Both of the top seeds went on the road and lost last weekend in NLL action. Edmonton went to Calgary and dropped a tough 12-11 decision to the Roughnecks. Rochester made the short trip on the Thruway to Buffalo and dropped a 12-8 game to a surging Buffalo Bandits.
I was scrolling through Instagram today (Mother’s Day) and I noticed a common trend amongst the people I follow, particularly pro lacrosse players. Everyone loves to post pics of themselves alongside their mothers!
There is more high quality lacrosse on TV (and online) today, than there is on any other day of the year. That is a pretty tough augment to make in general, but I think that May 10th lives up the hype in more ways than one! Below I’ll run down the full slate of games going down today, and how you can watch as many of them as possible!
Toronto Rock all-star forward Stephan Leblanc was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays game this weekend.
On the eve of the West Division Semifinal, the gear of Colorado Mammoth goaltender Dillon Ward is still missing. However, the team has found a temporary solution that will allow the star rookie to play in Saturday’s game against Calgary.
This weekend kicks off the 2013-14 NLL post-season featuring Buffalo Bandits vs. Toronto Rock in the East and Colorado Mammoth vs. Calgary Roughnecks for the West.
At 45, Buffalo Bandits captain John Tavares has been answering questions about when he might retire for 10 years now. He said it was rare back then for a player to be competitive past age 35 but Tavares has been able to defy the odds.
With the completion of the 2014 National Lacrosse League regular season, the NLL Playoffs are set to begin this weekend on Saturday, May 3 with two first-round single-elimination postseason matchups. The Buffalo Bandits visit the Toronto Rock at Air Canada Centre for the NLL East Division Semifinal at 7 p.m. ET while the Calgary Roughnecks host the Colorado Mammoth at Scotiabank Saddledome for the West Division Semifinal at 9 p.m. ET.
The 2014 National Lacrosse League playoffs begin this weekend on Saturday, May 3 with two first-round single-elimination matchups. The Buffalo Bandits visit the Toronto Rock for the NLL East Division Semifinal at 7 p.m. ET while the Calgary Roughnecks host the Colorado Mammoth for the West Division Semifinal at 9 p.m. ET.
It’s the final week of regular season play for the 2013-14 season, let’s see how things are looking in the league.
John Grant Junior recently hit a huge NLL milestone: 600 career goals. Junior is only the third player to hit this mark, joining John Tavares and Gary Gait in the 600 club. A lot of well-deserved congratulations went out to the Mammoth star, but none funnier than this from face-off man Jerry Ragonese:
Toronto Rock star Garrett Billings was recently the subject of a CNN.com article in the site’s “Human to Hero” series. According to its website, “Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star.” In Billings’ article and video, he discusses the abundance of lacrosse players on Wall Street, the lessons of playing college lacrosse that translate to the professional world, as well as the growth of the game and a bit about his personal life.
Only two weeks left in the NLL regular season and the playoff picture is almost complete. Toronto knocked Philly out of playoff contention and punched their ticket to the big dance simultaneously. The East Division is now all locked up – Minnesota and Philadelphia are warming up their golf games already. The first two seeds are Edmonton and Calgary respectively. Colorado earned a big win over Edmonton this past weekend control their own destiny – one more win gets them into the playoffs or a Stealth loss.
The NLL is winding down, find out how your team is looking moving toward the playoffs. Plus highlights, NLL Live, predictions and more!
Andrew Suitor or the Minnesota Swarm wore the name of a lifelong fan who lost her life in the off-season. The link between lacrosse players and their fans couldn’t be any closer.