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March 21  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
Before we get to this week's installment of the National Lacrosse League Power Rankings, it is worth noting some of the deals that were made and not made leading up to Tuesday's trade deadline.

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March 14  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League announced its weekly awards on Wednesday and Washington Stealth goalkeeper Tyler Richards has earned NLL Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Richards returned after missing three games with injury to save 40 of the 48 shots he faced in a Sunday 11-8 victory over the Colorado Mammoth. Richards was a game-time decision for Sunday's contest, but after seeing Richards in warm-ups, head coach Chris Hall determined he was ready to go.

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March 14  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
1. Colorado Mammoth (8-2), The Mammoth split the home-and-home series with the Washington Stealth last weekend, but they did it without John Grant Jr., the league's leading scorer. With that said though, the Stealth had an opportunity to take both games from the Mammoth which would have Calgary and Colorado tied atop the West. The Mammoth are still the best team in the league, especially when they are at full strength, but the gap between them and others appears to be closing.

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March 11  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The Washington Stealth certainly didn't think they would play 10 games before getting their first home win of 2012, but that is the way it played out.

The Stealth defeated the National Lacrosse League's top team on Sunday night, the Colorado Mammoth, 11-8. With the win, the Stealth improved to 3-7 on the season and the Mammoth dropped to 8-2. Washington also kept Colorado from clinching a playoff berth for at least one more game.

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March 11  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer


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March 10  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
It certainly wasn't going to be easy to go into Denver and beat the National Lacrosse League's best team. But after Saturday night, the Stealth will probably look back thinking that they let an opportunity slip away.

Washington fell to 2-7 on the season with Saturday night's 13-11 loss to the Colorado Mammoth. The Mammoth improved to 8-1 and with a win on Sunday at Comcast Arena, they would clinch the league's first playoff spot of the season.

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March 8  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The Washington Stealth announced on Thursday that Cam Sedgwick has been re-signed after being temporarily released by the team last week to make create a roster spot. The Stealth also placed forward Cliff Smith on the Injured Reserve. Both moves are pending approval by the National Lacrosse League.

Sedgwick is expected to be in the lineup this weekend for the Stealth's home-and-home series with the Colorado Mammoth.

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March 8  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
1. Colorado Mammoth (7-1), After the one hiccup in the road, the Mammoth have bounced right back and still have a firm grasp on first place in the West Division. John Grant Jr. has taken Player of the Month honors for both January and February and looks to be running away with the league's MVP award.

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March 8  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League announced its NLL Players of the Month on March 1 and Colorado's John Grant Jr. took home Player of the Month for the second straight month.

Grant scored 11 goals and had 11 assists in February helping the Mammoth to a 2-1 record for the month.

Grant is the NLL leader with 27 goals and 59 points and is on pace to break the single-season record for points of 115 set by John Tavares in 2001.

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March 8  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League announced its weekly award winners on Wednesday and Washington Stealth goalkeeper Kevin Croswell earned the NLL's Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in Saturday's 14-9 victory over the Toronto Rock.

Croswell was signed to the roster just two days before the game and got the start for the injured Tyler Richards. Croswell saved 41 shots to lead the Stealth to win over the defending champs.

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March 4  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The Washington Stealth finally resembled the team that they have been for the past two seasons on Saturday.

The Stealth earned a 14-9 victory over the defending National Lacrosse League champion Toronto Rock in a rematch of the past two NLL Champion's Cup's.

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February 29  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
1. Colorado Mammoth (6-1), I'm not going to drop Colorado from the top spot for one loss after they had been so dominant through six games. But, with that said. the gap has certainly closed between the Mammoth and Calgary in the West. The Roughnecks 21-10 victory was no doubt meant to send Colorado a message.

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February 29  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League handed out its weekly player awards on Wednesday and Kasey Beirnes of the Toronto Rock took home Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Beirnes scored five goals, dished two assists and picked up seven loose balls in the Rock's 16-12 victory over the Rochester Knighthawks on Friday.

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February 25  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The West All-Stars snapped a four-game losing streak in the National Lacrosse League All-Star game on Saturday night, coming from behind to defeat the East 20-18.

Washington Stealth forward Lewis Ratcliff dished four assist in the game. The West All-Stars were also coached by Stealth coach Chris Hall, who a day after making his return to the team after months of treatment for throat cancer, was behind the bench for the All-Star game.

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February 25  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The mood before the game was jovial. It was great to see Washington Stealth head coach Chris Hall back on the sidelines after month of treatment for throat cancer doing what he does better than anything -- coach lacrosse.

But after the game, the mood was somber and the players and coaches seemed full of shock.

