(Boston, Mass. – September 2, 2011) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced that ESPN has dubbed the MLL semifinal games during Hurricane Irene as “instant classics.” Tonight, both semifinal games will be re-broadcast on ESPN Classic. The Boston Cannons vs. Chesapeake Bayhawks will air at 6:00 PM (ET) and the Hamilton Nationals vs. Denver Outlaws will air at 8:00 PM.
The 2011 Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior took place on August 27 and 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The Boston Cannons defeated the Chesapeake Bayhawks with a score of 14-13 and the Hamilton Nationals defeated the Denver Outlaws with a final score of 11-9. On Sunday August 28 the Boston Cannons edged the Hamilton Nationals to win their first Steinfeld Trophy in League history.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001. Major League Lacrosse has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. Comprised of six teams located in Boston, Chesapeake, Denver, Long Island, Rochester and Hamilton, Major League Lacrosse is in its eleventh season this year. MLL has added two teams for the 2012 season; the Charlotte Hounds located in Charlotte, N.C. and the Ohio Machine located in Columbus, OH.
The 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game took place on July 9 at Harvard Stadium in Boston. The 2011 Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend, presented by Warrior, is scheduled for August 27 & 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md.