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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(1-1 H 0-1 A 1-0)
2 1 2 9 Blank 14
Edmonton Rush Edmonton Rush
(0-2 H 0-1 A 0-1)
2 5 2 1 Blank 10

Higgins and Swarm Defense Flip-Flop Rush

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Edmonton, Alberta
Attendance: 7,415

Game Links

Swarm Notes Rush Notes Edmonton Journal Edmonton Sun Pointstreak

Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • Logan Schuss makes his season debut!
    • Brodie MacDonald starts in net for the Swarm and Aaron Bold for the Rush.
    • Hold on Davis. Swarm on early pp just 1:18 into the game.
    • MacDonald makes save on Corbeil SH BA.
    • MacIntosh denied on Jackson rebound by Bold on pp
    • Crepinsek to the box for a hold. 4 on 4 for 10 seconds then Rush pp
    • Swarm called over and back on bad pass by Suitor.
    • O'Connor with first Swarm goal on turnover forced by MacIntosh in Rush end who found O'Connor for the SH goal - SWARM 1-0
    • Greer's goal waived off due to crease violation after a series of fakes.
    • Bold stops Thompson after Miles forces turnover.
    • 8:52 left in the first - SWARM 1 rush 0
    • Rubisch strips Schuss on first possession out of the break.
    • Matisz finds Thompson flying down the middle to the net for the goal - SWARM 2-0
    • Loewen rubs off Noble and dives at the crease for the goal - rush 1-2
    • Cotter called for a slash on the way to the bench - rush pp
    • MacIntosh called for delay of game for not giving up the ball fast enough after shot clock expires, then gets unsportmanlike penalty. Rush 5 on 3 now.
    • Church gets the 5 on 3 pp goal from top right - rush 2-2
    • Rush now on 5 on 4
    • 3:55 left in the first quarter - SWARM 2 rush 2
    • Rush out of break still on pp
    • Matthews' big rip denied by MacDonald
    • 4 on 4 for 37 seconds with Corbeil to the box for a hold
    • Rubisch rocks Jackson into the boards behind Bold. Rubisch to the box for boarding. 4 on 3 for Swarm
    • MacIntosh strips Loewen from behind coming off the bench
    • Hill denied on the crease b y Bold
    • O'Connor denied on crease after Matisz forces turnover at midfield
    • End of the first quarter - SWARM 2 rush 2
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Matthews maneuvers around Downing and O'Connor on the crease and past MacDonald for the goal - rush 3-2
    • Cotter denied by Bold on good shot off bad pass
    • A little bit of action on offense by Swarm but can't get the goal.
    • Crepinsek and MacIntosh force turnover at mid floor but MacIntosh misses the net on ensuing break
    • Crepinsek with big strip of Matthews
    • McIntosh loses handle wide open on the crease
    • 9:12 left in the second quarter - SWARM 2 rush 3
    • Full Court Press by Swarm forces turnover
    • Matthews goes l to r just under restraining off screen and rips a laser - rush 4-2
    • Church hits post on his drive to the net
    • MacIntosh runs out of help and room on BA and gets called for CV
    • Suitor may have a leg problem as he has a limp going on
    • McIntosh swims by Cotter easily to the net for the goal - rush 5-2
    • Corbeil picks off Crawford pass and takes it all the way without hindrance to the net all alone on MacDonald for the goal - rush 6-2
    • 3:27 left in the second quarter - SWARM 2 rush 6
    • Suitor gets ball off shot clock violation, takes it all the way down and puts in thru Bold's five hole for the goal - SWARM 3-6
    • MacDonald denies Rubisch off forced turnover in Swarm end
    • Cotter to the box for a hold - rush pp with 1:10 left in the half - rush call timeout before the start the pp
    • Slash called on MacIntosh -rush on 5 on 3 for last 42 seconds.
    • Greer comes around net and shoots low on the crease for 5 on 3 goal - rush 7-3
