TORONTO — The National Lacrosse League’s newest fans will get to see the sport’s most celebrated brother act since the Gaits, as the Georgia Swarm selected Lyle Thompson first overall in the 2015 NLL draft Monday night in Toronto.
Thompson, the two-time Tewaaraton Award winner out of Albany, will join his brother, Miles, on the Swarm, who relocated from Minnesota to Georgia in the offseason. He’s only the second player history to go No. 1 in both the MLL and NLL drafts (Kevin Crowley, 2011).
By Sean Kirst | The Post Standard
Even after a hard defeat, Rich Kilgour did Sunday what he’d been doing with eloquence, all week.
His Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team had just lost to Team Canada, 12-8, in the finals of the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships at the Carrier Dome. The defeat was especially painfully for the Nationals, because the tournament was hosted for the first time by a native government – the Six Nations, or Haudenosaunee – with most of the games played at the Onondaga Nation.
For the fourth consecutive time, Team Canada edged out the Iroquois Nationals for the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships gold medal.
This time around, Canada came away with a 12-8 victory in front of over 10,000 fans at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.
“It’s a tough one, that’s for sure,” Iroquois Nationals head coach Rich Kilgour said. “I’m disappointed. I’m definitely not disappointed in us. I’m just disappointed that we came up a goal or two short. I really think we had the team to do it this year. But you have to give Canada credit. They’re a great team and they beat us in a really good lacrosse game.”
In the first quarter, both teams exchanged goals, with Johnny Powless, Haina Thompson and Miles Thompson getting on the board for the Iroquois Nationals, while Curtis Dickson scored twice for Canada with Shawn Evans adding one.
People have also loved the team’s Bauer helmets by Cascade Lacrosse and Quiet Storm Custom Wrapz.
Iroquois Nationals executive director Ansley Jemison sat down with a GoPro on his head to explain the process and the meaning behind them.