NLL Partners With Lax Sav As Official Equipment Partner

NLL Partners With Lax Sav As Official Equipment Partner  Ontario Based Company to Provide Gloves and Apparel League wide  PHILADELPHIA, September 22, 2021 – The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most  successful professional lacrosse property in the world, today announced a three-year partnership with  Lax Sav (@laxsav), a lacrosse company that specializes in […]

Chaos Lacrosse Club Wins 2021 PLL Championship

Chaos Lacrosse Club win 2021 PLL championship

What a weekend it was! After what felt like a very long summer, we have our 2021 PLL champions: Chaos Lacrosse Club. Take a listen as Ryan and I analyze the game, discuss the upcoming NLL season, and even get to chat with Chaos midfielder and Buffalo Bandit Dhane Smith about how everything came together. […]

PLL Championship 2021: How Each Team Can Win

PLL championship 2021 how can each team win

On this week’s episode, the Going Offsides guys discuss the 2021 PLL Championship and what it will take for each team to come out triumphant. Halfway through the season, it was fair to say that neither of these teams looked likely to make a return trip to championship weekend. The Whipsnakes appeared like a team […]

Building the Ultimate Midfielder

Ultimate lacrosse midfielder

You’ve seen some version of this done in every sport, where people take the best qualities of the best players to create the ultimate competitor. Last week, I came up with the players whose skills would make up the ultimate lacrosse attackman. Today, I’ve completed this exercise to build my ultimate lacrosse midfielder. The only […]

PLL All Star Game: Tim Troutner Steals the Show

PLL All Star Game 2021 Recap

After a one-year hiatus, the PLL All Star Game made a return in 2021. While there were many notable absentees due to injury, the game and subsequent skills competition were still enjoyable. PLL ALL STAR Game & Weekend 2021 The Game In my eyes, an all-star game is a way to celebrate the best players […]

Last Week in Lacrosse – Nov. 2-Nov.8

Here’s what happened this past week in lacrosse, 11/2-11/8 Here at LaxAllStars, we caught up with a pair of elite box players, finishing our coverage series on Dhane Smith (Team Canada, Chaos LC, Buffalo Bandits) and Jeff Shattler (Iroqouis Nationals, Saskatchewan Rush): –We looked at the first-rate First Nations talent being developed at the Jeff […]

Dhane Smith Catch Up: Recapping the Coverage

Buffalo Bandits New England Black Wolves Photo: Bill Wippert

Dhane Smith has been a prominent feature in Lax All Stars coverage for the last week and two weeks ago as we looked into his history in lacrosse, his experience in Buffalo, his multisport lifestyle and more. To wrap up two total weeks of Dhane Smith mania, we’ve put it all in one place for […]

Dhane Smith Embraces Golf & Tennis in Lacrosse Hiatus

Dhane Smith has always been a multi-sport athlete but the sports have changed. Lacrosse is constant, but golf and tennis are now in the mix.

Dhane Smith is a multisport athlete. This is something that’s known – his football and hockey histories are documented, and Lax All Stars previously looked into how his family’s multi-sport background helped propel him into professional lacrosse. But football and hockey have fell by the wayside years ago in favor of lacrosse. How is Smith […]

Kitchener Lacrosse Great Carl Becker Is Fighting Cancer

Kitchener lacrosse great Carl Becker, who won two Founders Cups, a Mann Cup and a Presidents Cup, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

Kitchener, Ontario, is home to more than 550,000 people and the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves, the area’s Ontario Jr. A team. While coming up in the sport, Buffalo Bandits forward Dhane Smith played for the Braves, which have been in operation for more than 50-consecutive years. Smith is one of the great success stories out of the […]

Born for the Bandits – Thank You, Buffalo

Dhane Smith Buffalo Bandits 2018 NLL

In 2002, the Buffalo Bandits drafted my cousin, Billy Dee Smith, with the No. 3 overall pick. I was a 9-year-old boy in Kitchener, Ontario, who immediately became the biggest Buffalo fan there was. I grew up watching Billy Dee suit up for Buffalo. I always wanted to be a professional box lacrosse player like […]

Multisport Family Molded Dhane Smith into Lacrosse All-Star

Dhane Smith Molded by Multisport Family Into All-Star

Dhane Smith wouldn’t be a professional lacrosse star now if he hadn’t been a multi-sport athlete then. As a kid in Kitchener, Ontario, Smith played everything under the sun, though lacrosse, hockey and football were his main three. He picked up lacrosse at age 3 and hockey at 5, then put a greater emphasis on […]