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  • Buffalo Bandits sign Dallas Bridle to a two year agreement.
  • Buffalo Bandits sign Kevin Brownell to a two year agreement.
  • Colorado Mammoth sign goaltender Tyler Carlson to a two year agreement.
  • Colorado Mammoth have signed Carter Dickson to a one year agreement.
  • Georgia Swarm have signed Steve Orleman to a two year agreement.
  • Georgia Swarm have signed forward LeRoy Halftown to a one year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds sign Mike Burke to a two year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds have signed Gates Abrams to a two year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds have signed Colton Armstrong to a three year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds have signed Chase Martin to a two year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds have signed defenseman Luc Magnan to a two year agreement.
  • Halifax Thunderbirds sign defenseman Scott Campbell to a one year agreement.
  • Philadelphia Wings sign forward Cory Viatrelli
  • Philadelphia Wings sign transition player Daryl Waud
  • Philadelphia Wings sign goaltender Brandon Miller
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign forward Dan Michel to a two year agreement.
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Riley Campbell to a two year agreement.
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Tyler Gaulton to a two year agreement.
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Travis Burton to a two year agreement.
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign forward Curtis Knight to a one year agreement
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Dylan Evans to a one year agreement
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Jay Thorinbert to a one year agreement
  • Rochester Knighthawks sign defenseman Paul Dawson to a three year agreement.
  • San Diego Seals have signed Kyle McClancy to a one year agreement.
  • Toronto Rock have signed David Brock to a two year agreement.
  • Vancouver Warriors signed goaltender Nolan Clayton
  • Vancouver Warriors have signed Brent Adams to a one year agreement.
  • Vancouver Warriors have signed Mike Donaldson to a two year agreement.

  • Vancouver Warriors have signed defender Zac Christianson to a two year agreement.

     

Waud is a former canadian football league player who played for the Ottawa Red Blacks, with a history of concussions. You can read more about Waud HERE

Is it really that difficult for the NLL to list the players position when publishing the transactions?

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The Vancouver Warriors decided to get on the free agencyΒ  fun by signing Jon Phillips, Patrick O’Meara and Sam Clare.

Β The Warriors also announce the contract renewals of defender Dallas Wade and goaltender Andrew Gallant.

 

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 

 

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

 

Hawks keeping busy shuffling the roster.

Hawks trade Brandon Goodwin to the Vancouver Warriors in exchange for their third-round pick in the 2019 NLL Entry Draft.

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.

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The Vancouver Warriors have finally cut ties with the Langley Event Center. The NLL team has ended their working relationship with the Langley Event Center and are currently searching for a new practice rink.

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Richardson also said he will continue to support New West, serving in an advisor role, once a successor has been named.

And while he’s in the negotiation stage with the Warriors regarding a second season as a NLL general manager, the result of that deal won’t affect his decision to resign in New West.

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.

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Good to see the Warriors getting busy. Both deals are for multiple years.