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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(1-7 H 0-3 A 1-4)
2 2 0 8 12
Toronto Rock Toronto Rock
(4-4 H 4-1 A 0-3)
4 3 6 1 14

One Good Quarter is Three Good Quarters to Few

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 9,207

Game Links

Watch On Demand Swarm Notes  Rock Notes  Box Score

Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • Over and back off Billings shot, Hostrawser can’t keep it in
    • Crawford denied by Rose with help from O’Connor
    • Sorensen scoops up rebound off Schuss’ shot. Sorensen crashes to net to get the ball and put it away – SWARM 1-0
    • Higgins does the splits to stuff Johnston
    • Schuss forces turnover on Merrill deep in Toronto end
    • LeBlanc gets rebound off big save by Higgins on Sanderson shot and tucks it away – rock 1-1
    • MacIntosh takes faceoff down to the net passes by Rose right to Rose’s left and scores – SWARM 2-1
    • Jackson and Johnston are going at it after Crawford and White tangled to start. Jackson takes down Johnston.
    • First TV timeout of the first quarter – SWARM 2 rock 1
    • Jackson and Johnston for five also White and Crawford
    • Hostrawser to the box also (probably to serve for White) – SWARM pp
    • Edwards turns on the jets on the breakaway to score shorthanded – rock 2-2
    • Gillam almost scores one-handed from the floor
    • LeBlanc battles past Downing and snaps the shot by Higgins , Downing’s stick breaks on play – rock 3-2
    • On the delayed penalty – Hellyer found on the tic tac toe passing on the crease right of Higgins – rock 4-2
    • Suitor and Hostrawser go at it and Suitor takes down Hostrawser with mercy - five each
    • Suitor to the dressing room – maybe to get another jersey
    • 4:56 left in the first quarter – SWARM 2 rock 4
    • Swarm on the pp out of the break
    • Suitor has been issued a ten minute misconduct and an instigator
    • Greer to the box for holding the stick – SWARM pp
    • Not sure if Suitor has been ejected, he may have been
    • Hass knocks down LeBlanc
    • Johnston knocks down MacIntosh and continues to be all over him
    • But Schuss gets called for a penalty on White after Rock get ball in their zone – rock pp
    • Doyle knocks down Sorensen maybe for something earlier – both to the box
    • Very, very chippy
    • Schuss rapped arm around White’s neck
    • Sorensen gives fist to Doyle’s face and Doyle retaliates
    • Sorensen goes for double minor
    • Lots of Rock pp time
    • Noble thwarts Johnston and Johnston gives him a shot back
    • 2:40 left on the double minor pp for the Rock
    • End of the first quarter – SWARM 2 rock 4
  • 2nd Quarter
    • 2:40 left on the double minor pp for the Rock to start the second quarter
    • Billings gets the rebound and passes behind the back across the crease to Sanderson for the pp goal – rock 5-2
    • rock scored before the expiration of first Sorensen penalty – get another full two minute pp
    • Hass runs over Hellyer on the break but Chapman breaks up the breakaway
    • Merrill to the box – 4 on 4 for 35 seconds
    • Delay of game on Edwards as he prevented the Swarm to take possession when arguing with the ref – SWARM pp
    • MacIntosh gets pass from Jackson from other side of the crease and buries the pp goal – SWARM 3-5
    • Rose with big save on Sorensen breakaway
    • Higgins just barely able to deflect away Doyle shot
    • 8:38 left in the second quarter – SWARM 3 rock 5
    • Flint’s behind the back shot goes astray
    • Billings scores on the dive but called for CV
    • No challenge flag thrown
    • Higgins with the sliding save on Sanderson
    • Downing gets rebound of Gillam shot off the boards. Downing shoots the fade away for the goal – SWARM 4-5
    • Eight second violation on the Rock
    • 4:16 left in the second quarter - SWARM 4 rock 5
    • Higgins really busy after the break as the rock had numerous chances they couldn’t convert
    • Hass called for roughing on Merrill after Merrill got rid of the ball – maybe illegal cross checking – Hass really all over Merrill – Hass has issues with the refs – rock pp
    • It appears that the Swarm called a timeout with 1:30 left
