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Encyclopedia > National Lacrosse League
National Lacrosse League
Sport Indoor lacrosse
Founded 1986
Inaugural season 1987
No. of teams 15
Country Flag of United States United States
Flag of Canada Canada
Most recent champions Rochester Knighthawks
Official website NLL.com

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the league of men's indoor lacrosse in North America. It currently has 14 teams; 3 in Canada and 11 in the United States. Unlike other lacrosse leagues which play in the summer, the NLL plays its games in the winter. Each year, the playoff teams battle for the Champion's Cup. nll File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Victoria Shamrocks vs Peterborough Lakers, Mann Cup 2005. ... See also: 1985 in sports, other events of 1986, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - Alain Prost of France 24... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The National Lacrosse League is a lacrosse league that lasted two seasons: 1974 and 1975. ... NLL is an abbreviation for: Two unrelated lacrosse leagues by the name of National Lacrosse League: National Lacrosse League - a current league formed in 1997 National Lacrosse League (1974-75) Northern Limit Line The North London Line Category: ... Victoria Shamrocks vs Peterborough Lakers, Mann Cup 2005. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The Champions Cup is the trophy awarded to the playoff winners in the National Lacrosse League. ...


Although there are specific areas where lacrosse is popular, primarily for historic reasons or due to high profile college programs, it is still considered a marginal sport in most of North America. Consequently, franchise relocations and foldings have been common in the NLL.

Contents

Game

Main article: Box lacrosse

The version of lacrosse played in the NLL is indoor lacrosse. This is slightly different than box lacrosse, which is played on a hard floor, usually in the summer, and has 3 periods instead of four. The NLL plays four quarters of fifteen minutes each, with two-minute breaks between the first and second quarters and between the third and fourth quarters, and a twelve-minute break between the second and third (called half-time).[1] The clock does not run when play is stopped. Victoria Shamrocks vs Peterborough Lakers, Mann Cup 2005. ... In electronics (specifically, signal processing), half time usually refers to the time it takes for the amplitude of a pulse to drop from 100% to 50% of its peak value. ...


The team that has scored the most goals at the end of regulation time is declared the winner. If the game is tied after four quarters have been played, the teams begin sudden death overtime; the team that scores first wins the game. Overtime period are fifteen minutes long, with two-minute breaks between overtime periods.[1] Prior to the 2005 NLL season, overtime periods were 5 minutes each.[2] Sudden death (or a sudden death round) is a way of providing a winner for a contest or game (typically a sport) which would otherwise end in a tie. ... The 2005 National Lacrosse League season began on January 1, 2005 and concluded with the championship game on May 14. ...


Each team dresses eighteen players, of whom two are goaltenders; the remaining sixteen are called runners, and may be either forwards or defensemen. There are also players, frequently defensemen, who specialize in the transition from defense to offense. This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... In sport, offense (American English) and offence (British English and Canadian English) is the action of attacking or engaging an opposing team with the objective of scoring points or goals. ... In many team sports, the defence player (sometimes colloquially called the d or d-man for male players) is a player who is generally charged with preventing the other teams forwards from being able to bear down directly on their own teams goaltender. ...


The team in possession of the ball has ten seconds to move the ball over the center line, and thirty seconds to take a shot on net. If either of these time periods expires, the whistle is blown, and the opposing team is given possession. In the NLL, the shot clock runs while a team that is killing a penalty has possession of the ball; this is not the case in all box lacrosse leagues (eg. Major Series Lacrosse, Western Lacrosse Association). Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) is a Senior A box lacrosse league based out of Ontario, Canada sanctioned by the Ontario Lacrosse Association. ... The Western Lacrosse Association, or WLA, is a non-professional, mens Senior A box lacrosse league. ...


Season and playoffs

Each team in the NLL plays sixteen games during the regular season, eight at home and eight away.[3] The teams are divided into two divisions, the Eastern division and the Western division. Each team plays at least twelve of its sixteen regular season games against division opponents.


The regular season begins in late December and ends in April. At the end the regular season, the top four teams in each division make the playoffs, which consist of three single-game elimination rounds. In the first round (the Division Semi-finals), each division winner hosts the fourth-place team in its division, and the second-place team hosts the third-place team. In the second round (the Division Finals), the two remaining teams in each division play; the higher-seeded team hosts the game. Two weeks after the Division Finals, the division winners face off for the Champion's Cup. A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion, or a similar accolade. ... The Champions Cup is the trophy awarded to the playoff winners in the National Lacrosse League. ...


