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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(3-7 H 1-3 A 2-4)
3 0 4 1 8
Colorado Mammoth Colorado Mammoth
(5-5 H 3-2 A 2-3)
3 4 3 2 12

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 13,045

Game Links

Watch On Demand Swarm Notes  Mammoth Notes  Pointstreak

Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • MacIntosh draws two defenders and dumps it to a lonely Tao on the crease for the goal - SWARM 1-0
    • Bob Snider one of the best face off men is scratched and Je. Noble is taking face offs
    • Je. Noble finds Jones in front of the crease for the goal - mammoth 1-1
    • Crepinsek to the box for a slash - mammoth pp
    • Houtby and Grant had words on Crepinsek penalty
    • Mammoth harass O'Connor at midfloor to force turnover
    • Schuss denied on SH break by Ward
    • Westervelt finds Jones crashing the crease for pp goal - mammoth 2-1
    • Thompson pivots, steps back and rips low past Ward for goal - SWARM 2-2
    • Ball denied by Higgins on break
    • Jackson with low hard cheese from top center on delayed penalty for goal - SWARM 3-2
    • Cupido gets ball off faceoff and finds McLaughlin streaking to the net for the goal - mammoth 3-3
    • 7:40 left in the first quarter - SWARM 3 mammoth 3
    • Je. Noble slashes Miles in helmet for the penalty - SWARM pp
    • Higgins with big BA save on Cupido
    • 4:50 left in the first quarter - SWARM 3 mammoth 3
    • Patrick Miles scoops loosie and takes it all the way on the break for the goal -mammoth challenges - the goal looks good on the overhead look - goal is overturned - SWARM and Miles get ripped off
    • Coates denied on break by Higgins
    • Higgins denies Jones on crease
    • Downing strips Je. Noble to finish off last mammoth possession of the quarter
    • End of first quarter - SWARM 3 mammoth 3
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Grant circumnavigates SWARM d off Turner pick and rips it low past Higgins - mammoth 4-3
    • Suits with great control as he gets dumped by Hope but gets back up and keeps going but may have turned ankle
    • Ward denies Jackson on pick and roll with Schuss
    • 9:56 left in the second quarter - SWARM 3 mammoth 4
    • SWARM pp as mammoth had too many men out of the break
    • Jones denied on SH BA by Higgins
    • Ward gets great save on Hill
    • Jackson's shot hits the pipe
    • S. MacDonald limps off after shot attempt
    • Higgins drops down low to deny Grant
    • Je. Noble cranks up and lets go for the goal on the delayed penalty - mammoth 5-3
    • 3:45 left in the second quarter - SWARM 3 mammoth 5
    • Jones takes the shot, Higgins gets the save but it trickles off him and rolls into the net - mammoth 6-3
    • Swarm called for yet another illegal pick
    • Houtby to the box for holding - mammoth pp
    • MacIntosh's behind the back shot is denied by Ward
    • Westervelt with a rocket from top right past Higgins - mammoth 7-3
    • SWARM timeout 24.9 seconds left in quarter
    • MacIntosh gets shot off but it goes wide
    • SWARM held scoreless for last 23:26 of the game
    • Halftime - SWARM 3 mammoth 7
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Higgins with two big saves to start the half
    • The Swarm have been turnovered twice in a row at midfloor to start the half
    • Schuss to the box a delay of game - mammoth pp
    • MacDonald hits the post, gets rebound and hits Ward in chest with shot
    • Westervelt in crease on air gait but Ja. Noble to box with illegal cross check on Grant - mammoth pp
    • Je. Noble with a laser from top center for the pp goal, scoring on brother's penalty - mammoth 8-3
    • Finally, the Swarm breakthrough as Thompson is found alone behind the defense for the goal - SWARM 4-8
    • 9:43 left in the third quarter - SWARM 4 mammoth 8
    • MacIntosh comes off Tao pick , turns, shoots and scores - SWARM 5-8
    • Ja. Noble and Jones exchange words and a hug - both to the box
    • Thompson intercepts Ward's outlet and goes back to the net to shoot one on one but Ward denies him
    • Suits takes charge to the net with the bull rush against Gallant, jumps, shoots and falls for the goal - SWARM 6-8
    • Ja. Noble back to the box, this time with Ball with matching minors
    • Looks like Belisle takes down Codron on faceoff and gets sent to thee box - mammoth pp
    • Grant looks to shoot but hesitates, then rips past Higgins for pp goal from top center - mammoth 9-6
    • 4:42 left in the third quarter - SWARM 6 mammoth 9
    • Higgins denies five hole on Cupido's BA shot
    • Crepinsek leads the break and takes it to the crease for the goal - SWARM 7-9
    • Hope with a crosscheck on Tao, breaks his stick and goes to the box - SWARM pp
    • Tao nails Coates while forechecking at mammoth restraining line in the jaw and drops him - Tao to the box for five minutes - mammoth pp
    • Jones finds Westervelt crossfloor for quick stick pp goal - mammoth 10-7
    • The SWARM will be a man-down for the first 3:10 of the fourth quarter
    • End of the third quarter - SWARM 7 mammoth 10
  • 4th Quarter
    • The SWARM will be a man-down for the first 3:10 of the fourth quarter
    • Jones dunks it behind Higgins as the shot clock expires for the pp goal - SWARM don't challenge - mammoth 11-7
    • Suits goal waived off due to crease violation but SWARM challenge - Suits followed up the Thompson rebound off Ward and jumped over crease line for the goal - Suits definitely behind the crease when he jumps and ball crosses goalline before he lands - Gardonio denies challenge with chickencrap excuse of can't tell one way or another
    • Higgins brushes off Jones breakaway
    • 9:39 left in the game - SWARM 7 mammoth 11
    • Higgins with big save on crease on Westervelt
    • Swarm trying to kill 5 on 3 mammoth pp with both Miles and Crepinsek I the box
    • Suits rags off the pp
    • MacIntosh all alone on Ward on the break with great chance but denied
    • Reid to the box - SWARM pp
    • 4:41 left in the game - SWARM 7 mammoth 11
    • MacIntosh gets one by Ward just as the power play expires - SWARM 8-11
    • Downing with a hold on Burke - mammoth pp
    • MacIntosh denied two more times on breakaways by Ward on the pk
    • The Mammoth killed off over minute hardly doing anything
    • Cupido at first was going to hold on to finish the game but then eludes Belisle on the empty net to finish off the SWARM - mammoth 12-8
    • Final - SWARM 8 mammoth 12

