• NLL: Emotional 18-17 win for Bandits in game one over Rock
  • NLL: Vinc, Priolo instrumental in Bandits’ quarterfinal win
  • NLL: Mammoth defeat longtime playoff foe in quarterfinal
  • NLL: Rogers the Rock hero; Thunderbirds go down in OT
  • NLL: Thunderbirds prepare to meet Rock in quarterfinals

NLL: Hamilton feels like home for playoff-bound Rock

It took 20 weeks, but after the Toronto Rock’s 15-7 victory in front of over 10,000 fans, Hamilton is feeling like home. Their victory came over the other team that called FirstOntario Centre home earlier this season, the Halifax Thunderbirds. Halifax was forced to play two home games in Hamilton due to Nova Scotia’s Covid restrictions (and won both). With the win, Toronto clinches a home playoff date, a fact…

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NLL: Riptide win big for second game in a row

The New York Riptide remain in playoff contention after another strong showing on the weekend, defeating the Rochester Knighthawks 15-7 at Nassau Coliseum. After the NLL’s week 20, only two teams have clinched playoff spots in the East. Halifax, Georgia, Albany and Philadelphia stand in New York’s way, but with two games left for most teams, anything can still happen. It could be settled this coming week, or it could…

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NLL: Bandits secure home floor and NLL’s top seed with win in Georgia

The expression is simple: third time’s a charm. Saturday night, the Buffalo Bandits had their third crack at locking up home floor advantage throughout the playoffs. It’s late in the year, injuries have been prevalent over the course of the last couple weeks, but the boys in the orange and black were up to the task. Buffalo came into “Sting City” in Duluth, Georgia with quite the chip on their…

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NLL: FireWolves keep themselves in playoff contention; defeat Wings 11-5

In a game with huge playoff implications, the Philadelphia Wings and Albany FireWolves faced off at MVP Arena in an eastern conference clash on Saturday night. After trailing at halftime, the FireWolves came alive in the second half to take an 11-5 victory over the Wings. The game’s opening quarter started with a bang as Matt Rambo danced towards the net sneaking the ball passed Albany’s Doug Jamieson to put…

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

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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NLL: Rush keep playoff hopes alive with 9-8 win over Mammoth

A steady, consistent attack led to a must-win victory for the Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday night as they came from behind to beat the first-place Colorado Mammoth 9-8. As a result, the Rush move up into fifth place in the West Division, keeping their slim playoff hopes alive. The Mammoth drew first blood with two goals 22 seconds apart early in the first quarter, with the Rush responding with one…

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NLL: Two-win weekend for Roughnecks

Opportunity came knocking at the Calgary Roughnecks door this weekend in the form of yet another gruelling doubleheader. An opportunity to move above .500 for the first time this season was at stake, but more importantly an opportunity to further secure the third and final playoff spot in the West. Up first, a Friday night matchup against the eastern powerhouse Halifax Thunderbirds. Holding a slight 6-5 lead at the half,…

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NLL: Bandits first home loss of season comes at hands of Jeff Teat and NY Riptide

All season long, the Buffalo Bandits have been on top of the mountain. Very rarely do other teams absolutely dominate the Bandits in every facet of the game. In addition, this season opposing teams don’t come into Buffalo and win, period.   But the New York Riptide came into KeyBank Center Saturday afternoon and blew the doors off the building, 15-12, handing the Bandits their first home loss of the season….

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NLL: Dawson sets all-time career assists mark as Rock defeat Knighthawks

The Rochester Knighthawks led the Toronto Rock for 56:50 on Saturday night, but not when the final horn sounded. The Rock captured their third straight win 11-9 in Rochester, extending the Hawks losing streak to seven games. Once again, Toronto played without Rob Hellyer. Only five of their 11 goals were scored by traditional forwards, including an empty netter by Dan Craig, his second of the game. Tom Schreiber also…

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Rush Eke Out Big Win Over Warriors, 15-13

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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