Archive for February, 2014

Rochester 17 Toronto 9

Posted: February 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Stealth 19 Mammoth 9

Posted: February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Stealth bomb Mammoth 9-1 in the first quarter and never look back.

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Crystal Ball Week 8

Posted: February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Season 23-8

Friday

Colorado over Vancouver

Saturday

Edmonton over Minnesota

Toronto over Rochester

Buffalo over Philadelphia

Calgary over Vancouver

Rock 20 Wings 10

Posted: February 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Rock cook Wings. Jordan Hall, did not play due to work commitments. (They missed him all night) The Wings did not bother to show up tonight. Offense, Defense, Goaltending, and special teams. Looked disorganized and lost most of the night. Crowley, seems to be finding his grove though. Tom Hajek, has his work cut out for him. Kirk sucked and Miller was no better. Wings suffer power outage on power play going 1 for 6. While Rock went 5 for 7.

See how the Wings rebound at home tomorrow vs undefeated Edmonton.

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Crystal Ball Week 7

Posted: February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Season 18-8

Friday

Toronto over Philadelphia

Saturday

Edmonton over Philadelphia

Rochester over Buffalo

Calgary over Minnesota

Colorado over Vancouver

WLA Draft Results

Posted: February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Round 1

1. Coquitlam – Tyler Garrison
2. NW – Reid Reinholdt
3. MR – Frankie Scigiliano
4. Coq – Matt Delmonico
5. Nan – Brody Eastwood
6. Vic – Jessi King
7. NW – Brandon Randford

Round 2
8. NW – Sean Lundstrum
9. Coq – Sam Goodman
10. MR – Danny McDermott
11. Vic – Chris Wardle
12. Nan – Tyson Roe
13. Nan – Brandon Smith
14. Nan – Conrad Chapmand

Round 3

15. Nan – Regan Comeault
16. BBY – Brendan Rouse
17. Vic – Brandon Bull
18. Coq – Steven Neaufeld
19. Coq – Vincent Ricci
20. Vic – Dane Schoor
21. Vic – Nick Stone

Round 4

22. Lang – Quinn Smith
23. Nan – Ben Snider
24. MR – Zach Porter
25. Nan – Kurtis Green
26. BBy – Dan Perreault
27. Nan – Dave Diruscio
28. Nan – Devon casey

Round 5

29. Lang – Adam Will
30. NW – Jimmy McBdride
31. MR – Cory Cop
32. Coq – Tyler Glebe
33. BBy – Brendan Shea
34. Vic – Cody Hagedorn
35. Nan – Kody Te Kanawa

Round 6

36. Nan – Dylan Long
37. NW – Matt Messenger
38. MR – Dylan Quinn
39. Coq – Kyle Dobbie
40. BBY – Ryan Watson
41. Vic – Derek Anderson
42. Lang – Nathan Henare

Round 7

43. Nan – Jamie Sorenson
44. NW – Spencer England
45. MR – Spencer Evans
46. Coq – Montgomery Jones
47. BBY – Mackenzie Flesher
48. Vic – Thomas Arsenault
49. Lang – Nash Harrison

Round 8

50. Nan – Ryan Landels
51. NW – Drew House
52. MR – Dalton Nicholson
53. Coq – Patrick McMillan
BBY – Pass
54. Vic – Ethan Garland
55. Lang – Micheal Bosch

Round 9

56. Nan – Ryan Hanna
NW – Pass
57. MR – Brenden Kidd
58. Coq – Andrew McMillan
59. Vic – Chirs O’Hara
60. Lang – Kennan Staples

Round 10

61. Nan – Macgregor Johnson
62. MR – Jermey Funk
63. Coq – Dominik Pesek
Vic – Pass
64. Lang – Garret Spann

Discipline Summary Week 6

Posted: February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

From NLL.com

The National Lacrosse League has announced a summary of discipline stemming from incidents occurring during Week 6 of the 2014 NLL regular season for games played on Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1.

Rochester Knighthawks transition player Joel McCready has been assessed a one-game suspension stemming from a post-game fighting instigator incident with Edmonton Rush transition player Jeremy Thompson immediately following their game on February 1. Upon league review of the incident, McCready has been assessed an Instigator Minor and Game Misconduct Penalty (Rule 80.2) along with a Fighting Major and Game Misconduct Penalty for violation of Fighting Other Than During Periods Of The Game (Rule 80.16) which carries an automatic one-game suspension.

In other league discipline news, the appeals for Rochester Knighthawks forward Stephen Keogh and Vancouver Stealth forward Rhys Duch have been withdrawn. Both players will serve their suspensions this weekend.

Keogh was assessed a one-game suspension stemming from an illegal cross-checking incident on Buffalo Bandits defenseman Rory Smith at the 1:20 mark of the third quarter of their game on January 25. No penalty was called on the field, but upon league review of the incident, Keogh was assessed a Match Penalty for violation of Illegal Cross-Checking (Rule 63.3) which carries an automatic one-game suspension (Rule 41.2).

