Nationals To Kick Off Fifth Season May 4thJanuary 14, 2013 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Hamilton Nationals
The Nationals, who are coming off a 4-10 record, will play their home games at McMaster University. Hamilton has advanced to the MLL Finals in two of the last four seasons, including advancing to the 2011 title game. Dave Huntley returns as the team's head coach for the first time since the 2010 season. He led the Nats to their only MLL title in 2009.
The Nationals' schedule includes a School Day Game for the second straight season. Last season's game drew a season-high crowd in access of 3,000 fans. In 2013, Hamilton will host the Charlotte Hounds at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17 th . The game is part of a two-game homestand, which is the first of three this season.
The schedule also includes the Nationals' longest road trip in team history. The first of four straight road games takes Hamilton to Ohio to take on the Machine on Thursday, May 23 rd . Hamilton then travels to battle the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks on Saturday, June 1 st . The final two trips land the Nationals in Denver on Saturday, June 8 th and in New York to play the Lizards on Thursday, June 13 th .
Hamilton concludes the season by playing three of their final four games at home. The Nationals' regular-season home finale features the Denver Outlaws in a 7:00 p.m. contest on Saturday, August 10 th .
All of the eight teams (Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers), will play each other twice for a balanced season of 56 games that will culminate in Championship Weekend at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. August 24 th and 25 th .
Day Date Opponent Local Time
Saturday 5/4/2013 @ Boston 7:00 PM
Saturday 5/11/2013 vs. New York 7:00 A0
Friday 5/17/2013 vs. Charlotte 11:00 AM
Thursday 5/23/2013 @ Ohio 7:30 A0
Saturday 6/1/2013 @ Chesapeake 7:00 PM
Saturday 6/8/2013 @ Denver 8:00 A0
Thursday 6/13/2013 @ New York 7:00 PM
Saturday 6/22/2013 vs. Rochester 7:00 PM
Saturday 6/29/2013 vs. Chesapeake 7:00 PM
Sunday 7/7/2012 @ Rochester 4:00 PM
Saturday 7/20/2012 vs. Ohio 7:30 A0
Saturday 7/27/2013 vs. 7:00 PM
Saturday 8/3/2013 @ Charlotte 7:00 PM
Saturday 8/10/2013 vs. Hamilton 7:00 PM
Major League Lacrosse Stories from January 14, 2013
- Boston Cannons Announce 2013 Schedule - Boston Cannons
- Nationals To Kick Off Fifth Season May 4th - Hamilton Nationals
- Ohio Machine Announces 2013 Season Schedule - Ohio Machine
- 2013 Denver Outlaws Schedule Announced - Denver Outlaws
- BayHawks 2013 MLL Schedule Announced - Chesapeake Bayhawks
- Major League Lacrosse Announces 2013 Regular Season Schedule - MLL
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.