NLL Team of The Week: Week Eight

Each week of the NLL season Lacrosse Bucket will release a Team of The Week. This week’s team is made up of six players, as usual, and includes two forwards, one transition player, two defenseman, and one goalie. 

So, without further adieu, here is the Lacrosse Bucket NLL Team of the Week for week six of the 2019-20 NLL season.

Chase Fraser, F, Buffalo Bandits

In just his second game back from injury, Chase Fraser but on a show, once again as he was a huge part of the Bandits’ offense in their victory over Toronto. 

The third-year forward ended the game tallied four points (3G/1A). He also scooped up four loose balls in the victory, as well. 

Eli McLaughlin, F, Colorado Mammoth

The Colorado Mammoth went 1-1 on the weekend, losing to Vancouver on Friday before absolutely annihilating Saskatchewan on Saturday night. And McLaughlin led the Mammoth in scoring in both contest. 

McLaughlin had three points (1G/3A) against Vancouver and tallied seven points (3G/4A) against Saskatchewan. He also scooped up a combined 10 loose balls in the two games this weekend. 

Trevor Baptiste, T, Philadelphia Wings

Philadelphia went 1-1 on the weekend, falling in overtime to New England on Saturday and beating Rochester in a blowout win on Sunday. While Baptiste didn’t continue his scoring streak, he certainly made an impact in both contest. 

Baptiste went 14-19 at the faceoff dot, chased down six loose balls, and caused one turnover against New England. Against Rochester, he had two points (1G/1A), scooped up 11 loose balls, and went 15-20 at the faceoff dot. 

Graeme Hossack, D, Halifax Thunderbirds

The Halifax Thunderbirds are 5-0. And as usual, Graeme Hossack was on his game in their win over San Diego on Saturday, which was a defensive battle for the majority of the game. 

Hossack scooped up 10 loose balls and went 1-1 at the faceoff dot in the win on Saturday night, in addition to all the little things that he continuously does every game that makes him such a great talent.

Dan MacRae, D, New York

New York defeated Georgia on Saturday to secure their first win in franchise history. And Dan MacRae was a big part of that victory, making an impact on not just the defensive end but putting in work on the offensive end, as well. 

The 10-year veteran caused one turnover, scooped up 11 loose balls, and scored the game winning goal in overtime off of an outlet pass from Ryan Fournier to take down the Swarm and secure the Riptide’s first franchise win.

Dillon Ward, G, Colorado Mammoth

The Colorado Mammoth went 1-1 on the weekend, losing to Vancouver on Friday before absolutely annihilating Saskatchewan on Saturday night. Veteran goaltender Dillon Ward stood tall in both contest, only allowing a combined 12 goals in between the two games. 

Ward made made 31 saves off of 38 shots on goal in the loss to Vancouver and 53 saves off of 59 shots on goal in the win over Saskatchewan. 

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