Swarm Sting Hawks 14-8 in Pre-Season Opener

December 7, 2014

In what has become an annual event, the three-time defending champion Rochester Knighthawks fell to the Minnesota Swarm 14-8 in front of 10,073 fans at The Blue Cross Arena.  Tickets for the game were free on a first come first serve basis, just as they did in the past 3 years for the pre-season game. It’s obvious the focus was on Miles Thompson.  Thompson ended the night with 4 goals…


Prout Impact on Knighthawks

November 20, 2014

Prior to the draft the three-time champion Rochester Knighthawks shipped 21 year old Johnny Powless, Joel McCready, 9th & 23rd selection in the 2014 draft to Vancouver for the 2nd (Jeremy Noble) and 11th overall in this years draft as well as a number one in 2015 and 2017.    Questions started to be asked as to who would take the place of the young star Johnny Powless.  That was…


Recapping NXT Philly Showcase 2014

November 16, 2014

The NXT Lacrosse Philly Showcase is happening this weekend.  The event kicked off Friday night in South Philadelphia at the fields on 10th & Bigler St.  Due to frost and the cold weather it had to be moved from the grass field at Citizens Bank Park. It started off with a seventh grade All-Star game with kids from Philadelphia and New Jersey, followed by another All-Star game with the eighth…


Ryan Ward retires after 11 years.

November 11, 2014

Ryan Ward announces his retirement after 11 years of NLL action In a statement released by the New England Black Wolves forward Ryan Ward has formally announced his retirement after 11 seasons in the National Lacrosse League. “I have been contemplating my retirement for several months but found it difficult to announce as I feel I still have the ability to play at a high level,” Ward, 34, said in…


NLL Shootout Experiment Could be Exciting Addition

November 6, 2014

During the preseason the National Lacrosse League will be experimenting with the shootout to see if it may be of some interest in the future.  Immediately following all preseason games this December, no matter what the score a shootout will be held. For those familiar with the NHL, the shootout rules are the same. The teams will not change ends for the shootout.  The home team shall have the choice…


Kyle Buchanan: Is 2015 His Year?

October 30, 2014

Kyle Buchanan was played 9 games his rookie season for the Stealth in 2013.  Kyle scored 4 G/18A in only 9 games.  Last season Buchanan played with the Philadelphia Wings and had an outstanding season registering 23 goals and 46 assists in 18 games. Buchanan played along side of Kevin Crowley, Tracey Kelusky, and Garrett Thul and Jordan Hall (traded to Rochester) just to name a few.  Now the question…


University City Classic: Drexel, Penn, Hopkins Face Off

October 27, 2014

On an absolute gorgeous day in Philadelphia, the 2nd annual University City Classic was played.  Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania and John Hopkins Unversity all took part on this day.  All the proceeds from this event went to benefit the HEADstrong Foundation. Game 1  Drexel 6   Penn 6. In the first game we had a rematch of the first round in last year’s NCAA Tournament.  Both teams came out…


University City Classic: Penn, Drexel, John Hopkins

October 25, 2014

The second annual University Classic will be held once again on the University of Pennsylvania Campus at PennPark. Schedule: 11:00 am     Drexel vs Penn 1:15 pm Drexel vs John Hopkins 3:00 pm      John Hopkins vs Penn Previews Drexel Dragons (13-5/4-1) will face Penn in the first game.  These schools are seperated by a mile at the most.  At one time or another paths are crossed with the…


Is Croswell Right Backup for Wolves?

October 21, 2014

The New England BlackWolves have signed Kevin Croswell to be the backup to starting goaltender Evan Kirk.  The question here is can he be the answer.  Before the team moved from Philadelphia they have never really had a good backup.  They always relied on a top number one goalie.  Dallas Eliuk was the man between the pipes and fr some time had Andy “Pizza” Piazza. There have been other backups,…


Profile: Jordan Hall, Rochester Knighthawks

October 6, 2014

When those of us in the lacrosse world hear the name Jordan Hall, the first thing that comes to mind is how he was involved in a blockbuster trade in 2012 that sent himself, Robbie Campbell, Joel White and Paul Rabil from Rochester to Philadelphia for Dan and Paul Dawson abd a first round pick in 2016. Fast forward 21 months later and Jordan Hall is back in Rochester after…