All NLL games are played on weekends, save for the occasional Thursday night game.[4] Most NLL players have full-time jobs off the floor; notable examples include Toronto's Dan Ladouceur, a Durham Region police officer,[5] and Buffalo's John Tavares, a high school teacher in Toronto.[6] Dan The Pylon Ladouceur (b. ... The Regional Municipality of Durham, commonly called Durham Region (2003 population 525,000), is a regional political area located east of Toronto, Ontario. ... A police officer is a warranted employee of a police service. ... John Tavares (born September 4, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario) is a professional box lacrosse player in the National Lacrosse League and mathematics teacher at Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga Ontario, Canada. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


History

MILL logo

The rebirth of major professional box lacrosse in the United States came on March 13, 1986, with the formation of the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League (EPBLL), which was incorporated by Russ Cline and Chris Fritz.[7] The league began play for the 1987 season, opening with two games on January 10, 1987: the Philadelphia Wings at the New Jersey Saints and the Washington Wave hosting the Baltimore Thunder. Those four teams contested a six-game regular season before a postseason which saw all four teams qualify for a single knockout tournament, which ended with the Baltimore Thunder crowned the EPBLL's first champion.[7] mill File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Russ Cline was a co-founder of the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League (now called the National Lacrosse League) on March 13, 1986. ... Chris Fritz was a co-founder of the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League (now called the National Lacrosse League) on March 13, 1986. ... 1987 was the inaugural season of the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse Leage. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The New York Saints are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The Washington Wave were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1987 to 1989. ... Categories: Sports stubs | National Lacrosse League | Denver sports | Major Indoor Lacrosse League ...


Those same four teams played in the second season of the EPBLL.[7] The teams expanded to an eight-game schedule, and set up a three-team playoff with the regular season winner claiming a bye to the title game. The league rebranded itself as the Major Indoor Lacrosse League (MILL) immediately after the season, and announced that the Detroit Turbos and New England Blazers (based in Worcester, Massachusetts) would begin play for the 1989 season.[7] Meanwhile, the New Jersey Saints moved to Long Island and were renamed the New York Saints.[7] The 1988 Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League season began on January 3, 1988 and concluded with the championship game on March 20. ... The Detroit Turbos were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1989 to 1994. ... The Blazers were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1989 to 1997. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Worcester County Settled 1673 Incorporated 1684 Government  - Type Council-manager also known as Plan E  - City Manager Michael V. OBrien  - Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes  - City Council Dennis L. Irish Michael C. Perotto Joseph M. Petty Gary Rosen Kathleen... The 1989 season began on January 7, 1989 and concluded with the championship game on April 7. ... This article is about Long Island in New York State. ... The New York Saints are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ...

National Lacrosse League Progression
Year Teams Games Played
1987 4 teams 6 games
1988 8 games
1989
1990 6 teams
1991 10 games
1992 7 teams 8 games
1993
1994 6 teams
1995
1996 7 teams 10 games
1997 6 teams
1998 7 teams 12 games
1999
2000 8 teams
2001 9 teams 14 games
2002 13 teams 16 games
2003 12 teams
2004 10 teams
2005
2006 11 teams
2007 13 teams
2008 14 teams

Like many young professional leagues, the MILL had its share of franchise instability. After the 1989 season, the Washington Wave folded and the MILL granted the expansion Pittsburgh Bulls a franchise to remain at 6 teams for the 1990 season. 1991 saw no franchise changes, but the league expanded the schedule again to 10 games, and introduced two divisions.[7] The American Division consisted of the Baltimore Thunder, Philadelphia Wings, and New York Saints, while the National Division was to be contested between the Detroit Turbos, Pittsburgh Bulls, and New England Blazers. The 1991 postseason consisted solely of a championship game, between the winners of the two divisions.[7] Categories: Sports stubs | Major Indoor Lacrosse League | Pittsburgh sports ... The 1990 season began on January 5, 1990 and concluded with the championship game on April 13. ... The 1991 season began on December 29, 1990 and concluded with the championship game on April 6, 1991. ...