    • Doyle waits out with a side step for the hole he needed, shoots and scores pp goal – rock 6-4
    • Rock called timeout with 29 seconds left
    • Doyle scores goal 500 on the pp with 0.1 seconds left – rock 7-4
    • Sullivan talking with refs wanting them to take a look at the goal but teams have left the floor
    • Halftime – SWARM 4 rock 7
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Edwards forces turnover on Crawford after Crawford broke up initial Edwards foray. Edwards got the ball finally and found LeBlanc going to the net for the goal – rock 8-4
    • MacIntosh stoned by Rose
    • Sanderson with a laser that Higgins didn’t have covered quite right – rock 9-4
    • Higgins out 31 SOG – Carlson in 13:26
    • White to the box for checking from behind on Jackson – SWARM pp
    • Matisz got the feed but hits the crosse bar
    • Gilbert just getting pass off with White charging from behind out of the box
    • Jackson working hard on defense to force the turnover
    • 8:58 left in the third quarter – SWARM 4 rock 9
    • Sanderson side steps and bounces one past Carlson – rock 10-4
    • Illegal screen on SWARM
    • SWARM seem a bit deflated so can they rally, who knows
    • SWARM average 9.1 goals per game and are behind 10-4, odds are not good but odds can be beaten
    • O’Connor to the box – SWARM pp
    • O’Connor gets lob pass from Chapman for the breakaway goal – rock 11-4
    • 3:21 left in the third quarter – SWARM 4 rock 11
    • Beirnes camped out in his favorite spot next to the crease to finish – rock 12-4
    • Rock fans doing the wave already in the third quarter – not a good sign
    • Losing Suitor really killing the Swarm
    • Hellyer tip toes the crease and puts it pass Carlson – rock 13-4
    • Gillam tried to get one last shot off but his attempt was thwarted and his frustration is emblematic of the team right now
    • End of the third quarter – SWARM 4 rock 13
  • 4th Quarter
    • White with a check high on Schuss – SWARM pp
    • Schuss slips by two rock players for his first of the night - Swarm with first goal of the second half – SWARM 5-13
    • MacIntosh with a good break but CV denies him
    • Matisz gets a grab on the crease from Crawford, turns and shoots but Rose with a big save
    • 8:58 left in the fourth quarter – SWARM 5 rock 13
    • MacIntosh slowly walks to the box for holding – rock pp
    • Crawford moves by Doyle and Gamble to the crease for SH goal – SWARM 6-13
    • Rock challenge Crawford’s goal – looks like Crawford’s right foot in the crease but refs call the goal good and rock lose their time out
    • Doyle gets shot off rolls off Carlson’s left shin pad and stops on the line but does not cross
    • Sorensen tries air Gait but can’t pull it off
    • Hellyer called for a trip on Jackson – SWARM pp
    • 4:11 left in the game – SWARM 6 rock 13
    • Schuss, up top, finds MacIntosh behind the net, MacIntosh then reaches around the net and dumps it in past Rose – SWARM 7-13
    • MacIntosh does it again as he circumvents the net and puts it over the top of the net – SWARM 8-13
    • Gilbert tripped up mid floor on the break, no call and Gilbert is pissed
    • Sorensen gets the ball on the breakaway, chugs down the floor, falls down and shoots behind the back for the goal – SWARM 9-13
    • Flint and Hostrawser get in a scrap behind the net after Hostrawser came in to help Sanderson
    • Flint gets the takedown, Hostrawser gets in a weak punch
    • Hostrawser tossed for instigator and 2 misconducts – probably will be suspended for next game
    • Flint off to the locker room as five minute major is served with 2:07 left
    • Crawford finds the missing moose – Kiel Matisz – on the crease for the goal – SWARM 10-13
    • Matisz with a rocket from top center – SWARM 11-13
    • Gamble gets the interception and takes it down for the empty net goal – rock 14-11
    • MacIntosh gets his fifth of the net with yet another air gait fakes left goes right – SWARM 12-14
    • 5.6 seconds left – SWARM timeout
    • That empty netter is a killer
    • Refs are reviewing the last MacIntosh goal as per NLL policy with under two minutes to go
    • Goal stands
    • Hass with one last chance but denied
    • Final – SWARM 12 rock 14

