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Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(4-8 H 1-3 A 3-5)
3 3 5 2 13
New England Black Wolves New England Black Wolves
(3-7 H 2-4 A 1-3)
2 2 3 2 9

Swarm Slay Black Wolves at High Noon

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Uncasville, Connecticut
Attendance: 5,014

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Your and mine favorite local professional indoor lacrosse team, the Minnesota Swarm, win, that is affirmative, they win snapping a six game losing streak in a very opportunistic 13-9 victory over division rivals, the New England Black Wolves, in Uncasville, CT on Sunday afternoon in front of 5,014. The victory is the 75th in Minnesota Swarm regular season history. While the Black Wolves controlled much of the possession, they could not capitalize while the Swarm made good things happen when they finally did the get ball. Also, the Black Wolves bounced off the white wall of Zach Higgins who stopped 50 of 59 shots on goal. Jordan MacIntosh led the Swarm with three goals and two assists. Miles Thompson also had a hat trick with three goals. Shayne Jackson continues to lead the team in scoring with 53 points after notching 2 goals and 4 assists. Andrew Suitor, Logan Schuss, Shane MacDonald and Callum Crawford each got a goal while Greg Downing's first goal of the year was the game winner in the third quarter. The two teams meet this Friday for the fourth and final time of the year at Ho-Chunk Nation Field at The Hive as both continue to fight to remain in playoff contention.

Game Notes

  • Alex Crepinsek missed his first NLL and Swarm game after playing in 47 straight (including two playoff games) to start his career.
  • Zach Higgins had his 2nd game in which he saved 50 or more shots in his NLL and Swarm career. The most he has saved was 53 in the 2014 regular season finale against Toronto on April 26, 2014 in a 8-6 loss. Higgins has 364 saves this season, the most for a Swarm goaltender in a season since 2011 when Nick Patterson had 497.
  • Jordan MacIntosh now has 89 goals in his Swarm career passing Chad Culp for 5th in team history.
  • The Swarm have went three games without a power play goal going 0 for 10


Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • Two quick saves for Higgins to start game
    • Suitor called for over and back
    • Suitor tried to instigate something with Crowley but gets sent to box for roughing - wolves pp
    • Megill strips Schuss on Swarm's first possession
    • Finally first Swarm possession five on five and Schuss finds Thompson for the low burner for the goal - SWARM 1-0
    • Saunders with a rip from top left - wolves 1-1
    • Saunders get his second of the game low past Higgins - wolves 2-1
    • 7:45 left in the first quarter - SWARM 1 black wolves 2
    • Tao gets pass in corner from Crawford and finds Thompson on the crease for the goal - SWARM 2-2
    • Thompson with two goals to start game
    • SWARM on pp after the break
    • 4:58 left in the first quarter - SWARM 2 black wolves 2
    • Eight second violation on wolves
    • Wolves kill SWARM pp
    • Hotaling picks off pass from SWARM offensive player
    • Higgins denies Ke. Buchanan's leaping try on the crease
    • Higgins denies Burns on breakaway after Purves strips Crawford
    • MacIntosh sets up last possession and finds Crawford to the left of the crease for the go ahead goal at the end of the quarter - SWARM 3-2
    • End of first quarter - SWARM 3 black wolves 2
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Downing pushes defender through one of the bench doors off of face off to start quarter
    • Manney to the box for a slash - SWARM pp
    • Earl called for a hold as he tried to slow down White on the breakaway - 4 on 4 short period of time then wolves pp
    • Swarm will go down two men with Noble to the box for a slash
    • Higgins and O'Connor doing some great work blocking shots
    • Saunders gets the hat trick on the 5 on 4 pp - wolves 3-3
    • Crowley denied by Higgins on break and Higgins with the long outlet to Suitor who gets behind defense and scores with a jump past Kirk - SWARM 4-3
    • 9:43 left in the second quarter- SWARM 4 black wolves 3
    • Black Wolves getting a lot of extra possessions on resets
    • Crowley sets screen to free up Ky. Buchanan for the bomb from the right - wolves 4-4
    • Houtby forces turnover at the restraining line across from the bench
    • Swarm lose possession on Crawford bad pass that results in over and back
    • 4:45 left in the second quarter - SWARM 4 black wolves 4
    • Kirk with big save on Thompson on the crease
    • S. MacDonald gets loosie off the Thompson shot in corner and comes up top, turns and rips a low one for the goal - SWARM 5-4
    • Jackson comes around the pick set for him, free him up and he send a laser home for the goal - SWARM 6-4
    • Five resets and five saves by Higgins in a row
    • Crowley knocks down pass and forces eight second violation
    • The players erupt in front of the benches after Noble shoves a wolf. Miles and Manley to the box for continuing the fracas
    • Black Wolves timeout at 31.5 after the penalty called
    • The wolves got a weak shot on net but Higgins thwarts the threat to end the first half.
    • Halftime - SWARM 6 black wolves 4
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Earl loses possession at the logo
    • Higgins continues to clean up, this time on Bucktooth
    • Swarm's possessions much shorter than black wolves possessions
    • Noble strips Lincoln near the logo
    • MacIntosh eludes two defenders, dives r to l across the crease for the goal - SWARM 7-4
    • Ke. Buchanan finds Crowley cutting behind the defense for the goal - wolves 5-7
    • Tao denied on 3 on 1 breakaway by Kirk
    • Jackson finds Thompson to the right of Kirk for the quick stick goal - SWARM 8-5
    • Purves called for penalty after the goal for some extracurriculars - SWARM pp
    • SWARM will have 1:35 left on the pp coming out of the break
    • 8:35 left in the third quarter - SWARM 8 black wolves 5
    • Black Wolves kill off SWARM pp
    • Megill with the steal of Jackson pass
    • Crawford doing some good work keeping possession alive
    • Miles and Suitor forces turnover on Cockerton in the corner
    • Swarm called for over and the back after forcing Cockerton turnover
    • Saunders with his fourth goal as he slides off the pick - wolves 6-8
    • Injury timeout as Megill is attended to
    • 4:27 left in the third quarter - SWARM 8 black wolves 6
    • Jackson behind the net finds Schuss in front of the net for screamer past Kirk - SWARM 9-6
    • Suits robs Lincoln in wolves O zone
    • Higgins with kick save on Ke. Buchanan
    • O'Connor leads the break and finds Downing on the other side of it for the twisting goal - SWARM 10-6
    • MacIntosh gets ball from Noble off the faceoff on the crease for another goal - SWARM 11-6
    • Black Wolves called for over and back. Earl takes the ball immediately but wolves lucky that Kirk makes the save on the Earl break.
    • Second straight week that the opposing goaltender taken off the floor to remove a lost ball in their gear
    • About a 3 to 4 minute break for ball to be dislodged from Kirk
    • Bucktooth gets shot off with 1.7 seconds left after he gets pass from Crowley, who got plowed - wolves 7-11
    • End of third quarter - SWARM 11 black wolves 7
  • 4th Quarter
    • Jackson getting tossed around a bit but keeps coming back up
    • Purves with more extracurricular activity along the bench but no call
    • Suits with the pick off and leads the break but denied by Kirk. Manley chased after Suits taking him down but may have hurt his shoulder as he lands on the turf.
    • Tao denied on crease by Kirk
    • Crawford goes to the box very angry after called for delay of game - took shot clearly after whistle when SC expired - wolves pp
    • O'Connor took the shot in a sensitive spot but was able to sweep it to MacIntosh, who runs away from the wolves d for sh goal - SWARM 12-7
    • Bucktooth gets pass from Crowley top right with a crank - wolves 8-12
    • Downing just gets ball over the line to prevent 8 seconds violation with one handed pass to Miles
    • 6:58 left in the game - SWARM 12 black wolves 8
    • Higgins sprawling backwards to save shot on Bucktooth
    • MacIntosh finds Jackson cross court for the mighty overhanded goal - SWARM 13-8
    • 3:27 left in the game - SWARM 13 black wolves 8
    • Lincoln eludes Suits on the crease for the goal - SWARM challenge but lose - wolves 9-13
    • SWARM do a good job burning off the last two minutes to snap their six game losing streak
    • Final - SWARM 13 black wolves 9
    • SWARM WIN!!!
    • SWARM WIN!!!
    • SWARM WIN!!!
    • SWARM WIN!!!

