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News and Notes Week Six

March 18, 2016
Here's a primer for this week's games including a look back at last week, numbers, previews and notes.

Charlotte Hounds 14, New York Lizards 12

Both the New York Lizards and Charlotte Hounds moved to 2-3 on the season after a 14-12 win for the Hounds. While New York drew the loss, they did activate Rob Pannell, this year's NCAA Tewaarton Award winner. Pannell would go on to score three goals and an assist, tying Steven Peyser as New York’s leading scorers in the game. In Matt Danowski's return to the Hounds he earned himself player of the game honors, keeping the Lizards to just 12 goals.  The game was evenly matched through the first three quarters as Charlotte entered the fourth quarter down by three, but a 5-0 run by the Hounds gave the visitors the win. Both teams look to next week to improve to .500 on the season.

Denver Outlaws 24, Boston Cannons 14

For the first time in league history the Boston Cannons lost in Denver, with a final of 24-14.  The Denver Outlaws were unstoppable right from the start, putting up 11 goals in the first half, Boston’s Brent Adams scored first but Denver quickly responded with a five goal run. The Outlaws finished the quarter up 6-5 and never looked back, only allowing one goal to Boston in the second quarter, and then scoring 13 points in the second half. Player of the game, Drew Snider, put up a total of five goals, while the Outlaws’ Brendan Mundorf, Jeremy Sieverts, and Zack Greer all came up with hat tricks in the game. Boston continues to struggle now at 1-4, while Denver remains undefeated, 5-0.

Hamilton Nationals 12, Chesapeake Bayhawks 11

The Hamilton Nationals took a win from the Chesapeake Bayhawks with an overtime goal by Jordan Hall for a final score of 12-11. These two teams proved to be evenly matched, both with five goals in the first quarter, and ending the half with Hamilton up by only one point. Scoring slowed in the second half but Stephen Keogh and Kevin Cunningham still both managed to end the game with five points each, leading Hamilton’s scoring efforts. Tied at 11 after the 60 minutes, Hall gave the Nationals the win, with his second goal of the game two minutes into overtime. The Nationals continue to 5-0 on the season, as the Bayhawks rest at 3-2.

Rochester Rattlers 9, Ohio Machine 7

The Rochester Rattlers gave the Ohio Machine their fifth loss of the season with a final score of 9-7.  Rochester's John Galloway, named Warrior Defensive Player of the Week, put up 16 saves in the game, allowing the Rattlers to hold Ohio to just 7 goals. Jordan MacIntosh led the Rattlers scoring efforts, at three goals. Ohio rookie, Logan Schuss, put up four goals earning his first career points, but that was not enough to carry his team.  The Machine fall to 0-5 on the season while the Rattlers grab the much needed win for a 2-3 record. 


Three players, Brendan Mundorf, Jeremy Sieverts, and Zack Greer, all put up three goals for the Denver Outlaws in their game against the Boston Cannons.



In week six, only one team will emerge with six wins, remaining undefeated. The matchup between the Denver Outlaws and Hamilton Nationals will leave one of the two teams victorious, and the other with their first loss of the season.


This was a big week for rookies, with The Machine’s Logan Schuss and Marcus Holman, and the Lizards’ Rob Pannell all putting up four points in their MLL debuts.


Paul Rabil put up seven points in the loss to the Denver Outlaws, putting him in the top spot for this season’s leading scorers with 25 points. Kevin Crowley now sits in second place.


Chris Bocklet leads all attackmen in the league with 19 points on the season, making him third in league-leading scorers.


Stephen Peyser, broke a New York Lizards record, recording his 16 th career 2-point goal, the most in franchise history.


Hamilton Nationals’ Kevin Cunningham may only have five goals on the season, but he does have a league best 10 assists.


Drew Adams of the New York Lizards and Denver’s Jesse Schwartzman are the only two goalies to have played in all five games this season, each playing nearly 300 minutes.


Charlotte Hounds’ faceoff man, Tim Fallon leads the league with 40 groundballs, six more than second place Brodie Merrill. 

