Champion's Cup

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The NLL Champions Cup, photographed in 2006 after the winning season of the Colorado Mammoth.
The Calgary Roughnecks raise the Champion's Cup in celebration of their 2009 championship.

The Champion's Cup is the trophy awarded to the playoff winners in the National Lacrosse League.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Runner-up Score
1998 Philadelphia Wings Baltimore Thunder 2—0 [1]
1999 Toronto Rock Rochester Knighthawks 13—10
2000 Toronto Rock Rochester Knighthawks 14—13
2001 Philadelphia Wings Toronto Rock 9—8
2002 Toronto Rock Albany Attack 13—12
2003 Toronto Rock Rochester Knighthawks 8—6
2004 Calgary Roughnecks Buffalo Bandits 14—11
2005 Toronto Rock Arizona Sting 19—13
2006 Colorado Mammoth Buffalo Bandits 16—9
2007 Rochester Knighthawks Arizona Sting 13—11
2008 Buffalo Bandits Portland LumberJax 14—13
2009 Calgary Roughnecks New York Titans 12—10
2010 Washington Stealth Toronto Rock 15—11
2011 Toronto Rock Washington Stealth 8—7
2012 Rochester Knighthawks Edmonton Rush 9—6
2013 Rochester Knighthawks Washington Stealth 11—10

Most Valuable Players[edit]

Year Winner Team Statistics
1998 Dallas Eliuk Philadelphia Wings 2 wins
1999 Colin Doyle Toronto Rock 4 goals, 2 assists
2000 Dan Stroup Toronto Rock 5 goals
2001 Dallas Eliuk Philadelphia Wings 40 saves
2002 Colin Doyle Toronto Rock 3 goals, 1 assist
2003 Bob Watson Toronto Rock 40 saves
2004 Curtis Palidwor Calgary Roughnecks 41 saves
2005 Colin Doyle Toronto Rock 5 goals, 3 assists
2006 Gavin Prout Colorado Mammoth 4 goals, 3 assists
2007 John Grant, Jr. Rochester Knighthawks 3 goals, 5 assists
2008 Mark Steenhuis Buffalo Bandits 5 goals, 1 assist
2009 Josh Sanderson Calgary Roughnecks 2 goals, 3 assists
2010 Lewis Ratcliff Washington Stealth 5 goals, 1 assist
2011 Bob Watson Toronto Rock 46 saves
2012 Cody Jamieson Rochester Knighthawks 4 goals, 4 assists
2013 Cody Jamieson Rochester Knighthawks 3 goals, 2 assists

Champion's Cup appearances[edit]

Only currently active teams are listed.

Appearances Team Wins Losses Winning %
8 Toronto Rock 6 2 .750
6 Rochester Knighthawks 3 3 .500
3 Buffalo Bandits 1 2 .333
Washington Stealth[2] 1 2 .333
2 Calgary Roughnecks 2 0 1.000
Philadelphia Wings 2 0 1.000
1 Colorado Mammoth[3] 1 0 1.000
Edmonton Rush 0 1 .000
0 Minnesota Swarm 0 0 .000

All-time Champion's Cup wins[edit]

Champion's Cups Won Team Winning Seasons
6
Toronto Rock 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2011
3
Rochester Knighthawks 2007, 2012, 2013
2
Calgary Roughnecks 2004, 2009
Philadelphia Wings 1998, 2001
1
Buffalo Bandits 2008
Colorado Mammoth 2006
Washington Stealth 2010

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 1998, the Champion's Cup was awarded to the winner of a best of three series. Philadelphia won the first two games 16-12 and 17-12 respectively.
  2. ^ Appeared in the Champion's Cup as the Albany Attack in 2002
  3. ^ Appeared in the Champion's Cup as the Baltimore Thunder in 1998