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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(0-1 H 0-0 A 0-1)
2 2 3 0 7
Calgary Roughnecks Calgary Roughnecks
(1-0 H 1-0 A 0-0)
2 4 4 2 Blank 12

New Look Swarm Look Like 2009 Look Swarm in Loss to Roughnecks

Sunday, January 10, 2010
Calgary, Alberta
Attendance: 8,112

Eignt new players suited up for the Minnesota Swarm on Sunday afternoon in Calgary as they started their 2010 season but just like twice last year, the Swarm were outmatched by the defending NLL champions as they fell to the Roughnecks by a score of 12-7.

The Swarm came out strong to start as Andrew Watt got the first goal of the season for the team on a breakaway. He reached back one handed to snag the outlet from Ryan Cousins and went in full stride to tie the game up at 1-1. Definitely the hightlight goal of the game for the Swarm. Aaron Wilson got the Swarm their only lead of the game when he got a no look pass from Ryan Benesch on the crease and put it past Makk King. Jeff Moleski tied it up by the end of thw quarter for the Necks on a breakaway.

The second quarter started badly as Calgary scored four straight goals. Josh Sanderson was in on all four as he got two of the goals and assisted on the other two. The goals show how well Calgary executes the pick and roll and how Sanderson can get free behind the much larger defenders of the Swarm. During this stretch, Patterson left briefly after tended to by the trainer, but came back after Kevin Croswell gave up the goal to make it 6-2. Benesch answered with two straight goals, his first with the Swarm. The first goal he scooped up a loosie in front of the net and put it in. The second goal, Benesch, got it through King's five hole. The Swarm did get on the power play with 40 seconds left in the quarter and had good chances as the clock wound down but were unable to draw the game within one.

The Swarm opened the third on the power play but were unable to convert. They did; however, get the next goal of the game as first round pick Zack Greer got his first NLL goal on a feed from Callum Crawford. Crawford, behind the net, found Greer open briefly and Greer launch the outside with a guy draped over him for the goal. After a breakaway goal by Curtis Manning to put the Necks back up by one, Wilson got his second of the game when he reached down low with a side arm ripper past King to get the Swarm within one at 6-7. That was as close as the Swarm would get as the Necks rattled off three straight as Sanderson again controlled the action with a goal and two assists in the rally. Calgary's Manning committed a check from behind with six seconds left in the third putting the Swarm up on the power play. Crawford started the play, passed quickly to Greer who then found Sean Thomson right on the crease for the goal with 1.2 seconds left. So at the end of the quarter, the Swarm were down 10-7.

Calgary shut down the Swarm in the final quarter. The killer goal came quickly for the Necks as Scott Ranger went unmolested to the net on the flank of the Swarm defesne to score just 42 seconds into the quarter. It was an obvious breakdown in the defense which Ranger exploited. Cousins was called twice on penalties during the first half of the quarter which exposed them to the Calgary power play which burned them for the last goal of the game when Dane Dobbie's goal was initially stopped by Patterson but rolled away and over the goal line. Crawford did get a goal late with a shot from behind the net but it was waived off after the review show his foot on the crease. That then sealed the final score at 12-7 in favor of Calgary.

Benesch led the Swarm with two goals and three assists in his first game with the Swarm. Crawford had three assists and Wilson had two goals and an assist. Sanderson torched the Swarm for four goals and six assists to lead Calgary. Patterson did well in goal making 34 saves on 45 shots and Croswell in his minute of play made one save on two shots. King went the entire way for the Roughnecks making 38 saves on 45 shots.

Benesch would get my nod as offensive player of the game for the Swarm while Eric Pacey looked very good on defense in his first action for the Swarm since the Colorado game on March 20, 2009.

Game Links

Joshua Truax's Post Game Write Up Swarm Notes
Stats.Nll.com Highlights

Team Stats Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FO
Minnesota 35/47 8 2/3 0 60 45 62 10/24
Calgary 38/45 6 3/4 0 58 47 80 14/24

