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National Lacrosse League: Minnesota Swarm Set Goal Of 4,000 Season Ticket Holders For 2014 Season; Team Celebrates 10th Anniversary Season

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Major League Lacrosse: MLL Commissioner Dave Gross Talks About “Phenomenal” College Talent Driving Future Expansion And Success Of Shot Clock (Video)

Inside the MLL Presented by Warrior, Evan Washburn chats with MLL Commissioner Dave Gross.

Boston Cannons Middie Paul Rabil Featured In “Discipline” Video From “Core Of Sports” Presented By US Marine Corp

“Discipline” is a word with many meanings: punishment, a field of study, self-control, training that corrects deficiencies. For Boston Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil — perhaps the best lacrosse player in the world — discipline is all of this and more.

Lacrosse Events: Video Highlights Of “LXM Pro Tour Coronado Island 619” On June 23

Sights and sounds highlights from the LXM PRO tour Coronado Island 619 event.

National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (5-0) Look To Stay Unbeaten Against Minnesota Swarm On Feb 18 In St. Paul, MN

The undefeated Colorado Mammoth (5-0) will face the Minnesota Swarm (3-2) on Saturday night at 6:00pm MT at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. in the teams’ second match-up of the season.

Colorado, which owns a two-game lead in the West Division over Minnesota and the Calgary Roughnecks, tied a franchise record with 20 goals scored when the teams met on January 14 at Pepsi Center on Opening Night.

In the opener, Mammoth forward John Grant Jr. led all scorers with 11 points (4g, 7a) en route to being named the National Lacrosse League’s Offensive Player of the Week. Mammoth captain Gavin Prout recorded three goals and six assists, while Minnesota forward Callum Crawford matched Prout’s point total (4g, 5a).

The Mammoth, which leads the league in scoring at 14.2 goals per game, is coming off a bye week. The Swarm offense is second best in the NLL, averaging 13.2 scores per contest. Minnesota won both of its games a weekend ago, defeating the Edmonton Rush and Rochester Knighthawks. Friday’s overtime game was the second-longest in league history (72 minutes and 23 seconds), as the Swarm beat the Rush, 10-9. On Sunday, Minnesota defeated Rochester, 9-6.

For more:  http://coloradomammoth.com/news/mammoth-news/mn-road-test

Lacrosse On Television: The 2012 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Season Will Be Featured On ESPN2 (6 Games) And ESPN3 (42 Games) Beginning On April 28 With A Tripleheader

The 2012 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season will feature six games on ESPN2 and 42 regular-season games delivered live on ESPN3 as the 12th season of MLL action is slated to begin Saturday, April 28, with a tripleheader. With the league expansion of Charlotte and Ohio, MLL has a record number of games across ESPN networks. In addition, the MLL All-Star Game and the MLL Championship Weekend will air on ESPN2, ESPN3 and WatchESPN. The season opens with a tripleheader on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. ET, featuring Rochester at Boston, Denver at Charlotte and Chesapeake at Long Island. ESPN2, ESPN3 and WatchESPN will also air three regular-season games – Rochester at Long Island on Saturday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m., Charlotte at Denver on Saturday, July 14, at 7 p.m. and Chesapeake at Boston on Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. The 2012 MLL All-Star Game will take place at FAU Stadium in Palm Beach County, Fla., Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2, ESPN3 and WatchESPN. The season will culminate with the MLL Championship Weekend Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 & 26, at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass., airing the first semifinal and the championship game on ESPN2, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

2012 Major League Lacrosse Television Schedule

(All times are Eastern and subject to change)

Date Time Game Network(s)

Sat, April 28 
7 p.m. – Rochester at Boston – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Denver at Charlotte – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Chesapeake at Long Island – ESPN3

Sat, May 5
7 p.m. – Charlotte at Boston – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Ohio at Chesapeake – ESPN3
9 p.m. – Hamilton at Denver – ESPN3

Sat, May 12
7 p.m. – Hamilton at Boston – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Ohio at Charlotte – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Rochester at Chesapeake – ESPN3
9 p.m. – Long Island at Denver – ESPN3

Fri, May 18
11 a.m. – Chesapeake at Hamilton – ESPN3

Sat, May 19
7 p.m. – Long Island at Charlotte – ESPN3
8 p.m. – Rochester at Ohio – ESPN3
9 p.m. – Boston at Denver – ESPN3

Fri, June 1
7 p.m. – Ohio at Long Island – ESPN3

Sat, June 2
9 p.m. – Chesapeake at Denver – ESPN3

Sat, June 9
7 p.m. – Charlotte at Chesapeake – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Denver at Ohio – ESPN3
7:30 p.m. – Rochester at Hamilton – ESPN3

Sat, June 16
7 p.m. – Boston at Charlotte – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Long Island at Ohio – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Hamilton at Chesapeake – ESPN3

Sat, June 23
7 p.m. – Boston at Chesapeake – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Charlotte at Ohio – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Denver at Long Island – ESPN3

Sat, June 30
7:30 p.m. – MLL All-Star Game (FAU Stadium, Palm Beach County, Fla.) ESPN2 / ESPN3 /WatchESPN

Fri, July 6
7 p.m. – Chesapeake at Charlotte – ESPN3

Sat, July 7
7:30 p.m. – Rochester at Long Island – ESPN2 / ESPN3 /WatchESPN
7:30 p.m. – Boston at Hamilton – ESPN3

