Archive for September, 2014

Tavares returns for 24th season

Posted: September 29, 2014 in Buffalo Bandits, NLL

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With Wings relocation. Going to miss yelling sucks at JT. Never would of guessed. That JT would still be playing. Yet there is no NLL team in Philadelphia.

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Draft Grades

Posted: September 26, 2014 in NLL

Yeah do not look for us. To offer up grading each team’s draft. Serves no purpose. When the kids have not even played a minute of NLL ball.

NLL expands playoffs

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

The National Lacrosse League has announced the NLL Champion’s Cup Finals will expand to a full best-of-three game series effective for the upcoming 2015 season. The change was unanimously approved today by the NLL Board of Governors.

“Based on the success of the 2014 playoffs, this was the obvious next step for us,” said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. “The 2015 playoffs promise to be our best ever.”

The first two rounds of the playoffs shall remain under the same format as last year with single elimination for both first-round Division Semifinal games and a two-game series for the Division Finals. As adopted for 2014, a 10-minute tiebreaker game will be played immediately following Game 2 of the Division Finals should the series be tied 1-1.

During the 2014 NLL Champion’s Cup Finals, the two-game attendance average was 12,865 while overall attendance for the entire 2014 NLL postseason averaged 10,821 fans, which marked a 62% increase from 2013.

With the expansion to a best-of-three series for the Champion’s Cup Finals, the league is further following the expansion of the playoff format introduced in 2014 where the format was expanded from single elimination to the two-game series format for the Division Finals and Champion’s Cup Finals.

The 2015 NLL Champion’s Cup Finals best-of-three series will be played on consecutive weekends with the higher-seeded team hosting Game 1 and Game 3 (if necessary). The Champion’s Cup Finals are scheduled to commence with Game 1 on the weekend of May 30, 2015.

NLL Draft Results

Posted: September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

From NLL.com

FIRST ROUND
1. Edmonton (from Minnesota): Ben McIntosh (Drexel University)
2. Rochester (from Vancouver): Jeremy Noble (University of Denver)
3. Minnesota (from New England via Edmonton): Miles Thompson (University at Albany)
4. Colorado: Eli McLaughlin (Coquitlam)
5. Minnesota (from Buffalo): Shane MacDonald (Brampton)
6. New England (from Toronto via Calgary): Mark Cockerton (University of Virginia)
7. Colorado (from Edmonton): Robert Hope (Pfeiffer University)
8. New England (from Calgary): Quinn Powless (Six Nations)
9. Buffalo (from Rochester via Vancouver): Brandon Goodwin (Adelphi University)

SECOND ROUND
10. Minnesota: Joe Maracle (Six Nations)
11. New England (from Vancouver via Rochester): Rodd Squire (Six Nations)
12. Vancouver (from New England via Buffalo): Conrad Chapman (Nanaimo)
13. Edmonton (from Colorado): Adam Shute (New England College)
14. Buffalo: Matthew Bennett (Brampton)
15. New England (from Toronto): Matt Crough (Dowling College)
16. Calgary (from Edmonton via Buffalo via Colorado): Tyson Roe (Concordia University Wisconsin)
17. New England (from Calgary via Toronto): Alex Buque (American International College)
18. Buffalo (from Rochester via New England): Tyler Ferreira (Dowling College)
19. Edmonton (compensatory): Tyler Melnyk (Marquette University)

THIRD ROUND
20. New England (from Minnesota): Josh Johnson (Six Nations)
21. Vancouver: Brandon Clelland (Orangeville)
22. New England: Sheldon Burns (Dowling College)
23. Vancouver (from Colorado via Rochester): Dan Keane (University of Delaware)
24. Buffalo: Jordan Dance (Orangeville)
25. Vancouver (from Toronto): Jakob Doucet (New Westminster)
26. New England (from Edmonton via Calgary): Ty Thompson (University at Albany)
27. Rochester (from Calgary via New England): Brier Jonathan (Six Nations)
28. New England (from Rochester): Connor Campbell (Brampton)

FOURTH ROUND
29. Minnesota: Eric Guiltinan (Brampton)
30. Vancouver: Matt Delmonico (Seton Hill)
31. New England: Mike Mawdsley (Sacred Heart University)
32. Colorado: Zach Rogers (Providence College)
33. Toronto (from Buffalo): Brandon Benn (Johns Hopkins University)
34. New England (from Toronto): Jayson Crawford (Halton Hills)
35. Edmonton (from Edmonton via Minnesota): Matt MacGrotty (Bryant University)
36. Calgary: Pat Henry (Calgary Mountaineers)
37. Rochester: Ian Martin (Six Nations)

