Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
KNIGHTHAWKS HIT THE TURF BRIGHT AND EARLY
11/25/2012 - 8:31am

(November 25, 2012)… Day Two of Training Camp kicked off this morning at Total Sports Experience with some new faces as goalies Ian Duffy and Mike Matteo joined the team. The defending champs were back on the turf at 7:45 a.m. after a fitness testing and an evening workout Saturday. (Photos by Larry Palumbo)
 
“It felt really good. The speed was much faster and what I am used to,” said defenseman Ian Llord, who recently joined the Knighthawks. “I liked the tempo. The guys were really pushing each other.”

Llord spent the last five seasons in the NLL with the Knighthawks’ thruway rivals, the Buffalo Bandits. He was joined in camp by Tom Montour, who played in Buffalo for four seasons. The 30-year-old won a Champion’s Cup in 2003 with Toronto. In his career, he has collected 153 points and 646 loose balls in 105 professional games. Last season, he recorded 12 points and 72 loose balls in nine games.

"We want to play where we are wanted,” said Llord. “I am happy to be here. It is a breath of fresh air.”

For Joel McCready it was a chance to return to the team after taking the 2012 campaign off to focus on his firefighting career. McCready enters his fourth season with the Knighthawks in 2013. He finished the 2011 regular season second on the team with 43 penalty minutes and sixth with 65 loose balls.

"It was exciting to be with the guys again,” he said. “It feels like being back with the family.”

The Knighthawks will return to town on Saturday, December 8th, to host the Minnesota Swarm in a National Lacrosse League preseason game at The Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks will host the Swarm at 8:00 p.m. FREE Tickets are available online at Knighthawks.com, by clicking here. Fans must have a ticket to enter the game.

MORE COVERAGE TO COME...


5/25/2013
Syracuse men's lacrosse pulls off another one-goal victory, advances to national title game with 9-8 win over Denver

4/24/2014
NCAA news: Unlimited snacks, no transfer waivers, suggested stipends

4/24/2014
Does Duke have a mental edge on Syracuse? ACC lacrosse tournament starts Friday

4/23/2014
Syracuse's Kevin Rice and Brandon Mullins named to 18-player All-ACC lacrosse team

4/22/2014
College lacrosse bracketology: Bubblers rooting against Patriot League's many possible bid-snatchers

4/21/2014
Five takeaways from Syracuse lacrosse's 15-9 win over Hobart

4/21/2014
Lacrosse weekend wrap: Surging Drexel still hoping this will be its breakthrough season

4/21/2014
Syracuse men's lacrosse remains No. 4 in both national polls for second week (updated)

4/19/2014
Syracuse University men's lacrosse spotlights offensive depth to wear down Hobart, 15-9

4/19/2014
Syracuse University men's lacrosse uses late run to roll past Hobart, 15-9

4/19/2014
Syracuse men's lacrosse at Hobart (live game updates)

4/18/2014
Syracuse lacrosse's Billy Ward 'one of the best leaders ever to come through this program'

4/15/2014
Syracuse lacrosse players Kevin Rice, Brandon Mullins win ACC player of the week honors

4/15/2014
College lacrosse bracketology: Syracuse bolsters profile with Cornell and North Carolina victories

4/14/2014
Five takeaways from Syracuse lacrosse's 11-10 double-overtime win over North Carolina

4/14/2014
Syracuse lacrosse climbs to No. 4 in national polls after critical week (updated)

4/14/2014
Lacrosse weekend wrap: Duke's slick six on offense has Blue Devils even further ahead than usual

4/12/2014
Billy Ward on Syracuse lacrosse's double-overtime win over North Carolina: 'Let's be us, let's be great'

4/12/2014
Billy Ward gives Syracuse lacrosse thrilling 11-10 win over North Carolina in double overtime

4/12/2014
Syracuse men's lacrosse vs. North Carolina (live game updates)

4/11/2014
ACC lacrosse: Virginia's loss ensures Syracuse-North Carolina is a play-in for the conference tournament