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Teams will submit a list of 11 players they wish to protect ahead of the Expansion Draft.

Per the CBA, a maximum of five forwards and one goaltender can be put on a team’s protected player list.

Well the league has published the protected players lists. Some interesting names available to Rochester and New York.

Curious move by Philadelphia not protecting a goaltender.  Let the bitching by Philly faithful begin.

Anyway let the backroom deals begin in earnest. Check out the lists below.




Press Release

Press Release

The deal is for two years

Press Release 

The nominees for each award are:

Rookie of the Year

  • Ian MacKay – Buffalo Bandits
  • Matt Rambo – Philadelphia Wings
  • Austin Staats – San Diego Seals

Defensive Player of the Year

  • Graeme Hossack – Rochester Knighthawks
  • Steve Priolo – Buffalo Bandits
  • Kyle Rubisch – Saskatchewan Rush

Transition Player of the Year

  • Zach Currier – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Kiel Matisz – Philadelphia Wings
  • Challen Rogers – Toronto Rock

Goaltender of the Year

  • Christian Del Bianco – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Matt Vinc – Buffalo Bandits
  • Dillon Ward – Colorado Mammoth

Most Valuable Player

  • Dane Dobbie – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Lyle Thompson – Georgia Swarm
  • Matt Vinc – Buffalo Bandits

Sportsmanship Award

  • Dan Dawson – San Diego Seals
  • Tom Schreiber – Toronto Rock
  • Lyle Thompson – Georgia Swarm

Teammate of the Year

  • Kyle Buchanan – San Diego Seals
  • Chad Cummings – Calgary Roughnecks
  • John Ranagan – Georgia Swarm

Les Bartley Award, Head Coach of the Year

  • Curt Malawsky – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Matt Sawyer – Toronto Rock
  • John Tavares/Rich Kilgour – Buffalo Bandits

General Manager of the Year

  • Mike Board – Calgary Roughnecks
  • Steve Dietrich – Buffalo Bandits
  • Patrick Merrill – San Diego Seals

Executive of the Year

  • Terri Giberson – Toronto Rock
  • Lindsey Masciangelo – Philadelphia Wings
  • Dave Zygai – Buffalo Bandits

This just goes to show how little media coverage the NLL gets. 

Tom Borelli Award, Media Person of the Year

  • Bob Chavez – IL Indoor ( Enjoyed his work at the D and C. Now not so much. )
  • Tyson Geick – Lacrosse Flash ( Former league employee and still has his head up his ass. )
  • Barstool Jordie – Barstool Sports ( Barstool has more negatives than positives that we can think of. Just ask IB.  Jordie is an asshole to boot.

Box Score

Attendance 11,776

The Bandits got off to a fast start jumping out to a 3-0 and the hole was too deep for the offensively challenged Black Wolves to dig out of.  Dhane Smith led the Bandits with two goals and five assists.  Matt Vinc made 47 saves to help the Bandits advance to the East Division Finals.

Buffalo will host the winner of the Toronto – Georgia.



Friday May 3 Colorado at Saskatchewan 9:30 PM ET

Saturday May 4 New England at Buffalo  7:30 PM ET

Monday May 6 Toronto at Georgia 7:30 PM ET

Monday May 6 Calgary at San Diego 10:30 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 16,559

Not going to win games in the National Lacrosse League by scoring two goals over the last 45 minutes New England.  Corey Small led the Bandits with three goals and one assists.  Matt Vinc made 36 saves for the Bandits.

Up Next

Saturday April 27 New England at Rochester 8:00 PM ET

Saturday April 27 Buffalo at San Diego 10:00 PM ET

Box Score

Attendance 9,829

Of course Pointstreak decided to crap out.  The Rock finish the season 8-1 at home. Rob Hellyer led the Rock with three goals and one assists.  Stephen Leblanc led the Black Wolves with two goals and six assists.

Toronto improves to 11-6 and New England falls to 8-8.

Up Next

Saturday April 20 New England at Buffalo 7:30 PM ET

Friday April 26 Toronto at Vancouver 10:00 PM ET


East Division ( According to the Wings)

Georgia – New England – New York – Philadelphia

Division 2

Buffalo – Halifax – Rochester – Toronto

West Division

Calgary – Colorado –  San Diego – Saskatchewan – Vancouver





Box Score

Attendance 6,046

The Black Wolves attacked the Seals early and often tonight and led 13-5 at halftime and kept the Seals winless for the weekend. Callum Crawford led the Black Wolves with three goals and six assists.  Connor Kelly led the Seals with four goals and two assists.  In his NLL debut Connor Fields had two goals and one assist on eleven shots.

New England improves to 8-7 and San Diego falls to 9-6.

Up Next

Friday April 12 Saskatchewan at San Diego 10:30 PM ET

Friday April 12 New England at Toronto 7:30 PM ET