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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 »

Rockhoppers down Kingfish in much different game than their last meeting

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 »

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.

Boston Rockhoppers are Kings of New England; dump Rhode Island 20-7

The Boston Rockhoppers won the first New England Bowl, downing Rhode Island 20-7.
The Boston Rockhoppers won the first New England Bowl, downing Rhode Island 20-7.

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 »

Rhode Island Kingfish forward Evan Roberts has come a long way

Evan Roberts works for England against Canada's Phil Sanderson at the 2010 world field championships.
Evan Roberts works for England against Canada's Phil Sanderson at the 2010 world field championships.

Middlebury, Vermont is a town of about 8,500 near the state’s western border with upstate New York. It’s a couple of hours south of Montreal and a couple hours north of Albany. A few miles outside of Middlebury you’ll find Cornwall, where a little over 1,000 people live. About a mile and a half down Route 74 from Cornwall is West Cornwall, which on the 2000 US census enjoyed the uniquely symmetrical distinction of being home to 366 male and 366 female residents. One of the male residents was Evan Roberts. Roberts and his elementary school class of 16 students didn’t get a chance to play lacrosse. That would have to wait until he graduated to Middlebury Union High School, which had a large enough student body that he was able to take up the game. But while his introduction to the sport may have been late, once Roberts hit the field lacrosse got in his blood.


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 »

The Rhode Island Kingfish made their North American Lacrosse League debut in a hard fought game against the Kentucky STickhorses at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.  After a hard-fought win, the Stickhorses spoiled the Kingfish’s debut, defeating Rhode Island 17-14.

Kentucky started with a furiously aggressive pace, going up 7-2 in the first quarter for their first of 2 5-point leads in the game.  Rhode Island started to find their stride in the second quarter, capitalizing on Kentucky’s transition mistakes to pull close the deficit to 11-8 by halftime.  Both teams traded goals in the third and fourth quarters to keep the final gap at 3 in favor of Kentucky. READ MORE »

NALL clubs stock the cupboards in entry draft

The North American Lacrosse League held its 2012 Entry Draft Thursday night, two days later than originally scheduled thanks to Hurricane Sandy. The league’s four teams selected a total of 85 players. For the first seven of the draft’s 18 total rounds the league’s newest members–the Rhode Island Kingfish and Baltimore Bombers–had two picks each while the Kentucky Stickhorses and Boston Rockhoppers had one. The rest of the way it was one pick per team per round. Rhode Island kicked things off by choosing Boston Cannons’ Michael Maggio. Kentucky followed that up by picking Travis Bland, currently playing for the PLL’s Reading Rockets. READ MORE »

North American Lacrosse League kicks off Season 2 in January

It’s an often-repeated axiom that lacrosse is the fastest-growing game in North America. There’s certainly no question that the pro game is burgeoning. The Professional Lacrosse League is halfway through its inaugural season. The Canadian Lacrosse League recently announced the relocation of two teams to new venues, the addition of an expansion team and the schedule for its second season starting in January 2013. And now the North American Lacrosse League has released its second-year schedule that includes three expansion teams joining the holdover Kentucky Stickhorses. READ MORE »

Rhode Island Kingfish are announced as the newest member of NALL

A new team will be swimming in the North American Lacrosse League waters in 2013. The league has officially announced the Rhode Island Kingfish are joining as an expansion team for next season. The Kingfish will play out of the 2,500-seat Boss Arena in Providence. The team joins the Kentucky Stickhorses, Boston Rockhoppers and Lehigh Valley Flying Dutchmen to bring the league to a total of four teams. The announcement says NALL expects to add more teams in the near future. It also says the coaching and management staff will be announced soon. NALL’s season runs January through April.