2011 Boston Blazers season

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2011 Boston Blazers
League NLL
Division 4th East
2011 record 8-8
Home record 4-4
Road record 4-4
Goals for 166
Goals against 155
General Manager Doug Reffue
Coach Tom Ryan
Captain Dan Dawson
Arena TD Banknorth Garden
Team leaders
Goals Casey Powell (34)
Assists Dan Dawson (59)
Points Dan Dawson (90)
Penalties in minutes Jack Reid (48)
Loose Balls Kyle Rubisch (143)
Wins Anthony Cosmo (8)
Goals against average Anthony Cosmo (9.66)

The Boston Blazers are a lacrosse team based in Boston playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2011 season was their third and final season in the NLL. After acquiring both Casey Powell and Josh Sanderson in the off-season, the Blazers looked to dominate the NLL East. But the Blazers did not gel as much as they might have hoped, and finished 4th in the East with an 8-8 record.

Standings[edit]

Reference: [1]

East Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Buffalo Banditsxy 16 10 6 .625 0.0 4–4 6–2 169 159 +10 10.56 9.94
2 Toronto Rockx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 7–1 3–5 187 168 +19 11.69 10.50
3 Rochester Knighthawksx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 4–4 6–2 176 159 +17 11.00 9.94
4 Boston Blazersx 16 8 8 .500 2.0 4–4 4–4 166 155 +11 10.38 9.69
5 Philadelphia Wings 16 5 11 .312 5.0 2–6 3–5 143 179 -36 8.94 11.19
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Calgary Roughnecksxyz 16 11 5 .688 0.0 6–2 5–3 198 181 +17 12.38 11.31
2 Minnesota Swarmx 16 8 8 .500 3.0 5–3 3–5 187 180 +7 11.69 11.25
3 Washington Stealthx 16 8 8 .500 3.0 3–5 5–3 203 198 +5 12.69 12.38
4 Colorado Mammothx 16 5 11 .312 6.0 3–5 2–6 151 172 -21 9.44 10.75
5 Edmonton Rush 16 5 11 .312 6.0 4–4 1–7 175 204 -29 10.94 12.75

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 log[edit]

Reference:[2]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 8, 2011 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center W 10–6 7,940 1–0
2 January 15, 2011 Edmonton Rush TD Garden W 10–7 8,536 2–0
3 January 21, 2011 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre L 14–15 OT 9,104 2–1
4 January 22, 2011 Rochester Knighthawks TD Garden L 10–11 OT 10,422 2–2
5 January 28, 2011 Philadelphia Wings TD Garden L 5–11 7,492 2–3
6 January 29, 2011 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 16–7 4,945 3–3
7 February 5, 2011 Toronto Rock TD Garden W 9–7 7,598 4–3
8 February 12, 2011 Colorado Mammoth TD Garden W 11–6 8,462 5–3
9 February 19, 2011 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center W 14–11 7,051 6–3
10 March 6, 2011 Buffalo Bandits TD Garden L 8–9 8,524 6–4
11 March 12, 2011 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena L 10–12 16,347 6–5
12 March 25, 2011 @ Washington Stealth Comcast Arena at Everett L 8–9 3,616 6–6
13 March 26, 2011 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 8–9 OT 17,123 6–7
14 April 2, 2011 Rochester Knighthawks TD Garden L 8–19 9,008 6–8
15 April 9, 2011 Philadelphia Wings TD Garden W 9–7 9,654 7–8
16 April 16, 2011 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena W 16–9 17,318 8–8

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[3]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal April 30, 2011 Buffalo Bandits TD Garden L 10–11 11,273 0–1

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

August 23, 2010[4] To Boston Blazers
Kevin Buchanan
Fourth round pick, 2010 entry draft
To Washington Stealth
Mat Giles
First round pick, 2012 entry draft
August 13, 2010[5] To Boston Blazers
Josh Sanderson
First round pick, 2010 entry draft
To Calgary Roughnecks
Daryl Veltman
Jon Harnett
Kyle Ross
First round pick, 2010 entry draft
August 12, 2010[6] To Boston Blazers
Fourth round pick, 2011 entry draft
To Calgary Roughnecks
Paul Dawson

Entry draft[edit]

The 2010 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 8, 2010.[7] The Blazers selected the following players:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 2 Kyle Rubisch Dowling College
1 7 David Brock University at Albany
3 26 Matt Quinton Roanoke College
4 35 Martin Cahill University of Delaware
4 36 Brock Armour Towson University
5 46 Tyler Collins Colgate University
6 54 Chase Williams Bellarmine University

Roster[edit]

2011 Boston Blazers roster
Active (20-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
  • 85 United States Mitch Belisle
  • 12 Canada Jon "Bubba" Durno
  • 28 Canada Dilan Graham
  • 33 Canada Jon Harnett
  •  4 Canada Carter Livingstone
  • 15 Canada Curtis Ptolemy
  • 18 United States Jack Reid
Forwards
Transition
Practice Squad
  • 20 Travis Brown
  • 05 Paul Manesis
Head Coach
  • Matt Sawyer
Assistant Coaches
  • Todd Francis
  • Randy Fraser
  • Corey Hallman

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

Roster updated 2009-02-04
NLL Transactions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2011 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Boston Blazers – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Boston Blazers – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blazers & Swarm Trade Forwards". NLL.com. August 23, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Josh Sanderson To Blazers In Big Trade". NLL.com. August 13, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Roughnecks Acquire Paul Dawson In Trade". NLL.com. August 12, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ "2010 Entry Draft, Presented By Marc Mesh". NLL.com. September 8, 2010. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2010.