View 227: Onondaga Redhawks

One of the best things about sports is when one season ends, another begins.  The Syracuse Crunch lost their playoff series ending their AHL season last week.  While the Onondaga Redhawks started their 2012 Can-Am Senior “B” Box Lacrosse season against the same team which ended their 2011 season, the Rochester Greywolves, the following night.

The 2012 edition of the Onondaga Redhawks breaks the pre-game huddle before playing the Rochester Greywolves in the first game of the Can-Am Senior "B" Box Lacrosse season.

The 2012 edition of the Onondaga Redhawks breaks the pre-game huddle before playing the Rochester Greywolves in the first game of the Can-Am Senior “B” Box Lacrosse season at the Onondaga Nation Arena near Nedrow, New York on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 8000, EV +1.0, 200mm focal length.

The game was close for most of the first period until the Redhawks scored three unanswered goals late to take a 4 to 1 lead.  That proved to be a precursor as the home team opened up a large lead in the second period.

Onondaga Redhawks Percy Shenandoah (19) scores over the Rochester Greywolves goalie at the Onondaga Nation Arena near Nedrow, New York on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Can-Am Senior "B" Box Lacrosse game action.

Onondaga Redhawks Percy Shenandoah (19) scores over the Rochester Greywolves goalie at the Onondaga Nation Arena near Nedrow, New York on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Can-Am Senior “B” Box Lacrosse game action. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 8000, EV +1.3, 130mm focal length.

Box lacrosse is a rough sport.  Cross checking is allowed and is used frequently to try and separate the orange rubber lacrosse ball from the carrier.  This game was the roughest I have seen since I started going to Redhawks games last year.

Rough action in the Can-Am Senior "B" Box Lacrosse game between the Onondaga Redhawks and Rochester Greywolves at the Onondaga Nation Arena near Nedrow, New York.

Rough action in the Can-Am Senior “B” Box Lacrosse game between the Onondaga Redhawks and Rochester Greywolves at the Onondaga Nation Arena near Nedrow, New York on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

The Onondaga Redhawks really took this game seriously and avenged last year’s playoff loss with a 19 to 4 win before a large crowd in the Tsha’hon’nonyen’dakhwa’ (Onondaga Nation) Arena.

Onondaga Redhawks player bulls his way through defenders to score against the Rochester Greywolves at the Onondaga Nation Arena near Nedrow, New York.

Onondaga Redhawks James Cathers (22) bulls his way through defenders to score in the third period against the Rochester Greywolves at the Onondaga Nation Arena near Nedrow, New York on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Can-Am Senior “B” Box Lacrosse game action. Onondaga won 19-4. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/500s, f/2.8, EV +1.3, 200mm focal length.

If you like your sports to be fast, highly skilled and physical, check out a Can-Am Box Lacrosse game near you.

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7 Responses to View 227: Onondaga Redhawks

  1. Gerry says:

    I’ve never been to a Lacrosse game, but I believe I should try it. Watching, you understand, not playing . . . You made some pretty good shots there, Scott. It’s so much like hockey that the differences seem strange indeed to my eyes.

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  2. Nye says:

    I thought it was hokey at first, but I see no skates. 🙂

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  3. flaverdave5 says:

    Any more photos of the game??

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