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However, the statement does not mention anything about ownership.



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The NLL will conduct the expansion draft on July 16 via conference call. We are sure the teams will be tweeting the results.

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We cannot see number four happening. Years ago the NLL allowed persons to own more than one team. We cannot see the NLL going back to that particular ownership model. Buckle up it is going to be a fun offseason.

1—The K-Hawks leaving Rochester is an unfounded rumor and pure speculation.

2—Styres could move the team, possibly to Halifax, a lacrosse-loving city where he’d probably be the toast of the town and get a sweetheart arena deal.

3—Styres could acquire an NLL expansion team and play at Six Nations in Ontario. It is a relatively small arena but the team would have a passionate following.

4—The Pegulas could take over operation of Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. The K-hawks would remain in Rochester. A new NLL by-law permits a person(s) to own more than one team. Was this by-law inserted to allow for this specific situation? The Pegulas, who own the NLL Buffalo Bandits, presumably would seek a new owner for the K-hawks. I assume Jody Gage would play a prominent role in selecting a coach and stocking the team.


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Attendance 13645

Nine goal second half propel Rush to NLL Cup Champions. Jeff Shatler was named NLL Finals MVP with a four goals and one assist performance. Mark Matthews had eight assists.  Evan Kirk made 37 saves.  The Rush claim their third league championship in four years.


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For those curious about the number of Knighthawks season ticket holders. The magic number is 1,728.

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Attendance 11842

With Rochester leading 4-3 in the second quarter. The Rush went on a seven goal run and proceeded to put the game out of reach.  The Rush were led by Robert Church with four goals and two assists. Evan Kirk made 36 saves.  Game 2 is set for Saturday June 2 at 8 PM ET in Rochester.

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Attendance 4106

Both team played good defense for 45 minutes. The Knighhawks managed to take a 4-3 lead into the fourth quarter.  The teams traded goals until the Knighthawks went on a three goal run to take a commanding 8-4 lead, only to see the Swarm go on a three goal run of their own to close the gap to 8-7. Austin Shanks extended the Knighthawks lead to 9-7 only for Shayne Jackson to get one back for the Swarm to make it 9-8.  However. the Swarm comeback came up short.  Rochester will play the winner of the West final between Calgary and Saskatchewan.



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Attendance 5263

Slow start dooms New England. Knighthawks came out flying and jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Stephen LeBlanc, stopped the bleeding for the Black Wolves.  Aaron Bold played only 21:39 giving up nine goals on 26 shots before being pulled in favor of Doug Jamieson.  Knighthawks took a 11-4 lead into halftime. Aaron Bold was back between the pipes for the Black Wolves  to start the third quarter.  New England came out after halftime and went on a 4-0 run to close the gap to 11-8, but the comeback attempt fell short. Black Wolves forward  Kevin Crowley was invisible all night and held scoreless.


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Attendance 19070

Bandits fourth quarter comeback attempt falls short.  Kyle Jackson led the Knighthawks with four goals and four assists.  Mitch Jones led the Bandits with four goals and two assists.  Well at least the Bandits have the Stealth first round pick as a consolation prize, to bad expansion had to ruin it.

Rochester improves to 9-9 and Buffalo falls to 8-10.

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Attendance 8143

Black Wolves stay alive in the playoff race. Eight different players scored at least one goal for the Black Wolves.  Aaron Bold made 58 saves.  Knighthawks offense failed to find any traction.

New England improves to 9-8 and Rochester falls to 9-8.

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