The Cannons traveled to Maryland to face the Chesapeake Bayhawks on June 23. Chesapeake took control early on three straight goals, including a two-pointer. The Cannons then pulled within one before the end of the first quarter on a goal from Kevin Buchanan and a Paul Rabil two-pointer. The scoring continued for both teams as Rabil notched another two-pointer, and Chesapeake tallied two two-point goals by Kyle Dixon. The second half opened with Ryan Boyle scoring back-to-back goals to bring the Cannons back within one, but Chesapeake retaliated and scored four goals to maintain the lead. In the final quarter, Matt Poskay scored his second of the night, Pat Heim added a two-pointer, and rookie Chris Boland, appearing in his professional debut, scored his first career goal. Rabil's seven points on two two-point goals and three assists were not enough as Chesapeake ultimitely held onto the one goal difference, winning 14-13.
The Cannons next faced the Bayhawks in Boston on July 28 in an afternoon game. Chesapeake jumped to a quick lead after a two-pointer, until Pat Heim put the Cannons on the board, followed by Matt Poskay's 201st career goal. Ari Sussman then scored his first of the night to keep the Cannons within one after the first quarter. The half ended with a hat trick completed by John Grant, Jr. of the Bayhawks and Paul Rabil, Kevin Buchanan, Poskay, Mike Stone and Ryan Boyle each scoring for the Cannons to enter halftime down one, 9-8. The second half opened with Buchanan tying the game at nine coming out of the break, and Sussman scored two in a row to complete his hat trick and give the Cannons their first lead after three quarters of play, 12-10, which they would not give up for the remainder of the game. The Cannons scored three in the fourth, by Rabil, Stone and Boyle, respectively, to seal the 16-13 victory.