2020 Rochester Knighthawks season

The Rochester Knighthawks are a lacrosse team based in Rochester, New York playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2020 season will be the team's 1st season in the league. The original Knighthawks moved to Halifax to become the Halifax Thunderbirds. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended on March 12, 2020.[1] On April 8, the league made a further public statement announcing the cancellation of the remaining games of the 2020 season and that they would be exploring options for playoffs once it was safe to resume play.[2][3]

2020 Rochester Knighthawks
LeagueNLL
DivisionNorth
2020 record2-10
Home record2-4
Road record0-6
Goals for115
Goals against165
General ManagerDan Carey
CoachMike Hasen
ArenaBlue Cross Arena
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Regular seasonEdit

Current standingsEdit

Reference: [4]

North Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Halifax Thunderbirds1284.6670.06–12–3139126+1311.5810.50
2Toronto Rock1174.6360.54–23–2122106+1611.099.64
3Buffalo Bandits1174.6360.54–23–2130118+1211.8210.73
4Rochester Knighthawks12210.1676.02–30–7115165-509.5813.75
East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1New England Black Wolves1183.7270.04–34–0135101+3412.279.18
2Georgia Swarm1275.5831.52–45–1149126+2312.4210.50
3Philadelphia Wings1486.5711.53–35–3151134+1710.799.57
4New York Riptide13112.0778.01–50–7116177-618.9213.62
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Saskatchewan Rush1073.7000.02–35–011193+1811.109.30
2Colorado Mammoth1376.5381.54–23–4128125+39.859.62
3San Diego Seals1266.5002.03–33–3138131+711.5010.92
4Calgary Roughnecks1055.5002.01–44–1122111+1112.2011.10
5Vancouver Warriors1349.3084.52–42–5117160-439.0012.31

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game logEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 November 30, 2019 Georgia Swarm Blue Cross Arena L 4–14 5,642 0–1
2 December 21, 2019 @ Halifax Thunderbirds Scotiabank Centre L 12–14 5,278 0–2
3 December 28, 2019 Toronto Rock Blue Cross Arena L 11–14 5,036 0–3
4 January 11, 2020 @ Toronto Rock Scotiabank Arena L 12–13 8,685 0–4
5 January 18, 2020 Calgary Roughnecks Blue Cross Arena W 13–12 4,505 1–4
6 January 19, 2020 @ Philadelphia Wings (2018-) Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) L 4–12 7,015 1–5
7 January 31, 2020 @ Buffalo Bandits KeyBank Center L 15–16 OT 10,978 1–6
8 February 9, 2020 Vancouver Warriors Blue Cross Arena L 10–11 OT 4,063 1–7
9 February 22, 2020 @ New England Black Wolves Mohegan Sun Arena L 7–18 5,328 1–8
10 February 29, 2020 New York Riptide Blue Cross Arena W 13–12 6,006 2–8
11 March 7, 2020 @ San Diego Seals Pechanga Arena L 6–19 6,292 2–9
12 March 8, 2020 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 8–10 12,121 2–10

Cancelled gamesEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
13 March 14, 2020 Halifax Thunderbirds Blue Cross Arena
14 March 28, 2020 Halifax Thunderbirds Blue Cross Arena
15 April 4, 2020 @ Saskatchewan Rush SaskTel Centre
16 April 11, 2020 Buffalo Bandits Blue Cross Arena
17 April 17, 2020 @ Toronto Rock Scotiabank Arena
18 April 25, 2020 Buffalo Bandits Blue Cross Arena

RosterEdit

Rochester Knighthawks roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 39   Steve Fryer
  • 49   Rylan Hartley
  •  1   Craig Wende
Defensemen
  • 20   Matthew Bennett
  •  2   Paul Dawson (C)
  •  3   Dylan Evans
  • 18   Julian Garritano
  • 11   Darryl Robertson
  • 34   Doug Utting
Forwards
  • 16   Phil Caputo
  • 19   Holden Cattoni
  • 41   Mark Cockerton
  • 15   Shawn Evans (A)
  •  5   Turner Evans
  •  9   Curtis Knight (A)
  • 14   Dan Lintner
  • 23   Dan Michel
Transition
  • 83   Frank Brown
  • 96   Cory Highfield
  • 17   Ryland Rees
  • 26   Thomas Whitty
Practice Squad
  • 29   Tyler Biles (T)
  • 21   Adam Perroni (T)
  • 72   Dustyn Pratt (D)
Injured Reserve
  • 91   Travis Burton (D)
  • 75   Jay Thorimbert (D)
Holdout
  • 45   Chris Willman (T)
Unable to play
  •  6   Zac Reid (T)
Head Coach
  • Mike Hasen
Assistant Coaches

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

Roster updated 2019-09-18
NLL Transactions


Entry DraftEdit

The 2019 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 17, 2019.[5] The Knighthawks made the following selections:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 2 Ryland Rees Stony Brook University
2 18 Cory Highfield Massachusetts Lowell University
2 32 Dustyn Pratt Orangeville Northmen Jr. A
3 35 Thomas Whitty St. Catharines Athletics Jr. A
3 37 Matt Vangalen Detroit Mercy University
3 48 Sean Darroch Lindenwood University
4 49 Tyler Biles Brampton Excelsiors Jr. A
4 62 Bradley Voigt Syracuse University
5 65 Carter Badour College of Saint Rose
6 77 Alec Simons Mimico Mountaineers Jr. A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NLL Statement on game play (March 12, 2020)". NLL.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of season due to COVID-19". Sportsnet. Sportsnet.
  3. ^ "National Lacrosse League announces cancellation of remaining regular season games". NLL.com. April 8, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "2020 National Lacrosse League Standings". Pointstreak Stats.
  5. ^ "2019 NLL Draft Results". NLL.com. September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2019.