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Minnesota Swarm
(4-3 H 3-1 A 1-2)

Washington Stealth
(1-6 H 0-4 A 1-2)

Sullivan Earns First Win as Swarm Head Coach

Friday, February 24, 2012
Everett, Washington
Attendance: 3,703

Game Links

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Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • Richard Morgan and Andrew Watt served as assistant captains for this game.
    • Benesch takes the ball right to the net and scores to open the scoring SWARM 1-0
    • Martin finds Ratcliff on the crease for the goal. stealth 1-1
    • Martin called for hold. Swarm pp
    • Moleski joins Martin in box. Swarm 5 on 3
    • Card to box. Stealth on the pp at 8:34
    • 8:34 left in the first quarter – SWARM 1 stealth 1
    • Ratcliff finds Hill on the wrong side of the crease. stealth 2-1
    • Beers to the box for talking to the ref. Confusing. Swarm pp
    • 4:51 left in the first quarter – SWARM 1 stealth 2
    • Swarm return with 1:29 on the power play
    • Benesch with a rocket top shelf on the pp. SWARM 2-2
    • David Earl forces turnover, takes the ball all the way to the net and scores. First NLL and Swarm goal for Earl. SWARM 3-2
    • Gilbert called for hold on Iannucci going to the net. stealth pp
    • Suits joins Gilbert in the box. stealth on 5 on 3
    • Sedgwick just gets it off Kirk’s glove and in the net for pp goal. Still on pp. stealth 3-3
    • Kirk with two big saves at the end of quarter to keep it tied at 3.
    • End of the first quarter – SWARM 3 stealth 3
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Former Swarm Kyle Ross takes down Benesch on his way to the goal. Swarm pp
    • Bilic to the box. Stealth pp
    • Swarm kill penalty with big saves by Kirk on Ratcliff
    • 9:56 left in the second quarter – SWARM 3 stealth 3
    • Bloom to the box with a cross check – Swarm pp
    • Card gets the pass on the crease from Henry for the pp goal. SWARM 4-3
    • MacIntosh off the face off, forces turnover and goes to the net for the goal. SWARM 5-3
    • stealth time out at 8:47 left in the second quarter
    • Kirk just recovers in time to get big save on Ratcliff
    • Benesch finds Tao on the pick and roll. Tao got behind the defense alone on Seidel for the goal. SWARM 6-3
    • Ross gets to the crease to score. Stealth did not challenge for crease violation. SWARM 7-3
    • Kyle Ross to the box. Swarm pp
    • Henry gets loose on the pp and Crawford finds him for the goal. SWARM 8-3
    • King replaces Seidel in net
    • MacIntosh held on the breakaway and the stealth to the box again. Swarm pp
    • 4:35 left in the second quarter – SWARM 8 stealth 3
    • Crawford quickly scores on the pp off the stop in play. SWARM 9-3
    • Gilbert called for penalty on Iannucci charge to the net. stealth pp
    • Suits with a great rag. Triple teamed and slammed to the ground, gets back up and forces shot clock violation
    • Downing rags the ball goes 1 on 2, splits the d, switches hand and scores shorthanded. First Swarm goal for Downing. SWARM 10-3
    • Swarm timeout 21.7 seconds left in the second quarter
    • Halftime – SWARM 10 stealth 3 – SWARM shut out stealth 7-0 in the second quarter
  • 3rd Quarter
    • MacIntosh went to the net in long circle and shot. Ball rolled slowly past Seidel. Goal called but stealth challenge for crease violation. Ref reviewed it and overturned the goal. stealth keep time out
    • Kirk stops Grimes breakaway after Grimes forces turnover on Benesch. Swarm called for too many men trying to get back. Stealth pp
    • Hodgson comes down on the transition and gets open for the goal. stealth 4-10
    • 8:49 left in the third quarter – SWARM 10 stealth 4
    • Morgan to the box for a hold on Hill – stealth pp
    • Gilbert gets loose ball in defensive zone and gallops down the floor for his first SWARM goal – shorthanded. No one got in his way. SWARM 11-4
    • Stealth not shooting all that well
    • 4:42 left in the third quarter – SWARM 11 stealth 4
    • Henry called for delay I think on over and back. Stealth pp
    • Hill gets Iannucci rebound and scores on the pp. Iannucci may have been in crease but Swarm don’t challenge. stealth 5-11
    • Swarm called for too many men. stealth pp
    • Hill gets hat trick on Kirk’s five hole on the pp – stealth 6-11
    • Suits double teamed on the boards. Elbows Grimes to get loose ball but then gets called for five minute head butt on Beers – stealth pp
    • End of the third quarter – SWARM 11 stealth 6
    • Swarm still have to kill off 4 minutes on the Suitor head butt to start the fourth.
  • 4th Quarter
    • Iannucci creases dives for the goal on the pp on Suitor major – stealth 7-11
    • Jeff Gilbert is smoking hot with his second shorthanded goal of the night on the break – SWARM 12-7
    • Swarm kill off the five minute major by offsetting stealth pp goal with Gilbert’s shorty. Hill called for a penalty and Swarm go on the pp
    • Ross goes around the back of the net and fools Seidel by dumping it behind him for the pp goal – SWARM 13-7
    • 9:05 left in the game – SWARM 13 stealth 7
    • stealth will go on the pp out of the break
    • Crawford shoots around defender with a wicked bounce shot for the goal just after stealth pp expires – SWARM 14-7
    • King back in for Seidel
    • Cinosky may have twisted ankle and goes to the tunnel
    • 4:47 left in the game – SWARM 14 stealth 7
    • Iannucci called for a delay of game to prevent Suitor breakaway then refs changed mind and did a face off
    • Ross gets shot off but MacIntosh grabs rebound behind the net and then from the ground he is able to wrap it around from behind for the goal - SWARM 15 stealth 7
    • Final – SWARM 15 stealth 7