Game Notes

  • Dean Hill wore the "A" tonight for the Swarm
  • Logan Schuss was reactivated today after put on the hold out list for Saturday's game at The Hive. Ian Crawford was released from the active roster but no word if he will be placed on the practice roster.
  • Miles Thompson scored the 2,000 goal in Minnesota Swarm regular season history in the first quarter
  • Kiel Matisz missed his first NLL and Swarm game after playing in 45 straight games due to the right arm injury suffered on Saturday night at The Hive
  • The Swarm have lost five straight games which is ties for the third longest losing streak in team history. They have also lost four straight on the road.
  • The Swarm have lost five straight games to the Mammoth
  • This is the second doubleheader weekend of the season for the Swarm and they have been swept in both weekends and have scored no more than 9 goals in any of those games.
  • The power play for the Swarm has struggled this year and was 0 for 4 tonight but the Mammoth had nine power plays and scored on five which kept the Swarm penalty kill very busy while trying to comeback in the second half.
  • The Mammoth were missing Bob Snider who came into the game with 56% face off win percentage and even though Jordan MacIntosh won 15 faceoffs, the Swarm were not quite able to take as much advantage of it. Being on the penalty kill for a good part of the second half, probably neutered a bit of that advantage.


Team Stats SVS STS PIM PPG PPT SH TS SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Minnesota 41 52 25 0 4 0 64 49 64 15 15 24
Colorado 41 49 12 5 9 0 67 52 65 16 9 24

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
2 Miles Thompson 2 1 3 0 0 0 14 11 3 1 0 0
8 Greg Downing 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0
10 Alex Crepinsek 1 1 2 4 0 0 2 2 8 1 0 0
11 Sam Bradman 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 Jordan Houtby 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
18 Logan Schuss 0 2 2 2 0 0 9 6 0 0 0 0
20 Andrew Suitor 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 8 2 0 1
24 Jordan MacIntosh 2 2 4 0 0 0 12 8 6 0 15 22
31 Zach Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Shayne Jackson 1 1 2 0 0 0 9 8 4 0 0 0
37 Ethan O'Connor 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 9 1 0 1
45 Jason Noble 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0
66 Shane MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 0 0 0
67 Patrick Miles 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
73 Dean Hill 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0
84 Corbyn Tao 1 1 2 5 0 0 3 1 6 1 0 0
85 Mitch Belisle 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0
50 Brodie MacDonald Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
46 Kiel Matisz Did Not Dress
98 Callum Crawford Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota GS MIN GA 1st
SV
2nd
SV
3rd
SV
4th
SV
OT
SV
Saves Shots W/L Rec
31 Zach Higgins 1 59:59 11 9 12 10 9 40 51 L 3-5
50 Brodie MacDonald 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Empty Net 0:01 1 0 0 0 0 0 1  
 
