• By Craig Rybczynski -- The Rochester Knighthawks were one of the big winners at Monday’s National Lacrosse League Entry Draft, selecting six potential impact players at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre. The Knighthawks bolstered their offense with back-to-back first-round picks, as they drafted Austin Shanks (fifth) and Eric Fannell (sixth). On defense, Rochester brought in some toughness by selecting Trevor Stacey with its fifth-round pick and Kessler Doolittle in the sixth round. The transi

  • (September 21, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed Eric Shewell (shoe-ull) to a one-year deal. The gritty defenseman recently won a Mann Cup with the Peterborough Lakers, playing under Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. “It’s an exciting opportunity and a new challenge,” said Shewell. “I feel good coming into camp and feel comfortable having had ‘Haser’ as my coach the past couple of years, and playing with a lot of guys who are current Knighthawk

  • (September 21, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks are continuing to expand their indoor lacrosse footprint throughout western New York with the announcement of the team’s Box Lacrosse Training Program.  The program, which will run Mondays from Nov. 6 to Dec. 11, will be housed at Turf Time on Monroe Ave. in Pittsford, NY. Boys from fifth through 12th grade are encouraged to take their skills indoors with the Knighthawks.Click here to register“Box lacrosse can do so much for your field game

  • Rochester also selects Perroni and tough Six Nations’ defensemen Stacey and Doolittle (September 18, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks looked to Columbus, Ohio to reload their roster by taking three former Ohio State University Buckeyes in the first round of the 2017 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. The Knighthawks made history Monday night in Oakville, Ontario as they became the first team to pick three players from the same university in the first round of the NLL Entry Draft. The Can

  • Knighthawks to restock roster with four of the first 14 picks (September 15, 2017)… In just three days, the Rochester Knighthawks will reload their roster by selecting four of the first 14 players in the National Lacrosse League Entry Draft. Fans can tune into NLLTV to watch the newest members of the Knighthawks take center stage at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre on Monday, Sept. 18. Draft coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Pre-Draft Show. The Buffalo Bandits will open the draft at 7:00 p

  • (September 15, 2017)… Marty Hill waited seven years to make his National Lacrosse League debut. That day finally came on April 22, when he played for the Rochester Knighthawks. It was an emotional evening for the 27-year-old transition man, who was playing in front of his family and friends. The Six Nations product settled his nerves, however, and contributed two assists in the victory over the New England Black Wolves. It was a long time coming for Hill, who was originally drafted by the Knig

  • Comcast Spectacor brings the NLL back to PhiladelphiaPHILADELPHIA, September 14, 2017 - The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men's professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced that it has awarded an expansion team to the city of Philadelphia, under the ownership of Comcast Spectacor. The team, which will begin play in December 2018, will be the League's eleventh franchise and play its home games at the Wells Fargo Center.  “The National Lacrosse

  • (September 13, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed veteran defenseman Billy Dee Smith to a one-year deal. By agreeing to terms with the Knighthawks, the longtime Buffalo Bandit will now travel down I-90 to join his new team. “Billy Dee has established himself as a top-notch defender in the NLL,” said Knighthawks scout Stuart Brown. “We are excited to bring him to camp and give him a shot at competing for a roster spot.” The 35-year-old Smith played al

  • (September 12, 2017)… The Rochester Knighthawks announced today that they have signed goalie Chase Martin to a one-year deal. Martin comes to the Knighthawks after helping the Senior “B” Six Nations Rivermen reach the President’s Cup Finals. “Chase had a really good summer and played well in the President’s Cup when given the opportunity,” said Knighthawks scout Stuart Brown. “He has steadily improved each year since he graduated juniors. We felt like now was a good time to giv

  • (September 11, 2017)… The Rochester Knightingales dance team will hold auditions for the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Harro East Gym (400 Andrews St.). Candidates will have the opportunity to try out for one of the hottest dance teams in the National Lacrosse League from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Harro East aerobics room. The Knightingales are dedicated women who are physically fit, talented in dance/cheer or promotional modeling who are able to present themselves in a professional man