Game 11: New England Black Wolves (6-4) vs. Toronto Rock (5-6) - Friday March 16th @ 7:30 PM ET

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  1. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    Game#11 New England Black Wolves (6-4) vs. Toronto Rock (5-6)
    Friday March 16th, 2018 7:30 PM EST
    Mohegan Sun Arena - Mohegan Reservation in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA


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    NLLTV.com (US, Canada, & International)

    Season Series:
    January 27 2018 - Away @ Toronto = Loss 9-21
    March 11 2018 - Away @ Toronto = Won 8-7
    March 16 2018 - Home vs. Toronto = ???

    If New England Wins, New England will Own the Tiebreaker.
    If Toronto Wins, Toronto will Own the Tiebreaker.


    Key Info going into Game 11:
    NEW ENGLAND BLACK WOLVES
    Current Record: 6-4
    2017 Record: 8-10
    Playoffs: Lost in First Round of Eastern Division Playoffs to Toronto (3rd in East Division)
    2017 Plus/Minus: -22
    2018 Plus/Minus: -27
    Last Champion's Cup Title: 2001, as Philadelphia Wings

    Top Players From Last Year:
    Shawn Evans 38g, 65a
    Kevin Crowley 45g, 40a
    Kevin Buchanan 25g, 49a

    Top Players This Season:
    Callum Crawford 19g, 24a
    Kevin Crowley 27g, 14a
    Stephan LeBlanc 17g, 24a
    Reilly O'Connor 6g, 20a

    GM: Rich Lisk
    Coach: Glenn Clark
    Assistant Coaches: Tracey Kelusky (2016 NLL Hall Of Famer), Jim Veltman
    Captains: Kyle Buchanan (C), Brett Manney (A)

    Key departures: F Chad Culp, F Daryl Veltman, D Bill O’Brien, F Brett Bucktooth, D Sheldon Burns, T Ryan Hotaling, F Shawn Evans
    Key additions: G Aaron Bold, D John LaFontaine, D David Brock, F Stephan Leblanc, F Johnny Powless, F Callum Crawford

    IlIndoor Preview by Bob Chavez & Stephen Stamp:
    A year after giving up 212 goals, fewest in the East and third-fewest in the entire National Lacrosse League, the Black Wolves regressed and surrendered 244 goals. They still managed a playoff berth but there’s no question that the offseason focus was on the back end. The changes started in goal, but not because they thought Evan Kirk was the problem. It was more like the trade New England made brought in a top goalie in Aaron Bold, a solid defender in John LaFontaine and a No. 8 draft pick that brought Anthony Joaquim into town. But that’s just the start of the offseason work the Black Wolves did, so let’s see what’s up as the team prepares for the 2017-18 season.

    Overall
    Of the 23 players that suited up for New England last season, 11 are not back with the team this year. That’s quite a turnover of names, and the biggest impact will probably be felt up front. How quickly the Wolves can get on the same page to have quality depth is probably a priority, and how quickly the new faces on defense adjust to each other is another. If it all comes together, New England could be in the thick of the East Division playoff party.

    Active Roster
    No. Name Pos.
    77 Aaron Bold G
    10 Adam Bomberry D
    4 David Brock D
    27 Kevin Buchanan F
    91 Kyle Buchanan F
    22 Nick Chaykowsky T
    41 Mark Cockerton F
    24 Joel Coyle D
    98 Callum Crawford F
    21 Kevin Crowley F
    30 Doug Jamieson G
    44 Anthony Joaquim T
    33 John LaFontaine T
    13 Brett Manney D
    9 Reilly O’Connor F
    12 Seth Oakes F
    93 Johnny Powless F
    45 Matt Spanger D
    7 Derek Suddons D
    75 Jay Thorimbert T
    17 Colton Watkinson T
    86 Stephan Leblanc F


    Practice Roster
    No. Name Pos.
    XX Brooker Muir F
    67 Rance Vigneaux G
    83 JP Kealey F


    TORONTO ROCK
    Current Record: 5-6
    2017 Record: 9-9
    Playoffs: Lost in Eastern Division Finals to Georgia (2nd in East Division)
    2017 Plus/Minus: +19
    2018 Plus/Minus: +20
    Last Champion's Cup Title: 2011

    Top Players From Last Year
    Tom Schreiber 33g, 61a (2017 Rookie of The Year)
    Brett Hickey 45g, 32a
    Stephan LeBlanc 20g, 53a

    Top Players This Season
    Adam Jones 24g, 37a
    Rob Hellyer 23g, 36a
    Tom Schreiber 19g, 30a

    Owner/GM: Jamie Dawick
    Coach: John Lovell

    Key departures: F Kasey Beirnes, D Jesse Gamble, D Rob Marshall, F Stephen LeBlanc, D Drew Belgrave
    Key additions: F Adam Jones, D Sheldon Burns

    IlIndoor Preview by Bob Chavez & Stephen Stamp:
    The Toronto Rock were there, right there … but they just couldn’t put it all together when it counted most. A loss to eventual champion Georgia in the East finals was a tough one to swallow, but there is some consolation in the progress for a team that wasn’t even in the playoffs in 2016. Still, the Rock aren’t unlike any other NLL team in that falling when you’re so close to the very reason you play the game was a tough out. So heading into this new season, the Rock didn’t make all that many moves but the few that they did make could have a big impact, and might even be the difference.


    The Rock appear to be in great shape to contend not just for the East title, but for a Champion’s Cup. They’ll have to deal with defending champ Georgia, of course, but it’s not as though much separates the teams. Georgia won both playoff games by a combined 7 goals, and the teams split a pair of regular-season games in overtime. The upgrades on offense via trade for Jones and the return of Hellyer should be the big boost the Rock needed in terms of being as close to complete as they can be. The defense allowed just 200 goals in the regular season last year, second-fewest in the NLL. Expectations in Toronto are high, and for good reason.

    Active Roster
    3 - Sorensen, Brock - T
    5 - Chapman, Sandy - D
    6 - McArdle, Kieran - F
    10 - Hellyer, Rob - F
    11 - Hickey, Brett - F
    16 - Jones, Adam - F
    20 - Kri, Brad - D
    22 - Caputo, Phil - F
    23 - Rogers, Challen - D
    25 - Craig, Dan - F
    26 - Schreiber, Tom - F
    35 - Miller, Brandon - G
    37 - Merrill, Brodie - T
    41 - Lintner, Dan - F
    45 - Edwards, Damon - D
    66 - Rose, Nick - G
    71 - Burns, Sheldon - D
    82 - Magnuson, Jordan - D
    91 - Hostrawser, Billy - D
    93 - Harris, Latrell - D
    97 - Reinholdt, Reid - F
     
  2. BlackWolves99

    BlackWolves99 Member

    St. Paddy's Day
    New England Black Wolves vs Toronto Rock
    Friday, March 16th
    7:30 PM • Mohegan Sun Arena

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    $35 beer garden package includes ticket, t-shirt and beer garden access with souvenir beer cup.

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