Fri, July 13
7:30 p.m. – Ohio at Hamilton – ESPN3

Sat, July 14
7 p.m. – Hamilton at Ohio – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Boston at Long Island – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Charlotte at Denver – ESPN2 / ESPN3 /WatchESPN
7 p.m. – Chesapeake at Rochester – ESPN3

Fri, July 20
7 p.m. – Charlotte at Rochester – ESPN3

Sat, July 21
8 p.m. – Chesapeake at Ohio – ESPN3

Sat, July 28
2 p.m. – Chesapeake at Boston – ESPN2 / ESPN3 /WatchESPN
7 p.m. – Ohio at Rochester – ESPN3
7:30 p.m. – Denver at Hamilton – ESPN3

Sat, Aug 4
7 p.m. – Denver at Rochester – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Ohio at Boston – ESPN3
7:30 p.m. – Charlotte at Hamilton – ESPN3

Sat, Aug 11
7 p.m. – Rochester at Charlotte – ESPN3
7 p.m. – Denver at Chesapeake – ESPN3
7:30 p.m. – Long Island at Hamilton – ESPN3

Sat, Aug 25
1 p.m. – MLL Semifinal Game 1 (Harvard Stadium, Boston, Mass.) ESPN2 / ESPN3 /WatchESPN

Sun, Aug 26
3 p.m. – MLL Championship Game (Harvard Stadium, Boston, Mass.) ESPN2 / ESPN3 /WatchESPN


National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Lose 12-11 To Calgary Roughnecks Feb 10


It was a chaotic evening at the Comcast Arena at Everett tonight, as the Washington Stealth (1-4) and Calgary Roughnecks (3-2) accumulated 141 penalty minutes in the first quarter alone, but followed that up with a back-and-forth battle between a pair of talented lacrosse teams.

A goal with two minutes left in regulation proved to be the difference as the Roughnecks left Everett with a 12-11 victory.

There were fireworks from the opening face-off in this one as two heavyweights, the Stealth’s Jeff Moleski and Calgary’s Geoff Snider dropped the gloves to set the tone for the evening. From that erupted four more fights in the quarter. But following the first quarter outbursts, the two teams combined for just 21 minutes of penalties the rest of the game.

The Roughnecks scored the first two goals of the game, with the Stealth answering with goals from Rhys Duch and Brett Bucktooth. The first quarter ended with the score knotted at two.

The teams traded goal-scoring blows for the remaining 45 minutes of action, ending the second quarter tied at six and the third quarter tied at eight. Stealth goaltender Tyler Richards was stellar in goal all night, making 39 of his career-high 59 saves in the first half.

“Tyler was amazing for us tonight,” said Stealth assistant coach Art Webster. “We should have won this game based on his play. He proved that he’s one of the top goaltenders in the world tonight.”

For more:  http://www.stealthlax.com/news_article/show/133537?referrer_id=413927-stealth-news

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National League Lacrosse: 2012 NLL West All-Star Team Lineup Announced Featuring Colorado Mammoth Players Landing Four Of Six Starting Spots

The National Lacrosse League has announced the starting lineups for the 2012 NLL All-Star Game, at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on Saturday, February 25. The East & West All-Star Team starting lineups were selected by a vote of NLL fans, the league’s General Managers & Head Coaches, as well as members of the media.

Starting Lineup, West All-Stars:

Forward – John Grant Jr. (Colorado Mammoth)

Forward – Adam Jones (Colorado Mammoth)

Transition – Andrew Suitor (Minnesota Swarm)

Defenseman – Rory Smith (Colorado Mammoth)

Defenseman – Kyle Rubisch (Edmonton Rush)

Goaltender – Chris Levis (Colorado Mammoth)

The Colorado Mammoth dominated the West vote, landing four of the six spots in the starting lineup. January Player of the Month John Grant Jr. and Rookie of the Month Adam Jones were selected as the starting forwards.  This will be the 8th career All-Star selection for Grant, and the second for goaltender Chris Levis.  Rounding out the Mammoth quartet is defenseman Rory Smith, earning his first All-Star selection.

Edmonton Rush defenseman Kyle Rubisch has now made the All-Star team in both of his first two seasons in the league.  Minnesota Swarm transition player and Swarm team captain Andrew Suitor makes his first All-Star team.

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Notch First Win In 11-10 Overtime Victory Over Buffalo Bandits

The Washington Stealth earned its first win of 2012 tonight, needing overtime to get past the Buffalo Bandits in front of over 14,000 fans at the First Niagara Center. The Stealth got great performances by numerous players, including All-Pro forward Rhys Duch whose fourth goal of the night gave the Stealth an 11-10 win in overtime.

The Stealth, which had led the National Lacrosse League in goals scored in each of the last two seasons, entered tonight’s game averaging a league-low eight goals per game. The leading scorers for the Stealth, Duch and fellow All-Pro forward Lewis Ratcliff, had combined for just 21 points in the first three games. The duo bucked that trend against the Bandits as Duch finished with a game-high eight points (4g, 4a) and Ratcliff tallied six points (3g, 3a) of his own.

“Our best players need to come out and be our best players,” said Stealth Assistant Coach Art Webster after the game. “We made some adjustments offensively and Rhys and Lewis really stepped up and answered the bell.”

Both Duch and Ratcliff got on the board in the early stages of the game. Duch tied the score at one five minutes into the game. The early goal was an indication the fourth-year forward was primed for a strong outing.

For more: http://www.stealthlax.com/news_article/show/132571?referrer_id=413927-stealth-news