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Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
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Philadelphia Wings Philadelphia Wings
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3 1 3 3 10

Higgins Shines in Swarm and NLL Debut

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennnsylvania
Attendance: 5,164

Game Links

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Game Chronology

    • 1st Quarter
      • Gilbert forces turnover on Crowley
      • Buchanan twists and dodges past Suitor to the net for the goal – wings 1-0
      • Hall gets the ball on the crease from Ross and Hall dunks it in – wings 2-0
      • 2 shots 2 goals for the wings
      • Merrill turned away on break by Carlson
      • Thul muscles way to the net for the goal – wings 3-0
      • Carlson is pulled and Higgins makes his NLL and Swarm debut
      • Jackson found on the long outlet pass deep from the d-zone for the goal – SWARM 1-3
      • MacIntosh drags down Merrill on the break and gets sent to the box – wings pp
      • Crawford smashes White into the ground on the break to force the turnover
      • Sweeney to the box for a penalty for tripping Jones – 4 on 4 for the time being
      • 9:09 left in the first – SWARM 1 wings 3
      • Gillam just keeps the ball from going over and back after it hit the crossbar
      • Higgins saves Sweeney shot after he is release from penalty
      • Kirk big save on Jackson then Manley nails Crawford to get the TO
      • 2nd media break in the first quarter – SWARM 1 wings 3
      • Downing drags down Hall viciously along the boards
      • Kirk with two big saves on Jackson on the same possession
      • Matisz called for CV on his shot attempt
      • Too many men for the Wings – SWARM pp
      • Jackson stopped by Kirk on dodge to net
      • SWARM will be on the pp to start the 2nd for the first 1:29
      • End of the first quarter – SWARM 1 wings 3
    • 2nd Quarter
      • Swarm on the power play for the first 1:29 to start the 2nd quarter
      • Crawford up top finds Gillam on the crease to the left of Kirk for the pp goal – SWARM 2-3
      • MacIntosh gets the pass at mid floor, gets first step on Megill and streaks to the net for the goal – SWARM 3-3
      • Merrill tried to backhand a shot on the crease but Higgins sprawls out for the save
      • The Swarm are halfway to their goals per game average already – 5.5
      • 9:53 left in the second quarter – SWARM 3 wings 3
      • Suitor’s helmet knocked off in crease – slow to come off
      • 8 second violation on the Wings
      • Schuss gets the loosie along the board and comes up to top left and gets a shot off right before the shot clock expires for the goal and the lead – SWARM 4-3
      • MacIntosh gets his first goal of the year with an one-handed shot on the crease – SWARM 5-3
      • Merrill finds Hall going to the net for the goal – wings 4-5
      • SWARM challenge as they say Hall is in the crease but refs uphold the goal
      • MacIntosh mauls Manley along the bench and has words with Manney as he goes to the box
      • 4:52 left in the second quarter – SWARM 5 wings 4
      • Manley joins MacIntosh in the box also but MacIntosh is given two minors – wings pp
      • Higgins closes off left side to Ross for the save
      • Crawford shucks and jives two players and gets shot past Kirk’s left shoulder for the shorthanded goal – SWARM 6-4
      • Matisz air gaits for the Swarm after he gets the loosie behind the net – SWARM 7-4
      • Most goals in a game this year for the Swarm now with 7
      • Wings call timeout with 10.2 seconds left in the quarter
      • Higgins with big saves on Crowley and Ward to finish the half
      • The Swarm outscore the Wings 7-1 after Higgins came into the game
      • Halftime – SWARM 7 wings 4
    • 3rd Quarter
      • Over and back on the wings
      • Higgins still in net for the Swarm
      • Higgins denies the dunk from behind by Ross
      • Noble misfires on pass and the Swarm turn it over on an over and back
      • Schuss’ shot bounces off Kirk then sidebar and away
      • Hass intercepts pass on Wings break
      • 9:29 left in the third quarter – SWARM 7 wings 4
      • Kelusky gets pass from Buchanan and tiptoes the crease for the goal – wings 5-7
      • Hall scores on the pick and roll on pass from Ross – wings 6-7
      • Matisz got all alone on the crease but Kirk guessed right and made the save
      • Suitor creates diving turnover after wings have trouble clearing across mid floor
      • 4:46 left in the third quarter – SWARM 7 wings 6
      • Sweeney called for a check from behind before the last media break – SWARM pp
      • Gillam camped out on the crease to the left of Kirk and his teammates passed it around and finally found him for the pp goal – SWARM 8-6
      • Schuss and Jackson forecheck well on the wings forcing an 8 second violation
      • Crawford called for a slash on Wiedmaier – wings pp
      • Ward finds Kelusky with a behind the back pass on the crease for the pp goal – wings 7-8
      • Hass called for illegal crosscheck on Thul – looked around the neck – wings pp
      • Hobbins forces turnover on Kelusky at top center and takes it across the floor
      • Jackson knocked down to the floor and loses helmet as he goes to the net – Merrill called for the penalty – 4 on 4
      • Gillam denied by Kirk just barely but a CV called
      • 4 on 4 for the first 39 seconds of the fourth quarter then Swarm pp
      • End of the third quarter – SWARM 8 wings 7
    • 4th Quarter
      • 4 on 4 for the first 39 seconds of the fourth quarter then Swarm pp
      • MacIntosh finds Schuss going to the net for the 4 on 4 goal – SWARM 9-7
      • 47 second pp for the Swarm
      • Thul denied as he tried to scrape ball past Higgins. Thul falls into Higgins and Higgins is slow to get up
      • Jackson knocked down behind the play and is being attended to with 12:05 left in the game
      • Looks like Jackson is okay and back out there
      • 10:03 left in the fourth quarter – SWARM 9 wings 7
      • Ward scores off the bench on long outlet pass for the Wings then Sorensen checks him in the boards for the penalty –wings pp – wings 8-9
      • 8:56 left in the game – SWARM 8 wings 9
      • Suitor checks Ross high into the boards – no call and Ross goes off after he picks himself up
      • Thul circles left to right of Higgins behind the net and wraps it around into the net to tie the game – wings 9-9
      • 9 is the most goals the Swarm have given up in a game this year
      • Jackson knocks ball out of Kirk’s stick behind the net and Suitor scoops up the loosie and scores – SWARM 10-9
      • The wings try to challenge but not reviewable – goal stands
      • Kirk was out of the net when Jackson made contact I guess
      • MacIntosh eludes the defense but not the crossbar as his shot bounces off
      • Kirk and Higgins get big breakaway saves
      • Suitor slow to get up in the crease but is okay
      • 3:06 left to go in the game – SWARM 10 wings 9
      • 3:46 out of the break left in the game
      • Manney called for a hold on Jones it looks like – SWARM pp and a great chance to finish off the wings
      • Matisz gets ball from Crawford on the crease, dances around Manley and backhands it past Kirk for the pp goal – SWARM 11-9
      • Hall scores with a snipe from top left with the extra attacker – wings 10-11
      • 1:05 left – SWARM 11 wings 10
      • The wings call timeout with 33.6 seconds left after getting loose ball
      • Suitor ties up Crowley maybe holding his stick to keep him from getting shot
      • Final – SWARM 11 wings 10

