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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(5-3 H 2-1 A 3-2)
5 5 6 3 19
Chicago Shamrox Chicago Shamrox
(3-5 H 1-2 A 2-3)
5 2 1 3 Blank 11

A Swarm Snowstorm Buries the Shamrox

Saturday, February 24, 2007
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Attendance: 6,101

Swarm Ticket 02/24/07

The Minnesota Swarm (5-3) continued their winning ways with a 19-11 victory over the Chicago Shamrox (3-5) in front of 6,101 hearty souls who braved a blizzard to watch lacrosse on Saturday night. The win is the Swarmís fourth in a row and puts the team in second place in the Eastern Division.

Earlier in the week, two Swarm players, Ryan Ward and Ryan Cousins, were named to the All-Star team and on Saturday night, they continued to prove themselves worthy. Ward led the Swarm with three goals and six assists while defenseman, Cousins, assisted on three goals and scooped up eight loose balls. Sean Pollock and Mike Hominuck continue the offensive renaissance for the Swarm. Pollock, who was recently engaged and had his soon to be relatives in attendance, has averaged seven points a game during the winning streak scored four goals, three assists and team high ten loose balls. Hominuck added three goals and three assists. In the three games since being acquired from Portland, Hominuck has six points in each of those games.

The Swarm started fast and furious scoring four goals in the first 4:35 of the game but the Shamrox recovered and narrowed the Swarm lead to one which included a penalty shot goal by Josh Wasson after the Swarm had a third player sent to the box after a questionable slashing call on Riley Kemp. Hominuck added his second goal of the first quarter to make it 5-3 but the Shamrox tied it at five to end the quarter.

The Shamrox finally took the lead early in the second quarter and were up 7-6 four minutes in. That was about the time the Swarm decided to stop playing around. Kasey Beirnes scored two goals to lead a four goal rally which gave the Swarm a 10-7 lead at half. One of Beirnesí goal was shorthanded as was Spencer Martinís goal at the 5:47 mark of the quarter.

The second half of the game was a Swarm shooting gallery and a Nick Patterson showcase in goal. Pollock scored two goals in the third and Ryan Sharp scored his first goal as a member of the Swarm on a breakaway. The Swarm scored six in the quarter and Patterson didnít let the Shamrox stay in the game by making fifteen saves on sixteen shots.

The fourth started with a 16-8 Swarm lead. The Shamrox narrowed to 16-9 before Ward to the ball on the right side, crossed in front of the crease and shot it behind his back into the net. Ward may very well be the distributor and team general on the floor but he is more than capable putting the ball in the net. The rest of quarter saw both teams exchange two goals each with Brock Boyle, who scored the first goal of the game, finishing off the Shamrox with the last goal of the game.

Patterson made 44 saves on 55 shots in a fantastic performance while the Shamroxís Brandon Miller, who was selected to the All-Star Game, struggled giving up 14 goals on 35 shots before being replaced late in the third quarter. His replacement, Derek Collins, made 13 saves on 18 shots. Mark Miyashita was dominant on face offs again winning 20 of 33 face offs. The Swarm scored on six of 11 power plays while giving up one goal on nine Shamrox power plays. They also scored two shorthanded goals. The Swarm won the loose ball battle 72 to 67. The nineteen goals is now a Swarm record in a game which broke the record seventeen they scored last weekend against the Titans. In this four game winning streak, the Swarm have won three of the games on the road which is the teamís longest road winning streak.

The Swarm will have a tough test in their next game to extend their winning streak to five. They will host the Buffalo Bandits, the team that eliminated them from the playoffs last year and beat them in Buffalo earlier this year, 22-13, at the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, March 4 at 1:00 pm CST. The Shamrox play the Arizona Sting in Glendale, Arizona on Friday, March 2 at 8:30 pm CST.