1992 brought another franchise move, as New England relocated to Boston and became the Boston Blazers. In what would ultimately prove to be the first of the successful expansions, the Buffalo Bandits joined the American division.[7] The Bandits dropped their first three games of the season, but then went on a record 22 game winning streak to claim both the 1992 and 1993 titles. The 1992 and 1993 seasons ended the 10 game schedule, shrinking it back to 8 games, while expanding the playoffs so that 6 of the 7 teams would qualify.[7] The 1992 season began on December 27, 1991 and concluded with the championship game on April 11, 1992. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... The Boston Blazers were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1989 to 1997. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... The 1993 Major Indoor Lacrosse League season began on January 9, 1993 and concluded with the championship game on April 10. ...


1994 would mark the first time the league would contract, as the Pittsburgh Bulls folded while no new teams were added. The league remained with the 2 division format with just 6 teams, but would abandon that for a single division in 1995, which also saw the folding of the Detroit Turbos and the introduction of the Rochester Knighthawks.[7] The Knighthawks had immediate success as an expansion team, going all the way to the championship game before falling to the Philadelphia Wings in overtime. 1996 brought the ill-fated Charlotte Cobras to the league to expand back to seven. The team from North Carolina went 0-10, and quickly folded camp after the season. At the same time, the league went back to a 10 game season.[7] The 1994 season began on January 8, 1994 and concluded with the championship game on April 16. ... The 1995 Major Indoor Lacrosse League season began on January 7, 1994 and concluded with the championship game on April 8, 1995. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The Charlotte Cobras were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League for the 1996 season. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...


The 1997 season went back to the same 6 franchises as the 1995 season had seen, but any sort of stability was only an illusion. After the 1997 season, a rival league named the National Lacrosse League was formed, which was to be based on the franchise model traditional in major American sports leagues, instead of the MILL "single entity ownership" model.[7] After a short battle between the two competitors, the two leagues merged and the 6 MILL franchises joined two NLL franchises, the Syracuse Smash and the Ontario Raiders (based in Hamilton, Ontario), under the NLL umbrella and league structure. The league suffered a setback quickly, as the Boston Blazers suspended operations for one year for the 1998 season, but never returned to play. The NLL went to a round robin schedule for the 1998 season, so the 7 teams played a 12 game season.[7] The 1997 season, the last as the MILL, began on January 4, 1997 and concluded with the championship game on April 12. ... Categories: Stub | National Lacrosse League ... The Ontario Raiders were a member of the National Lacrosse League during the 1998 NLL season. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - Representatives 5 MPs and 5 MPPs Area [2]  - City 1,138. ... Before the 1998 season, the Major Indoor Lacrosse League was renamed to be the National Lacrosse League. ...


The franchise turmoil didn't change with the new league structure, as the Ontario Raiders packed up and moved to Toronto after one season, becoming the Toronto Rock. [7] The Rock quickly became a major success both on the field and in the box office, selling out Maple Leaf Gardens and claiming the 1999 and 2000 NLL titles. 2000 saw one of the original four teams move, as the Baltimore Thunder went to Pittsburgh to become the Pittsburgh CrosseFire. The NLL also expanded to 8 teams, introducing the Albany Attack to play in New York's capital.[7] Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... Exterior signage as of 2006, with letters missing Maple Leaf Gardens was an indoor arena in Toronto, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ... The 1999 National Lacrosse League season began on December 26, 1998 and concluded with the championship game on April 23, 1999. ... The 2000 National Lacrosse League season began on January 7, 2000 and concluded with the championship game on May 6, 2000. ... The Colorado Mammoth is a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... The Albany Attack was the name of a franchise which played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from the 2000 season through the 2003 season. ...


In 2001, the league continued to grow to 14 games and introduced its 9th team, the Columbus Landsharks. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Crossefire continued to search for a place to call home, as they moved to the US capital to become the Washington Power. The Syracuse Smash became the second team to play north of the border, as they moved to become the Ottawa Rebel.[7] The 2001 National Lacrosse League season began on December 21, 2000 and concluded with the championship game on April 27, 2001. ... The Columbus Landsharks was the name of a franchise which played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from the 2000–2001 season through the 2002–2003 season. ... The Washington Power were a member of the National Lacrosse League during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. ...


