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Minnesota Swarm

Minnesota Swarm
(5-12 H 2-6 A 2-7)

Vs Rochester Knighthawks

Rochester Knighthawks
(12-5 H 7-2 A 5-3)

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm CST
Ho-Chunk Nation at The Hive
St. Paul, Minnesota


Live Statistics

TV/Internet/Radio Coverage:

NLL Live ($7.00 per game, $30.00 season pass)
Tape Delay: Channel 45 on Saturday, May 9th at 4:00 pm Central
Radio: Team 105.5 FM
Swarm Vision Live
Swarm Twitter
Knighthawks Twitter

More Coverage of this game at:

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Rochester Knighthawks Website
National Lacrosse League Website
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Standings (05/01/15) Overall Division V. Swarm  
East Division W L   W L   W L   +/-
zz-Toronto Rock 14 4   8 3   2 0   45
y-Rochester Knighthawks 12 5   8 3   1 1   33
x-Buffalo Bandits 10 7   5 7   3 0   18

Minnesota Swarm 5 12   4 7         -42
New England Black Wolves 4 13   4 9   1 3   -53
 
West Division W L   W L   W L   +/-
z-Edmonton Rush 12 5   8 2   1 1   61
y-Colorado Mammoth 9 8   5 5   2 0   -3
Calgary Roughnecks 6 11   4 6   1 0   -6

Vancouver Stealth 5 12   3 7   1 0   -53

zz-Clinched Home Field Throughout Playoffs - Bye to Division Finals
z - Clinched Division Title - Bye to Division Finals
y - Clinched home playoff game
x - Clinched playoff spot

Series History:

Minnesota Overall Home Road Home (2015) Road (2015)
vs Knighthawks 6-14 4-6 2-8 1-0 0-1
vs Knighthawks_Playoffs 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0
Total 6-15 4-6 2-9 1-0 0-1

The two teams have split the first two of three games this season with both winning at home. On February 6th at The Hive, the Swarm turned in a stellar defensive stand as Zach Higgins saved 34 of 40 shots and Callum Crawford scored the game winner in overtime for a Swarm 7-6 win. The Knighthawks won the only game in Rochester this season on April 4th with a 10-2 humiliating throttling of the Swarm as they were held to a NLL all-time regular season low two goals in the game.

Last Weekend:

The Swarm had their losing streak extended to four games as the Edmonton Rush left the Hive with a 16-12 victory fueled by 6-0 third quarter. Jordan MacIntosh returned to the line up after missing his first ever NLL and Swarm game the previous weekend and had a three goals and three assists to lead the Swarm. Miles Thompson also had three goals and Joe Maracle scored his first NLL and Swarm goal.

The Knighthawks ended the New England Black Wolves hopes of the playoffs with a commanding 14-6 win and they have won five of their last six entering the season finale. Cody Jamieson had three goals and seven assists and Joe Resetarits had three goals and three assists as he continues to star since being acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline.

Notes:

  • Fan Appreciation Night
  • The Swarm have lost their last two home regular season final games and are 4-6 in home regular season final games in their history.
  • Former Knighthawks with the Swarm: Johnny Powless and Joel White
  • Former Swarm with the Knighthawks: Craig Point, Jon Sullivan, Scott Self, Scott Campell and Angus Goodleaf.
  • A Rochester win and Edmonton loss will give the Knighthawks the second overall seed in the 2015 NLL playoffs
  • With New England losing on Friday night, the Black Wolves clinch the worst record in the NLL and the first overall pick in the 2015 NLL Entry Draft. That pick is owned by the Swarm due to the Kevin Ross trade which means the Swarm have the first overall pick. The Swarm can then draft Miles Thompson's brother Lyle or any of the other top players like Jesse King or Wesley Berg.
    • Minnesota's own pick will be second or third overall - they lose the tiebreaker to both Vancouver and Calgary who play each other Saturday night for the last playoff spot in the West Division:
      • Minnesota wins, Vancouver loses - Rochester (owns Vancouver pick) 2nd overall - Minnesota 3rd Overall
      • Minnesota wins, Vancouver wins - Minnesota 2nd Overall - Calgary 3rd Overall - Best scenario
      • Minnesota loses, Vancouver wins - Minnesota 2nd Overall - Calgary 3rd Overall
      • Minnesota loses, Vancouver loses - Minnesota 2nd Overall - Rochester (owns Vancouver pick) 3rd overall
  • The Swarm also own Colorado and Buffalo's first rounders and those spots will be determined by the playoff performance by those two teams.

