Winning is just not an option in Boston, it's an expectation.". They have played in the MLL since the inaugural 2001 season and have won two Steinfeld Cup championship games. The team's home field is Veterans Memorial Stadium in nearby Quincy..  The Cannons announced two sellouts in their first season in the updated venue. "I was well aware of the history of the Boston area and its many sports championships, and that's what I wanted to be doing, winning championships. 2019 was the Cannons' first season in Quincy. (Major League Lacrosse/Sarah Evans), Mark Crockerton drives through a pair of defenders on Sunday, July 27, 2020 after the Boston Cannons defeated the Denver Outlaws. (Major League Lacrosse), Duxbury's Nick Marrocco holds the Major League Lacrosse championship trophy on Sunday, July 27, 2020 after the Boston Cannons defeated the Denver Outlaws. "It absolutely reminded me of going to a summer lacrosse camp, where you're all staying the same dorms. This included a 1–5 start in 2013 leading to Steve Duffy's firing on June 10. The Boston Cannons capped off this most unusual Major League Lacrosse season on Sunday afternoon with a nationally televised 13-10 victory in the championship over the Denver Outlaws at Navy & Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis. We adapted to the smaller roster, and it was no different than what we played with last year. The Cannons did have a spare player they could activate in midfielder Kyle Weber. "This is why I came to Boston," said Bryce Wasserman, the big attackman acquired in an off-season trade, who scored a goal and an assist Sunday and was voted the league's Most Valuable Player for 2020. Whether it's the owner, the team president (Norwell's Ian Fredette), the coaches, or the medical staff, everyone is focused and the definition of professional in everything they do.”, "And the fans we had last summer at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy were so great to us all," added Uppgren. Boston faced the Denver Outlaws in the semifinal, who were also hosting Championship Weekend. (Major League Lacrosse), The Boston Cannons pose for a photo as the Major League Lacrosse champions on Sunday, July 27, 2020. The Cannons often reach out to the local community, hosting a variety of lacrosse camps and events for local youth. This was the Cannons' first MLL crown since 2011, and only their second in the 20-year history of the league. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 season was shortened to five regular season games in seven days, all to be played in front of no fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Uppgren, who graduated as the all-time scoring leader in Tufts lacrosse, netted five goals and an assist Sunday to lead the Boston offense. "These last two teams we played (Connecticut and Denver) were the best two teams I have ever played against in my life, so it is really satisfying," said Wasserman. The Cannons won the 2004 and 2005 American Division championships. "We persevered today, that's what we did," said Cannons coach Sean Quirk. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Voting 2020 live updates: New Hampshire won't ban armed voters; Boston drop box set on fire; thousands of lawyers offer free legal help, 16 Frozen Foods Vanishing From Grocery Shelves This Year, Kyle Jackson and Duxbury's Nick Marrocco pose with the Major League Lacrosse championship trophy. During the offseason they announced a move to and $1.5 million renovation of Veterans Memorial Stadium. Wasserman scored 24 seconds into the frame, and then the playmaking firm of Cockerton and Uppgren appeared, with Uppgren making a picture-perfect pass to Cockerton for the goal that made it 10-6, while four minutes later, Cockerton returned the favor, feeding Uppgren for the 11th Boston goal. Our data provider is having technical issues, live scoring and stats are impacted. Denver answered with three consecutive goals but Uppgren and Rogers scored for Boston, offsetting yet another Aslanian tally, for a 13-10 Cannons lead after the third period before the scoreless final frame. "This is why I came to Boston," said Bryce Wasserman, the big attackman acquired in an off-season trade, who scored a goal and an assist Sunday and was voted the league's Most Valuable Player for 2020. MLL was founded by Jake Steinfeld, Dave Morrow, and Tim Robertson. This is the game we've all been playing for 20 years or so, and whatever else is going on in the world right now, this is the game we love and it felt amazing to be able to get back to it.". Playmaker Randy Staats' wife just had a baby last Wednesday, for instance, and so he decided caution was the right path, along with fellow offensive stars Frank Brown and Bryan Cole, and defenders Matt Gilray and Jason Brewster. Head coach Bill Daye stepped down a month after winning the Steinfeld Cup, citing he wanted to spend more time with his family. Digital access or digital and print delivery. We adapted to the smaller roster, and it was no different than what we played with last year.  In addition, the Cannons support MetroLacrosse, by arranging scholarships for MetroLacrosse players and donating tickets for each home game to MetroLacrosse players and families. However, the Cannons maintained more of their roster than other teams like the Dallas Rattlers or Rabil's New York Lizards. After losing to Chesapeake 13–9 in the 2010 semifinal, the Cannons avenged the Bayhawks by defeating them 14–13 in the 2011 semifinal with a goal from Max Quinzani. Marrocco finished with 10 saves and Boston bested their foes 28-20 in shots on net. Finally, Kevin Buchanan gave the Cannons a late two-goal lead. The Cannons kept their adversaries off the scoreboard for a 13-minute stretch over the second and third periods, as their lead increased with three quick goals in the first five minutes of the third quarter. Despite a Week 1 win in 2017, the Cannons season turned around. "Late in the game, Nick Marrocco made a low save on John Grant Jr. that really sealed the game for us, I felt," said Quirk. But as soon as we all got on the field, some degree of normalcy returned. The Boston Cannons capped off this most unusual Major League Lacrosse season on Sunday afternoon with a nationally televised 13-10 victory in the championship over the Denver Outlaws at Navy & Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis. "It's just a great feeling that we were able to win this championship, for those fans to be rewarded for all their support of our team and our sport.". Hide caption. Choose the plan that’s right for you. Mark Cockerton fed Uppgren for a tally, Reilly O'Connor set up Cockerton, and then Challen Rogers made a neat pass to Uppgren for another score, and a 5-4 Boston lead after one period. But as soon as we all got on the field, some degree of normalcy returned. They played the New York Lizards and lost 16–15 in overtime. The Cannons won the Steinfeld Cup for the first time in 2011, defeating the Hamilton Nationals 10–9. Starting at 5:26 of the first period, Outlaws scoring star Dan Bucaro pumped home three goals in 80 seconds. Duxbury goaltender Nick Marrocco was particularly outstanding in the second half, denying MLL legend John Grant Jr. multiple times as the 20-year vet tried to end his career with another title. The Boston Cannons is one of the original six teams of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), and the only team from the MLL's inaugural 2001 season to still exist today in the same market, without having folded or moved elsewhere. "I know we are all so grateful to the MLL for figuring out how to put this tournament together," Uppgren said. "Saturday was definitely a bit of whirlwind," said Uppgren. The Boston Cannons capped off this most unusual Major League Lacrosse season on Sunday afternoon with a nationally televised 13-10 victory in the championship over the Denver Outlaws at Navy & Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis.
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