The Boston Rockhoppers topped the Kentucky Stickhorses 25-13 last Saturday to capture the North American Lacrosse League Championship and the Chase Championship Cup. Boston’s Mike Stone scored three goals in the first quarter and was named the Championship MVP. “I want to congratulate the Rockhoppers on winning the championship and never relinquishing their first-place position the entire season,” said Anthony R. Caruso, Esq., League Counsel and Acting Commissioner. “I am very proud of the effort put forth by all of our teams and the high level of indoor lacrosse they brought to lacrosse fans throughout the winter.” Boston finishes the season with a 7-1 record, while Kentucky wraps up its season with a 2-5 mark.
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Just over a month ago the Boston Rockhoppers beat up on the Rhode Island Kingfish 20-7. It was a much different story Saturday night as the teams battled to the end in a hard fought game with the Rockhoppers coming out on top, 15-14 before well over 1,500 fans at the New England Sports Center in North American Lacrosse League action.
The Rockhoppers got off to a hot start scoring the first three goals of the game and ultimately leading 4-1 after the first quarter. Rhode Island fought back, scoring the first two goals of the second quarter, and then the last two of the quarter to only trail 8-6 at halftime. READ MORE »
The Kentucky Stickhorses hosted the North American Lacrosse League leaders, the Boston Rockhoppers, at Freedom Hall on Saturday night. Boston entered with the best record in the league and strong momentum after their recent win in Baltimore, and Kentucky looked to restore momentum after a loss to Baltimore last week. After trading goals to start the game, Boston pulled away to a 4-1 lead by the end of the first.
The Stickhorses offense roared to life in the second quarter, posting 6 goals including a spurt of 3 goals in a span of 1 minute, 22 seconds. But Boston managed to answer, never letting the lead slip, and going into halftime up 8 to 7.
The score remained tight throughout the remainder of the game, but with Kentucky never managing to claim the lead. READ MORE »
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.
It was an all New England matchup Saturday night at the New England Sports Center where the Boston Rockhoppers hosted the Rhode Island Kingfish. Led by a 10-goal run from the end of the first quarter to the end of the third quarter, the Rockhoppers defeated the Kingfish 20-7 before around 1,500 fans who came from all over New England to support both teams.The win improves Boston to 4-1 on the season, while Rhode Island falls to 0-3. It was a slow first quarter as the teams only scored a combined three goals, with Boston leading 2-1. In the second quarter they quickly picked up the pace, outscoring the Kingfish 4-0 in the quarter to take a 6-1 lead going into halftime. 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.
The Kentucky Stickhorses were not able to claim victory in their first North American Lacrosse League road game on Saturday night. The Boston Rockhoppers led a tight contest until pulling away late in the 3rd quarter to claim their second win of the season over Kentucky.
Face-offs, ground balls and penalties all made a major difference for Boston in the game with Kentucky allowing extra power play chances to Boston and not being able to capitalize effectively during their own opportunities. Goaltending play was notable for both teams, with Vincent Talbot securing the win for Boston. Spencer Lyons started for Kentucky with solid play and a number of remarkable saves, but faced too many to keep Kentucky in contention. Patrick Crosby came into the game for Kentucky in the 4th quarter with similarly solid play on numerous scoring chances for Boston. Scoring was led by Ryan Hotaling for Boston with 5 goals, followed by Tommy Palasek and Mike Stone with three goals each. Joel Derechinsky led Kentucky scoring with 3 goals. READ MORE »
Lacrosse fans in Boston get another chance to get back to the game at 7 pm tonight when the North American Lacrosse League’s Rockhoppers play their first home game against the Kentucky Stickhorses. The game is a rematch of the league’s season opener, in which Boston downed the Stickhorses in Kentucky. The Rockhoppers are led by the likes of former Boston Blazer Ryan Hotaling, Greg Rogowski, Andrew Kirkaldy and goalie Vincent Talbot.
Kentucky boasts a couple of Canadian stars–Travis Bland and Mike McLellan–to augment home-grown talent such as Brandon Dube, Anthony Kelly and Josh Kacprzack. Both teams are 1-1 early in the season. Boston dropped an overtime decision to the Baltimore Bombers in their first-ever home game. Kentucky edged the Rhode Island Kingfish in their second game of the year.