Team Stats 1 2 3 4 OT F Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FT FO
Minnesota 3 7 1 4   15 43/50 23 5-8 3 44 39 59 2 4/27
Washington 3 0 3 1   7 24/39 16 4-11 0 71 50 90 13 23/27


# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
4 Joe Cinosky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
8 Greg Downing 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0-0
11 Richard Morgan 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0-0
13 Matt Kelly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
20 Andrew Suitor 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 8 0 2-9
21 Ryan Benesch 2 6 8 0 1 0 13 12 5 0 0-0
22 Andrew Watt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0-0
24 Jordan MacIntosh 2 1 3 0 0 0 6 6 11 1 2-15
33 David Earl 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0-0
35 Evan Kirk 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
39 Dan Ball 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-1
43 Jeff Gilbert 2 0 2 4 0 2 2 2 4 0 0-0
71 Kevin Ross 2 4 6 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0-0
77 Jay Card 1 1 2 2 1 0 5 4 1 0 0-0
79 Nik Bilic 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
84 Corbyn Tao 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0-0
85 Mitch Belisle 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0-2
94 Joel Henry 1 1 2 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 0-0
98 Callum Crawford 2 2 4 0 1 0 8 7 1 0 0-0
30 Tyler Carlson Did Not Play - Back Up Goaltender
9 Tyler Hass Did Not Dress
23 Brendon Doran Did Not Dress
27 Pat Smith Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
35 Evan Kirk 60:00 7 43 50 W 2-0  
30 Tyler Carlson 0:00 0 0 0    
 