    • Halftime - SWARM 3 rush 7
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Suitor taking faceoff to start the third due to being down a man to start the quarter
    • Church with a rocket from top center thru MacDonald's five hole with 3 on SC on the pp - rush 8-3
    • Bad passes and pressure killing Swarm offense
    • Davis on 2 on 2 break with Dilks scores easily - rush 9-3
    • Higgins replaces MacDonald
    • Schuss with his best shot of the game but Bold brushes it away
    • Crawford trying to do too much, maybe?
    • Earl forces turnover at midfield and finds Crepinsek for the shot on the break but Bold makes the stop
    • O'Connor hammers Conway on the way to the net
    • Thompson had a great catch and shot on the crease but Bold with the stop.
    • First break of the third quarter - SWARM 3 rush 9
    • Hold on J. Thompson - SWARM pp
    • Time to cut into the lead on pp
    • Bold with huge low stick save on Jackson on pp
    • Cotter stopped on break
    • 4:30 left in the third - SWARM 3 rush 9
    • Great forced turnover which leads to naught for the Swarm
    • MacIntosh gets great pass from Matisz on the crease with a great catch and dumps it past Bold but called for CV - Swarm throw challenge flag - maybe inconclusive but Swarm need a spark so eas y challenge taken - knee may have hit floor in crease before ball goes in - Swarm lose challenge and timeout
    • Crawford goes r to l around rush D and shoots on wrong side of floor for the goal - SWARM 4-9
    • Swarm doing some extra attack work to get back in game already
    • Crawford found by MacIntosh behind the d on the crease for the goal - SWARM 5-9
    • Higgins shutting down the rush and defense picking things up
    • End of third quarter - SWARM 5 rush 9
  • 4th Quarter
    • J. Thompson for a hold - SWARM pp
    • Jackson with a low hard bounce rip by Bold for pp goal - first pp goal for Swarm this year in ten chances - SWARM 6-9
    • M. Thompson gets cross court pass from Jackson and skips it low past Bold SWARM 7-9
    • Matisz with a great break but hits post and in crease
    • MacIntosh denied on break by Bold on great chance
    • Higgins with two huge saves on same possession
    • Higgins stuffs Matthews one on one on crease
    • Crawford stopped twice on crease by Bold in 20 seconds
    • Noble with a great forced turnover on the full field press instituted by Swarm
    • Small finds McIntosh slipping behind D for the goal. Higgins almost got that one - rush 10-7
    • Attendance in Edmonton - 7,415
    • 8:15 left in the game after Swarm eight second violation - SWARM 7 rush 10
    • Crawford with some nifty moves but couldn't get a good shot off
    • Matthews forced over and back by Swarm press
    • Jackson with a howitzter from the restraining line for the goal off some good screening - SWARM 8-10
    • MacIntosh sneaks around the net and gets pass from Hill for the quick stick goal - SWARM 9-10
    • 4:16 left in the game - SWARM 9 rush 10
    • Swarm get ball back after rush bring ball back in crease
    • Tao sneaks thru the defense and Crawford finds him for the tying goal - SWARM 10-10
    • M. Thompson gets pass with back to net, falls back, shoots and scores to give SWARM the lead again finally - SWARM 11-10
    • Crawford with a solid overhand shot to put the SWARM up 2 - SWARM 12-10
    • Higgins get body on Church shot and sends the outlet to start the break which ends with Cotter on the break for the empty net goal - SWARM 13-10
    • Higgins made the save and Suitor gets the rebound, shoots it all the way down the floor for the empty netter - SWARM 14-10
    • Higgins with flexible save on Matthews
    • SWARM outscore Rush 11-3 in the second half and 9-1 in the fourth quarter!
    • FINAL - SWARM 14 rush 10 for the first win of the year!!!!