Prediction: Minnesota Swarm 10 Rochester Knighthawks 8

Team Stats (04/30/15) Minnesota   Rochester
  Stat NLL Rank   Stat NLL Rank
Goals Per Game 10.1 9th   11.4 7th
Goals Against Per Game 12.6 7th   9.4 1st
Shots on Goal Per Game 48.9 6th   45.0 9th
Shots on Goal Against Per Game 50.6 6th   48.9 3rd
Loose Balls Per Game 67.8 4th   61.1 6th
Forced Turnovers Per Game 11.4 5th   8.9 8th
Power Play 27.6% 9th   52.9% 3rd
Penalty Kill 49.3% 7th   56.5% 4th
Short Handed Goals 7 6th   4 9th
Short Handed Goals Against 12 7th   3 1st
Penalty Minutes Per Game 13.4 9th   19.8 5th

Projected Starting Goaltenders vs Opponent:

Minnesota GP W-L GAA Save %   Rochester GP W-L GAA Save %
Zach Higgins 4 1-2 10.59 .765   Matt Vinc 16 10-5 10.04 .788

Faceoffs:

Minnesota FOW FOT   Rochester FOW FOT
Jordan MacIntosh 160 355   Dylan Evans 191 394
Corbyn Tao 17 41   Craig Point 3 17
Ethan O'Connor 14 44   Scott Campbell 1 2
  Scott Self 1 7

Personnel:

Minnesota Swarm

Runners
# Pos L/R Name Birthday Ht Wt Hometown College G A LB
2 F R Miles Thompson 12/08/90 5-11 185 Onondaga, NY Albany 26 33 66
8 D L Greg Downing 03/24/85 6-1 193 Auburn, NY Fairfield 2 6 66
10 D R Alex Crepinsek 02/18/89 5-11 185 Oakville, ON RIT 3 4 64
11 T R Joel White 07/05/89 6-2 200 Cortland, NY Syracuse 9 8 167
12 T R Sam Bradman 05/26/90 6-0 165 Canton, NY Salisbury 1 3 16
15 D R Jordan Houtby 11/01/91 6-3 181 St. Catharines, ON Detroit 1 5 34
24 T R Jordan MacIntosh - A 09/19/89 6-2 190 Oakville, ON RIT 20 25 160
32 F L Shayne Jackson 11/16/90 5-10 175 Bowmanville, ON Limestone 29 44 74
33 T L David Earl 08/02/87 6-1 185 Simsbury, CT Notre Dame 3 2 33
37 T R Ethan O'Connor 03/05/91 6-1 185 Milton, ON Hobart 2 6 90
45 T L Jason Noble 09/05/91 5-9 180 Orangeville, ON Cornell 0 3 57
46 D R Kiel Matisz 06/08/89 6-5 215 Stoney Creek, ON Robert Morris 5 19 50
66 F L Shane MacDonald 07/26/93 6-0 205 Elora, ON   6 7 16
67 D R Patrick Miles 10/22/92 5-11 170 Brampton, ON New England Coll 0 4 31
84 F R Corbyn Tao 04/09/88 5-10 185 Coquitlam, BC Robert Morris 11 11 71
85 D R Mitch Belisle 11/09/85 5-10 190 Brewster, NY Cornell 1 3 63
88 F L Joe Haodais Maracle 08/30/94 5-11 195 Six Nations, ON   1 1 2
93 F L Johnny Powless 03/15/93 5-11 175 Six Nations, ON   12 39 36
Practice Roster
17 F R Marcus Holman 05/02/91 5-11 185 Baltimore, MD North Carolina
97 D R Ian Crawford 04/28/83 6-00 220 Ottawa, ON   0 0 1
Goaltending
# Pos L/R Name Birthday Ht Wt Hometown College W L GAA SV %
31 G L Zach Higgins 12/30/90 6-1 215 Courtice, ON Davenport 5 8 11.49 .769
50 G L Brodie MacDonald 09/11/89 6-7 245 Vernon, BC   0 4 15.89 .699
Practice Roster
35 G R Cole Murray 07/10/83 5-11 265 Peteborough, ON Ottawa
Staff
Owner/GM Head Coach Assistant Assistant
John Arlotta Joe Sullivan Aime Caines Rory McDade
Depth Chart
Goaltenders Defense (Left) Defense (Right)
31 - Zach Higgins 8 - Greg Downing 10 - Alex Crepinsek
50 - Brodie MacDonald   85 - Mitch Belisle
---Practice Roster---   46 - Kiel Matisz
35 - Cole Murray   15 - Jordan Houtby
    67 - Patrick Miles
    ---Practice Roster---
    97 - Ian Crawford
     
