So the curtains are closed on the 2023 regular season. The Warriors, Desert Dogs, Rush, Wings, FireWolves, Swarm, and Riptide are all done for the year. The playoff curtains open next weekend for the rest, and we’re in for some pretty exciting games. Well, you are in for some exciting games. Details on that below.
Category Archives: Saskatchewan Rush
2023 NLL Week 21
We’re almost there… There are only six games left in the 2023 NLL season, and some playoff decisions have yet to be made. Rochester clinched their spot this past weekend, while the Wings were eliminated. The Bandits locked up first in the East while the Seals did the same in the West. Halifax and Georgia are still fighting for the last spot, and how awesome is it that they play each other on the last day of the season to decide it?
2023 NLL Week 19
Once again, I wasn’t able to see any games this past weekend, so this week’s report will be short. Kudos to the FireWolves for finally ending their losing streak and taking down the Knighthawks and to the surging Swarm for taking down the Rush.
2023 NLL Week 16
Some great news in terms of attendance… for some teams anyway. Panther City makes both the awesome and not awesome lists, Colorado looked good last weekend, and the East is getting closer and closer.
NLL 2023 Week 15
This NLL season just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it? This week, we had three one-goal games, all of which had very exciting endings (see below), Indigenous Heritage night in Toronto, and this year’s Calgary Roughnecks are reminiscent of the 2011 team that was supposed to struggle and didn’t. All of that awesome-ness, and the only thing I have listed under not awesome is still pretty good. Continue reading
2023 NLL Week 13
So. Much. Awesome.
2023 NLL Name Pronunciation Guide
Look at my name. Just look at it. If you were to see “Graeme Perrow” for the first time, how would you pronounce it? GRAM-ee puh-ROW? That’s probably the most common one I get, but unless I’m in Scotland or talking to someone who is Scottish, people almost never get it right. I’ve been used to it my whole life. So back in 2011 when I was watching a Calgary Roughnecks game and the announcer talked about KAY-leb TAWth, who had already been a star in the league for a decade, I got frustrated. I decided to write an article listing all of the difficult-to-say names in the NLL and how to say them properly.
2023 NLL Week 11
It was another great weekend of NLL lacrosse action. If you go by the halftime scores, it looked like we’d have a bunch of blowouts but the final scores were much closer – see the second Awesome entry below. We now have a three-way tie for first in the East, with the Bandits, Knighthawks, and Rock taking the top spot. In the West, the Seals still hold first place but watch out for the surging Roughnecks. Speaking of the Roughnecks… Continue reading
2023 NLL Week 10
Another very busy weekend in the NLL, as Colorado played twice and every other team played once. We had blowouts in Toronto and Philly but all the others were either close right down to the wire, or at least were close most of the way through. The defending champion Mammoth had games against two teams that had one win between them, but only came away with a split. The Desert Dogs picked up their second win, the Warriors held their own against the Rush, and Panther City also held their own against the Seals. Just like last week against Toronto, Calgary came back from a few goals down to force overtime, though this week the extra time worked in their favour.
2021 NLL Week 7
Week 7 was the busiest week in recent memory with eight games, including two OT thrillers on Friday night, a bunch of close games on Saturday plus one blowout, and the Knighthawks continuing their undefeated season on Sunday afternoon. Can they match the Edmonton Rush’s 14-0 start from 2014? I doubt it, but I also doubted they’d be 5-0 at this point in the season.