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Toronto Rock clinch playoff spot with 10-9 win over Philadelphia Wings

Brandon Miller was sensational for the Toronto Rock in their playoff-clinching win. (Photo: Graig Abel)
Brandon Miller was sensational for the Toronto Rock in their playoff-clinching win. (Photo: Graig Abel)

The Toronto Rock (7-9) clarified the playoff picture and muddied it a bit at the same time, pulling out a 10-9 win over the Philadelphia Wings (5-11) to clinch the third and final playoff spot in the National Lacrosse League’s East Division. With the Buffalo Bandits (8-7) losing by the same 10-9 score to the Minnesota Swarm (4-12), Toronto creeps closer to the Bandits in the battle for second place and the chance to host a first-round playoff game. In last night’s other games, the Rochester Knighthawks (12-4) downed the Vancouver Stealth (4-11) 10-7 and the Edmonton Rush (15-1) got right back on the winning track after losing Friday for the first time this year. Edmonton took a 15-11 win over the Calgary Roughnecks (10-6). READ MORE »


Video: Your Philadelphia Wings, humbled

As the Philadelphia Wings prepare for tonight’s big game at Toronto, check out some recollections from Kevin Crowley, Tracey Kelusky, Evan Kirk and Kyle Sweeney as they talk about some of their most embarrassing moments in sports.


NLL Week 16 Staff Picks

The third Battle of Alberta goes down Saturday as the undefeated Rush face the Roughnecks in Calgary. (Photo: Brad Watson)
The third Battle of Alberta goes down Saturday as the undefeated Rush face the Roughnecks in Calgary. (Photo: Brad Watson)

Five games in week 16 of the NLL. Four playoff berths secured. Three more weeks in the regular season. Two more playoff spots up for grabs. One thrilling weekend.

Already clinching the West Division title and 2014 top overall seed, the Edmonton Rush (14-0) start their two game road trip against the Mammoth (5-10) in Colorado on Friday night before returning north of the border to face the Calgary Roughnecks (10-5) on Saturday for the third Battle of Alberta this season. In the first two games, the Rush outscored the Roughnecks 30-15.
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Junior Wings heading to Jr. Champion’s Cup

The Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League are sending three elite indoor box lacrosse teams to compete in the Junior NLL Champion’s Cup at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario, over Labor Day weekend. The Junior NLL program provides players a chance to work alongside professional box players and develop their indoor skills. Team members will wear the same jerseys as their pro teams, play under NLL rules, and be coached by professional personnel associated with their pro affiliates. Three divisions of athletes will compete for the tournament championship in their perspective age class. Athletes born in 2002 and 2003 will participate in the Pee Wee division, those born in 2000 and 2001 will compete in the Bantam division, and individuals born in 1998 and 1999 will compete in the Midget division. Elite players from Pennsylvania and New Jersey available to travel to Toronto over Labor Day weekend are invited to register at ailacrosse.net before April 14. Qualified players from those registered will be invited to a Junior Wings tryout. Initial tryouts will be scheduled at regional locations in PA and NJ during April and May. All details for the Junior Wings can be found at WingsLAX.com/jrwings.


Who Ya Got? NLL Week 16 Fan Poll

The Wings touch down in Toronto Saturday for a game with huge playoff implications. (Photo: Graig Abel)
The Wings touch down in Toronto Saturday for a game with huge playoff implications. (Photo: Graig Abel)

The playoff race continues to intensify; Edmonton and Rochester are already in, Buffalo and Calgary punched their ticket last weekend, and now we’re down to five teams fighting for two berths.

Tied after the first, third, and fourth quarters, the Rochester Knighthawks started their home-and-home series against the Swarm with an overtime win in Minnesota on Friday. Back in Rochester on Saturday, the Knighthawks led the Swarm for the entire game, sweeping the series and putting more room between them and East Division second place Buffalo Bandits.
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Video: The Wings and their numbers

Why does Jordan Hall wear No. 44? Why does Mike Manley wear No. 5? And why does Brodie Merrill wear No. 17? Hear the stories behind the numbers for this trio, along with a few others Philadelphia Wings.


Generating offence is the name of the game if Wings hope to keep playoff hopes alive

The Wings need to make sure players like Kyle Buchanan are activated in their offence to find success. (Photo: Sarah Lukens)
The Wings need to make sure players like Kyle Buchanan are activated in their offence to find success. (Photo: Sarah Lukens)

The playoffs are approaching. With just three weekends remaining in the 2014 National Lacrosse League regular season, four of the six teams that will be taking part in the post-season have been decided. Things in the West Division look like they’ll go down to the wire between Colorado and Vancouver for the third and final spot. In the East Division, though, everything could be decided this Saturday when the Philadelphia Wings travel to Toronto to take on the Rock. It’s a do or die game for Philly, as Toronto can clinch third place in the division with a win. That’s because a Toronto victory would put them two games ahead of the Wings with two games each to play, meaning the best Philadelphia could do is a tie in the standings, and Toronto would hold the tiebreaker by having won two of the three games between the teams this season. READ MORE »


Knighthawks come back to down Swarm in overtime, Roughnecks beat Wings

Johnny Powless and Dan Dawson celebrate Powless' OT goal in Minnesota. (Photo: Scott Pierson)
Johnny Powless and Dan Dawson celebrate Powless' OT goal in Minnesota. (Photo: Scott Pierson)

The Rochester Knighthawks scored three times in the final four minutes of regulation time to force overtime in Minnesota, then Johnny Powless connected 1:11 into the extra frame to down the Swarm 15-14. Stephen Keogh scored 6 goals, including four in the fourth quarter, to continue his hot streak and lead the Knighthawks. Powless had a hat trick and an assist while Cody Jamieson led all scorers–and strengthened his grip on second place in the National Lacrosse League’s scoring race–with 2 goals and 8 assists. Callum Crawford scored 3 goals and 6 assists for Minnesota and Logan Schuss also had a hat trick and added 3 assists. READ MORE »


NLL Week 15 Staff Picks

Can the Rush remain undefeated? Tune in Saturday when they host the Mammoth. (Photo: Jack Dempsey)
Can the Rush remain undefeated? Tune in Saturday when they host the Mammoth. (Photo: Jack Dempsey)

Four more weeks. Four spots up for grabs. Six games in the National Lacrosse League this weekend. As of last weekend, the Rochester Knighthawks join the Edmonton Rush with a berth in the playoffs while all remaining seven teams are mathematically still in the running.

Last weekend Edmonton swept their East Division road trip; this weekend their provincial rivals will attempt to do the same. The Calgary Roughnecks (8-5) stop into Philadelphia to take on the Wings (5-9), with both teams on a two-game win streak. On Saturday, the Bandits (8-5) return to Buffalo after losing three on the road to host the Roughnecks.
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Who Ya Got? NLL Week 15 Fan Poll

The Rochester Knighthawks and Minnesota Swarm face off in a home-and-home series this weekend. (Photo: Scott Pierson)
The Rochester Knighthawks and Minnesota Swarm face off in a home-and-home series this weekend. (Photo: Scott Pierson)

Two down, four more to go. The playoff race is getting hot in the NLL as wins from the Vancouver Stealth and Philadelphia Wings last weekend closed the gaps a little more in both the West and East Divisions.

Getting the party started last Saturday night, the Edmonton Rush extended their run to 12-0 with a win over East Division leading Knighthawks in Rochester. Despite the Swarm’s big boost of confidence and starting Saturday’s game against the Roughnecks with a two-goal lead and keeping it tied at the end of the second and third quarters, Minnesota dropped their tenth game of the season in Calgary.
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