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Minnesota Swarm
(2-1 H 1-1 A 1-0)

Edmonton Rush
(0-3 H 0-0 A 0-3)

Swarm Win at Home!!! Swarm Win at Home!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011
St. Paul, Minnesota
Attendance: 7,042

The Minnesota Swarm returned home for game three of the 2011 season on Saturday night and for the first time since February 20, 2010, their fans went home seeing the hometown team win 9-8 over the Edmonton Rush on an Aaron Wilson gamewinner with 1:52 left. With the win, the Swarm now own first place in the West Division at 2-1 and have a two game winning streak.

Mat Giles started the festivities with two goals including his team leading third power play goal (along with Ryan Bneesch) of the year. The Rush came back to tie it but Callum Crawford answered on a 4 on 4 goal with three to go in the quarter.  A very hectic back and forth quarter for both teams.

The Swarm had a tough second quarter as they were shorthanded four times; however, they only gave up one power play goal to the Rush. Andrew Watt scored his fourth of the year on a beautiful outlet pass from Nick Patterson that he caught over his shoulder.  The Rush with a heavy edge in time in possesion got three goals in the quarter and outshot the Swarm 15 to 5. Halftime saw the Rush up 5-4.

Brodie Merrill openedd up the third with a goal to put the Rush up by two, their biggest lead of the game. Wilson counterrd with 8:59 to go with a power play on an assist from Crawford.

Merrill got his hat trick to extend the Rush lead to 7-5 to start the fourth. Hoevver, the tide was a changing and the Swarm began to overwhelm the Rush. Crawford sterted it with the Swarm's fourth power play goal of the night that was set up with a nice pick by Wilson to free up Crawofrod to the net. Ryan Benesch scored quickly scooping up the loosie on the following face off and shooting low past Matt Disher to tie the game. Tyler Hass got the Swarm the lead back with his first ever NLL and Swarm goal on transition at the 4:53 mark. It looked like the Swarm were to be jinxed again at home when Gavin Prout's shot went off Hass' stick and was redirected past Nick Patterson to tie the game. Not this time as Wilson got the gamw winner when Crawford found him with a behind the back pass that Wilson quick shot by Disher for the gamw winner. Patterson then cleaned up the remianing Rush rush including taking a shot in the facemask and fending off a last second shot to win it for the Swarm.

Benesch led the Swarm with five points (including one goal) and Wildon, Crawford and Giles each hsd two goals. Watt and Hass has the other goals. Patterson had another stellar night in net with 47 saves on 55 shots. Merrill led the Rush with three goals and two assists. The Swarm can win the season serios on March 25 in Edmonton.

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Box Score  
1st Half Highlights 2nd Half Highlights Postgame Report

Team Stats 1 2 3 4 OT F Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB TO FT FO
Minnesota 3 1 1 4   9 47/55 12 3/4 0 57 38 62 20 18 5/21
Edmonton 2 3 1 2   8 29/38 8 2/6 0 70 55 71 23 6 16/21


# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT TO FO
4 Joe Cinosky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
9 Tyler Hass 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0/0
10 Aaron Wilson 2 1 3 0 1 0 7 6 2 2 0 0/0
11 Richard Morgan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0/0
15 Tim Campeau 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 1 1 0/0
16 Noah Talbot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0/0
17 Sean Pollock 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 2 0 0 0/0
20 Andrew Suitor 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 7 1 1 1/5
21 Ryan Benesch 1 4 5 0 0 0 12 7 7 3 0 0/0
22 Andrew Watt 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 4 1 1 0/0
23 Jon Sullivan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0/0
24 Rory Smith 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0/0
27 Mat Giles 2 1 3 2 1 0 6 4 1 1 1 0/0
34 Nick Inch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0/0
47 Travis Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 4 0 4/16
71 Kevin Ross 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 4 3 1 2 0/0
88 Zack Greer 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 2 3 1 0 0/0
93 Nick Patterson 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0
98 Callum Crawford 2 2 4 2 1 0 7 4 5 2 3 0/0
31 Kevin Croswell Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
12 Eric Pacey Did Not Dress
26 Ryan Sharp Did Not Dress
85 Matt Kelly Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
93 Nick Patterson 60:00 8 47 55 W 2-1  
31 Kevin Croswell 0:00 0 0 0    
 