    Game Notes

    • Zach Higgins makes his NLL and Swarm debut in relief of Tyler Carlson making 31 saves on 38 shots
    • Carlson had started and finished eight straight games before today's game in which he didn't finish
    • The Swarm are 12-8 alltime against the Wings now
    • Jordan MacIntosh got his first two goals of the season
    • Kiel Matisz scored his third game winning goal in his NLL and Swarm career
    • Andrew Suitor scores his first goal since Febuary 8, 2013
    • Jason Noble, Suitor and MacIntosh led the Swarm with nine loose balls each today. Noble's loosies were his first in his career.
    • The Swarm scored the most goals today in a game this season. They also gave up the most goals in a game this season today but they got the win.
    • No Swarm player has yet to have a hat trick after three games
    • The Swarm enter Sunday's game in third place in the East and will remain with a win but will fall to fifth with a loss


    Team Stats Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FT FO
    Minnesota 32/42 12 3/5 1 74 54 77 11 14/25
    Philadelphia 43/54 12 1/5 0 56 42 80 10 11/25


    # Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
    3 Brock Sorensen 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 0/0
    4 Jeff Gilbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0/0
    8 Greg Downing 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 0/0
    9 Tyler Hass 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 1 0/0
    10 Alex Crepinsek 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0/0
    11 Mike Hobbins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0/0
    18 Logan Schuss 2 0 2 0 0 0 11 10 4 0 0/0
    20 Andrew Suitor 1 1 2 0 0 0 7 5 9 1 0/3
    24 Jordan MacIntosh 2 3 5 6 0 0 7 4 9 0 14/22
    30 Tyler Carlson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
    31 Zach Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0
    32 Shayne Jackson 1 1 2 0 0 0 10 8 6 0 0/0
    33 David Earl 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 7 2 0/0
    45 Jason Noble 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 0/0
    46 Kiel Matisz 2 1 3 0 1 0 7 6 2 0 0/0
    81 Josh Gillam 2 2 4 0 2 0 14 9 7 1 0/0
    89 Scott Jones 0 2 2 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 0/0
    98 Callum Crawford 1 4 5 2 0 1 5 5 4 0 0/0
    12 Cameron Flint Did Not Dress
    15 Jordan Houtby Did Not Dress
     
    # Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
    30 Tyler Carlson 3:03 3 1 4   Started
    31 Zach Higgins 56:57 7 31 38 W 1-0  
     
    # Philadelphia G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
    4 Ryan Ward 1 6 7 0 0 0 8 5 6 0 0/0
    5 Mike Manley 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 8 0 5/10
    7 Kyle Sweeney 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 2 3 0 1/1
    9 CJ Costabile 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 2 5/14
    11 Joel White 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 0/0
    13 Brett Manney 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 3 0/0
    17 Brodie Merrill 0 3 3 2 0 0 3 3 7 1 0/0
    21 Kevin Crowley 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 3 5 0 0/0
    31 John Ranagan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0/0
    44 Jordan Hall 4 2 6 0 0 0 8 4 9 1 0/0
    51 Evan Kirk 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0
    55 Chad Wiedmaier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0/0
    63 Tracey Kelusky 2 0 2 0 1 0 6 6 2 0 0/0
    71 Kevin Ross 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 3 4 0 0/0
    84 Brian Megill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0/0
    91 Kyle Buchanan 1 2 3 0 0 0 6 4 5 1 0/0
    99 Garrett Thul 2 1 3 0 0 0 11 9 4 0 0/0
    95 Don Alton Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
    14 Pat Saunders Did Not Dress
    37 Eric Hoffman Did Not Dress
     
    # Philadelphia MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
    51 Evan Kirk 60:00 11 43 54 L 1-3  
    95 Don Alton 0:00 0 0 0    


    Scoring
    Time MN PHI Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
    1st Quarter
    1:27 0 1 Philadelphia Kyle Buchanan Kevin Crowley Kyle Sweeney  
    2:20 0 2 Philadelphia Jordan Hall Kevin Ross Ryan Ward  
    3:03 0 3 Philadelphia Garrett Thul Brodie Merrill Kevin Crowley  
    3:43 1 3 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Josh Gillam    
    2nd Quarter
    0:54 2 3 Minnesota Josh Gillam Callum Crawford Jordan MacIntosh PP
    1:48 3 3 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh David Earl    
    9:14 4 3 Minnesota Logan Schuss Scott Jones Callum Crawford  
    9:34 5 3 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh David Earl    
    9:59 5 4 Philadelphia Jordan Hall Brodie Merrill Kyle Buchanan  
    11:01 6 4 Minnesota Callum Crawford Kiel Matisz Shayne Jackson SH
    13:39 7 4 Minnesota Kiel Matisz Scott Jones Andrew Suitor  
    3rd Quarter
    6:36 7 5 Philadelphia Tracey Kelusky Kyle Buchanan Ryan Ward  
    7:40 7 6 Philadelphia Jordan Hall Kevin Ross Ryan Ward  
    10:37 8 6 Minnesota Josh Gillam Jordan MacIntosh Callum Crawford PP
    12:47 8 7 Philadelphia Tracey Kelusky Ryan Ward Jordan Hall PP
    4th Quarter
    0:18 9 7 Minnesota Logan Schuss Jordan MacIntosh David Earl  
    5:28 9 8 Philadelphia Ryan Ward Brodie Merrill Evan Kirk  
    7:42 9 9 Philadelphia Garrett Thul Jordan Hall Ryan Ward  
    9:43 10 9 Minnesota Andrew Suitor      
    12:06 11 9 Minnesota Kiel Matisz Callum Crawford Josh Gillam PP GWG
    13:51 11 10 Philadelphia Jordan Hall Garrett Thul Ryan Ward EA


    Penalties
    Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
    1st Quarter
    4:11 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Holding   2:00
    5:51 Philadelphia Kyle Sweeney Tripping   2:00
    14:22 Philadelphia John Ranagan Too Many Men X 2:00
    2nd Quarter
    10:08 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Holding   2:00
    10:08 Philadelphia Mike Manley Facemask   2:00
    10:08 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Facemask   2:00
    3rd Quarter
    10:14 Philadelphia Kyle Sweeney Checking from Behind   2:00
    12:16 Minnesota Callum Crawford Slashing   2:00
    13:39 Minnesota Tyler Hass Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
    14:25 Philadelphia Brodie Merrill Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
    4th Quarter
    5:28 Minnesota Brock Sorensen Checking from Behind   2:00
    11:41 Philadelphia Brett Manney Holding   2:00


    Referees
    Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
    Robert Hollingsworth Shawn Grenier Bill Jenkins

    Next Games After This Match Up

    • Minnesota vs Philadelphia - Sunday, January 19th, 2014 2:00 pm Central
    • Philadelphia at Minnesota - Sunday, January 19th, 2014 2:00 pm Central