Swarm It Up!!!

Historical Rosters
Game Charts

Standings
Schedule
Attendance
Won/Loss

Updates
Transactions
NLL Drafts

Playoffs

Career Stats
Season Stats
Game Stats
Rookies
Team Goals
Referee Analysis

Swarm Performance Team
The Hive

NLL Page
MLL Page
PLL Page
UWLX Page
WPLL Page
RBLL-MN Page

Inside Lacrosse
IL Indoor
IL Indoor Forums
Lacrosse Magazine
Lacrosse Allstars
College Crosse

Links
Facebook Instagram Twitter
Email
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(0-1 H 0-0 A 0-1)
4 4 0 0 8
Buffalo Bandits Buffalo Bandits
(1-0 H 1-0 A 0-0)
4 3 3 4 Blank 14

Swarm’s Season Ends in Buffalo – Again

Sunday, April 22, 2007
Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 9,003

The Minnesota Swarm are on the cusp of being a great story but as great writers will tell you, there can be times when writer’s block appears. You look at it from every angle, you twist and turn as you attack it but you can’t get past it. The Swarm’s block is the Buffalo Bandits and they couldn’t unlock the block on Sunday, April 22 as their season ended in the first round of playoffs for a second straight year in Buffalo by a score of 14-8. With the win in front of 9,003 orange and black clad fans, the Bandits will go to Rochester to play the Knighthawks for the East Division title on Friday, April 27.

The Swarm started very fast and strong. Chad Culp opened the scoring with a goal at 2:44. The Swarm continued the onslaught with goals from Ryan Ward, Ryan Cousins and Dean Hill to give the team a 4-0 lead at 6:02 on the road. The Bandits responded with a four goal outburst of their own including two goals by Kevin Dostie to tie the game at four by the end of the quarter.

The Swarm responded to start the second quarter with a breakaway goals by Cousins and Kyle Ross. For Ross, that goal was his first ever in the NLL. The Bandits countered again with three straight goals, the last two scored by Dan Teat to give them their first lead at 7-6. Ryan Sharp scored on a breakaway with fifty seconds left to tie it at seven. The Bandits had the ball late with the extra attacker but Jon Sullivan turned the Bandits over and scored on a breakaway with three seconds left as the league’s all-time leading scorer, John Tavares, did his best goalie impersonation to try to keep it out.

The Swarm looked confident starting the second half up 8-7 and had all rights to be as they were up on rival on the road. So what happened the rest of the way never could have been predicted.

Buffalo regained their composure going into the third and clamped down on defense. The Swarm couldn't get off quality shots on Mike Thompson and they harder they tried the more elusive even one goal came. Tavares went back to playing offense and scored three of the Bandits six goals in the second half as the Bandits once again showed their veteran mettle against the upstart Swarm by shutting out them out the entire second half.

Patterson played the entire game this year compared to getting pulled early in last year's game in Buffalo. But no matter how good the goaltending could be, being shut out for an entire half will not win you many games. When Cousins, a defender, is the only player with multiple goals in the game and Sharp leads the team with three points, trouble is brewing and it showed. It also didn't help that Brock Boyle, Andrew Biers, Riley Kemp and Mike Hominuck did not dress due to injury with Biers and Kemp out for the season for sure if they advanced.

Nevertheless, the Swarm had the most successful season ever, their first ever season with an above .500 record. So the future is bright as the Swarm continue to build the roster around their youthful but ever more experienced core.

Swarm Game Statistics:

26-Ryan Sharp 1g 2a 9 LB
50-Ryan Cousins 2g
19-Chad Culp 1g 1a
73-Dean Hill 1g 1a
93-Nick Patterson 2a; 41 saves on 55 shots
20-Kyle Ross 1g
23-Jon Sullivan 1g
44-Ryan Ward 1g
16-Noah Talbot 1a
17-Sean Pollock 1a
22-Kasey Beirnes 1a
47-Travis Hill 1a; 13 of 26 on face offs
48-Scott Stewart 1a
55-Michael Kilby 1a
6-Ashton McLean 2 LB
12-Eric Pacey 2 LB
15-Spencer Martin 4 LB

Game Links

Pointstreak Swarm Notes On Demand Highlights

Team Stats Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FO
Minnesota 41/55 10 0/2 0 59 46 67 13/26
Buffalo 38/46 6 2/4 1 74 55 82 13/26

