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Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(3-8 H 1-3 A 2-5)
3 2 1 2 8
Buffalo Bandits Buffalo Bandits
(7-6 H 5-1 A 2-5)
6 3 3 0 12

Swarm Lose Sixth Straight and Nearly Sight of Playoffs

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 14,601

Game Links

Swarm Notes  Bandits Notes  Pointstreak Highlights

Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • Tavares finds Steenhuis all alone behind D on crease for goal - bandits 1-0
    • Culp behind back pass to Benesch on the crease for the goal - bandits 2-0
    • Finally a save by Higgins and a good one on D. Smith
    • Kick save by Higgins on Steenhuis
    • D. Smith finds a streaking Benesch to the net for the goal - bandits 3-0
    • Swarm call timeout after the goal at 11:04
    • Off faceoff and timeout, Thorimbert finds K. Hill for quick goal - bandits 4-0
    • Cosmo shoulder save on D. Hill in front of crease
    • 8 second call on Buffalo
    • 9:40 left in the first quarter - SWARM 0 bandits 4
    • Crawford turns it over and Priolo scoops it up and takes it all the way for the goal - bandits 5-0
    • B. MacDonald in - Higgins out
    • Jackson taken down by Bennett - SWARM pp
    • Houtby called for hold on Benesch- so much for the pp
    • 4 on 4 for a minute then bandits pp
    • bandits on pp for 56 seconds
    • SWARM kill bandits pp
    • Crawford backs in Bennett, spins around and does jump shot at the net for the goal - SWARM 1-5
    • 4:32 left in the first quarter - SWARM 1 bandits 5
    • M. Thompson crosses from right to left near restraining line and shoots off screen for the goal - SWARM 2-5
    • Crawford settles down offense with his hand, then cranks one low past Cosmo - SWARM 3-5
    • B. MacDonald denies Thorimbert break
    • D. Smith gets rebound of K. Hill's breakaway shot and dumps it in - bandits 6-3
    • End of first quarter - SWARM 3 bandits 6
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Each team exchanging possessions with crease calls sprinkled in
    • Cosmo taken off floor for referee Chico Williams to strip search him for missing ball in his pads and game stopped - maybe only ball the ref crew has - it has been quite a delay -it is like a TSA search - Cosmo reemerges with a loud applause
    • Around five minute delay
    • D. Smith posts up Miles to the net and turns left, shoots and scores - bandits 7-3
    • Steenhuis eludes Suitor, who tries to hold on, but Steenhuis gets 1 on 1 for goal on B. MacDonald for goal - bandits 8-3
    • Priolo gets LB in d zone and long outlet to Brownell for break away goal - bandits 9-3
    • Higgins in - B. MacDonald out
    • 8:49 left in the second quarter - SWARM 3 bandits 9
    • Higgins with big save on Wilde
    • D. Smith called for CV on goal that bounced off Higgins' leg pads
    • Two straight illegal picks on two straight possessions for the Swarm
    • Jackson gets a step on his defender and navigates to the net for the diving goal - SWARM 4-9
    • Downing limps after getting LB in offensive zone
    • Noble denied on break by Cosmo
    • Downing went to the locker room
    • 4:54 left in the second quarter - SWARM 4 bandits 9
    • Jackson finds D. Hill on right side not left side of Cosmo and had to turn awkwardly but slides it past Cosmo for the goal - SWARM 5-9
    • D. Hill denied by a sprawling Cosmo on rebound
    • Suitor denied on diving attempt by Cosmo
    • Crepinsek and Miles forced Priolo to do an over and back along the bench
    • Bandits called timeout at 27.6 seconds
    • Did bandits get away with something - burned off about eight to ten seconds by not touching ball in their d zone while Swarm did their change from o to do - then bandits called timeout with 27.6 so they can use full shot clock
    • Higgins with last second save to finish half
    • Halftime - SWARM 5 bandits 9
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Bandits on pp to start second half
    • Suitor and Tavares have words and will serve coincidentals
    • The Swarm penalty that started the bandits on the pp looks to be a bench penalty maybe related from the bandits timeout before the half
    • Crawford finds M. Thompson sliding behind the defense on the crease for the goal - SWARM 6-9
    • Steenhuis left undefended coming off bench off faceoff by Benesch for the goal - SWARM 6-10
    • Higgins denies Benesch as he got free on the crease
    • Culp crosschecks Suitor on the floor in a loose ball battle and goes to the box - SWARM pp after the break
    • 9:08 left in the third - SWARM 6 bandits 10
    • D. Hill slices to the net and scores diving in the crease - bandits challenge - looks like D. Hill may have been in the crease - looks like a left foot in early - goal waived off - bandits win challenge
    • Downing back in the game - must be okay after limping off in the second quarter
    • Tavares hesitates slightly and then rips for shorthanded goal - bandits 11-6
    • bandits kill pp and score shorthanded
    • Miles to the box for a hold - bandits pp
    • Cosmo denies Houtby on sh breakaway
    • 3:40 left in the third quarter - SWARM 6 bandits 11
    • bandits on pp out of the break
    • SWARM kill the bandits pp
    • Over and back on the bandits
    • SWARM send out extra attacker to try to get a quick goal
    • Miles checks Culp into the turf on the crease
    • MacIntosh slamed into floor by B. Smith and Suddons as he tried to split the double team
    • Steenhuis finds D. Smith on the pick and roll for the goal - bandits 12-6
    • End of the third quarter - SWARM 6 bandits 12
  • 4th Quarter
    • Eight second violation on the SWARM on their first possession of the quarter
    • Higgins stop breakaway by K. Hill after he stripped Crawford
    • Higgins with big shoulder save on Steenhuis
    • Jackson holds onto the ball with a lot pressure, backs out and finds Tao alone on the backside of Cosmo for the goal - SWARM 7-12
    • Suits hobbles off after winning loose ball
    • 9:20 left in the game - SWARM 7 bandits 12
    • S. MacDonald's air gait denied by Cosmo
    • M. Thompson denied point blank on the crease by Cosmo - that should have scored
    • Higgins with shoulder save on Tavares
    • Houtby forces turnover at midfloor
    • Swarm called for a penalty and will be a man down out of the break
    • 4:54 left in the game - SWARM 7 bandits 12
    • My mistake, bandits penalty to Wilde - SWARM pp out of the break
    • Swarm letting bandits kill the pp easily - no pressure to get the ball back
    • Suitor stopped on break by Brock
    • Crepinsek called for loose ball push and bandits get to burn another 30 seconds
    • Jackson goes to the net, fakes once, then shoots for the goal - SWARM 8-12
    • Unfortunately, Thorimbert is controlling the face off circle and should be able to kill off the remainder of the game
    • Bandits call timeout with 16.2 seconds
    • Final - SWARM 8 bandits 12

