2019 NLL Champs Lose Simpson & MacRae in Expansion Draft 7/9/19

July 9, 2019

[MEDIA RELEASE] Calgary, AB – The Calgary Roughnecks today announced that defencemen Shane Simpson and Dan MacRae have been claimed by the Rochester Knighthawks and New York Riptide, respectively, in the 2019 National Lacrosse League Expansion Draft. Simpson, selected by the Knighthawks in the fourth round, 7th overall, played 10 games with the Roughnecks after joining the team in the 2018 NLL Entry Draft. The Hamilton, Ontario product tallied three…

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Toronto Rock Lose Lintner & McArdle in Expansion Draft 7/9/19

July 9, 2019

[MEDIA RELEASE] Rock Lose Two Forwards As New Teams Take Shape Oakville, ON – The National Lacrosse League Expansion Draft took place on Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia, PA with the expansion Rochester Knighthawks and New York Riptide each selecting 11 players. The Rock, along with all current NLL teams, each lost two players in the Expansion selection process.  Forward Dan Lintner was selected by the Rochester Knighthawks with the first…

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NICK ROSE AND BROCK SORENSEN RE-SIGN FOR TWO YEARS 6/24/19

June 24, 2019

[MEDIA RELEASE] Rock Lock Up Pair Of Core Players  Oakville, ON – Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick announced the signings of two pending unrestricted free agents today.  Starting goaltender Nick Rose and veteran defender Brock Sorensen have both agreed to two-year contracts.  The two Rock veterans could have become unrestricted free agents on August 1, had they not re-signed with the club today. “It was very important…

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NLL Media Advisory: 2019 Expansion Draft 6/5/19

June 5, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY June 5, 2019 PHILADELPHIA – The National Lacrosse League has announced the 2019 Expansion Draft. The New York Riptide and Rochester Knighthawks will make their picks on Tuesday, July 9th. Ahead of the Expansion Draft, each team will designate 11 protected players before the June 25 deadline. Expansion teams are then allowed to select eligible players who are not on the protected list. The Rochester Knighthawks will select 1st…

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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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Defense Carries Roughnecks to NLL Finals – 5/10/2019

May 11, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Calgary Roughnecks The 8,900 fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary witnessed one of the most outstanding defensive games in the NLL of recent memory on Friday night.  Both teams stood tall in front of their outstanding goaltenders.  The Colorado Mammoth were successful in defeating the Calgary Roughnecks in two of their three meetings this season, but their good…

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Toronto Shuts Out the Lights in Georgia, Advance to Round Two 5/6/19

May 7, 2019

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Georgia Swarm On May 6, the Toronto Rock (1-0) travelled to Georgia (0-1) to face the Swarm in the Eastern Semi-Final for a rare Monday night lacrosse game.  Playing in front of 8,862 fans at the Infinite Energy Arena the visitors escaped with a win as Toronto pulled away in the second half and held on during a…

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Roughnecks Move On, Seals Stay Home 5/6/19

May 7, 2019

Matteo Nobile, Correspondent San Diego Seals Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Mike McGinnis The Pechanga Arena in San Diego was the stage for the first round playoff matchup between the San Diego Seals (10-8) and the Calgary Roughnecks (10-8). Just over 5,000 fans came to support their home town Seals in their effort to make the second round of the playoffs in their inaugural season. The Seals maintained…

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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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Lightning Strikes in Saskatchewan Mammoth Upset in OT 5/3/19

May 3, 2019

Di Miller, Correspondent Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse is Awesome© The Colorado Mammoth, the No. 4 Seed in the West, headed to Saskatchewan to face the Rush, the No. 1 Seed for the First Round of the Western Division Semi-Finals.  The Rush had 11,358 fans on hand to watch their team head to Round Two. Colorado had just come off an embarrassing loss to the Rush in the last weekend of the…

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Knighthawks Close the Door on Rochester and the Season 4/27/19

April 28, 2019

Christopher Crane, Correspondent Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Rochester Knighthawks In the last weekend of the NLL regular season the Rochester Knighthawks (6-12) played host to the New England Black Wolves (9-9) in front of a 6,158 crowd at the Blue Cross Arena.  The fans came to see this Rochester team’s last home game before moving to Halifax next season.  The Rochester Knighthawks would give those…

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