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1996 MILL season

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1996 MILL season

1996 MILL season
League Major Indoor Lacrosse League
Sport Indoor lacrosse
Duration December 30, 1995 - April 12, 1996
Number of teams 7
Regular season
League champions Buffalo Bandits
Runners-up Philadelphia Wings
Season MVP Gary Gait (Philadelphia Wings)
Top scorer John Tavares (Buffalo Bandits)
Champion's Cup
Champion's Cup champions Buffalo Bandits
  Runners-up Philadelphia Wings
Champion's Cup MVP Pat O'Toole (Buffalo)
MILL seasons

The 1996 season began on December 30, 1995 and concluded with the championship game on April 12, 1996.

Team Movement

The Charlotte Cobras played their only season in 1996, in the process achieving the only winless season in the history of the league.

Regular season

All Star Game

No All-Star Game was played in 1996.


Semifinals Championship
4  Rochester 10  
1  Buffalo 18  
    2  Philadelphia 10
  1  Buffalo 15
3  Boston 8
2  Philadelphia 10  


Award Winner Team
MVP Award Gary Gait Philadelphia
Rookie of the Year Award Darren Fridge Boston
Championship Game MVP Pat O'Toole Buffalo

Weekly Awards

Each week, a player is awarded "Player of the Week" honours.

Week Player of the Week
1 J.J. Pearl
2 Steve Dietrich
3 Gary Gait
4 Tom Phair
5 Darren Fridge
6 Andy Piazza
7 John Tavares
8 Eric Seremet
9 Dallas Eliuk
10 John Tavares
11 John Tavares
12 Steve Dietrich
13 Charlie Blanchard
14 Kevin Bilger

Monthly Awards

An award is also given out monthly for the best overall player.

Month Player of the Month
Jan Gary Gait
Feb John Tavares
Mar John Tavares

All-Pro Teams

First Team:

Second Team:

Statistics Leaders

Bold numbers indicate new single-season records. Italics indicate tied single-season records.

Stat Player Team Number
Goals Gary Gait Philadelphia 43
Assists Jim Veltman Buffalo 40
Points John Tavares Buffalo 81
Penalty Minutes Tom Phair Buffalo 53
Shots on Goal Gary Gait Philadelphia 126
Loose Balls Jim Veltman Buffalo 125
Save Pct Pat O'Toole Buffalo 76.3

See also


  • 1996 Archive at the Outsider's Guide to the NLL

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