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Champion's Cup

 

Champion's Cup

The NLL Champion's 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.

Contents

  • Winners 1
  • Most Valuable Players 2
  • Champion's Cup appearances 3
  • All-time Champion's Cup wins 4
  • Pre-Champion's Cup era league champions 5
  • All-time Finals appearances since league inception 6
  • All-time league championships 7
  • Notes 8

Winners

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
2014 Rochester Knighthawks Calgary Roughnecks 2—1[2]
2015 Edmonton Rush Toronto Rock 2—0[3]

Most Valuable Players

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
2014 Dan Dawson Rochester Knighthawks 3 goals, 5 assists
2015 Mark Matthews Edmonton Rush 5 goals, 3 assists

Champion's Cup appearances

Appearances Team Wins Losses Winning %
Currently active franchises
9 Toronto Rock 6 3 .667
7 Rochester Knighthawks 4 3 .571
4 Vancouver Stealth[4] 1 3 .250
3 Calgary Roughnecks 2 1 .667
Buffalo Bandits 1 2 .333
2 Philadelphia Wings 2 0 1.000
Colorado Mammoth[5] 1 1 .500
Edmonton Rush 1 1 .500
0 Minnesota Swarm 0 0 .000
Inactive franchises
2 Arizona Sting 0 2 .000
1 Orlando Titans[6] 0 1 .000
Portland LumberJax 0 1 .000

All-time Champion's Cup wins

Champion's Cups Won Team Winning Seasons
6
Toronto Rock 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2011
4
Rochester Knighthawks 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014
2
Calgary Roughnecks 2004, 2009
Philadelphia Wings 1998, 2001
1
Buffalo Bandits 2008
Colorado Mammoth 2006
Vancouver Stealth[7] 2010
Edmonton Rush 2015

Pre-Champion's Cup era league champions

Year Winner Runner-up Score
Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League
1987 Baltimore Thunder Washington Wave 11—10
1988 New Jersey Saints Washington Wave 17—16
Major Indoor Lacrosse League
1989 Philadelphia Wings New York Saints 11—10
1990 Philadelphia Wings New England Blazers 17—7
1991 Detroit Turbos Baltimore Thunder 14—12
1992 Buffalo Bandits Philadelphia Wings 11—10 (OT)
1993 Buffalo Bandits Philadelphia Wings 13—12
1994 Philadelphia Wings Buffalo Bandits 26—15
1995 Philadelphia Wings Rochester Knighthawks 15—14 (OT)
1996 Buffalo Bandits Philadelphia Wings 15—10
1997 Rochester Knighthawks Buffalo Bandits 15—12

All-time Finals appearances since league inception

Appearances Team Wins Losses Winning %
Currently active franchises
9 Philadelphia Wings 6 3 .667
Rochester Knighthawks 5 4 .556
Toronto Rock 6 3 .667
8 Buffalo Bandits 4 4 .500
4 Colorado Mammoth[8] 2 2 .500
Vancouver Stealth[4] 1 3 .250
3 Calgary Roughnecks 2 1 .667
2 Edmonton Rush 1 1 .500
0 Minnesota Swarm 0 0 .000
Inactive franchises
2 New York Saints[9] 1 1 .500
Arizona Sting 0 2 .000
Washington Wave 0 2 .000
1 Detroit Turbos 1 0 1.000
Boston Blazers (1989-1997)[10] 0 1 .000
Orlando Titans[6] 0 1 .000
Portland LumberJax 0 1 .000

All-time league championships

League Championships Team Winning Seasons
6
Philadelphia Wings 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001
Toronto Rock 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2011
5
Rochester Knighthawks 1997, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014
4
Buffalo Bandits 1992, 1993, 1996, 2008
2
Calgary Roughnecks 2004, 2009
Colorado Mammoth[11] 1987, 2006
1
Detroit Turbos 1991
New York Saints[12] 1988
Vancouver Stealth[7] 2010
Edmonton Rush 2015

Notes

  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. ^ In 2014, the Champion's Cup Finals consisted of two games. The first was hosted by the lower seed and the second by the higher seed. If neither team won both games, a 10-minute mini-game was played immediately following the conclusion of Game 2; if still tied, 10-minute sudden death overtime periods thereafter. Calgary won Game 1, 10-7. Rochester won Game 2, 16-10. Rochester won the mini-game, 3-2.
  3. ^ In the first 3-game series since 1998, the Rush defeated the Rock two game to none, winning game 1 15-9 and game 2 11-10.
  4. ^ a b 0 wins and 1 loss as the Albany Attack and 1 win and 2 losses as the Washington Stealth
  5. ^ 1 win and 0 losses as the Colorado Mammoth and 0 wins and 1 loss as the Baltimore Thunder
  6. ^ a b As the New York Titans
  7. ^ a b As the Washington Stealth
  8. ^ 1 win and 0 losses as the Colorado Mammoth and 1 wins and 2 losses as the Baltimore Thunder
  9. ^ 0 wins and 1 loss as the New York Saints and 1 win and 0 losses as the New Jersey Saints
  10. ^ As the New England Blazers
  11. ^ Won in 1987 as the Baltimore Thunder.
  12. ^ As the New Jersey Saints.
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