# Washington G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
2 Matt Beers 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 2 0-0
3 Jeff Moleski 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 7 0 0-0
6 Curtis Hodgson 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 0-0
18 Kyle Hartzell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0-0
19 Nenad Gajic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
22 Brett Hickey 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 0-0
23 Mike Grimes 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 7 5 0-0
24 Chris O'Dougherty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
25 Eric Martin 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 1 6 1 0-0
26 Brett Bucktooth 0 3 3 0 0 0 10 6 5 0 0-0
27 Cliff Smith 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 2 3 0 0-0
29 Cam Sedgwick 1 3 4 0 1 0 5 3 7 0 0-0
32 Chris Seidel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
34 Matt King 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
41 Bob Snider 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 23-27
42 Lewis Ratcliff 1 1 2 0 0 0 15 12 6 1 0-0
47 Jason Bloom 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0-0
73 Dean Hill 3 0 3 2 2 0 7 5 4 0 0-0
83 Athan Iannucci 1 2 3 0 1 0 17 13 2 0 0-0
97 Kyle Ross 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
00 Tyler Richards Did Not Dress
10 Rhys Duch Did Not Dress
44 Chris McElroy Did Not Dress
 
# Washington MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
32 Chris Seidel 53:00 12 18 30 L 0-1
34 Matt King 7:00 3 6 9    


Scoring
Quarter Time MN WAS Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
First 0:50 1 0 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Joel Henry Kevin Ross  
First 1:38 1 1 Washington Lewis Ratcliff Eric Martin Jason Bloom  
First 8:43 1 2 Washington Dean Hill Lewis Ratcliff Cliff Smith  
First 11:01 2 2 Minnesota Ryan Benesch Callum Crawford Kevin Ross  
First 11:39 3 2 Minnesota David Earl      
First 13:38 3 3 Washington Cam Sedgwick Athan Iannucci Brett Bucktooth PP
Second 5:58 4 3 Minnesota Jay Card Kevin Ross Ryan Benesch PP
Second 6:13 5 3 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh      
Second 7:48 6 3 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Ryan Benesch Kevin Ross  
Second 9:21 7 3 Minnesota Kevin Ross Ryan Benesch Jay Card  
Second 10:01 8 3 Minnesota Joel Henry Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch PP GWG
Second 10:41 9 3 Minnesota Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch   PP
Second 12:36 10 3 Minnesota Greg Downing Jordan MacIntosh Evan Kirk SH
Third 6:11 10 4 Washington Curtis Hodgson Jason Bloom    
Third 8:06 11 4 Minnesota Jeff Gilbert     SH
Third 11:06 11 5 Washington Dean Hill Athan Iannucci Cam Sedgwick PP
Third 12:36 11 6 Washington Dean Hill Cam Sedgwick Brett Bucktooth PP
Fourth 1:06 11 7 Washington Athan Iannucci Brett Bucktooth Cam Sedgwick PP
Fourth 3:13 12 7 Minnesota Jeff Gilbert     SH
Fourth 4:57 13 7 Minnesota Kevin Ross Corbyn Tao   PP
Fourth 8:00 14 7 Minnesota Callum Crawford Ryan Benesch Mitch Belisle  
Fourth 11:29 15 7 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh      


Penalties

Quarter Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
First 3:14 Washington Eric Martin Holding   2:00
First 3:14 Washington Jeff Moleski Checking from Behind   2:00
First 6:26 Minnesota Jay Card Checking from Behind   2:00
First 6:46 Washington Matt Beers Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
First 12:03 Minnesota Jeff Gilbert Holding   2:00
First 12:03 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
Second 0:27 Washington Kyle Ross Holding   2:00
Second 3:05 Minnesota Nik Bilic Elbowing   2:00
Second 5:35 Washington Jason Bloom Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
Second 9:43 Washington Kyle Ross     2:00
Second 10:01 Minnesota Jeff Gilbert Holding   2:00
Second 10:01 Washington Cliff Smith Holding   2:00
Third 7:13 Minnesota Richard Morgan Holding   2:00
Third 10:55 Minnesota Joel Henry Delay of Game   2:00
Third 12:36 Minnesota Dan Ball Too Many Men   2:00
Third 12:49 Minnesota Dan Ball Too Many Men X 2:00
Third 13:58 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Head-Butting   5:00
Fourth 4:03 Washington Dean Hill Holding   2:00


Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
12-Todd Labranche 51-Greg Pepper  

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota at Calgary - Saturday , March 3rd, 2012 8:00 pm Central
  • Washington at Toronto - Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 6:00 pm Central