over Warriors, 15-13

April 10, 2022

The last-place Saskatchewan Rush desperately needed a win on Saturday night against the Vancouver Warriors and six-goal outburst in the second quarter helped them to earn it, taking a 15-13 victory. The win improves the Rush to 5-10, their playoff hopes still slim, but mathematically possible. Vancouver drops to 6-10, still ahead of the Rush, but trailing the Panther City Lacrosse Club for the final playoff spot. Vancouver opened the…

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NLL: Dickson plays OT hero for Roughnecks

April 5, 2022

Sporting a 5-7 record and sitting outside of the playoff picture, the time was now for the Calgary Roughnecks. A huge opportunity to move into third place with a win against the visiting Vancouver Warriors presented itself on Friday night and the game did not disappoint. A flurry of late fourth quarter goals forced overtime and in that extra frame it was Curtis Dickson sticking an amazing bouncer giving Calgary…

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NLL: Warriors take down Western Division-leading Seals

March 31, 2022

On Friday March 25, 2022, the Vancouver Warriors hosted the San Diego Seals at Rogers Arena in downtown VanCity. The Warriors were determined to snap their four-game losing skid and get back in the win column. The Warriors’ offensive threats put up some big numbers on the score sheet and continued battling all game, defeating the Western Division-leading Seals 14-12 and earned the victory. Alex Buque had the greater number…

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NLL: Aaron Bold gets his first win as a Thunderbird

March 7, 2022

The Halifax Thunderbirds battled to a 14-12 win over the Vancouver Warriors on Saturday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S.  This was the first game this season where Halifax was without goalie Warren Hill who was placed on the COVID list. Without Hill, the 15-year NLL veteran Aaron Bold suited up for his first game for the Thunderbirds.  “It was awesome. It was my first time, of course, playing…

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NLL: Roughnecks fail to take advantage of understaffed Warriors team

February 21, 2022

No Buque, no Hamer-Jackson, no Jones, no problem for the Vancouver Warriors. Chris Gill’s underrated and undermanned team continued to impress in a hard-fought 11-10 victory over the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday night on the Westjet Field at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. Former Rigger Riley Loewen stung his old team, scoring the game-winner with 2:12 left. The victory extends Vancouver’s winning streak to three and keeps them solidly in a…

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