FIFTH ROUND
38. Minnesota: Pat Miles (New England College)
39. Vancouver: DJ Saari (Coquitlam)
40. Minnesota (from New England): Paxton Leroux (Peterborough)
41. Colorado: DJ Giacobbo (Canisius College)
42. Colorado (from Buffalo): Terry Ellis (University at Denver)
43. Toronto: Jordan Robertson (Whitby)
44. Edmonton: Chad Mitchell (Bellarmine University)
45. Calgary: Cam Gardner (Bellarmine University)
46. Rochester: Anthony Patterson (Six Nations)

SIXTH ROUND
47. Edmonton (from Minnesota): Mitch McAvoy (Mercyhurst University)
48. Vancouver: Steve Ferdinandi (New Westminster)
49. Buffalo (from New England): Mike Melnychenko (Chestnut Hill)
50. Colorado: Mike Crampton (United States Air Force Academy)
51. Toronto (from Buffalo): Brady Haseltine (Mercyhurst University)
52. Toronto: Darryl Robertson (Whitby)
53. Edmonton: Mike Digeralmo (Edmonton Outlaws)
54. Calgary: Andrew Smistad (Marquette University)
55. Rochester: Zach Williams (Six Nations Rebels)

TRADES:

Rochester Knighthawks receive the 2nd and 11th overall picks in 2014, as well as 1st round picks in both 2015 and 2017 from the Vancouver Stealth in exchange for Johnny Powless, Joel McCready, and the 9th and 23rd overall picks in 2014.

Rochester Knighthawks receive Jordan Hall from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for the 11th and 28th overall picks in 2014, as well as a 2015 1st round pick.

New England Black Wolves receive the 6th, 8th, 27th, & 28th overall picks in 2014 from the Calgary Roughnecks in exchange for a 2015 1st round pick and a 2016 3rd round selection.

Colorado Mammoth receive the 7th overall pick in 2014 from the Edmonton Rush in exchange for the 13th overall pick in 2014 and a 2nd round selection in 2015.

Buffalo Bandits receive the 9th overall pick in 2014, a 2nd round pick in 2015, a 1st round pick in 2018 as well as Nick Weiss from the Vancouver Stealth for Rory Smith, Eric Penney and the 12th overall selection in 2014.

Colorado Mammoth receive the 17th overall selection in 2014 from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for the rights to Mike McNamara.

Rochester Knighthawks receive the 27th overall selection in 2014 from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for Rochester’s 3rd round selection in 2015.

Minnesota Swarm receive the 40th overall selection in 2014 from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for Jay Card.

Buffalo Bandits receive the 49th overall selection in 2014 from the New England Black Wolves in exchange for a 6th round selection in 2016.
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Tracet Kelusky retires

Posted: September 20, 2014 in New England Blackwolves, NLL

Takes defensive coordinator position with New England Black Wolves. Good luck with that. Given that the Black Wolves should be heavy on American field players on defense.

Career Stats

So French rips the heart out of Wings fans. By selling and moving the franchise. Sends this out today to people. Who use to be Wings season ticket holders. ( Might need to use an image viewer to blow it up.) Talk about a low blow.

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New England Black Wolves

Posted: September 19, 2014 in New England Blackwolves, NLL

Name and logo for the relocated Philadelphia Wings. Like the name. Glad they did not pick a singular name. Or something silly. Just get rid of the dam lacrosse stick in the logo.

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I cannot complain about the selection of coaches. With ties to the Philadelphia Wings. Player selections will come later.

  1. Tony Resch Head Coach
  2. Adam Mueller Offensive Assistant
  3. Chris Schiller Defensive Assistant

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Six Nations wins Mann Cup in Six

Posted: September 13, 2014 in Mann Cup

With the game tied 1-1. The Chiefs ran off the next four goals. The Chiefs never looked back after that. Securing back to back Mann Cup championships. Kasey Beirnes led the Chiefs with four points. With two goals and two assists. Brandon Miller made 34 saves.

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New England / Langley trade

Posted: September 12, 2014 in Langley, New England, NLL

The Vancouver Stealth announced that the team has acquired transition player Kyle Belton from the New England-based franchise in exchange for forward Jamie Lincoln.