NLL: Evans and Veltman Step Up To Take Division Title

April 21, 2013

Shawn Evans scored his first goal of the game and 10th point of the night to give the Calgary Roughnecks a 12-11 overtime victory over the Edmonton Rush. The win means that the Roughnecks, Rush and Washington Stealth all finish with identical 9-7 records on the season, but Calgary takes first place by virtue of the tie-breaker system. The Rush slides down to third seed in the West with the…


NLL: Battle of Alberta Will Decide West Champion

April 20, 2013

When the Edmonton Rush host the Calgary Roughnecks Saturday night in their final game of the regular season, the winner not only takes home the Homes by Avi Battle of Alberta trophy, they also earn the top seed in the NLL West Division for the postseason. Calgary (8-7) currently enjoys a two-games-to-one advantage over the Rush (9-6) in their season series, but Edmonton has the edge in goals for/against. If…


NLL Week 16: What’s at Stake

April 18, 2013

Going into the final weekend of regular season play in the NLL, six of the eight postseason spots have been claimed, with two more yet to be determined. Moreover, only one team has locked up a home game, so there is still a lot yet to be determined. Such is life in a league with such parity among the teams. Here’s what we do know: The Toronto Rock have locked…


NLL: Western Division Playoff Picture Remains Unclear

April 12, 2013

With just two weeks remaining in the NLL regular season, three teams have punched their ticket to the postseason, but the remaining two still have a legitimate shot at finding a way in and the seeding of the division remains wide open. The Calgary Roughnecks, Edmonton Rush and Washington Stealth are all knotted at the top with identical 8-6 records. But it isn’t quite as simple as that. The Stealth…