Despite all the turmoil, the league continued to expand to new markets, and 2002 was a major part of their nationwide expansion aspirations. For the first time, the league moved out of the Eastern time zone, adding the Vancouver Ravens and Calgary Roughnecks, as well as adding the Montreal Express and New Jersey Storm.[7] The expansion to 13 teams necessitated dividing the league up into divisions for the first time since 1994, as the Central, Eastern, and Northern Divisions were born. The league also expanded the schedule to 16 games, where it still stands today. While the 2002 expansion ultimately proved unsuccessful (3 of the 4 teams have since folded), it did set the stage for the league to grow to a national scope. It also marked the only time the higher seeded team did not host a NLL playoff game, as the Washington Power surrendered the quarterfinal game against Philadelphia to the Wings for financial reasons. [7] The 2002 National Lacrosse League season began on November 16, 2001 and concluded with the championship game on April 13, 2002. ... The Vancouver Ravens were a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a professional sports league in North America, from 2002 to 2004. ... The Calgary Roughnecks are a member of the National Lacrosse League based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Montreal Express was a member of the National Lacrosse League during the 2002 season. ... The New Jersey Storm were a member of the National Lacrosse League, based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...


2003 saw the Montreal franchise suspend operations, becoming the second team in league history to be in existence for only one season.[7] The Power, who had struggled to draw fans in Washington, made their 3rd move in 4 season to Denver to become the Colorado Mammoth.[7] This move was finally successful, as the Mammoth have become one of the flagship franchises in the league. The 2003 National Lacrosse League season began on December 27, 2002 and concluded with the championship game on May 3, 2003. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... The Colorado Mammoth is a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ...


In 2004, for the first time since 1990, the league lost one of the original franchises as the New York Saints went dark. Contraction from the 2002 high of 13 teams continued, as the Storm moved across the country to Anaheim, California, becoming the Anaheim Storm, while the Ottawa Rebel folded. The Albany Attack and Columbus Landsharks followed the Storm westward, settling in as the San Jose Stealth and Arizona Sting respectively. [7] The league consolidated into a 4 team Eastern Division (Philadelphia, Buffalo, Rochester, and Toronto) and a 6 team Western Division (Colorado, Arizona, San Jose, Vancouver, Calgary, and Anaheim). The 2004 National Lacrosse League season began on December 26, 2003 and concluded with the championship game on May 7, 2004. ... Location of Anaheim within Orange County, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Orange Government  - Mayor Curt Pringle Area  - City  50. ... The Anaheim Storm were a member of the National Lacrosse League a professional sports league in North America. ... The San Jose Stealth are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... The Arizona Sting are a member of the National Lacrosse League. ...


2005 then saw the Vancouver Ravens folded due to lease and ownership issues, while the Montreal franchise rights were bought by the NHL's Minnesota Wild to create the Minnesota Swarm in the Eastern Division. This type of transaction, where an expansion franchise is formed using the rights of a team that had suspended operations, would be used again in the NLL for the next few years, as a glut of teams that were suspended would make those franchise rights more affordable than the league expansion fee of several million dollars.[7] The 2005 National Lacrosse League season began on January 1, 2005 and concluded with the championship game on May 14. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Minnesota Swarm are an indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ...


2006 saw the Anaheim storm suspend operations, while an ownership group led by Angela Batinovich bought an expansion franchise called the Portland LumberJax, and Bruce Urban bought the rights to the suspended Ottawa franchise to form a team in Edmonton named the Rush.[7] 2007 saw the league finally get back to its 2002 size of thirteen teams, with the addition of the New York Titans and the Chicago Shamrox, while all of the 11 teams from 2006 stayed in place, a first since the 2002 expansion.[7] The 2008 season will see yet another expansion team, as the NLL returns to Boston.[8] The 2006 National Lacrosse League season was the 20th season in the history of the league, which began as the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League in 1987. ... Angela Batinovich is an American businesswoman. ... The Portland LumberJax (sometimes referred to as the Jax) are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) which started playing in the 2006 season. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Edmonton Rush is a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League that started playing in the 2006 season. ... The 2007 National Lacrosse League season, the 21st in the history of the NLL (including the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League and Major Indoor Lacrosse League years) began on December 30, 2006 and will conclude with the championship game during the weekend of May 11-13, 2007. ... The New York Titans are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League that began playing in the 2007 season. ... The Chicago Shamrox are a professional lacrosse team that plays in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), and began play in the 2007 season. ... The 2008 National Lacrosse League season, the 22nd in the history of the NLL will begin in late December, 2007 and will conclude with the championship game in May, 2008. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


