The 2007 National Lacrosse League
season, the 21st in the history of the NLL (including the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League
and Major Indoor Lacrosse League
years) began on December 30, 2006 and concluded with the championship game on May 12, 2007.
The Rochester Knighthawks finished the regular season with a 14-2 record, winning their last 12 games. They followed this up by beating Toronto
in the first round, and then clinched the Eastern division title by defeating Buffalo
in the Eastern division finals, with league MVP John Grant, Jr.
scoring in overtime.
The Arizona Sting
finished third in their division, but defeated the Calgary Roughnecks
in the first round, and then beat the San Jose Stealth
to clinch their second division title in three years. The championship game was awarded to Rochester because of their higher seed, but the Blue Cross Arena
was unavailable on the day of the game, so the Championship game was held in Phoenix
The Knighthawks continued their winning streak in the desert, defeating the Sting 13-11. John Grant, Jr., who had been named the league MVP only two days before, was named game MVP. It was Rochester's second championship overall, and first since 1997
. The championship game loss was Arizona's second in three years.
The season began with a blockbuster trade just three days before the first game, as the Toronto Rock
traded star forward and 2005 MVP Colin......