Game Notes

  • The Swarm have lost five straight games and are three games behind Toronto for third in the East and the final playoff spot in the East.
  • Jordan MacIntosh had his second five goal game of his NLL and Swarm career. He has had at least a hat trick in the last three games.
  • Brock Sorensen had his second two goal game of his NLL and Swarm career.
  • Corbyn Tao made his 2014 Swarm debut tonight with an assist.
  • Tyler Hass returned off injured reserve with seven loose balls.
  • Callum Crawford has scored at least one goal in all eight Swarm games this season.
  • Andrew Suitor was ejected in the first quarter after his fight with Bill Hostrawser. Suitor was also tagged with an instigator penalty and a game misconduct.
  • Tyler Carlson relieved Zach Higgins at the 1:34 mark in the third quarter.
  • The eight fourth quarter goals for the Swarm were the second most in team history
  • The Swarm have been shutout nine times in their history in the third quarter.
  • The Swarm have lost at least once to all the teams in the NLL except for the Buffalo Bandits, who they have yet to play.
  • Colin Doyle scored his 500th NLL goal


Team Stats Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FT FO
Minnesota 33/47 39 3/10 1 80 58 77 1 21/31
Toronto 46/58 61 2/4 1 63 47 70 8 10/31


# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
3 Brock Sorensen 2 0 2 4 0 0 5 4 6 0 0-0
4 Jeff Gilbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0-0
8 Greg Downing 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0-0
9 Tyler Hass 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 7 0 0-0
10 Alex Crepinsek 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0-0
11 Mike Hobbins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
12 Cameron Flint 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 6 1 0-0
18 Logan Schuss 1 5 6 2 0 0 16 11 6 0 0-0
20 Andrew Suitor 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-1
24 Jordan MacIntosh 5 0 5 2 2 0 11 9 9 0 21-29
30 Tyler Carlson 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
31 Zach Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0
32 Shayne Jackson 0 4 4 5 0 0 7 5 4 0 0-0
45 Jason Noble 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0-0
46 Kiel Matisz 2 0 2 0 1 0 14 14 5 0 0-0
81 Josh Gillam 0 2 2 0 0 0 9 5 7 0 0-0
84 Corbyn Tao 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0-1
98 Callum Crawford 1 3 4 2 0 1 11 7 6 0 0-0
15 Jordan Houtby Did Not Dress
89 Scott Jones Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
31 Zach Higgins 31:34 9 22 31   Started
30 Tyler Carlson 28:25 4 11 15 L 0-4  
Empty Net 0:01 1 0 1    
 
# Toronto G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FO
4 Jesse Gamble 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 10 0 0-0
5 Sandy Chapman 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0-0
7 Colin Doyle 2 2 4 2 0 0 10 7 3 0 0-0
9 Patrick Merrill 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 6-16
10 Rob Hellyer 2 1 3 2 0 0 12 11 5 0 0-0
12 Chris White 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0
13 Garrett Billings 0 9 9 0 0 0 10 6 9 1 0-0
14 Rob Marshall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0-0
17 Stephan LeBlanc 3 2 5 0 0 0 8 6 5 2 0-0
19 Josh Sanderson 3 3 6 0 0 0 9 8 3 0 0-0
21 Bill Greer 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0-0
33 Kasey Beirnes 1 1 2 0 0 0 7 4 1 0 0-0
37 Ethan O'Connor 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 6 1 0-0
45 Damon Edwards 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 3 1 0-0
66 Nick Rose 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0
88 Scott Johnston 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 1 6 0 4-15
91 Bill Hostrawser 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 4 0 0-0
35 Zak Boychuk Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
11 Kyle Belton Did Not Dress
27 Dustin Dunn Did Not Dress
 
# Toronto MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
35 Zak Boychuk 0:00 0 0 0    
66 Nick Rose 60:00 12 46 58 W 4-4  