Championship History

See also: Champion's Cup

1987 was the inaugural season of the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse Leage. ... Categories: Sports stubs | National Lacrosse League | Denver sports | Major Indoor Lacrosse League ... The Washington Wave were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1987 to 1989. ... The 1988 Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League season began on January 3, 1988 and concluded with the championship game on March 20. ... The New York Saints are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The Washington Wave were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1987 to 1989. ... The 1989 season began on January 7, 1989 and concluded with the championship game on April 7. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The New York Saints are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The 1990 season began on January 5, 1990 and concluded with the championship game on April 13. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The Blazers were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1989 to 1997. ... The 1991 season began on December 29, 1990 and concluded with the championship game on April 6, 1991. ... The Detroit Turbos were a member of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1989 to 1994. ... Categories: Sports stubs | National Lacrosse League | Denver sports | Major Indoor Lacrosse League ... The 1992 season began on December 27, 1991 and concluded with the championship game on April 11, 1992. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The 1993 Major Indoor Lacrosse League season began on January 9, 1993 and concluded with the championship game on April 10. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The 1994 season began on January 8, 1994 and concluded with the championship game on April 16. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... The 1995 Major Indoor Lacrosse League season began on January 7, 1994 and concluded with the championship game on April 8, 1995. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The 1996 season began on December 30, 1995 and concluded with the championship game on April 12, 1996. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The 1997 season, the last as the MILL, began on January 4, 1997 and concluded with the championship game on April 12. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... Before the 1998 season, the Major Indoor Lacrosse League was renamed to be the National Lacrosse League. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... Categories: Sports stubs | National Lacrosse League | Denver sports | Major Indoor Lacrosse League ... The 1999 National Lacrosse League season began on December 26, 1998 and concluded with the championship game on April 23, 1999. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The 2000 National Lacrosse League season began on January 7, 2000 and concluded with the championship game on May 6, 2000. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The 2001 National Lacrosse League season began on December 21, 2000 and concluded with the championship game on April 27, 2001. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... The 2002 National Lacrosse League season began on November 16, 2001 and concluded with the championship game on April 13, 2002. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... The Albany Attack was the name of a franchise which played in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) from the 2000 season through the 2003 season. ... The 2003 National Lacrosse League season began on December 27, 2002 and concluded with the championship game on May 3, 2003. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The 2004 National Lacrosse League season began on December 26, 2003 and concluded with the championship game on May 7, 2004. ... The Calgary Roughnecks are a member of the National Lacrosse League based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... The 2005 National Lacrosse League season began on January 1, 2005 and concluded with the championship game on May 14. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... The Arizona Sting are a member of the National Lacrosse League. ... The 2006 National Lacrosse League season was the 20th season in the history of the league, which began as the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League in 1987. ... The Colorado Mammoth is a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... The 2007 National Lacrosse League season, the 21st in the history of the NLL (including the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League and Major Indoor Lacrosse League years) began on December 30, 2006 and will conclude with the championship game during the weekend of May 11-13, 2007. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The Arizona Sting are a member of the National Lacrosse League. ... The Champions Cup is the trophy awarded to the playoff winners in the National Lacrosse League. ...

Commissioners

Darrel Russell 1987–1997
John Livsey Jr 1997–2000
Jim Jennings 2000–

Current League Structure

The National Lacrosse League currently plays a 16 game regular season, with 4 teams from each division qualifying for postseason play. The 1st and 4th seed in each division meet in a divisional semifinal game, while the 2nd and 3rd seeds meet in the other. The next round are the Eastern Division and Western Division champions. The divisional champions then meet in the Champions Cup final for the league title.


Each year, the league holds a mid-season All Star Game between two teams representing the Eastern and Western divisions. All Stars during the skills competition, 2005, Calgary National Lacrosse League All Star Game is a lacrosse game played each year between two teams representing the two divisions of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ...


2008 Teams

East Division

Team City/Area Arena
Boston [8] Boston, Massachusetts TD Banknorth Garden
Buffalo Bandits Buffalo, New York HSBC Arena
Chicago Shamrox Hoffman Estates, Illinois (Chicago Area) Sears Centre
Minnesota Swarm Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center
New York Titans New York, New York /
Uniondale, New York (New York Area)
Madison Square Garden /
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Philadelphia Wings Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wachovia Center
Rochester Knighthawks Rochester, New York Blue Cross Arena
Toronto Rock Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre

