The travails of starting a new league have claimed yet another victim–at least for now. The North American Lacrosse League’s Baltimore Bombers have announced that they are shutting down with just two games left in their season. Baltimore posted a message on their Facebook page from owner and Head Coach Hunter Francis, who was clearly disappointed that it didn’t work out in Baltimore but sounded a hopeful note for the future of the league and box lacrosse in the US in general. He said, “Today the future of box lacrosse in the US seems unclear. Yet I remain optimistic the roots we have planted will flourish and in good time we will be crowding into rinks to watch the college stars of yesterday become the undisputed stars of tomorrow.” READ MORE »
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Since a Jan. 12 loss by 1 goal, the Boston Rockhoppers have not only won 4 straight North American Lacrosse League games, they’ve dominated them. The latest evidence of this trail of destruction is Sunday’s 18-9 win over the Baltimore Bombers. The win gives the Rockhoppers (5-1) a commanding lead in the NALL standings as Baltimore falls to 3-3. The Rockhoppers have outscored opponents 74-34 in their 4 straight wins.
The air raid sirens will be calling people out of their homes and into DuBurns Arena in Canton for a North American Lacrosse League tilt with first place on the line this afternoon. The 4-1 Boston Rockhoppers face the 3-2 Baltimore Bombers for the third time this season. Baltimore (3-2) eked out a 17-16 win when the teams first faced off January 12 in the first game in Bombers franchise history. Boston turned things around in a big way in the rematch, running away with the January 26 game 20-9. This afternoon’s game starts are 3 pm. A couple hours after that, either the Bombers will hold the tie-breaker advantage on head-to-head record and thus first place or Boston will have cemented themselves as the class of the NALL field in 2013.
Mother Nature is reminding us all who’s in charge. With the snow piling up and traffic slowing waaaaay down in the Northeast, today’s scheduled games in the Canadian Lacrosse League and tomorrow’s North American Lacrosse League tilt have been postponed. The Toronto Shooting Star were scheduled to visit the Ohsweken Demons and the Iroquois Ironmen were to be in Brampton to face the Inferno in CLax games tonight. The league’s web site and Facebook page have announced that the games will not be played tonight. The Baltimore Bombers showed they have a sense of humour, announcing via their Facebook page that their game in Rhode Island tomorrow has already been postponed thusly: “Breaking News: Nemo swallows Rhode Island Kingfish.” Neither league has announced dates on which the games will be played.
The Kentucky Stickhorses played host to the Baltimore Bombers on Friday night in the first game of a weekend double-header with potentially big implications for the North American Lacrosse League standings. The game was the first-ever meeting between the two teams an featured a matchup between Kentucky’s two goaltenders from their 2012 inaugural season.
Kentucky came out composed and eager for the win that would put them back at .500 for the season and even the league standings with Baltimore. The Stickhorses controlled the game early, going up 3-0 in the first quarter before Baltimore’s Hickman scored 2 of his eventual 7 goals late in the first quarter, keying a major momentum swing for the Bombers. Baltimore scored 6 unanswered goals as Kentucky struggled with penalties in the second quarter. Baltimore maintained its edge going into halftime 7-5. READ MORE »
Check out the North American Lacrosse League action from Sunday’s game between the Boston Rockhoppers and the Baltimore Bombers. Boston won, 20-9, and as for the NALL being a no-fight league, that does not mean tempers don’t get hot. Check it, and you can also see Mike Stone lose his lid on a drive to the cage for Boston, but he still scores.
“We kind of just feed off each other’s energy, nobody’s going to push us around. We’re part of a family and we’re going to act like it,” Ryan Hotaling told WMCTTV after the Boston Rockhoppers win last week over the Kentucky Stickhorses. Now that Rockhopper family will travel to the Baltimore Bombers turf in a battle for first place in the North American Lacrosse League Sunday at 3 pm. The Hoppers are 2-1 while the Bombers are a perfect 2-0 heading into this afternoon’s matchup.
If you haven’t been able to attend a North American Lacrosse League game this season, here’s the next-best thing: Video. You can check out some of the action between the Baltimore Bombers and the Rhode Island Kingfish from last Sunday. And if you like what you see and want more, the Bombers are hosting the Boston Rockhoppers on Sunday. The Bombers plan to stream the game live, so head to accesslacrosse.com or livestream.com/accesslacrosse to watch some Week 4 NALL action.
It took a few minutes for the Niagara Lock Monsters to get their feet wet. But when they did, they were nearly unstoppable in their first CLax game on Sunday. The Iroquois Ironmen got on the board first, but Ryan Learn scored the next 2 goals for Niagara and the Lock Monsters rolled from there in posting a 22-13 win on Sunday. Learn finished with 4 goals and 2 assists, but it was an 11-point effort from Corey Fowler (4-7) that stole the show from the Ironmen, who had a 7-point game (4-3) from Chris Attwood and a 6-point game (1-5) from Tom Montour. READ MORE »
Baltimore Bombers coaches, players and staff will be featured in the Inside the Hangar live podcast tonight at Port Side in Canton. A Bombers press release says the show will be on from 8-9 pm and can be heard in a few different ways. It’s available through the audio player at Maryland Sports Insider. It can also be found at MSI’s live player. Finally, you can download the FREE Live365 app from iTunes or theAndriod market and search MSI Radio to find our station. The Bombers are a North American Lacrosse League expansion team this year and won their inaugural game last week, 17-16 over the Boston Rockhoppers in overtime. They play host to the Rhode Island Kingfish this Sunday at 3 pm.