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February 24  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer


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February 22  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
Philadelphia Wings forward Dan Dawson has been awarded his second straight National Lacrosse League Offensive Player of the Week award the league announced on Wednesday.

Dawson had a hat-trick and seven assists in the Wings 14-8 victory over Toronto on Saturday. It was his second consecutive 10-point game. With the win, the Wings took over sole possession of first place in the NLL's East Division.

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February 22  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League announced on Wednesday that it has lifted the suspensions on Rochester Knighthawks players Tyler Burton, Jordan Hall, Travis Hill, Cody Jamieson and Sid Smith.

The league suspended the players indefinitely last week after they were arrested after an incident at a Minnesota restaurant. The reinstatement for the players is effective immediately.

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February 22  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League announced three substitutions for injured players for the 2012 NLL All-Star Game on Tuesday.

Washington Stealth forward Lewis Racliff will replace his injured teammate Rhys Duch. Matt Beers of the Stealth was also named to the team, replacing Chris Corbeil of the Edmonton Rush.

Scott Self of the Buffalo Bandits was also named to the East All-Stars replacing Colin Doyle

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February 22  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
1. Colorado Mammoth (6-0), Colorado exploded with six goals in the fourth period to earn a 12-7 win over Minnesota this past Saturday. Another game another win for the Mammoth, who have separated themselves from the rest of the league.

2. Philadelphia Wings (4-2), A few weeks ago, the Toronto Rock had no trouble with the Wings. This past Saturday the Wings returned the favor with a 14-8 victory. The Wings are alone atop the East Division and playing great lacrosse right now.

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February 19  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The Washington Stealth traded away one of their more popular players this past Monday, Paul Rabil in exchange for forward Athan Iannucci, who had not played a single minute this season for the Edmonton Rush.

Now it appears Rabil will do the same thing.

InLaxWeTrust.com is reporting that Rabil will not report to the Rush and that the Rush will try to deal Rabil to a team on the east coast as soon as possible.

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February 19  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
Throwing the 16-5 loss to Edmonton out the window, it seems the Washington Stealth have been right in every game they have played this season. Unfortunately for the Stealth and their fans, of those five games, Washington only has one win.

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February 16  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League has suspended the five players who were arrested for an alleged incident at a restaurant in Bloomington, Minnesota on Monday. The suspensions, which were announced on Wednesday are indefinite in length.

The five players -- Tyler Burton, Cody Jamieson, Jordan Hall, Travis Hill and Sid Smith -- will sit out while the league investigates the situation further.

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February 16  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League announced its Players of the Week for week 6 of the 2012 season on Wednesday.

Philadelphia's Dan Dawson was named the Offensive Player of the Week for his one goal, nine assist performance in the Wings 14-13 victory over Buffalo on Sunday afternoon.

Brodie Merrill, also of Philadelphia, was named the league's Transition Player of the Week for his performance in that same game. Merrill collected 10 loose balls to go with a hat-trick and two assists.

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February 16  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The Washington Stealth announced on Thursday that they will partner with Seattle's Children's Hospital, Everett Bone and joint and the Washington Chapter of US Lacrosse to present a concussion symposium on Feb. 21.

The symposium titled, "Concussions: What you need to know" will take place from 5:45 - 8:30 p.m. at Seattle Children's Wright Auditorium.

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February 14  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
1.Colorado Mammoth (5-0), They didn't play last weekend, which means they didn't lose. The undefeated Mammoth have remain on top, but should get a challenge this weekend when they travel to Minnesota to face the Swarm.

2. Minnesota Swarm (3-2), Talk about making a big jump, with victories over Edmonton and Rochester, the Swarm move from last to second this week. Just goes to show you how good this league is from top to bottom.

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February 13  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The Washington Stealth traded away one of the faces of their franchise on Monday when they sent Paul Rabil to the Edmonton Rush in exchange for Athan Iannucci and a first-round draft pick in 2012.

Rabil, an all-star this season has three goals and five assists in five games. The Stealth, though, have struggled offensively and general manager Doug Locker said that a deal had to be made.

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February 11  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
Before the opening faceoff, Washington Stealth defenseman Jeff Moleski and Calgary Roughnecks transition player Geoff Snider dropped the gloves and fought.

It was the first of seven first quarter fights. When it was all said and done, the Stealth lost their fourth of five games to start the 2012 season, 12-11. With plenty of extra-curricular activity, there was a lot for fans to take in, and under the surface maybe a few things that the Stealth can take as they move forward.

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February 10  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer


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February 8  |  By Aaron Lommers Herald Writer
The National Lacrosse League announced its full rosters for the 2012 All-Star game on Wednesday. Washington Stealth forward Rhys Duch and transition player Paul Rabil were selected to play for the West Division team.

The All-Star game will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 in Buffalo.

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