Boston, Massachusetts is getting a National Lacrosse League (NLL) team scheduled to begin play for the 2008 NLL season. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Governor Deval Patrick (D) Area  - City  89. ... TD Banknorth Garden is a sports arena in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Buffalo Bandits are a team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Erie County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown Area  - City 52. ... HSBC Arena HSBC Arena is a sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA. It is home to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. ... The Chicago Shamrox are a professional lacrosse team that plays in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), and began play in the 2007 season. ... Hoffman Estates is a village located primarily in Cook County and a small section in Kane County, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The Sears Centre is an 11,000-seat multi-purpose family entertainment, cultural and sports center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... Minnesota Swarm are an indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... Nickname: Location in Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota. ... The Xcel Energy Center as it appeared during the 2004 NHL All-Star Weekend. ... The New York Titans are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League that began playing in the 2007 season. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Looking east over Uniondale Uniondale is a hamlet (and census-designated place) as well as a suburb of New York City in Nassau County, New York, United States, on Long Island, in the Town of Hempstead. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, commonly known as Nassau Coliseum (or simply The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rochester Knighthawks are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... Nickname: Motto: Rochester: Made for Living Location of Rochester in New York State Country United States State New York County Monroe Government  - Mayor Robert Duffy Area  - City  37. ... The Blue Cross Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Rochester, New York. ... The Toronto Rock are a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a North American professional sports league. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... North Entrance Atrium View from CN Tower The Air Canada Centre, often referred to simply as The ACC, is a multi-purpose arena located on Bay Street in downtown Toronto, Ontario. ... Image File history File linksMetadata SwarmLacrosse02-10-06. ... Image File history File linksMetadata SwarmLacrosse02-10-06. ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... Minnesota Swarm are an indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... The Xcel Energy Center as it appeared during the 2004 NHL All-Star Weekend. ...

West Division

Team City Arena
Arizona Sting Glendale, Arizona (Phoenix Area) Jobing.com Arena
Calgary Roughnecks Calgary, Alberta Pengrowth Saddledome
Colorado Mammoth Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center
Edmonton Rush Edmonton, Alberta Rexall Place
Portland LumberJax Portland, Oregon Rose Garden Arena
San Jose Stealth San Jose, California HP Pavilion
Vancouver Ravens Vancouver, British Columbia General Motors Place

The Vancouver Ravens have been conditionally approved for a 2008 return as well; for them to play in 2008, they must sell at least 2,500 season tickets and find a suitable arena lease by July 19, 2007.[9]. On July 16, 2007, the Vancouver Ravens announced an agreement with Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment to make General Motors Place the home venue of the Ravens, if they are able to meet the season ticket sales requirement [10]. The Arizona Sting are a member of the National Lacrosse League. ... Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Government  - Mayor Elaine Scruggs Area  - City  55. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country United States State Arizona Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Jobing. ... The Calgary Roughnecks are a member of the National Lacrosse League based in Calgary, Alberta. ... Nickname: Motto: Onward Location of Calgary within census division number 6, Alberta, Canada. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... The Saddledome and Calgary skyline at night The Pengrowth Saddledome is the main indoor arena facility in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is situated on the east end of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede grounds. ... The Colorado Mammoth is a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Pepsi Center is an arena located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The building is home to the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Crush. ... Edmonton Rush is a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League that started playing in the 2006 season. ... Nickname: Motto: Industry - Integrity - Progress Location of Edmonton within census division number 11, Alberta, Canada. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Rexall Place (formerly known as the Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton Coliseum and Skyreach Centre) is an indoor arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Portland LumberJax (sometimes referred to as the Jax) are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) which started playing in the 2006 season. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... Inside of Rose Garden Arena (with old Blazers woodmark design). ... The San Jose Stealth are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... The HP Pavilion at San Jose, commonly called The Shark Tank, The Tank, both of which come from its primary tenant, or, just simply, the HP Pavillion , or less often as San Jose Arena (after its former name), is an indoor arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in... The Vancouver Ravens were a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), a professional sports league in North America, from 2002 to 2004. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city located in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... 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Expansion