East Division W-L (Division Record) [vs. Swarm] (Goal Differential)

  1. Rochester Knighthawks 7-2 (4-1) [0-1] (+23)
  2. MINNESOTA SWARM 5-3 (4-2) (+5)
  3. Buffalo Bandits 5-4 (5-2) [1-0] (+6)
  4. Philadelphia Wings 4-4 (2-2) (+2)
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  5. Toronto Rock 4-4 (3-3) (0)
  6. CHICAGO SHAMROX 3-5 (2-5) [1-1] (-12)
  7. New York Titans 1-8 (1-6) [0-2] (-18)

Swarm Statistics:

#44 Ryan Ward 3g 6a
#17 Sean Pollock 4g 3a 10 LB
#90 Mike Hominuck 3g 3a
#22 Kasey Beirnes 3g 1a
#15 Spencer Martin 1g 2a
#73 Dean Hill 1g 2a
#18 Andrew Biers 3a; 1 of 1 on faceoffs
#50 Ryan Cousins 3a
#10 Brock Boyle 2g
#48 Scott Stewart 1g 1a
#26 Ryan Sharp 1g
#55 Michael Kilby 1a
#77 Riley Kemp 1a; 41 games in a row
#93 Nick Patterson 1a; 44 saves on 55 shots
#16 Noah Talbot 1 LB
#23 Jon Sullivan 8 LB
#39 Mark Miyashita 6 LB; 20 of 33 on faceoffs

Game Links

Pointstreak Swarm Notes

Team Stats Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FO
Minnesota 44/55 22 6/11 2 69 53 72 21/34
Chicago 34/53 26 1/9 0 74 55 67 13/34

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
10 Brock Boyle 2 0 2 2 0 0 3 6 4 0-0
15 Spencer Martin 1 2 3 2 0 1 4 5 5 0-0
16 Noah Talbot 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0
17 Sean Pollock 4 3 7 0 2 0 10 12 12 0-0
18 Andrew Biers 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 1-1
22 Kasey Beirnes 3 1 4 2 1 1 8 7 6 0-0
23 Jon Sullivan 0 0 0 6 0 0 8 0 0 0-0
26 Ryan Sharp 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0-0
39 Mark Miyashita 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 20-33
44 Ryan Ward 3 6 9 0 1 0 4 11 6 0-0
48 Scott Stewart 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 7 5 0-0
50 Ryan Cousins 0 3 3 2 0 0 8 2 0 0-0
55 Michael Kilby 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0
73 Dean Hill 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 8 7 0-0
77 Riley Kemp 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0-0
90 Mike Hominuck 3 3 6 2 2 0 4 6 4 0-0
93 Nick Patterson 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0-0
1 Matt Disher Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
6 Ashton McLean Did Not Dress
12 Eric Pacey Did Not Dress
19 Chad Culp Did Not Dress
40 Jamie Taylor Did Not Dress
47 Travis Hill Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
1 Matt Disher 0:00 0 0 0    
93 Nick Patterson 60:00 11 44 55 W 4-3  
 
# Chicago G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
4 Carter Livingstone 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0-0
7 Kyle Dupont 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0-0
9 Bryan Kazarian 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 2 9-25
11 Mike Hobbins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0-0
13 Jason Clark 2 3 5 0 0 0 9 12 10 0-0
18 Josh Wasson 2 4 6 0 0 0 3 6 3 0-0
19 Darryl Gibson 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0
22 Cam Woods 0 2 2 4 0 0 5 1 0 0-0
26 Mike Kirk 1 0 1 4 0 0 3 5 3 0-0
27 Mat Giles 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 11 8 4-9
33 Bill McGlone 1 2 3 2 0 0 5 10 8 0-0
35 Brandon Miller 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0
41 Zach Heffner 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0-0
43 Derek Collins 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0-0
55 Chris Panos 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 0-0
63 Thomas Montour 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 7 5 0-0
88 Cody Jacobs 4 1 5 0 1 0 5 12 9 0-0
91 Corey Leigh 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 0 0-0
10 Phil Montgomery Did Not Dress
16 Jon Harasym Did Not Dress
21 Brad Holbrough Did Not Dress
25 Drew Candy Did Not Dress
81 Matt Marchildon Did Not Dress
 
