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Road to the Champion’s Cup – The West

The playoffs are in sight as we roll into the final week of the National Lacrosse League regular season. While the East seeding remains unknown, the playoff matchups in the West are all set as a pair of rivals get ready to square off in the opening round.


This is part one of a two part series examining playoff bound teams in each division.


Brian Shanahan joined me to discuss the current state of the Roughnecks, Mammoth, and Rush as well as their road to the Champion’s Cup.





Record: 8-9

 Last Three Games:

  • 26-11 WIN over Vancouver (April 21st)
  • 16-9 WIN over Buffalo (April 14th)
  • 13-12 LOSS to New England (April 8th)

Championships: 2009 and 2004


Record: 10-7

Last Three Games:

  • 10-6 LOSS to New England (April 14th)
  • 11-8 LOSS to Saskatchewan (April 7th)
  • 16-14 LOSS to Rochester (March 31st)

Championships: 2006


Record: 13-4 

Last Three Games:

  • 16-10 LOSS to Georgia (April 14th)
  • 20-10 WIN over Vancouver (April 13th)
  • 11-8 WIN over Colorado (April 7th)

Championships: 2016 and 2015 (Edmonton)



Andy McNamara has been a play-by-play commentator for the NLL on TSN, NLLTV, and world lacrosse tournaments since 2011. He’s also a sports talk host and anchor on TSN 1050 sports radio. Follow Andy on twitter @AndyMc81