Transition (Left) Transition (Right) Forwards (Left) Forwards (Right)
45 - Jason Noble 11 - Joel White 32 - Shayne Jackson 2 - Miles Thompson
33 - David Earl 37 - Ethan O'Connor 93 - Johnny Powless 84 - Corbyn Tao
  12 - Sam Bradman 66 - Shane MacDonald ---Practice Roster---
  24 - Jordan MacIntosh - A 88 - Joe Haodais Maracle 17 - Marcus Holman

Rochester Knighthawks

Runners
# Pos L/R Name Birthday Ht Wt Hometown College G A LB
1 F L Joe Walters 11/30/84 6-0 190 Rochester, NY Maryland 20 31 33
2 D R Paul Dawson 09/16/85 6-5 225 Oakville, ON   3 3 59
5 D R Scott Self 07/07/79 6-2 205 Peterborough, ON Guelph 2 3 50
6 F R Dan Dawson 12/11/81 6-5 225 Oakville, ON Sheridan 22 57 57
9 F R Craig Point 01/19/86 5-11 215 Brantford, ON Onondaga 22 24 35
15 F R Joe Resetarits 08/22/89 6-0 185 Hamburg, NY Albany 18 24 50
16 D R Dylan Evans 01/17/88 6-0 180 Brampton, ON Dowling 2 4 107
23 F L Cory Vitarelli 06/30/85 5-11 185 Peterborough, ON PEI 23 12 38
25 T L Brad Self 02/27/81 5-11 200 Peterborough, ON St. Mary's 6 14 128
26 D R Mike Kirk - A 07/29/82 6-2 205 Orangeville, ON Dickinson 0 0 51
28 F R Stephen Keogh 02/16/87 5-10 190 Toronto, ON Syracuse 13 7 30
29 D L Ian Llord 06/09/86 6-3 211 St. Catharines, ON   1 5 59
32 D R Jon Sullivan 06/30/82 6-2 195 St. Catharines, ON Brock 2 4 57
37 D L Scott Campbell 10/23/81 6-0 220 Ajax, ON Elmira 3 3 64
44 F L Jordan Hall 08/31/84 6-0 185 Surrey, BC Delaware 22 37 66
74 D R Colin Boucher 03/09/88 6-5 240 Huntsville, ON Conestoga 0 2 3
79 D L Sid Smith - C 07/24/86 5-11 206 Oshweken, ON Syracuse 2 3 79
88 F L Cody Jamieson - A 07/17/87 5-10 190 Six Nations, ON Syracuse 32 55 63
Practice Roster
17 T L Brier Jonathan 10/13/93 6-0 193 Six Nations, ON        
19 T R Zac Reid 07/30/89 6-3 194 St. Catharines, ON Mercyhurst 0 0 2
40 D L Justin Pychel 12/11/91 6-1 210 Welland, ON Brock      
91 F L Joel Matthews 02/26/91 6-3 215 St. Catharines, ON Detroit Mercy 4 9 17
Goaltending
# Pos L/R Name Birthday Ht Wt Hometown College W L GAA SV %
48 G R Matt Vinc 06/09/82 6-1 225 St. Catharines, ON Canisius 10 5 9.51 .807
55 G L Angus Goodleaf 03/16/87 6-0 240 Kahnawake, QB   2 0 7.85 .813
Staff
Owner/GM Head Coach Assistant Assistant Assistant Assistant
Curt Styres Mike Hasen Paul Day Jason Johnson Pat O'Toole Andy Secore
Depth Chart
Goaltenders Defense (Left) Defense (Right)
48-Matt Vinc 79-Sid Smith 26-Mike Kirk
55-Angus Goodleaf 37-Scott Campbell 32-Jon Sullivan
  29-Ian Llord 5-Scott Self
  ---Practice Roster--- 2-Paul Dawson
  40-Justin Pychel 16-Dylan Evans
    74-Colin Boucher
     
Transition (Left) Transition (Right) Forward (Left) Forward (Right)
44-Jordan Hall ---Practice Roster--- 88-Cody Jamieson 6-Dan Dawson
25-Brad Self 19-Zac Reid 1-Joe Walters 9-Craig Point
---Practice Roster---   23-Cory Vitarelli 28-Stephen Keogh
17-Brier Jonathan   ---Practice Roster--- 15-Joe Resetarits
    91-Joel Matthews  

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota: Season Over - Eliminated from Playoff Contention
  • Rochester: Playoffs - Rochester vs. Buffalo - Friday, May 8th 6:00 pm CT