Vancouver Stealth forward Rhys Duch was assessed a one-game suspension stemming from an illegal cross-checking incident on Edmonton Rush defenseman John Lintz at the 12:36 mark of the third quarter of their game on January 25. An Illegal Cross-Checking Major Penalty was called on the field, and upon league review of the incident, Duch was assessed a Match Penalty for violation of Illegal Cross-Checking (Rule 63.3) which carries an automatic one-game suspension (Rule 41.2).

NLL Awards for January

Posted: February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

From NLL.com

02/06/2014, 4:00pm EST
By NLL.com
Vancouver’s Digby earns Rookie of the Month honors
The National Lacrosse League has announced Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month award winners for January of the 2014 NLL regular season.

Colorado Mammoth forward Adam Jones, who currently leads the NLL in goals (25) and is tied for the league lead with 40 points (25+15), won the Player of the Month award for January.

“In this league, you play only on weekends,” Jones said. “For me, the way I prepare is I think about the fact that all week, these teams are scouting you, these teams are thinking about the one game they have to execute on the things they’ve been practicing all week. The biggest thing in this league is to be consistent. You only get a few games and with 16 players, if one player’s not playing up to his potential, then your team’s likely not going to be very successful. That’s been a goal of mine – to be consistent.”

Jones has scored at least two goals in every game for Colorado so far this season and has scored three or more goals four times. The Canisius College product, a former first-round draft pick who won 2012 NLL Rookie of the Year, also ranks second in the league with 13 forced turnovers in 2014.

“It’s something I’ve always had a knack for,” said Jones about his defensive acumen. “Growing up, I realized that that’s the kind of thing that helps teams win. The awards are a testament to the work-ethic of our team in general and how well we’ve worked together.”

The third-year player will appear on the NLL Live interactive show on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network on Thursday, Feb. 6 (tonight) at 8 p.m. ET.

Vancouver Stealth forward Tyler Digby, who leads all rookies in goals (11), assists (11) and points (22), won the NLL Rookie of the Month award. Digby, who played collegiate lacrosse and football at Robert Morris University, was the Stealth’s third-round selection (20th overall) in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft. The rookie has recorded at least two points in every game for Vancouver this season and has scored a hat trick twice.

“He’s doing what we expected,” said Stealth head coach Chris Hall. “We knew we had a good draft choice when we got him and he has really accomplished everything we’ve expected of him, and I expect him to continue to grow and get even better. He’s got great size, great hands, works hard and he’s tough to handle in front of the net.”

Player of the Month
Adam Jones, Colorado Mammoth (7 GP, 23 G, 14 A, 37 PTS, 32 LB, 12 FT): Jones recorded a combined 37 points (23+14), with a single-game high of eight points (7+1) on January 25 against Calgary, along with 32 loose balls and 12 forced turnovers as Colorado posted a 2-5 record through January.

Rookie of the Month
Tyler Digby, Vancouver Stealth (6 GP, 9 G, 10 A, 19 PTS, 12 LB, 4 FT): Digby recorded a combined 19 points (9+10), with a single-game high of six points (3+3) on January 4 against Colorado, along with 12 loose balls and four forced turnovers as Vancouver posted a 2-4 record through January.

The NLL Monthly Player Awards are determined by a vote of the league’s general managers and head coaches. The January monthly award included three Week 1 games played on December 28 and one Week 6 game on January 31.

Duch withdraws appeal

Posted: February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Per NLL.com

Vancouver forward Ryan Duch. Has withdrawn his appeal of one game suspension. For a cross checking incident on 1/25 vs Edmonton. Duch, will miss Saturday’s game vs Colorado. For a struggling Stealth squad. This is bad news. As they come into the game vs Colorado. Riding a four game losing streak.

Miller Time

Posted: February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

About dam time. Having a one, two punch with Kirk. Will be very helpful for the rest of the season.

From wingslax.com

Wings Come to Terms With Veteran Brandon Miller
PHILADELPHIA WINGS COME TO TERMS WITH BRANDON MILLER

WINGS AGREE TO TERMS WITH GOALIE BRANDON MILLER ON ONE-YEAR AGREEMENT

The Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) have agreed to terms with Goalie Brandon Miller for a one-year agreement, pending league approval.

Brandon Miller was named to the NLL All-Pro Second Team last season. He appeared in 15 games and compiled 556 saves while only allowing 12.12 goals per game. Miller reached a career milestone by recording his 4,000th save in 2013.

“We are pleased that a deal could be reached with Brandon,” said Head Coach Blane Harrison, in regards to having Brandon back with the team. “His signing gives us enviable depth at the goaltender position. Additionally, it will enable us to work with and develop Don Alton at a more appropriate pace.”

Miller enters his fourteenth season in the league and seventh with the Wings. He is the longest active tenured member of the Philadelphia Wings for consecutive seasons.

The Wings will play back-to-back games against the Toronto Rock and Edmonton Rush this week. The Wings visit Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia hosts the undefeated Edmonton Rush at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.