Archive for the ‘saskatchewan rush’ Category

Rush sign Jeremy Thompson

Posted: August 1, 2019 in NLL, saskatchewan rush

Press ReleaseΒ 

The deal is for two years.


Press Release

For the 2019-20 season, a new season-long competition has been created among the five Canadian franchises, based on head-to-head competition between the Calgary Roughnecks, Halifax Thunderbirds, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Warriors. The team with the best record in those games will be crowned the Canadian champion and receive a new trophy called the Alterna Cup. The cup design will be released in the coming months.

Just when you thought the NLL could not become anymore bush league. It has to go and do something that is usually reserved for college sports.Β 


The Buffalo Bandits have signed Justin Martin and Bryce Sweeting to two year agreements.

The Calgary Roughnecks have signed Anthony Kalinich to a two year agreement.

The Colorado Mammoth have provided a qualifying offer to Dillon Ward.

The Halifax Thunderbirds have offered the Franchise Tag to player Ryan Benesch.

The New York Riptide signed Connor Kelly, Mike Manley, Kieran McArdle, and Dawson Theede to two year contracts and John Ranagan to a one year contract.

The New York Riptide have signed Tyler Digby to a two year agreement.

The Saskatchewan Rush have provided a qualifying offer to Ben McIntosh.

Derek Keenan is keeping the band together.

The Rush has sent a first round pick in 2019 daft, the tenth overall pickΒ in return for Jeff Cornwall. Solid deal for both sides. Rush get Cornwall back and the Riptide get a first round pick for Cornwall, who was not going to suit up for the Riptide.


Rush sign Shattler

Posted: July 19, 2019 in NLL, saskatchewan rush

Press Release

The deal is for two years.

Its award season in the National Lacrosse League (Yawn). Did they forget the Western the division? πŸ™‚

Executive of the Year – Terri Gibberson Toronto Rock

General Manager of the Year – Steve ” Chugger ” DietrichΒ  Buffalo Bandits

Head Coach of the Year – John Tavares and Rich Kilgour Buffalo Bandits

Goaltender of te Year – Matt Vinc Buffalo Bandits.

Most Valuable Player – Dane Dobbie

Defensive Player of the Year – Graeme HossackΒ  Halifax Thunderbirds

Rookie of the Year – Austin Staats San Diego Seals

Teammate of the Year – John Ranagan – Georgia Swarm – Currently with the New York Riptide.

Transition Player of the Year – Challen RogersΒ  Toronto Rock

Sportsmanship Award – Lyle Thompson Georgia Swarm ( Did they snip the ponytail? πŸ™‚

Media Person of the Year – Tyson Geick


First Team All-Pro

Dane Dobbie – Calgary Roughnecks – Forward

Lyle Thompson – Georgia Swarm – Forward

Challen Rogers – Toronto Rock – Transition

Graeme Hossack – Rochester Knighthawks – Defense

Kyle Rubsich – Saskatchewan Rush – Defense

Matt Vinc – Buffalo Bandits – Goaltender


Second Team All-Pro

Eli McLaughlin – Colorado Mammoth – Forward

Callum Crawford – New England Black Wolves – Forward

Zach Currier – Calgary Roughnecks – Transition

Steve Priolo – Buffalo Bandits – Defense

Brodie Merrill – San Diego Seals – Defense

Christian Del Bianco – Calgary Roughnecks – Goaltender


All-Rookie Team

Austin Staats – San Diego Seals – Forward

Ian MacKay – Buffalo Bandits – Transition

Matt Rambo – Philadelphia Wings – Forward

Kyle Killen – Colorado Mammoth – Forward

Trevor Baptiste – Philadelphia Wings – Transition

Brendan Bomberry – Georgia Swarm – Transition


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.Β  Let the bitching by Philly faithful begin.

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



Press ReleaseΒ 

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.Β 

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.Β  Jordie is an asshole to boot.

Press Release

Deal is for two years.

Press Release

Both deals are for one year.