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
6 Ashton McLean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-0
12 Eric Pacey 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0-0
15 Spencer Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 7 4 0-0
16 Noah Talbot 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 0-0
17 Sean Pollock 0 1 1 0 0 0 12 9 5 0-0
19 Chad Culp 1 1 2 2 0 0 6 4 2 0-0
20 Kyle Ross 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0-0
22 Kasey Beirnes 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0-0
23 Jon Sullivan 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 4 0-0
26 Ryan Sharp 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 9 0-0
44 Ryan Ward 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 5 2 0-0
47 Travis Hill 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 8 13-26
48 Scott Stewart 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 4 0-0
50 Ryan Cousins 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 5 0-0
55 Michael Kilby 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0-0
73 Dean Hill 1 1 2 0 0 0 8 7 5 0-0
93 Nick Patterson 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
1 Matt Disher Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
8 Rory McDade Did Not Dress
10 Brock Boyle Did Not Dress
18 Andrew Biers Did Not Dress
77 Riley Kemp Did Not Dress
90 Mike Hominuck Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
1 Matt Disher 0:00 0 0 0    
93 Nick Patterson 59:33 14 41 55 L 0-1  
Empty Net 0:27 0 0 0    
 
# Buffalo G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
3 Billy Dee Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-0
5 Clay Hill 1 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 10 0-0
6 Chris White 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 5 0-0
9 Mark Steenhuis 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 5 6 0-0
10 Pat McCready 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 0-0
11 John Tavares 3 2 5 0 0 0 14 12 7 0-0
15 Dan Teat 2 1 3 0 1 0 9 6 5 0-0
16 Rich Kilgour 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0-1
17 Kyle Laverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0-0
18 Phil Sanderson 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1-2
26 Brett Bucktooth 1 2 3 0 0 0 6 3 2 0-0
27 Kyle Couling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0-0
51 Kevin Dostie 3 2 5 0 1 0 14 11 4 0-0
54 Jason Crosbie 2 0 2 0 0 1 7 5 5 8-17
66 Mike Thompson 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
72 Cory Bomberry 0 2 2 0 0 0 8 5 6 4-6
99 Delby Powless 1 3 4 0 0 0 7 5 6 0-0
86 Daniel Sams Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
2 Troy Bonterre Did Not Dress
19 Brendan Thenhaus Did Not Dress
21 Darryl Seymour Did Not Dress
30 Steve Dietrich Did Not Dress
81 Roger Vyse Did Not Dress
 
# Buffalo MIN GA Saves Shots Dec
66 Mike Thompson 59:46 7 38 45 W 1-0  
86 Daniel Sams 0:00 0 0 0    
Empty Net 0:14 1 0 1    

Scoring
Time MN BUF Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
2:44 1 0 Minnesota Chad Culp Sean Pollock Kasey Beirnes  
4:39 2 0 Minnesota Ryan Ward Dean Hill Chad Culp  
5:12 3 0 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Ryan Sharp    
6:02 4 0 Minnesota Dean Hill Scott Stewart Mike Kilby  
8:11 4 1 Buffalo Pat McCready Clay Hill    
8:39 4 2 Buffalo Delby Powless Phil Sanderson Clay Hill  
10:42 4 3 Buffalo Kevin Dostie Cory Bomberry   PP
14:26 4 4 Buffalo Kevin Dostie John Tavares Brett Bucktooth  
2nd Quarter
3:31 5 4 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Noah Talbot Nick Patterson  
4:07 6 4 Minnesota Kyle Ross Ryan Sharp Travis Hill  
5:14 6 5 Buffalo Jason Crosbie Rich Kilgour    
7:14 6 6 Buffalo Dan Teat Delby Powless Chris White  
12:29 6 7 Buffalo Dan Teat John Tavares Delby Powless PP
14:10 7 7 Minnesota Ryan Sharp      
14:57 7 8 Minnesota Jon Sullivan Nick Patterson   EN
3rd Quarter
4:56 8 8 Buffalo Brett Bucktooth Clay Hill Chris White  
8:24 8 9 Buffalo John Tavares Mark Steenhuis Mike Thompson GWG
14:26 8 10 Buffalo Kevin Dostie Brett Bucktooth Cory Bomberry  
4th Quarter
1:00 8 11 Buffalo John Tavares Kevin Dostie Chris White  
9:22 8 12 Buffalo Jason Crosbie Dan Teat   SH
10:51 8 13 Buffalo John Tavares Kevin Dostie Delby Powless  
12:53 8 14 Buffalo Clay Hill      

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
9:15 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Holding Stick   2:00
14:50 Buffalo Chris White Holding Stick   2:00
2nd Quarter
11:05 Minnesota Jon Sullivan Holding   2:00
3rd Quarter
2:44 Minnesota Sean Pollock Too Many Men X 2:00
7:18 Buffalo Pat McCready Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
7:18 Minnesota Travis Hill Roughing   2:00
4th Quarter
4:30 Minnesota Chad Culp Goalie Interference   2:00
8:05 Buffalo Chris White Checking from Behind   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Technical Referee
Rick Lum Bill Fox Scott Malloy