# Edmonton G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT TO FO
1 Matt Disher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0
2 Brett Mydske 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0/0
7 Derek Suddons 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0/0
8 Scott Stewart 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 3 1 1 0/0
9 Gavin Prout 1 2 3 0 1 0 9 7 1 3 0 0/0
10 Bruce Murray 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0/0
12 Pat Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 16/21
15 Corey Small 1 1 2 0 0 0 8 8 1 0 0 0/0
17 Brodie Merrill 3 2 5 0 0 0 5 5 9 0 3 0/0
19 Bill Greer 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 3 0/0
20 Dane Stevens 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0/0
21 Andy Secore 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 2 8 0 2 0/0
30 David Morgan 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
43 Rory Glaves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0
44 Ryan Ward 1 3 4 0 1 0 9 7 3 1 4 0/0
66 Alex Kedoh Hill 1 0 1 2 0 0 11 9 7 1 2 0/0
73 Dean Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 3 0 0 0/0
81 Jimmy Quinlan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0/0
88 Ian Hawksbee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0/0
00 Brandon Atherton Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
4 Scott Tinning Did Not Dress
33 John LaFontaine Did Not Dress
96 Bobby McBride Did Not Dress
 
# Edmonton MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
1 Matt Disher 60:00 9 29 38 L 0-3  
00 Brandon Atherton 0:00 0 0 0    


Scoring
Quarter Time MN ED Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
First 1:48 1 0 Minnesota Mat Giles Zack Greer Nick Patterson PP
First 2:41 2 0 Minnesota Mat Giles Ryan Benesch Aaron Wilson  
First 3:07 2 1 Edmonton Corey Small Ryan Ward Dane Stevens  
First 8:39 2 2 Edmonton Brodie Merrill      
First 11:59 3 2 Minnesota Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch    
Second 0:58 3 3 Edmonton Ryan Ward Gavin Prout   PP
Second 2:07 4 3 Minnesota Andrew Watt Nick Patterson    
Second 3:19 4 4 Edmonton Alex Kedoh Hill Corey Small Ryan Ward  
Second 11:29 4 5 Edmonton Scott Stewart Brodie Merrill Bruce Murray  
Third 3:17 4 6 Edmonton Brodie Merrill Gavin Prout Andy Secore  
Third 6:01 5 6 Minnesota Aaron Wilson Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch PP
Fourth 0:14 5 7 Edmonton Brodie Merrill Ryan Ward Derek Suddons  
Fourth 1:50 6 7 Minnesota Callum Crawford Mat Giles Zack Greer PP
Fourth 2:06 7 7 Minnesota Ryan Benesch      
Fourth 4:53 8 7 Minnesota Tyler Hass      
Fourth 11:32 8 8 Edmonton Gavin Prout Brodie Merrill   PP
Fourth 13:08 9 8 Minnesota Aaron Wilson Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch GW


Penalties

Quarter Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
First 0:46 Edmonton Bill Greer Holding   2:00
First 10:18 Minnesota Tyler Hass Holding   2:00
First 11:47 Edmonton Alex Kedoh Hill Cross Checking   2:00
Second 0:30 Minnesota Rory Smith Cross Checking   2:00
Second 3:53 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Holding   2:00
Second 6:12 Minnesota Mat Giles Holding   2:00
Second 8:30 Minnesota Kevin Ross Cross Checking   2:00
Third 5:43 Edmonton Jimmy Quinlan Illegal Substitution X 2:00
Fourth 1:32 Edmonton David Morgan Holding   2:00
Fourth 9:34 Minnesota Callum Crawford Holding   9:34


Penalty Shots

Quarter Time Shooter Team Goaltender Team Score
             


Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
12-Todd Labranche 28-Jason Wiswell 17-Jeff Dolan

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota vs Washington - Saturday, January 29th, 2011 7:30 pm Central
  • Edmonton vs Calgary - Friday, January 28th, 2011 8:00 pm Central