2017 MLL Playoffs | Denver | Columbus
The MLL season came down to the wire again in 2017, with the Rattlers securing the fourth and final postseason spot with a win in Week 15. They will travel to Denver's Peter Barton Stadium to face the defending champion Outlaws on Saturday at 4:30 ET/2:30 MT. That game will be followed by the Machine hosting the Launch at 7:30 ET, who are playing in the postseason for the first time in franchise history. Tickets are available for both games and both will be streamed live on MLL.Twitter.com.
Players to Watch:
- Jordan Wolf (ROC): Led the Rattlers in points (44) despite playing in only nine games. He scored the winning goal in the game that clinched a playoff berth for Rochester.
- Michael Bocklet (DEN): Matched his career high with 48 points and scored a career-best 37 goals this year. Bocklet went off for four goals and three assists in his last game against the Bayhawks.
- Peter Baum (OHIO): Finished the regular season tied with Denver's Eric Law for the most points in the league with 52. The former Tewaaraton winner set new career highs in points and assists (19) this season.
- Kieran McArdle (FLA): On a points-per-game basis, few players in the league are more productive than McArdle. The attackman scored 32 goals and totaled 46 points in just 10 games for the Launch this season.
The winners of the semi-final games will meet in the MLL Championship Game at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, marking the first MLL Championship ever in the state. Ford Center is a 12,000-seat indoor facility on the campus of the Star that hosts the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and serves as the team's practice venue. The facility serves as a focal point to the sports and entertainment district that offers fans the ultimate experience with over 15 restaurants, the Dallas Cowboys ring of honor, an Omni Hotel and the Tostitos Championship Plaza.