NLL Power Rankings Week 15: Bandits Shuffle to Number One

April 15, 2016

So far four of the six playoff spots have been secured. Buffalo & New England in the east, and Colorado and Saskatchewan in the west.  Colorado or Saskatchewan can clinch the # 1 seed in the west and receive a first round bye if either team sweeps their games this weekend.  Calgary and Vancouver are fighting for the third seed.  A Calgary win over Vancouver will clinch the final spot…


Black Wolves Challenge Nine Win Mammoth

April 2, 2016

Tonight the Colorado Mammoth (9-3) will visit the New England Black Wolves (7-4).  These teams met just four weeks ago with the Mammoth coming up on top by a score of 14-13. Both teams have been playing very strong in keeping pace in their respective divisions.  Colorado clinched a playoff berth last week in their win, while the Black Wolves put a big weekend sweep against the Rochester Knighthawks last…


Quinn Powless: Bouncing Back for 2016

June 18, 2015

The month of September is like Christmas to all potential National Lacrosse League prospects.  But for Quinn Powless it was the matter of who would pick him and when.  Then the announcement came, Quinn Powless was now a member of the New England Black Wolves (first round, eighth overall). He would now be playing along side of Kevin Crowley, Pat Saunders, Kevin and Kyle Buchanan and would add speed and a lot…


NLL Three Stars Week 8

February 23, 2015

Week 8 is now in the books and once again we had a lot of high flying action. The premier players of the league stood out for their teams as usual, but there was also goaltending this weekend that played a big part in games this past weekend. 1. Curtis Dickson (Cal) —  The player they call “Superman” was just that.  Dickson registered 7 G (4 PPG), 2 A in…


Black Wolves Look to Rebound Against Colorado

February 22, 2015

This afternoon the New England Black Wolves (2-4) will host the Colorado Mammoth (3-3).  Both these teams are winless in their last seven combined games, after winning their first five combined. After winning their first two games the Wolves have fallen on some hard times losing four straight, including Friday nights 13-12 OT thriller of a loss to Toronto.  This was their best game since their 17-7 win over Rochester in…


NLL Power Rankings: Week Six

February 10, 2015

With only two games on the schedule this week a lot happened.  Both games were exciting from beginning to end and both went to overtime.  The Swarm buzzed into second place with an overtime win at home over Rochester, and Calgary is still winless as they fell in overtime again, this time to Buffalo. This weekend we have seven games, some teams playing twice.  A lot can change after Valentine’s…


NLL Three Stars: Week Six

February 9, 2015

We had two games this past weekend, and not a single team had a winning record.  Actually the combined record of all four teams was 7-11, but don’t let that fool you.  Both games went to OT, and there was enough excitement for a whole slate of games. Three Stars: Week Six 1—Dhane Smith (Buf)  5G/5A  Exploded on Saturday night and helped keep the Roughnecks winless.  Smith scored five of the…


Swarm Sting Knighthawks, Move to 3-2

February 7, 2015

On Native American night at the Hive, the Minnesota Swarm(3-2) needed overtime to defeat the Rochester Knighthawks(2-3) 7-6 in front of 9,645 Friday night.  Callum Crawford’s only goal of the game was scored at 2:21 of overtime. This was a defensive battle with both Matt Vinc and Zach Higgins standing tall for their teams.  Vinc stopped 39 of 46 shots he faced and Higgins stopped 35 of 41. The first…


NLL Power Rankings Week 5: Rock Roll to Top Spot

February 4, 2015

Photo Credit: George Fourlaris There was a full slate of action again this week in the NLL, and once again we had some thrillers. Buffalo battles back in second half, but the tank went dry. Calgary is still winless, Stealth get revenge over Mammoth, Knighthawks and Rush now on two game win streaks, Black Wolves get doubled up.  Where will they fall this week in the Power Rankings???? NLL Power…


NLL Power Rankings: Week Three

January 21, 2015

Only 1 game this past week in the NLL, but this week everyone is in action.  The Toronto Rock kick it off Friday night as Buffalo shuffles in, then they travel to Rochester for a Saturday night game against the Knighthawks.  The Swarm will face the Black Wolves, Edmonton faces Calgary, and Colorado with battle Vancouver.   NLL Power Rankings   Week 3   (1)1—Toronto Rock (2-0)  Has two big games…