# Colorado G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
11 John Gallant 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0
16 Adam Jones 4 1 5 2 2 0 19 15 3 1 0 0
18 Robert Hope 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
19 Cam Holding 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 1 0 0
24 John Grant 2 5 7 0 1 0 12 9 5 0 0 0
26 Drew Westervelt 2 4 6 0 1 0 8 8 3 0 0 0
35 Jason Noble 2 5 7 2 1 0 7 5 10 0 1 2
37 Dan Coates 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 2 4 15
39 Dan Ball 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 3 2 3
45 Dillon Ward 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 Eli McLaughlin 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 5 3 1 0 0
61 Mike Burke 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
62 Creighton Reid 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
77 Tyler Codron 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
82 Joey Cupido 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 4 8 1 2 4
87 Alex Turner 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 0
88 Ian Hawksbee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
27 Alexis Buque Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
41 Bob Snider Did Not Dress
90 Jackson Decker Did Not Dress
 
# Colorado GS MIN GA 1st
SV
2nd
SV
3rd
SV
4th
SV
OT
SV
Saves Shots W/L Rec
27 Alexis Buque 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
45 Dillon Ward 1 60:00 8 9 14 10 8 41 49 W 5-5

Scoring
Time MN COL Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
0:29 1 0 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Jordan MacIntosh Miles Thompson PP
0:44 1 1 Colorado Adam Jones Jeremy Noble Drew Westervelt  
3:35 1 2 Colorado Adam Jones Drew Westervelt John Grant PP
4:36 2 2 Minnesota Miles Thompson Sam Bradman Greg Downing  
6:34 3 2 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Logan Schuss   EA
6:43 3 3 Colorado Eli McLaughlin Joey Cupido    
2nd Quarter
0:56 3 4 Colorado John Grant Jeremy Noble Mike Burke  
10:16 3 5 Colorado Jeremy Noble Mike Burke Drew Westervelt EA
11:38 3 6 Colorado Adam Jones John Grant Jeremy Noble  
14:33 3 7 Colorado Drew Westervelt Jeremy Noble John Grant  
3rd Quarter
4:09 3 8 Colorado Jeremy Noble John Grant   PP
5:12 4 8 Minnesota Miles Thompson Dean Hill Logan Schuss  
6:19 5 8 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Patrick Miles    
9:31 6 8 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Alex Crepinsek    
10:14 6 9 Colorado John Grant Jeremy Noble   PP GWG
12:05 7 9 Minnesota Alex Crepinsek Jordan MacIntosh    
14:54 7 10 Colorado Drew Westervelt Adam Jones John Grant PP
4th Quarter
0:56 7 11 Colorado Adam Jones Drew Westervelt   PP
10:46 8 11 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Corbyn Tao Shayne Jackson  
14:52 8 12 Colorado Joey Cupido Dillon Ward   EN

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
1:45 Minnesota Alex Crepinsek Slashing   2:00
8:51 Colorado Jeremy Noble Slashing   2:00
2nd Quarter
5:04 Colorado John Gallant Too Many Men x 2:00
12:24 Minnesota Jordan Houtby Holding   2:00
3rd Quarter
1:44 Minnesota Logan Schuss Delay of Game   2:00
3:54 Minnesota Jason Noble Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
7:30 Colorado Adam Jones Roughing   2:00
7:30 Minnesota Jason Noble Roughing   2:00
9:36 Colorado Dan Ball Slashing   2:00
9:36 Minnesota Jason Noble Slashing   2:00
9:49 Minnesota Mitch Belisle Holding   2:00
12:43 Colorado Robert Hope Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
13:10 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Illegal Cross Checking   5:00
4th Quarter
5:21 Minnesota Patrick Miles Roughing   2:00
5:21 Minnesota Alex Crepinsek Checking from Behind   2:00
8:44 Colorado Creighton Reid Holding   2:00
11:33 Minnesota Greg Downing Holding   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
27-Mark Gardonio 9-Bob Hollingsworth 39-Dave Pratt

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota at Buffalo - Saturday, March 21st, 2016 6:30 pm Central
  • Colorado at Vancouver - Saturday, March 21st, 2016 9:00 pm Central