Game Notes

  • The Swarm have lost six in a row and the season series to the Bandits. They are three games out of the playoffs and need to win out probably to make the playoffs. They have also been held to nine or less goals in six of their last seven games. With the loss, the Swarm have lost six straight games and have lost an extremely important season series to the Bandits. The loss will make it nearly impossible for the Swarm now to make the playoffs.
  • The Minnesota Swarm fell behind 5-0 within six minutes of the start of the game and spent the rest of the night vainly trying to comeback.
  • Also, the offense is in a deep freeze as they have been to held to nine or fewer goals in six of their last seven games.
  • Callum Crawford made his return to the lineup after missing three games and had two goals and two assists as did Miles Thompson and Shayne Jackson.
  • David Earl made his return to the lineup for the first time since January 24th and had an assist and four loose balls after recovering from a shoulder injury.
  • Kiel Matisz was placed on the injured reserve-2nd level and Logan Schuss was placed on the hold out list prior to the game. Matisz will be eligible to come back maybe April 11th at the earliest from his broken right arm or wrist. Schuss, it appears, will be a game to game decision based on whether he has work issues.
  • Zach Higgins and Brodie MacDonald split time in net, with Higgins starting and finally finishing the game.
  • In the two games between the two teams this season, the Bandits have outscored the Swarm 20-8 in the first half. A strong start in both games by the Bandits have buried the Swarm.
  • The Swarm have now lost seven straight in Buffalo.
  • The Swarm have been eliminated from winning the East Division regular season title. The highest they could finish now is second in the East.
  • The Swarm have went two straight two games without a power play goal


Team Stats SVS STS PIM PPG PPT SH TS SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Minnesota 37 49 8 0 3 0 75 52 65 11 4 24
Buffalo 44 52 8 0 2 1 67 49 78 5 20 24

