Training Camp Report: Rhode Island Kingfish

December 31, 2012

Reader Mike Vergano attended Rhode Island Kingfish Training Camp, and was kind enough to send us this report about it. As snow buried the northeast this weekend, the Rhode Island Kingfish held their official training camp in Warwick, RI.  Thirty-four hopefuls braved the weather and traveled from as far as Canada to try and impress the coaching staff.  Coaches Charlie Blanchard and Steve O’Donnell ran the prospects through two hours…


Meet a NALL Player: AJ Laffin

December 13, 2012

Name: AJ Laffin Position: Forward Team: Rhode Island Kingfish Pro Teams You Have Played For: Rochester Greywolves (Can-Am Senior) Upstate Bears (MILA). Favorite Lacrosse Memory: I have three favorite memories. The first wooden stick that I got from stick maker Alf Jacques from Onondaga and Being voted to play in the 2010 and 2011 Can-Am All Star game. Being drafted by Rhode Island in the 6th round of the draft. Favorite Pro Player/Player…


Meet a NALL Player: Ryan Licht

November 12, 2012

Name: Ryan Licht Height: 6’0 Team: Rhode Island Kingfish Pro Teams:Philadelphia Wings, Anaheim Storm, NJ Pride, San Francisco Dragons, Jacksonville Bullies, Irish National Team Favorite Lacrosse Memory: Winning the National Championship at Nassau Community College and my experiences with the Irish National Team; traveling the world and competing for Ireland. Favorite Pro Players: A lot of my strengths have come from learning from some of the best players and coaches in lacrosse. I learned important…


Kingfish Try to Win on Local Talent

November 9, 2012

The Rhode Island Kingfish are at a disadvantage somewhat with bringing in local talent. Players from the New England area would likely prefer to stay closer to Boston. No problem for Rhode Island, except they have the Boston Rockhoppers to compete with. No matter, the Kingfish still brought in local talent, and their roster is mostly built off of that. While teams like Baltimore and Kentucky are getting the fanfare, Rhode…


Meet a NALL Player: Joe Evans

November 7, 2012

Name: Joe Evans Position: Goalie Team: Rhode Island Kignfish Pro teams:  Vermont Voyageurs Favorite Lacrosse Memory: First game as a field goalie, I let in one goal and was covered in bruises…I was hooked Favorite Pro: Anthony Cosmo, he plays great angles and is almost always in position but can also make the acrobatic reaction saves. Strengths: Field Vision, being able to read off ball play is a must in box. Toughest Shooter:…


NALL: League Heads Into Year Two With Confidence

October 15, 2012

Year one of the North American Lacrosse League could not be titled as a failure, despite the fact four teams left and the league played in just one stadium. They were able to get all of their games off and they had a turf along with all the other things needed to be a professional league. Year two is going to begin with four teams. Two of them you will…


Boston at Kentucky Opens NALL Season

October 11, 2012

The North American Lacrosse League announced their schedule for the 2013 season today. The season will kick off with Boston at Kentucky, and then Baltimore at Rhode Island the next day. Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:00 PM Boston Rockhoppers Kentucky Stickhorses Sun Jan 6, 2013 1:00 PM Baltimore Bombers Rhode Island Kingfish Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:00 PM Rhode Island Kingfish Kentucky Stickhorses Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:00 PM Baltimore…


Rhode Island Kingfish Set for 2013 Season

October 11, 2012

The Rhode Island Kingfish today made several announcements regarding the 2013 North American Lacrosse League season. They confirm Charlie Blanchard as the head coach and Sean O’Donnell as assistant coach. Blanchard played in the MILL (now the NLL) with the Boston Blazers and O’Donnell is the top lacrosse coach in Rhode Island high schools. The general manager Michael Lydon was quoted saying in a press release,”Rhode Island is emerging nationally…


Rhode Island Kingfish Name Charlie Blanchard Head Coach

September 28, 2012

According to the team Facebook page, the Rhode Island Kingfish of the North American Lacrosse League have named Charlie Blanchard their head coach for the 2013 season. Steven O’Donnell was named the assistant head coach. Blanchard has been an assistant coach with the Bryant Bulldogs NCAA lacrosse team. He is a former assistant lacrosse coach with Ohio Wesleyan. Blanchard is also a former player in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (now…


Rockhoppers and Kingfish Announce Home Dates

September 19, 2012

Earlier this week, the Boston Rockhoppers and the Rhode Island Kingfish of the North American Lacrosse League began selling season tickets and announced what their home dates would be. An official schedule of games with opponents has not yet been announced. Below is the schedule of games for Boston and Rhode Island. Boston Rockhoppers Saturday January 12, 2013 @ 7pm Saturday January 19, 2013 @ 7pm Saturday February 2, 2013…