Archive for June, 2008


The Money Ballers: JR A Edition

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Entering Week 6 of this thing and we finally see the guy at the top of the leaderboard that I’m sure most would have picked as their favorite for our JR A Money Baller champ… Six Nations Arrow’s forward Cody Jamieson.

Even with his boys dropping a couple pretty hard to Burlington and Orangeville and then barely squeaking by an amped up Missy Tommies, Jamieson still made sure his stick was on almost every clutch goal the orange-and-white buried as they slipped in the standings, and likely the National Junior A Ranking (check back Wednesday for that). READ MORE »


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NLL Dispersal Draft Results

As NLL Insider broke to you last week, the National Lacrosse League did schedule and hold a dispersal draft today, in a draft that largely went under the radar – not announced by the league until late Friday evening, June 27.

The expansion NLL Boston Blazers held the first overall pick in a two round draft.

Check the results after the jump. READ MORE »


NY Titans officially announce coaching change

As first reported last week by NLL InsiderEd Comeau has been formally hired as the head coach of the New York Titans, replacing Adam Mueller, who retired after the season ended.

Comeau coached the Rochester Knighthawks to the 2007 NLL Champions Cup and was the head coach of the 2008 Eastern Conference All Star team. He was also an assistant for four cup-winning Toronto Rock teams (1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003).

To read the full Titans press release, continue reading after the jump. READ MORE »


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Nanaimo’s Drew Dickie traded to Calgary Mountaineers

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Looks like Marc Nano isn’t the only goalie headed to Alberta in preparation for the Minto. The Nanaimo Timbermen have shipped goaltender Drew Dickie to Cup hosts Calgary Jr. A Mountaineers for future considerations.

In other B.C. Junior A news, with two wins this weekend including an 11-5 drubbing of the Coquitlam Adanacs, the Victoria Shamrocks have climbed into sole possession of first place.

And over in Massachusetts, Boston Blazers head coach and NLLinsider’s own Tom Ryan got a little recognition for spending a Saturday teaching lacrosse skills to kids. That look on his face is the free and easy expression of someone who has the highly appealing option of selecting Dan Dawson in today’s dispersal draft, 2:00 PM EST.

Weekend Results: READ MORE »


Northmen top Arrows in battle of the best

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For the second time this season the Orangeville Northmen have beat Six Nations in a clash between the top two teams in Ontario Junior A, this time besting the Arrows 14-6. The Northmen got out to a 3-0 lead to begin the first, and though Six Nations crawled back to end the period with two goals that would be the last time the Arrows were able to drum up any consecutive offense. Orangeville tender Nick Rose turned away 37 shots and teamed up with the Orangeville defense to hold Six Nations’ major scoring threat Cody Jamieson to one assist. READ MORE »


Mississauga Tomahawks break into the win column

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For all of the Alberta Jr. A lacrosse fans wondering exactly who Marc Nano is, he’s the guy who gave the Mississauga Tomahawks their first win in his final game with them this season, a 9-5 victory over the Toronto Beaches. His 50 saves, shutout overtime period, and assist on the final Tomahawks goal was good enough to earn him Player of the Game recognition. Todd Kozak and Simon DeSousa led the Tomahawks offense with two goals and two helpers apiece. Nano will join the Edmonton Eclipse early next week.

In other Ontario Jr. A action, the St. Catharines Athletics thumped the Orillia Rama-Hammond Kings 12-3, thanks largely to Joey Resetarits (3g) Andrew Potter (2g 3a) and Corey Small (2g 5a). And the Brampton Excelsiors topped the K-W Braves 11-4.


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Adam Mueller Retires, Ed Comeau Hired in New York

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NLL Insider has learned that NLL Coach of the Year, Adam Mueller, has retired after a combined 19 year coaching career that has seen him serve as a pro head coach with the Philadelphia Wings, Minnesota Swarm and most recently, the New York Titans.

The specifics of Mueller’s decision will be made public shortly, with an expected press release from the franchise likely being sent out to media next week.

The reigning coach of the year also had a fairly impressive playing career spending eleven years in the MILL & NLL with the likes of the Detroit Turbos, Baltimore Thunder, Philadelphia Wings and Albany Attack. READ MORE »


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Edmonton Eclipse gearing up for Minto run, add Marc Nano to roster

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When it comes to be trade deadline time in Jr. A lacrosse it isn’t unusual to hear of Ontario players heading West for a Minto Cup run. But heading to Alberta? That’s a little different. After nearly a month of negotiations the Edmonton Eclipse–the only undefeated team left in Jr. A lacrosse–have worked out a deal to put Mississauga Tomahawks goaltender Marc Nano between their pipes.

Eclipse coach Dave Pym has indicated that Nano will arrive in Edmonton Monday, join the team for practice Tuesday, and be in the line-up Wednesday to take on the Edmonton Miners and get his first glimpse of the fiercest rivalry going in Alberta Jr. A. The addition of a consistent number one goaltender is expected to further solidify the first-place Eclipse roster, and all indications are that this Edmonton team is making a serious march towards the Minto. READ MORE »


Young Jacobs is busy being great

Even if you don’t remember that kid outta Portland, Peter Jacobs, it doesn’t matter. The way this kid’s rollin’, it won’t be long before he’s a household name in the world of lacrosse.

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Jacobs, the 18-year-old with the savvy of a seasoned veteran, is the forward who helped lead Portland to the National Lacrosse League title game, scoring two goals in a losing effort. In the final seconds of that game against Buffalo, he nearly scored in the final seconds to force overtime. Well, this summer’s no different. He’s been a solid baller for his Jr. A Akwesasne Indians and now he’s headed out West to see what he can do for his Iroquois National team at the World U19 Field Lacrosse Championships in British Columbia. “I’d do anything for it (lacrosse),” Jacobs told The Cornwall Standard Freeholder.

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National Junior Player of the Year: Week 4

Today’s theme? Gotta be the last line of D… the tenders.

With most arguing over the trio out west, that being Joel Weber, Matt Flindell and Sean Tessarolo (although, did you notice who won player of the week??? oh yeah, Scott Lowe), most insiders and experts we talk to are way more impressed with what’s being thrown-down in Ontario, especially in recent weeks.

The trio turnin’ heads in the OLA? Nick Rose, Justin Delormier and the little talked about Evan Kirk. Two of the three are in this week’s watchlist. READ MORE »