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North American Lacrosse League is no more

The North American Lacrosse League has announced that it will no longer be operating. Word comes from a post on the Facebook page of the Kentucky Stickhorses, one of four teams that operated in the 2013 season and the only one that was prepared to go forward. The Stickhorses played a series of exhibition games in 2012 when they were the only franchise able to field a team for the full season. They were joined by the Boston Rockhoppers, Rhode Island Kingfish and Baltimore Bombers in 2013 for the first full season. Boston took the league championship, downing the Stickhorses in the title game.

Below is the full text of the message posted by the Stickhorses this morning: READ MORE »

NALL: Baltimore Bombers close the hangar


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 »

Video: Boston takes control of NALL standings with Sunday’s win at Baltimore

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.

Baltimore and Boston meet in NALL matinee


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.

Snow 3, Lacrosse 0: CLax and NALL games postponed because of storm

The winter storm dumping snow all over the Northeast has caused games in CLax and NALL to be postponed.
The winter storm dumping snow all over the Northeast has caused games in CLax and NALL to be postponed.

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.

Baltimore Bombers record 17-13 win over Kentucky Stickhorses


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. ┬áBaltimore maintained its edge going into halftime 7-5. READ MORE »

NALL: Video highlights from Baltimore

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.

Ryan Hotaling and the Boston Rockhoppers face the Baltimore Bombers for first in NALL

“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.

Video: NALL highlights from Baltimore

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 or to watch some Week 4 NALL action.

Last Night: Niagara opens its CLax season with win; Baltimore remains perfect in NALL

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 »