Roughnecks Strike Oil & Hoist the Champions Cup 5/25/19

May 26, 2019

Di Miller, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Candice Ward On May 25, 2019 the Western Division Champion Calgary Roughnecks after having defeated the Eastern Division Buffalo Bandits on their turf last Saturday May 18, had the chance to close out the series final and walk away with the Champions Cup at home in front of 17,038 Riggers fans and they did not disappoint.  The game was…

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Roughnecks Steal Game 1 in Buffalo – 5/18/2019

May 20, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© In the 2019 regular and postseason, the Buffalo Bandits held opponents to 10 or fewer goals 12 times. They won all 12 of those games. The Bandits finished the regular season 7-2 at home, and easily won rounds one and two as the host team. The offense seemed unstoppable at times this year, and the defense caused so much confusion in games that…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – NLL Finals, 5/18/2019

May 18, 2019

A lot of the team here thought Toronto was coming out of the East.  Buffalo proved them wrong!  In the West, most of us expected Calgary to move on and they did!  This should be an excellent NLL Finals.  Calgary and Buffalo are both very physical on defense and have players that can create with little space on offense.  Let’s see what we think for Game 1! Shawn Palmer :…

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Rock Falls to the Bandits in Eastern Division Finals 5/11/19

May 11, 2019

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit:  Sara Schmidle The Toronto Rock (1-1) visited the Buffalo Bandits (2-0)  in the Eastern Division Finals on Saturday night and in a game of runs the Bandits would come out victorious by the score of 12 – 8 in front of 11,635 happy Bandit fans and will head to the NLL Finals to face the Western Division Champions…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – Round 2, 5/10/2019

May 10, 2019

None of us saw the Colorado upset happen!  Congratulations to the Mammoth.  They face a tough task visiting Colorado, where they have not won in the post season since their 2006 championship run.  All except one game resulted in an “upset” showing just how great NLL competition is.  We are down to the last four teams and these single elimination divison finals will determine who plays for the Cup. Shawn…

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Buffalo Cruises Through First Round Victory Over New England 5/4/19

May 7, 2019

Justin Ivey, Correspondent New England Black Wolves Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Wippert The top seed Buffalo Bandits hosted the fourth seed New England Black Wolves on Saturday night in front of almost 12,000 fans at the KeyBank Center for the ‘Winner Move On’ East Division semi-final.  Much like the two regular season matchups, the Bandits outplayed the Black Wolves from start to finish, never trailing in…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – Round 1 5/3/19

May 3, 2019

A few of us at Lacrosse is Awesome are here to deliver our predictions for the first round of the NLL playoffs.  In this first round, it is win or go home! West Division Colorado Mammoth (4) at Saskatchewan Rush (1) Friday, May 3 at 9:30 PM EST Justin Ivey These two teams are meeting for the second week in a row.  In the last week of the regular season,…

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Justin’s NLL Picks Week Twenty 4/26/19

April 26, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Weeks 1-9: 25-19 Week Ten: 4-2 Week Eleven: 2-1 Week Twelve: 4-0 Week Thirteen: 3-1 Week Fourteen: 4-2 Week Fifteen: 4-3 Week Sixteen: 2-2 Week Seventeen: 4-1 Week Eighteen: 1-5 Week Nineteen: 3-2 Season Total: 56-38 Wow.  New England could not win on the road.  And now they must visit Buffalo again in the first round.  I thought a lot of these late…

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Buffalo Doubles Down Against New England, Clinches Overall #1 Seed 4/20/19

April 21, 2019

Justin Ivey, Correspondent New England Black Wolves Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Wippert The Buffalo Bandits (13-4) hosted the New England Black Wolves (8-9) on Saturday night in front of 16,559 fans.  The second matchup between these two East division rivals was almost a mirror image of their first matchup, a 15-5 win for the Bandits at New England.  This time Buffalo doubled up on the Black…

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NLL Playoff Clinching Scenarios 4/18/19

April 18, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY April 18, 2019 Philadelphia, April 18, 2019 – The National Lacrosse League has released playoff clinching scenarios ahead of the final two weeks of the regular season. Both the Colorado Mammoth (6-10) and Vancouver Warriors (5-11) can still clinch playoff berths. •      Colorado Mammoth (6-10) can clinch a postseason berth with one win, either vs. San Diego on Friday or vs. Saskatchewan on April 27 or with one…

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Rock Win Their Seventh Home Game in a Row in a 12-11 OT Thriller Against the Bandits 4/5/19

April 10, 2019

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: NLL The Buffalo Bandits (12-4) visited the Toronto Rock (10-5) on Friday night April 5, with the hopes of increasing their lead in the East, but the Rock intended on continuing their home win streak.  The very entertaining game between the two rivals had seven ties, including at the end of regulation.  The OT winner was scored by…

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