• PLL: Waterdogs first win comes over Chaos
  • NLL Expansion Draft 2021: Predicting the Toronto Rock’s protected list
  • PLL: Cannons, Redwoods Sunday winners
  • PLL: Archers rout Atlas 18-6 on opening weekend
  • PLPA rebrands as NLLPA

OLA: Ontario Lacrosse University a weekend of education and inspiration

Fun, inclusivity and respect. Those were the repetitive themes over the nearly 40 sessions that made up Ontario Lacrosse University last weekend. Hosted as a series of Zoom calls open for free to OLA members, or to the public for $25, the online conference filled the void of the cancelled OLA meetings and annual LaxCon with a virtual Ted Conference with lacrosse vibes. Speakers represented leaders from many areas of…

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PLL: Switch to Peacock may leave Canadian fans missing lacrosse this summer

When the Premier Lacrosse League opens their 2021 season the weekend of June 4th, fans can find them in a new broadcast home. Earlier this month the PLL announced a new exclusive streaming partnership with Peacock, NBCUniversal’s newest streaming service. This will mark the third season of the partnership between the PLL and NBC. The change is not surprising given NBC announced plans to shut down NBC Sports Network at…

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Press Release: OLA approves Excelsiors move to Owen Sound

On Wednesday evening, the Ontario Lacrosse Association approved the move of the Major Series Lacrosse Brampton Excelsiors to Owen Sound. The franchise, owned by Joe Norton, will play out of the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre when the 2021 MSL season hopes to begin play. “At last night’s Board of Governors meeting, the move of Brampton to Owen Sound finally has been resolved,” MSL commissioner Doug Luey said. “I couldn’t…

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Press Release: Panther City Lacrosse Club hires Dan Teat as assistant coach

FORT WORTH, TX – The Panther City Lacrosse Club has named Dan Teat as an Assistant Coach, the team announced today. “Today marks another milestone for our staff as we continue to build the Panther City Lacrosse Club. The addition of Dan Teat as our Offensive Coach gives us another great lacrosse mind,” said Panther City General Manager Bob Hamley. “Dan brings a wealth of passion, knowledge, and understanding on…

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Press Release: New England Black Wolves moving to Albany

NLL Approves Sale of New England Black Wolves to Prestigious Investor Group with Deep Lacrosse Backgrounds   Franchise Relocating to Albany, NY, Returning Lacrosse to the Capital Region Team will Begin Play in the 2021-22 Season PHILADELPHIA, February 23, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced the sale of the New England Black Wolves to a group…

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ILWT Feature: In conversation with Tom Mariano

One of the joys of working in lacrosse is making the acquaintance of some great people. I have greatly looked forward to the next guest in our Florida Lacrosse series since he took over as the head coach of the Florida Launch. Tom Mariano has worn many hats since his playing days at Nazareth, when he was on the 1992 Division III National Championship team. He is currently the Assistant…

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NLL cancels plans for upcoming season; will focus on 2021-22 season

PHILADELPHIA, February 3, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced that plans for an abbreviated season this spring have been canceled due to uncertainties arising from the ongoing Pandemic. The league, with the full support of the NLL Board of Governors, will now move to start a traditional season in the fall of this year. “We have…

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PHOTOS: Vancouver Warriors @ Philadelphia Wings

We’re reaching back into the archives today with some never before seen photos, revisiting a game between the Vancouver Warriors and Philadelphia Wings from January 10, 2020. It was the Wings’ home opener and they took the game 18-10. Josh Currier led the Wings with four goals while Blaze Riorden, Kevin Crowley and Brett Hickey all scored three. Zach Higgins got the win in goal. More photos here.

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Editorial: A tribute to Rocco Granato

https://www.bacchifh.com/obituaries/Rocco-Joseph-Granato-III?obId=19505696#/obituaryInfo I met Rocco Granato only once; he and his wife Jackie came to Toronto last year for a Rock/Wings game. I didn’t get a picture with him at the time, and when I realized later that I should have, I thought “next time!” knowing he was a frequent traveller when it came to lacrosse. But there won’t be a next time. Rocco tragically passed away on December 29 from…

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Ingemi: ‘Granato was everything lacrosse fandom is supposed to be about’

In 2012 when I brought Rocco on to ILWT it was a shift for the entire website. I knew I wanted the site to be a space for people passionate about lacrosse, and that described Rocco to a T. I wasn’t sure he would be into it; being a fan and writing don’t always translate. But his passion and knowledge of the game made him beyond the perfect fit, and…

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