Team Stats SVS STS PIM PPG PPT SH TS SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Minnesota 50 59 10 0 3 1 64 43 63 11 8 26
New England 30 43 8 1 4 1 86 59 78 12 16 26

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
2 Miles Thompson 3 0 3 0 0 0 10 8 1 0 0 0
8 Greg Downing 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0
15 Jordan Houtby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
18 Logan Schuss 1 2 3 0 0 0 9 6 2 1 0 0
20 Andrew Suitor 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 3 5 1 0 0
24 Jordan MacIntosh 3 2 5 0 0 1 6 6 7 0 6 22
31 Zach Higgins 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Shayne Jackson 2 4 6 0 0 0 11 8 8 0 0 0
33 David Earl 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0
37 Ethan O'Connor 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 2
45 Jason Noble 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0
66 Shane MacDonald 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
67 Patrick Miles 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
73 Dean Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0
84 Corbyn Tao 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 3 2 1 2 2
85 Mitch Belisle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
98 Callum Crawford 1 4 5 2 0 0 7 4 5 1 0 0
50 Brodie MacDonald Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
10 Alex Crepinsek Did Not Dress
11 Sam Bradman 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 9 13 15 9 13 50 59 W 4-5
50 Brodie MacDonald 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
 
# New England G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
5 Mike Manley 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1
11 Joel White 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 11 2 0 0
13 Brett Manney 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
14 Pat Saunders 4 1 5 0 1 0 12 7 6 2 0 0
20 Ryan Hotaling 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 17 25
21 Kevin Crowley 1 6 7 0 0 0 15 11 5 1 0 0
26 Brett Bucktooth 2 4 6 0 0 0 12 10 6 0 0 0
27 Kevin Buchanan 0 3 3 0 0 0 17 11 7 0 0 0
35 Evan Kirk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
41 Mark Cockerton 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 4 4 0 0 0
42 Jamie Lincoln 1 1 2 0 0 0 6 4 3 0 0 0
58 Mike McNamara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
71 Sheldon Burns 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6 0 0 0
84 Brian Megill 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 2 0 0
91 Kyle Buchanan 1 1 2 0 0 0 12 6 7 1 0 0
96 Bill O'Brien 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Jimmy Purves 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0
31 Tye Belanger Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
6 Michael Diehl Did Not Dress
39 Josh Johnson Did Not Dress
 
# New England GS MIN GA 1st
SV
2nd
SV
3rd
SV
4th
SV
OT
SV
Saves Shots W/L Rec
31 Tye Belanger 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
35 Evan Kirk 1 60:00 13 6 6 7 11 30 43 L 3-6

Scoring
Time MN NE Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
3:12 1 0 Minnesota Miles Thompson Logan Schuss    
4:46 1 1 New England Pat Saunders Kevin Buchanan Kevin Crowley  
7:14 1 2 New England Pat Saunders Brett Bucktooth Kevin Crowley  
9:38 2 2 Minnesota Miles Thompson Corbyn Tao Callum Crawford  
14:57 3 2 Minnesota Callum Crawford Jordan MacIntosh Shayne Jackson EA
2nd Quarter
4:32 3 3 New England Pat Saunders Brett Bucktooth Kyle Buchanan PP
5:16 4 3 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Zach Higgins    
7:11 4 4 New England Kyle Buchanan Mark Cockerton Kevin Crowley  
11:16 5 4 Minnesota Shane MacDonald      
11:48 6 4 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford Logan Schuss  
3rd Quarter
4:23 7 4 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Shayne Jackson Greg Downing  
4:54 7 5 New England Kevin Crowley Kevin Buchanan Mark Cockerton  
6:00 8 5 Minnesota Miles Thompson Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford  
10:26 8 6 New England Pat Saunders Brett Bucktooth Kevin Buchanan  
10:44 9 6 Minnesota Logan Schuss Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford  
13:48 10 6 Minnesota Greg Downing Ethan O'Connor Andrew Suitor GWG
13:58 11 6 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Jason Noble    
14:58 11 7 New England Brett Bucktooth Pat Saunders Kevin Crowley  
4th Quarter
5:03 12 7 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh     SH
6:12 12 8 New England Brett Bucktooth Jamie Lincoln Kevin Crowley  
9:38 13 8 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Jordan MacIntosh    
13:00 13 9 New England Jamie Lincoln Kevin Crowley Brett Bucktooth EA

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
0:56 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Roughing   2:00
10:02 New England Jamie Lincoln Illegal Substitution x 2:00
2nd Quarter
0:38 New England Brett Manney Slashing   2:00
2:14 Minnesota David Earl Holding   2:00
2:58 Minnesota Jason Noble Slashing   2:00
14:28 New England Mike Manley Roughing   2:00
14:28 Minnesota Patrick Miles Roughing   2:00
3rd Quarter
6:00 New England Jimmy Purves Int Contact - Dead Ball   2:00
4th Quarter
4:36 Minnesota Callum Crawford Delay of Game   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
21-Chris "Chico" Williams 79-Ryan Fowler 72-Roger Nurse

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota vs New England - Friday, April 3rd, 2015 7:30 pm Central
  • New England at Minnesota - Friday, April 3rd, 2015 7:30 pm Central