Montreal Express

The Montreal Express was a member of the National Lacrosse League during the 2002 season. They played at the Molson Center in Montreal, Quebec. They were inactive during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The team remained inactive and the franchise was returned to the NLL after the 2004 season. The NLL in turn sold the rights to the franchise to the Minnesota Swarm for the 2005 NLL season.

Montreal Express
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DivisionCentral
Based inMontreal, Quebec, Canada
ArenaMolson Centre
Colorsblack, blue

The first-ever Express game was a record-setting affair, with the Express defeating their expansion cousins the Calgary Roughnecks by a final score of 32-17. New NLL records for most goals by one team (32), most goals by two teams (49), and most penalty minutes by two teams (155) were all set in this game.

All time RecordEdit

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2002 Central 8-8 3rd 4-4 4-4 237 227 Terry Sanderson Missed playoffs
Total 1 season 8-8   4-4 4-4 237 227    

2001–02 scheduleEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 November 24, 2001 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome W 32–17 1–0
2 November 29, 2001 Calgary Roughnecks Bell Centre W 23–16 2–0
3 December 2, 2001 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena W 18–17 OT 3–0
4 December 4, 2001 Vancouver Ravens Bell Centre L 13–17 3–1
5 January 11, 2002 Columbus Landsharks Bell Centre L 12–13 3–2
6 January 25, 2002 Ottawa Rebel Bell Centre W 20–15 4–2
7 January 27, 2002 @ Ottawa Rebel Canadian Tire Centre W 13–7 5–2
8 February 1, 2002 Buffalo Bandits Bell Centre W 10–7 6–2
9 February 3, 2002 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre L 12–17 6–3
13 March 2, 2002 @ Columbus Landsharks Nationwide Arena W 12–10 7–3
14 March 8, 2002 Toronto Rock Bell Centre W 15–9 8–3
15 March 15, 2002 Albany Attack Bell Centre L 13–14 8–4
16 March 24, 2002 @ Albany Attack Times Union Center L 6–14 8–5