Archive for July, 2014

Roughnecks sign Poulin

Posted: July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

Mike Poulin inks two year deal. To stay with Roughnecks.

Press Release

Bandits re-sign Cosmo

Posted: July 31, 2014 in NLL

From NLL.com

The Buffalo Bandits have announced that the team has re-signed starting goaltender Anthony Cosmo to a one-year contract prior to the opening of NLL free agency on August 1. With the signing, Buffalo avoided the risk of Cosmo entering the market as an unrestricted free agent.

“We are very pleased to have Anthony return for another season,” said Bandits general manager Steve Dietrich. “Last season, ‘Coz’ proved that he remains one of the top goaltenders in the game and re-signing in Buffalo shows that he wants nothing more than to bring a Champion’s Cup back home to ‘Banditland’.”

Cosmo will be entering his fourth season with the Bandits and 14th overall in the NLL. A finalist for the 2014 Goaltender of the Year award, Cosmo established a new NLL record with 752 saves this past season and led the NLL in minutes played (1,063). The Mississauga, Ontario native finished the 2014 season third among league goaltenders in save percentage (.797) and fourth in both goals-against average (10.77) and wins (8). He also recorded a career-best 10 assists.

“It is exciting to be back with the Bandits,” Cosmo remarked. “We had a great season in 2014 and were one goal away from being in the finals. I am prepared to make-up that one-goal difference this coming year.”

Over his 205-game career, Cosmo has compiled a record of 75-60, to go along with a goals-against average of 10.65 and a .780 save percentage. The five-time NLL All-Star and 2007 NLL Goaltender of the Year currently sits third in Bandits franchise history in saves (1,520) and fifth in wins (15).

Earlier in the week, the Bandits placed their franchise tag designation on forward Mark Steenhuis and sent qualifying offers to avoid restricted free agency for four players in defensemen Steve Priolo and Rory Smith along with transition players Jay Thorimbert and Andrew Watt.

Langley used a 7-2 second period outburst. A hole that was to deep for Nanaimo to dig out of. Alex Turner led Langley with six points 3g 3a. Chad Pieper 17 saves and Brodie McDonald 9 saves spilt time in the Thunder net. Mitch Parker 3g 1a led Nanaimo. Cory Mayzes 30 saves.

Box Score

KW 5 Six Nations 4

Posted: July 31, 2014 in Major Series Lacrosse

In a defensive battle. Chris Cloutier scored the game winner with :15 seconds left in the game. Luke Laszkiewic led KW with 2g. Steve Fryer made 39 saves. Four different players scored goals for Six Nations. Brenner Jacobs made 39 saves.

Box Score

Down 11-6 entering the third period. Oakville mounted a heck of a comeback effort scoring seven goals in the third. However, it was not enough. Kevin Brownell scored an empty net goal with :39 seconds left to seal the win for Brooklin. Curtis Knight had a seven point night 2g 5a. Gavin Prout four points 2g 2g and Kiel Matisz 2g 2a led Brooklin. Zack Higgins made 32 saves. Jermey Noble 3g 2a and Jordan MacIntosh 3g 2a paced Oakville. Craig Wende made 50 saves.

Box Score

Swarm-Rush Trade

Posted: July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

From NLL.com

The Edmonton Rush and Minnesota Swarm have announced a trade with the Swarm acquiring forward Alex Turner from the Rush in exchange for Edmonton’s third-round selection in the 2014 NLL Entry Draft.

NLL Free Agency

Posted: July 30, 2014 in NLL

Buffalo Bandits

Franchise Tag
Mark Steenhuis

Qualifying Offers
Andrew Watt
Jay Thorimbert
Roy Smith
Steve Priolo

Calgary Roughnecks

Qualifying Offers
Dane Dobbie
Daryl Veltman
Peter McFetridge

Restricted Free Agents
Curtis Manning
Frankie Scigliano
Mike Poulin
Scott Carnegie
Travis Cornwall

Unrestricted Free Agents
Andrew McBride
Scott Ranger

Colorado Mammoth

Qualifying Offers
Bob Snider
Drew Westervelt

Restricted Free Agents
Chet Koneczny
Dan Ball
Joel Dalgarno
Joey Cupido
Mike McNamara

Unrestricted Free Agents
Athan Iannucci
Casey Powell
Ian Hawksbee
John Gallant
Nick Carlson
Sean Pollock

Edmonton Rush

Qualifying Offers
Brett Mydske
Corey Small
Jarrett Davis

Restricted Free Agents
Cory Conway
Jeff Cornwall
John Lafontaine
John Lintz
Nik Bilic
Tyler Carlson

No unrestricted free agents


Minnesota Swarm

Qualifying Offers
Greg Downing
Tyler Hass

Restricted Free Agents
Mitch Belisle
Corbyn Tao

Unrestricted Free Agents
Jeff Gilbert

Philadelphia Wings

Qualifying Offers
Brendan Mundorf
Brett Manney
Jordan Hall

Restricted Free Agents
Bill McGlone
Evan Kirk
Jeff Reynolds
Joel White.
Kevin Buchanan
Kevin Croswell
Kyle Hartzell
Max Seibald
Ned Crotty
Paul Rabil

Unrestricted Free Agents
Kyle Sweeney
Stephen Hoar
Tracey Kelusky

Rochester Knighthawks

Qualifying Offers
Johnny Powless

Restricted Free Agents
Joel McCready
Mac Allen
Stephen Keogh

Unrestricted Free Agents
Jon Sullivan
Mike Thompson
Rory Glaves
Ryan Cousins
Scott Campbell

Toronto Rock

TBA

Vancouver Stealth

Qualifying Offers

Matt Beers
Mike Grimes
Rhys Duch

Restricted Free Agents
Chris O’Dougherty
Jamie Lincoln

Unrestricted Free Agents
Brett Bucktooth
Jeff Moleski
Matt Roik

Signed
Curtis Hodgson
Justin Salt
Neil Tyacke

*Will be be updated at more information comes available

Jeff Shattler scored the game winner for the Chiefs. Cody Jamison 2g 3a and Kasey Beirnes 2g 2g led the Chiefs attack. Brandon Miller made 32 saves. David Lomas had two goals for Oakville. Nick Rose made 35 saves.

Box Score

KW 8 Brooklin 7

Posted: July 28, 2014 in Major Series Lacrosse

Brooklin was up 7-6 entering the third period. A scoreless third period doomed Brooklin. KW outscored Brooklin 2-0 to get the win. Chris Cloutier and Mitch Wilde each scored two goals for the Kodiaks. Mike Triolo had a four point 2g 2a for Brooklin.

Box Score

The Lakers outscored the Timbermen 6-0 in the third period for the win. Casey Jackson had seven points. On three goals and four assists for the Lakers. Tyler Richards made 27. Five different players scored for the Timbermen.

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