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
5 Josh Funk 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5  
6 Scott Self 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3  
10 Aaron Wilson 2 1 3 0 0 0 12 8 1  
11 Richard Morgan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4  
12 Eric Pacey 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3  
15 Tim Campeau 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 6 2  
16 Noah Talbot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
21 Ryan Benesch 2 3 5 0 1 0 13 9 3  
22 Andrew Watt 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 5  
23 Jon Sullivan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4  
24 Sean Thomson 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0/2
31 Kevin Croswell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
50 Ryan Cousins 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 8  
71 Kevin Ross 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 4 2  
75 Jay Thorimbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 10/22
88 Zack Greer 1 1 2 0 0 0 7 6 3  
93 Nick Patterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5  
98 Callum Crawford 0 3 3 0 0 0 10 6 7  
4 Joe Cinosky Did Not Dress
17 Sean Pollock Did Not Dress
27 Colin Achenbach Did Not Dress
33 Kevin Buchanan Did Not Dress
34 Nick Inch Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
31 Kevin Croswell 2:38 1 1 2    
93 Nick Patterson 57:22 11 34 45 L 0-1 Started
 
# Calgary G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
7 Rob Van Beek 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7  
8 Craig Conn 1 1 2 0 1 0 5 5 6  
10 Curtis Manning 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 3  
14 Jeff Moleski 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 3  
15 Rob Kirkby 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 9/13
16 Mike Carnegie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4  
17 Tracey Kelusky 1 2 3 0 1 0 7 5 3  
19 Josh Sanderson 4 6 10 0 0 0 16 12 4  
20 Bruce Codd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7  
24 Scott Carnegie 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 5  
30 Matt King 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7  
37 Andrew McBride 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4  
40 Nolan Heavenor 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 5/11
44 Dane Dobbie 1 4 5 0 1 0 9 6 2  
55 Michael Kilby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2  
71 Scott Ranger 2 1 3 0 0 0 7 7 4  
77 Jeff Shattler 1 3 4 0 0 0 8 6 10  
33 Chris Levis Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
4 Devan Wray Did Not Dress
9 Kaleb Toth Did Not Dress
26 Craig Gelsvik Did Not Dress
28 Carlton Schuss Did Not Dress
80 Peter McFetridge Did Not Dress
 
# Calgary MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
30 Matt King 60:00 7 38 45 W 1-0  
33 Chris Levis 0:00 0 0 0    

Scoring
Time MN CAL Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
3:40 0 1 Calgary Josh Sanderson Tracey Kelusky    
6:52 1 1 Minnesota Andrew Watt Ryan Cousins    
7:53 2 1 Minnesota Aaron Wilson Ryan Benesch Callum Crawford  
13:23 2 2 Calgary Jeff Moleski Nolan Heavenor    
2nd Quarter
3:54 2 3 Calgary Tracey Kelusky Josh Sanderson Jeff Shattler PP
4:20 2 4 Calgary Josh Sanderson Tracey Kelusky Dane Dobbie  
5:39 2 5 Calgary Josh Sanderson Scott Carnegie Jeff Moleski  
6:43 2 6 Calgary Scott Ranger Craig Conn Josh Sanderson  
7:45 3 6 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Kevin Ross Sean Thomson  
13:55 4 6 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Callum Crawford   PP
3rd Quarter
2:56 5 6 Minnesota Zack Greer Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch  
3:42 5 7 Calgary Curtis Manning Scott Carnegie    
5:57 6 7 Minnesota Aaron Wilson Tim Campeau Ryan Benesch  
10:23 6 8 Calgary Josh Sanderson Jeff Shattler Dane Dobbie  
10:59 6 9 Calgary Jeff Shattler Josh Sanderson Dane Dobbie  
13:48 6 10 Calgary Craig Conn Josh Sanderson Dane Dobbie PP
14:58 7 10 Minnesota Sean Thomson Zack Greer Aaron Wilson PP
4th Quarter
0:42 7 11 Calgary Scott Ranger Jeff Shattler Josh Sanderson  
8:07 7 12 Calgary Dane Dobbie Josh Sanderson Scott Ranger  

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
 
2nd Quarter
2:16 Minnesota Andrew Watt Holding   2:00
13:06 Calgary Rob Kirkby Holding   2:00
14:20 Calgary Rob Van Beek Holding   2:00
3rd Quarter
13:01 Minnesota Eric Pacey Roughing   2:00
14:54 Calgary Curtis Manning Checking from Behind   2:00
4th Quarter
3:46 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Holding   2:00
7:44 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Slashing   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief 12-Todd Labranche
Assistant Referee 24-Greg Hart

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota vs Calgary - Friday, January 15th, 2010 7:35 pm Central
  • Calgary at Minnesota - Friday, January 15th, 2010 7:35 pm Central