1996 Major Indoor Lacrosse League season

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1996 MILL season
League Major Indoor Lacrosse League
Sport Indoor lacrosse
Duration December 30, 1995 - April 12, 1996
Number of teams 7
Regular season
League champions Buffalo Bandits
Runners-up Philadelphia Wings
Season MVP Gary Gait (Philadelphia Wings)
Top scorer John Tavares (Buffalo Bandits)
Champion's Cup
Champion's Cup champions Buffalo Bandits
  Runners-up Philadelphia Wings
Champion's Cup MVP Pat O'Toole (Buffalo)
MILL seasons

The 1996 season began on December 30, 1995 and concluded with the championship game on April 12, 1996.

Team Movement[edit]

The Charlotte Cobras played their only season in 1996, in the process achieving the only winless season in the history of the league.

Regular season[edit]

Reference: [1]

P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff
1 Buffalo Banditsxyz 10 8 2 0.800 0.0 3–2 5–0 173 127 +46
2 Philadelphia Wingsx 10 8 2 0.800 0.0 4–1 4–1 165 114 +51
3 Boston Blazersx 10 6 4 0.600 2.0 4–1 2–3 146 114 +32
4 Rochester Knighthawksx 10 6 4 0.600 2.0 4–1 2–3 148 137 +11
5 Baltimore Thunder 10 4 6 0.400 4.0 3–2 1–4 144 163 -19
6 New York Saints 10 3 7 0.300 5.0 2–3 1–4 124 144 -20
7 Charlotte Cobras 10 0 10 0.000 8.0 0–5 0–5 85 186 -101

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; Diff–Difference between goals scored and allowed

All Star Game[edit]

No All-Star Game was played in 1996.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Championship
           
4 Rochester 10
1 Buffalo 18
2 Philadelphia 10
1 Buffalo 15
3 Boston 8
2 Philadelphia 10

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Team
MVP Award Gary Gait Philadelphia
Rookie of the Year Award Darren Fridge Boston
Championship Game MVP Pat O'Toole Buffalo

Weekly Awards[edit]

Each week, a player is awarded "Player of the Week" honours.

Week Player of the Week
1 J.J. Pearl
2 Steve Dietrich
3 Gary Gait
4 Tom Phair
5 Darren Fridge
6 Andy Piazza
7 John Tavares
8 Eric Seremet
9 Dallas Eliuk
10 John Tavares
11 John Tavares
12 Steve Dietrich
13 Charlie Blanchard
14 Kevin Bilger

Monthly Awards[edit]

An award is also given out monthly for the best overall player.

Month Player of the Month
Jan Gary Gait
Feb John Tavares
Mar John Tavares

All-Pro Teams[edit]

First Team:

Second Team:

Statistics Leaders[edit]

Bold numbers indicate new single-season records. Italics indicate tied single-season records.

Stat Player Team Number
Goals Gary Gait Philadelphia 43
Assists Jim Veltman Buffalo 40
Points John Tavares Buffalo 81
Penalty Minutes Tom Phair Buffalo 53
Shots on Goal Gary Gait Philadelphia 126
Loose Balls Jim Veltman Buffalo 125
Save Pct Pat O'Toole Buffalo 76.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 1996 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved April 28, 2013.