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Both the Colorado Mammoth (6-10) and Vancouver Warriors (5-11) can still clinch playoff berths.

– Colorado Mammoth (6-10) can clinch a postseason berth with one win, either vs. San Diego on Friday or vs. Saskatchewan on April 27 or with one Vancouver loss, either vs. Rochester on Saturday or vs. Toronto on April 26.

– Vancouver Warriors (5-11) can clinch a postseason berth with two wins and two Colorado losses.

– Buffalo Bandits (12-4) can clinch the top seed in the East and throughout the playoffs in two different ways:

a) Two wins, vs. New England on Saturday and vs. San Diego on April 27.

b) One win and a Georgia loss vs. Philadelphia on Saturday.

– The Bandits can clinch a first round home playoff game with one win or a Toronto loss vs. Vancouver on April 26.

– Georgia Swarm (12-5) can clinch the top seed in the East and throughout the playoffs in two different ways:

a) One win and one Buffalo loss.

b) Two Buffalo losses.

– Toronto Rock (11-6) can clinch a first round home playoff game with a win and two Buffalo losses.

– Saskatchewan Rush (10-6) can clinch the top seed in the West in two different ways:

a) One win, either vs. Calgary on Saturday or vs. Colorado on April 27.

b) If San Diego splits its final two games vs. Colorado on Friday and vs. Buffalo on April 27.

– Saskatchewan can clinch a first round home playoff game with two San Diego losses.

– San Diego Seals (9-7) can clinch the top seed in the West with two wins and two Saskatchewan losses.

– The Seals can clinch a first round home playoff game with one win or a Calgary loss vs. Saskatchewan.

– Calgary Roughnecks (9-8) can clinch the top seed in the West with a win vs. Saskatchewan and two San Diego losses and a Saskatchewan loss vs. Colorado.

– Calgary can clinch a first round home playoff game in two different ways:

a) A win vs. Saskatchewan and two San Diego losses.

b) A win vs. Saskatchewan and two San Diego wins and a Saskatchewan loss vs. Colorado.

The 2018-2019 NLL regular season concludes in Week 20 before the NLL Playoffs start the weekend of May 3-5.

A total of eight NLL teams, the top four clubs in each division’s standings, will qualify for the playoffs. The East and West Division winners will be seeded #1 within their respective divisions and play the #4 seed, while the #2 and #3 seeds play each other in the first round, with the higher seed hosting round 1.

The two first round winners from each division will face off in the Division Finals in a one game series, hosted by the highest remaining seed. The East and West Division winners will then play a best two-of-three game series in the NLL Finals. The highest remaining seed will host games one and three, if necessary.

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Shawn Tilger steps down

Posted: April 18, 2019 in NLL, Philadelphia Wings
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Long time Flyers executive and Wings governor Shawn Tilger has stepped down from his various roles at Comcast – Spectacor.  Tilger’s days were numbered once Comcast-Spectacor hired former Washington Nationals executive Valerie Camillo to head up the Business Operations for the Wells Fargo Center.

 

 

Press Release and Career Stats Here

So now we know why the Seals remained mum on the Staats knee injury. Staats is done for the season with an ACL tear in his right knee and so are the Seals chances of making a Golden Knights type run.

Press Release Here

Get well soon Austin.

Press Release

And here we thought the lights were on and no one was home in the Riptide’s office. Its going to be interesting to see how much US field flavor if any the Riptide will have. 

 

Brian Hobart joins the Riptide as Director of Scouting and Jake Henhawk was named Director of Player Development for the National Lacrosse League (NLL) franchise. Hobart and Henhawk will report to Lance Basler, Assistant General Manager and Director of Lacrosse Operations for the Riptide.

As Director of Scouting, Hobart will manage the team’s regional scouts and be responsible for draft preparation, free agency and trade recommendations, as well as opponent scouting and analysis. He joins the Riptide with more than a decade of lacrosse front office experience, most recently serving as a scout for the Philadelphia Wings and Assistant General Manager for the U.S. Indoor Lacrosse National Team. Hobart previously worked alongside Thorpe during his nearly 10 years as the Head Scout for the Rochester Knighthawks.

Henhawk will support Hobart and all additional team scouts with player evaluation and planning and serve as a key liaison between the players and team management in his role as Director of Player Development. He joins the Riptide from the Knighthawks where he was President of Lacrosse Operations. Prior to the Knighthawks, Henhawk was the Head Scout for the Vancouver Stealth.

Box Score

Attendance 5,200

Its going to be a long flight home for Philly after getting taken to the wood shed by the Warriors and going  0-2 on the weekend.

Blaze Riorden gave the Wings a 1-0 lead 17 seconds into the game only to see the Warriors go on a nine goal run to end the first quarter and put it on cruise control the rest of the way. Good thing no-one was there to see it.

Keegan Bal led the Warriors with five goals and nine assists. Aaron Bold made 61 saves for the Warriors.

Wings penalty kill was a dumpster fire allowing the Warriors to go 5 for 5 with the man advantage.  Travis Baptiste rebounded from a poor performance at x the night before by going 31 for 34 at the x against  Zack Porter and Jarrett Toll.

Vancouver improves to 5-11 and Philadelphia falls to 3-14

 

Up Next

Saturday April 20 Philadelphia at Georgia 7:05 PM ET

Saturday April 20 Vancouver at Rochester 7:00 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 14,005

Another game another fourth quarter collapse for the Wings.  Which has been the theme of the Wings season. With the Wings leading 11-9 after three quarters, the Rush went on a seven goal run in the final quarter to clip the Wings.

Mark Matthews led the Rush with five goals and three assists. Adam Shute made 40 saves for the Rush.

Matt Rambo led the Wings with five goals and three assists.  Travis Baptiste struggled at the x for the first time all season going 16 for 31.

Saskatchewan improves to 10-6 and Philadelphia falls to 3-13.

Up Next

Sunday April 14 Philadelphia at Vancouver 6:00 PM ET

Saturday April 20 Saskatchewan at Calgary 9:00 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 11,826

Roughnecks use fourth quarter comeback to down the Swarm. Dane Dobbie led the Roughnecks with four goals and four assists.  Christian Del Bianco made 35 saves for the Roughnecks.

Holden Cattoni led the Swarm with four goals and one assist.

Calgary improves to 9-8 and Georgia falls to 12-5.

 

Up Next

Saturday April 20 Philadelphia at Georgia 7:05 PM ET

Saturday April 20 Saskatchewan at Calgary 9:00 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 13,202

Kyle Jackson scored the game winner 2:15 into overtime to give the Hawks a hard fought road win. Warren Hill made 39 saves for the Hawks. Chris Wardle led the Mammoth with three goals.

Up Next

Saturday April 20 Vancouver at Rochester 7:30 PM ET

Friday April 19 Colorado at San Diego 10:30 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 6,245

No Austin Staats for the Seals tonight.  Seals have not responded for a request for comment on Staats. Seals sure did miss Staats tonight against the Rush.

Rush led the Seals 3-2 after thirty minutes and blew the game wide open with a five goal run to open the third quarter and the Seals never recovered.

Ben McIntosh led the Rush with six goals and two assists. Adam Shute made 36 saves for the Rush.

Connor Kelly led the Seals with three goals and one assist.

Looks like San Diego sports fans are starting to give up on the Seals.

Saskatchewan improves to 9-6 and San Diego falls to 9-7.

Up Next

Saturday April 13 Philadelphia at Saskatchewan 9:30 PM ET

Friday April 19 Colorado at San Diego 10:30 PM ET