NLL commissioner Jim Jennings' ambitious plan for expansion includes 24 teams and possibly a 20-game schedule by 2011. He says that Montreal and Winnipeg "are the front-runners for expansion in Canada."[11] After high attendance of over 20,000 fans at the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jennings says that the league will "definitely consider expanding to Halifax, for sure."[12] A group of investors put down a deposit with the NLL in June 2006 for a franchise to play in Seattle, Washington in 2008. The proposed arena for this possible team is KeyArena, which is the current home of the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA.[13] Ownership groups from St. Louis, Cleveland, Dallas and Florida have also expressed interest in an expansion team.[14] The league has also considered possibly expanding into Oklahoma City's Ford Center in 2008[15] as well as Salt Lake City.[16]. Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Nickname: Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Manitoba Region Winnipeg Capital Region Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge) Renamed 1822 (Fort Garry) Incorporated 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Government  - City Mayor Sam Katz  - Governing Body Winnipeg City Council  - MPs List of MPs  - MLAs List... The inaugural World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga, and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada in May 2003. ... Motto: E Mari Merces(Latin) From the Sea, Wealth Coordinates: Country Canada Province Nova Scotia Established April 1, 1996  - Mayor Peter Kelly  - Governing body Halifax Regional Council  - MPs Alexa McDonough, Geoff Regan, Michael Savage, Peter Stoffer, (Bill Casey), (Gerald Keddy), (Peter MacKay)  - MLAs Barry Barnet, Keith Colwell, Kevin Deveaux, Darrell... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... June 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Extraordinary renditions. ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... The 2008 National Lacrosse League season, the 22nd in the history of the NLL will begin in late December, 2007 and will conclude with the championship game in May, 2008. ... KeyArena at Seattle Center is located north of downtown Seattle, USA on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962s Century 21 Exposition, a Worlds Fair). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Ford Center is an multipurpose indoor sports/concert arena located in downtown Oklahoma City. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ...


Media

In May 2001, Blast Lacrosse, a video game based on the NLL, was released. It was the first lacrosse video game ever and included all nine teams of their 14th season, including mascots. 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events: May 1 - Chandra Levy disapears while jogging. ... Blast Lacrosse was an indoor lacrosse video game released in May 2001 for Sonys PlayStation. ... The 2000 National Lacrosse League season began on January 7, 2000 and concluded with the championship game on May 6, 2000. ...


On February 15, 2005, the NLL announced that Activision would produce a new video game. The game will probably be released for the 2007 season.[17] is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Activision, Inc. ...


In 2007, the NLL will have a regularly scheduled "Game of the Week" on Versus, the network formerly known as OLN and home of the NHL, Tour de France, and PBR. Previously, the NLL has had its All-Star Games and Championship games on National TV, with NBC in 2005 and ESPN2 in 2006. In the early 2000s, CNN Sports Illustrated aired NLL games regularly. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Versus (known as OLN until September 25, 2006) is a cable television sports channel owned by Comcast and shown in the United States. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... For a list of Tour de France winners, see Detailed list of Tour de France winners. ... Professional Bull Riders, Inc. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... CNN Sports Illustrated (or CNN/SI for short) was a 24-hour sports news channel. ...


Also in 2007, the NLL signed an agreement with Sirius Satellite Radio, who has been named "Official Satellite Radio Partner". The pact includes a "Game of the Week" as well as weekly highlight show.[18] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


Player origin

Although 10 of the league's 13 teams are American, about 73% of the players are Canadian. The rest are either American or Iroquois, with one Australian. Languages Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora, English, French Religions Christianity, Longhouse religion The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the League of Peace and Power; the Five Nations; the Six Nations; or the People of the Long house) is a group of First Nations/Native Americans that originally consisted of...


The makeup of the 13 teams is:[19]

Percent Country Number of Players
73.3 Flag of Canada Canada 214
22.3 Flag of United States United States 65
4.1 Flag of Iroquois Iroquois 12
0.3 Flag of Australia Australia 1

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Awards

In the 1994 season, the National Lacrosse League (then called the Major Indoor Lacrosse League) began naming a Player of the Week. ... In the 1994 season, the National Lacrosse League (then called the Major Indoor Lacrosse League) began naming a Player of the Month. ... The JetBlue National Lacrosse League MVP Award is given annually to the NLL player who is considered to have contributed most to his teams success. ... The Edge Active Care Rookie of the Year Award is given annually to the top rookie in the National Lacrosse League. ... The Les Bartley Award is given annually to the National Lacrosse League head coach of the year. ... The General Manager of the Year Award is given annually to the National Lacrosse League general manager who has done the best job of ensuring his teams success. ... The Executive of the Year Award is given annually to the National Lacrosse League executive who is chosen as having the most positive impact on his or her team. ... The Defensive Player of the Year Award is given annually to the National Lacrosse League player (not goaltenders) who is chosen as the best defensive player. ... The Transition Player of the Year Award is given annually to the National Lacrosse League player who is chosen as the best transition player. ... The National Lacrosse League Goaltender of the Year Award is given annually to the best NLL goaltender of the year. ... The National Lacrosse League Sportsmanship Award is given annually to a NLL player. ... The Tom Borrelli Award is presented by the National Lacrosse League to the leagues most outstanding newspaper writer or columnist[1]. The award is named for Tom Borrelli, a writer for The Buffalo News. ...