Scoring
Time MN TOR Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
1:58 1 0 Minnesota Brock Sorensen Logan Schuss    
3:42 1 1 Toronto Stephan Leblanc Josh Sanderson Garrett Billings  
3:57 2 1 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Callum Crawford    
5:36 2 2 Toronto Damon Edwards     SH
8:32 2 3 Toronto Stephan Leblanc Garrett Billings Rob Hellyer  
9:09 2 4 Toronto Rob Hellyer Josh Sanderson Garrett Billings EA
2nd Quarter
0:25 2 5 Toronto Josh Sanderson Garrett Billings   PP
2:09 3 5 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford PP
9:54 4 5 Minnesota Greg Downing Josh Gillam Shayne Jackson  
13:38 4 6 Toronto Colin Doyle Kasey Beirnes Stephan Leblanc PP
14:59 4 7 Toronto Colin Doyle Garrett Billings Stephan Leblanc EA
3rd Quarter
0:23 4 8 Toronto Stephan Leblanc Damon Edwards    
1:34 4 9 Toronto Josh Sanderson Garrett Billings Colin Doyle  
6:50 4 10 Toronto Josh Sanderson Garrett Billings Damon Edwards  
11:39 4 11 Toronto Ethan O'Connor Sandy Chapman    
12:04 4 12 Toronto Kasey Beirnes Colin Doyle Garrett Billings  
14:47 4 13 Toronto Rob Hellyer Garrett Billings Josh Sanderson GWG
4th Quarter
3:42 5 13 Minnesota Logan Schuss Corbyn Tao    
6:43 6 13 Minnesota Callum Crawford Logan Schuss Josh Gillam SH
11:32 7 13 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Logan Schuss Shayne Jackson PP
11:43 8 13 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh      
12:53 9 13 Minnesota Brock Sorensen Tyler Carlson    
13:13 10 13 Minnesota Kiel Matisz Callum Crawford   PP
13:55 11 13 Minnesota Kiel Matisz Shayne Jackson Logan Schuss EA
14:32 11 14 Toronto Jesse Gamble     EN
14:54 12 14 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Logan Schuss   EA


Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
5:01 Toronto Chris White Slashing   2:00
5:01 Minnesota Callum Crawford Roughing   2:00
5:01 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Fighting   5:00
5:01 Toronto Scott Johnston Fighting   5:00
5:01 Toronto Scott Johnston Intentional Contact   2:00
9:09 Toronto Bill Hostrawser Fighting   5:00
9:09 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Fighting   5:00
9:09 Toronto Bill Hostrawser Intentional Contact   2:00
9:09 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Game Misconduct   10:00
9:09 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Instigator   2:00
10:04 Toronto Bill Greer Holding The Stick   2:00
13:40 Minnesota Logan Schuss Holding   2:00
13:40 Minnesota Brock Sorensen Roughing   2:00
13:40 Minnesota Brock Sorensen Slashing   2:00
13:40 Toronto Colin Doyle Roughing   2:00
2nd Quarter
1:50 Toronto Patrick Merrill Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
2:03 Toronto Damon Edwards Delay of Game   2:00
13:28 Minnesota Tyler Hass Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
3rd Quarter
2:16 Toronto Chris White Checking from Behind   2:00
9:10 Toronto Ethan O'Connor Holding   2:00
4th Quarter
0:44 Toronto Chris White Elbowing   2:00
6:10 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Holding The Stick   2:00
9:55 Toronto Rob Hellyer Tripping   2:00
12:53 Toronto Bill Hostrawser (served by Colin Doyle) Instigator   2:00
12:53 Toronto Bill Hostrawser (served by Colin Doyle) Fighting   5:00
12:53 Toronto Bill Hostrawser Game Misconduct   10:00
12:53 Toronto Bill Hostrawser Game Misconduct   10:00
12:53 Minnesota Cameron Flint Fighting   5:00
14:54 Toronto Jesse Gamble Intentional Contact   2:00


Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
Todd Labranche Kevin Biggs Ian Garrison

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota at Philadelphia - Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 3:00 pm Central
  • Toronto at Edmonton - Friday, February 28th, 2014 8:30 pm Central