# Chicago MIN GA Saves Shots Dec
35 Brandon Miller 39:56 14 21 35 L 3-5 Started
43 Derek Collins 20:04 5 13 18    

Scoring
Time MN CHI Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
1:28 1 0 Minnesota Brock Boyle Andrew Biers Ryan Cousins  
2:06 2 0 Minnesota Dean Hill Spencer Martin    
4:08 3 0 Minnesota Sean Pollock Dean Hill Andrew Biers  
4:35 4 0 Minnesota Mike Hominuck Spencer Martin Ryan Ward  
5:09 4 1 Chicago Cody Jacobs Jason Clark Darryl Gibson  
6:25 4 2 Chicago Josh Wasson     PS
7:51 4 3 Chicago Mike Kirk Cam Woods    
9:08 5 3 Minnesota Mike Hominuck Sean Pollock Ryan Ward PP
12:23 5 4 Chicago Jason Clark Mat Giles    
13:14 5 5 Chicago Josh Wasson Bill McGlone   EA
2nd Quarter
0:36 5 6 Chicago Cody Jacobs Josh Wasson Jason Clark PP
2:03 6 6 Minnesota Sean Pollock Ryan Ward Mike Hominuck PP
3:38 6 7 Chicago Cody Jacobs Josh Wasson Cam Woods  
5:47 7 7 Minnesota Spencer Martin Ryan Ward Mike Hominuck SH
7:10 8 7 Minnesota Kasey Beirnes Nick Patterson   SH
8:15 9 7 Minnesota Kasey Beirnes Sean Pollock Michael Kilby  
12:00 10 7 Minnesota Ryan Ward Andrew Biers Ryan Cousins  
3rd Quarter
1:57 11 7 Minnesota Mike Hominuck Ryan Ward Sean Pollock PP
4:13 12 7 Minnesota Ryan Sharp     GWG
4:52 12 8 Chicago Jason Clark Josh Wasson    
5:16 13 8 Minnesota Scott Stewart Dean Hill    
9:56 14 8 Minnesota Ryan Ward Mike Hominuck Kasey Beirnes PP
12:52 15 8 Minnesota Sean Pollock Scott Stewart Ryan Ward PP
14:48 16 8 Minnesota Sean Pollock Riley Kemp Ryan Cousins  
4th Quarter
0:16 16 9 Chicago Bill McGlone Derek Collins    
2:51 17 9 Minnesota Ryan Ward      
6:57 17 10 Chicago Chris Panos Bill McGlone Cody Jacobs  
10:09 18 10 Minnesota Kasey Beirnes     PP
13:21 18 11 Chicago Cody Jacobs Jason Clark Josh Wasson  
13:30 19 11 Minnesota Brock Boyle      

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
4:35 Chicago Thomas Montour Checking from Behind   2:00
4:35 Minnesota Mike Hominuck Goalie Interference   2:00
5:09 Minnesota Jon Sullivan Slashing   2:00
6:14 Chicago Mat Giles Roughing   2:00
6:14 Minnesota Jon Sullivan Slashing   2:00
6:14 Minnesota Brock Boyle Roughing   2:00
6:25 Minnesota Riley Kemp Slashing   2:00
7:20 Chicago Cory Leigh Checking from Behind   2:00
8:52 Chicago Bill McGlone Delay of Game   2:00
10:00 Minnesota Spencer Martin Too Many Men X 2:00
14:54 Minnesota Jon Sullivan Charging   2:00
2nd Quarter
1:37 Chicago Kyle Dupont Obscene Language   2:00
4:58 Minnesota Kasey Beirnes Slashing   2:00
5:47 Minnesota Sean Pollock Too Many Men X 2:00
3rd Quarter
0:11 Chicago Cam Woods Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
0:35 Chicago Mike Hobbins Illegal Substitution X 2:00
1:07 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
9:26 Chicago Mike Kirk Slashing   2:00
11:19 Chicago Carter Livingstone Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
4th Quarter
2:00 Chicago Mike Kirk Roughing   2:00
2:00 Minnesota Spencer Martin Roughing   2:00
9:27 Chicago Zach Heffner Tripping   2:00
10:36 Chicago Cam Woods Slashing   2:00
14:03 Chicago Bryan Kazarian Slashing   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Technical Referee
Mark Trinaistich Todd Lorenz Ty Wilkinson