Chesapeake Bayhawks at New York Lizards


7:00pm EST Thursday June 6 

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Chesapeake Bayhawks head to New York City for the first ever MLL game at Carl Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.  Chesapeake will be looking to avoid a .500 record.  After a strong start to the season, they have suffered two straight OT losses. The Lizards, also fresh off a loss to the Charlotte Hounds, will turn to Stephen Berger and Cascade Rookie of the Week, Rob Pannell. New York should be weary as Chesapeake’s Ben Rubeor was quiet, with only two goals in week five, he’ll be looking to make more of an impact in this Thursday’s game, along with John Grant Jr. who put up a couple of goals against the Nationals last week. Both teams have something to prove and will head into the game ready to win.

Last Season’s Record:

Chesapeake 13, Long Island 6

Chesapeake 13, Long Island 11


Boston Cannons @ Rochester Rattlers

8:00pm EST Friday June 7

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Boston Cannons will be looking to step up their defense after a 24-14 loss to the Denver Outlaws.  While Rochester is not expected to put up the same numbers the Outlaws did against Boston, Jordan MacIntosh is still a powerful force with the ball. Paul Rabil, Mike Stone, and Matt Poskay will also have to work hard for their goals as they face the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week, John Galloway. Rochester will be playing for a 3-3 record, while Boston seeks their second win of the season.

Last Season’s Record:

Boston 15, Rochester 3

Rochester 17, Boston 16


Ohio Machine at Charlotte Hounds

7:00pm EST Saturday June 8


Radio: MLL Radio

The Charlotte Hounds will look to continue their winning ways after a week five defeat of the New York Lizards, as the Ohio Machine will have to give it their all to earn their first win of the season. While Charlotte’s 2-3 record is not spectacular, they are still the easy favorites in this game.  Both teams have brought on several rookies in the last couple weeks, including Charlotte’s Mike Sawyer and the Machine’s Marcus Holman. Charlotte’s rookies have already proven helpful, but Ohio will need to rely heavily on rookie talent to change their losing ways.

Last Season’s Record:

Charlotte 18, Ohio 15

Charlotte 17, Ohio 16


Hamilton Nationals at Denver Outlaws

8:00pm EST Saturday June 8

Web: YouTube

Radio: MLL Radio

This is the game that will leave only one team undefeated as the 5-0 Denver Outlaws host the 5-0 Hamilton Nationals this coming Saturday.  Only one team can go 6-0 after this matchup, but it’s really anyone’s guess. Denver offers a well-balanced offense with four of the top-ten league leading scorers. At the same time, Hamilton’s Kevin Crowley and Joe Walters make for a dangerous pair, and pose a threat to Denver’s unstoppable offense. Players to watch closely include Hamilton’s Brodie Merrill and Denver’s Lee Zink.  Zink is the defending Warrior Defensive Player of the Year, while Merrill held the title for six previous seasons.  This is undoubtedly the biggest game of the first six weeks.

Last Season’s Record:

Denver 15, Hamilton 6

Denver 21, Hamilton 12

Backwards Record:The Boston Cannons lost in Denver for the first time in MLL history. Prior to this season the Cannons were 5-0 against the Outlaws when on the road. This stat may seem a bit backwards, but Denver was sure to make sure they continued their season long win streak at home.

Defensive Player of the Game:The matchup between the Denver Outlaws and Hamiton Nationals is already an exciting game with the two undefeated teams finally meeting this season; however another type of meet up may prove to be just as interesting as defending Warrior Defensive Player of the Year, Lee Zink, and Brodie Merrill, who held the title for six straight years prior will both play in this week’s game.

MLL in NYC:This week the New York Lizards will pack up and move to New York City for the weekend, to play the first MLL game at Carl Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. This is the first of two games to be played in New York City this summer.  

Atlanta Destination Game:The Boston Cannons will faceoff against the Rochester Rattlers in Atlanta this week for the first time in MLL history.  The Game will be played at Kennesaw State University Stadium and televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.