References

  1. ^ a b 2007 NLL Official Rule Book. NLL.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-28.
  2. ^ League Announces Rule Changes. NLL.com (December 28, 2004). Retrieved on 2007-02-28.
  3. ^ Lax 101: Overview. NLL.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-03.
  4. ^ During the 2007 season, three games were held on Thursday nights, the most since the 2003 season.
  5. ^ And yet, what is this quintessence of nets?. Eye Weekly (April 28, 2005). Retrieved on 2007-03-03.
  6. ^ McKenzie, Bob (November 30, 2004). Tavares may have to share his handle. TSN.ca. Retrieved on 2007-03-03.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Lax 101: League History. NLL.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-27.
  8. ^ a b Expansion team awarded to Boston for 2008. NLL.com (May 9, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-05-09.
  9. ^ New ownership could revive NLL's Ravens. The Vancouver Sun (June 18, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  10. ^ GENERAL MOTORS PLACE TO SERVE AS HOME FOR NEW VANCOUVER RAVENS LACROSSE FRANCHISE. Vancouver Ravens (July 16, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-17.
  11. ^ Stevens, Neil. "NLL boss eyes more expansion", Victoria Times-Colonist, October 4, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-10-30. 
  12. ^ Richardson, Adam. "National commissioner 'very excited' about expansion prospects", The Daily News, May 21, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-05-22. 
  13. ^ Andriesen, David. "Pro lacrosse on the horizon?", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 8, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-11-08. 
  14. ^ Inside Lacrosse Staff. "NLL to announce expansion plans Friday", Inside Lacrosse, June 22, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-11-10. 
  15. ^ Staff, Daily Oklahoman (March 28, 2007). Lacrosse Pro-League looks at Oklahoma City. NewsOk.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-28.
  16. ^ Coyne, Zac (December 28, 2006). Jennings Talks Expansion, Outdoor League. Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  17. ^ Activision Value to create NLL video game. NLL.com (February 15, 2005). Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  18. ^ NLL & Sirius Sign Broadcasting Agreement. NLL.com (February 1, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-28.
  19. ^ NLL Team Rosters on Pointstreak.com, as of March 25, 2007

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See also

The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... Victoria Shamrocks vs Peterborough Lakers, Mann Cup 2005. ... List of National Lacrosse League seasons since inception: [edit] Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League 1987 | 1988 [edit] Major Indoor Lacrosse League 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 [edit] National Lacrosse League 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 Categories: | ... All Stars during the skills competition, 2005, Calgary National Lacrosse League All Star Game is a lacrosse game played each year between two teams representing the two divisions of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). ... The National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame was created in 2005. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional field lacrosse league played in the United States. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... A aerial view of the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the 1992 Cricket World Cup final packed with 90,000 people. ... Players who play or played any of field lacrosse, box lacrosse, or indoor lacrosse at a professional level (Major League Lacrosse, National Lacrosse League, Western Lacrosse Association, etc. ... This is a list of family relations within the National Lacrosse League. ...

External links

  • League's Website
  • Outsider's Guide to the National Lacrosse League

Team links

  • Arizona Sting
  • Boston
  • Buffalo Bandits
  • Calgary Roughnecks
  • Chicago Shamrox
  • Colorado Mammoth
  • Edmonton Rush
  • Minnesota Swarm
  • New York Titans
  • Philadelphia Wings
  • Portland LumberJax
  • Rochester Knighthawks
  • San Jose Stealth
  • Toronto Rock
  • Vancouver Ravens
Current arenas in the National Lacrosse League
Eastern Division Western Division
Air Canada Centre | Blue Cross Arena | HSBC Arena | Madison Square Garden1 | Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum2 | Sears Centre | TD Banknorth Garden (2008) | Wachovia Center | Xcel Energy Center HP Pavilion | Jobing.com Arena | Pengrowth Saddledome | Pepsi Center | Rexall Place | Rose Garden Arena
1The New York Titans play four of their home games at Madison Square Garden.
2The New York Titans play four of their home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

 
 

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