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
2 Miles Thompson 2 2 4 0 0 0 12 8 6 0 0 0
8 Greg Downing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0
10 Alex Crepinsek 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
15 Jordan Houtby 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
20 Andrew Suitor 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
24 Jordan MacIntosh 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 3 13 3 4 24
31 Zach Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Shayne Jackson 2 2 4 0 0 0 17 11 4 1 0 0
33 David Earl 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
37 Ethan O'Connor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 0
45 Jason Noble 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 0
50 Brodie MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
66 Shane MacDonald 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 6 2 0 0 0
67 Patrick Miles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
73 Dean Hill 1 2 3 0 0 0 5 5 3 0 0 0
84 Corbyn Tao 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 6 3 2 0 0
85 Mitch Belisle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
98 Callum Crawford 2 2 4 0 0 0 15 8 3 0 0 0
11 Sam Bradman Did Not Dress
97 Ian 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 60:00 8 3 7 6 12 28 36
50 Brodie MacDonald 15:00 4 8 1 0 0 9 13 L 0-3
 
# Buffalo G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
2 Jerome Thompson 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 3 0 0 0
3 Billy Dee Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
7 Derek Suddons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8 Kevin Brownell 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
9 Mark Steenhuis 3 3 6 0 0 0 10 7 3 1 0 0
11 John Tavares 1 1 2 2 0 1 5 3 2 0 0 0
13 Dave Brock 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
15 Matthew Bennett 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 0
17 Ryan Benesch 2 3 5 0 0 0 15 11 4 0 0 0
19 Chad Culp 0 3 3 2 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0
22 Andrew Watt 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
23 Steve Priolo 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 12 2 0 0
44 Anthony Cosmo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 Mitch Wilde 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
66 Alex Kedoh Hill 1 1 2 0 0 0 9 7 7 1 0 0
75 Jay Thorimbert 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 0 20 24
92 Dhane Smith 3 2 5 0 0 0 11 9 5 0 0 0
65 Davide Diruscio Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
5 Joe Resetarits Did Not Dress
20 Nick Weiss Did Not Dress
 
# Buffalo GS MIN GA 1st
SV
2nd
SV
3rd
SV
4th
SV
OT
SV
Saves Shots W/L Rec
44 Anthony Cosmo 1 60:00 8 12 13 10 9 44 52 W 6-6
65 Davide Diruscio 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    

Scoring
Time MN BUF Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
0:55 0 1 Buffalo Mark Steenhuis John Tavares Chad Culp  
1:24 0 2 Buffalo Ryan Benesch Chad Culp Kevin Brownell  
3:56 0 3 Buffalo Ryan Benesch Dhane Smith Mark Steenhuis  
3:59 0 4 Buffalo Alex Kedoh Hill Jay Thorimbert    
5:43 0 5 Buffalo Steve Priolo      
9:55 1 5 Minnesota Callum Crawford Dean Hill Miles Thompson  
11:41 2 5 Minnesota Miles Thompson David Earl    
12:30 3 5 Minnesota Callum Crawford      
14:27 3 6 Buffalo Dhane Smith Alex Kedoh Hill Steve Priolo  
2nd Quarter
4:33 3 7 Buffalo Dhane Smith Ryan Benesch Steve Priolo  
5:00 3 8 Buffalo Mark Steenhuis Ryan Benesch Chad Culp  
5:43 3 9 Buffalo Kevin Brownell Steve Priolo   GWG
8:52 4 9 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford    
10:24 5 9 Minnesota Dean Hill Shayne Jackson Miles Thompson  
3rd Quarter
2:34 6 9 Minnesota Miles Thompson Callum Crawford    
2:58 6 10 Buffalo Mark Steenhuis Ryan Benesch Dave Brock  
6:36 6 11 Buffalo John Tavares Mark Steenhuis Dhane Smith SH
14:42 6 12 Buffalo Dhane Smith Mark Steenhuis    
4th Quarter
3:24 7 12 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Shayne Jackson Shane MacDonald  
14:34 8 12 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Jordan MacIntosh Dean Hill  

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
6:09 Buffalo Matthew Bennett Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
7:08 Minnesota Jordan Houtby Holding   2:00
2nd Quarter
None
3rd Quarter
0:00 Minnesota Mitch Belisle Unsportsmanlike Conduct X 2:00
0:33 Buffalo John Tavares Int Contact - Dead Ball   2:00
0:33 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Int Contact - Dead Ball   2:00
5:52 Buffalo Chad Culp Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
9:39 Minnesota Patrick Miles Too Many Men X 2:00
4th Quarter
10:06 Buffalo Mitch Wilde Slashing   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
21-Chris "Chico" Williams 28-Jason Wiswell 86-Jeramie Bailey

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota at New England - Sunday, March 29th, 2015 12:00 pm Central
  • Buffalo vs New England - Saturday, April 4th, 2015 6:30 pm Central