Game Notes

Zach Higgins comes in down 9-3 in the third quarter in relief of Brodie MacDonald and saves 15 of 16 shots to help lead the Swarm on a 11-1 run to overtake the Edmonton Rush 14-10. Miles Thompson and Callum Crawford had three goals each to lead the offense. The Swarm pressure defense suffocated the Rush in the second half and Jordan MacIntosh took control at the faceoff X. Other Swarm goals were Shayne Jackson & Andrew Suitor with two each and singles for MacIntosh and Corbyn Tao with Ethan O'Connor and Nick Cotter (in his first Swarm game) getting their first Swarm goals.

  • YouTube - Miles Thompson GWG on ESPN SportsCenter Top Ten. Two games and two hat tricks for #2 in Blue and Gold.
  • Logan Schuss was activated yesterday prior to the game from the hold out list and assisted on two goals. He looked a bit shaky but if he is back for the rest of the season, he will shake the rust off. He only took four shots, a career low.
  • Shane MacDonald was placed on the physically unable to perform list to make room for Schuss. He has an illness that prevented him from making the trip to Edmonton.
  • Ethan O'Connor scored his first Swarm goal to open the scoring for the team. The shorthanded goal was the first for the Swarm this season.
  • Nick Cotter made his Swarm debut scoring a fourth quarter goal and scooping two loose balls
  • Shayne Jackson got the first Swarm power play goal the year to open the fourth quarter after the team did not cash in on their first eight opportunities of the season.
  • Andrew Suitor's empty net goal was the first for the Swarm since April 13, 2013 when Mitch Belisle finished off the Mammoth, 17-12, with the empty netter, which is his only goal as a member of the Swarm.
  • The Swarm's nine fourth quarter goals tied a team record for that quarter which ties their nine fourth quarter goals against Philadelphia on March 29, 2013.
  • The Swarm score seven straight to end the game to offset the six in a row the Rush had in the first half.
  • Neither Callum Crawford or Shayne Jackson had a single point in the first half but combined for five goals and seven assists in the second half.
  • Jordan MacIntosh has played in all 56 possible games to start his career which is a team record to start a career with the Swarm. He just passed Crawford for the second longest streak in Swarm history only trailing Noah Talbot who played in 75 straight games.


Team Stats SVS STS PIM PPG PPT SH TS SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Minnesota 36 46 12 1 5 1 74 54 50 18 13 28
Edmonton 40 54 10 2 6 0 70 46 70 18 15 28

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
2 Miles Thompson 3 1 4 0 0 0 13 8 3 0 0 0
8 Greg Downing 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
10 Alex Crepinsek 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0
18 Logan Schuss 0 3 3 0 0 0 4 4 6 0 0 0
20 Andrew Suitor 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 5 5 2 4
24 Jordan MacIntosh 1 4 5 6 0 0 6 4 4 4 11 23
31 Zach Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 Shayne Jackson 2 2 4 0 1 0 8 6 2 0 0 0
33 David Earl 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 2 0 0
37 Ethan O'Connor 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 4 1 0 0
44 Nick Cotter 1 0 1 4 0 0 4 3 2 0 0 0
45 Jason Noble 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 0 0
46 Kiel Matisz 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 2 2 0 0 0
50 Brodie MacDonald 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 Dean Hill 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 4 2 0 0 0
84 Corbyn Tao 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 4 3 0 0 1
85 Mitch Belisle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
98 Callum Crawford 3 5 8 0 0 0 12 11 3 0 0 0
11 Sam Bradman Did Not Dress
15 Jordan Houtby Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota GS MIN GA 1st
SV
2nd
SV
3rd
SV
4th
SV
OT
SV
Saves Shots W/L Rec
31 Zach Higgins 27:38 1 0 0 3 12 15 16 W 1-0
50 Brodie MacDonald 1 32:22 9 11 9 1 0 21 30    
 
# Edmonton G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
2 Brett Mydske 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
4 Kyle Rubisch 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 0
6 John Lintz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
10 Riley Loewen 1 1 2 0 0 0 6 4 2 0 0 0
13 Jeff Cornwall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
15 Corey Small 0 2 2 0 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 0
16 Chris Corbeil 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 6 3 0 0
17 Robert Church 2 2 4 0 1 0 12 8 5 1 0 0
23 Jarrett Davis 1 0 1 2 0 0 6 5 6 1 0 0
24 Ryan Dilks 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 3 0 0
42 Mark Matthews 2 3 5 0 0 0 14 9 2 0 0 0
74 Jeremy Thompson 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 7 1 15 28
77 Aaron Bold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
79 Nik Bilic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
88 Zack Greer 1 0 1 0 1 0 10 7 6 3 0 0
90 Ben McIntosh 2 1 3 0 0 0 9 6 4 1 0 0
91 Cory Conway 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0
30 Tyler Carlson Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
33 John LaFontaine Did Not Dress
72 Adrian Sorichetti Did Not Dress
 
# Edmonton GS MIN GA 1st
SV
2nd
SV
3rd
SV
4th
SV
OT
SV
Saves Shots W/L Rec
30 Tyler Carlson 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
77 Aaron Bold 1 59:58 12 9 9 11 11 40 52 L 0-2
Empty Net 0:02 2 0 0 0 0 0 2    

Scoring
Time MN ED Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
4:10 1 0 Minnesota Ethan O'Connor Jordan MacIntosh   SH
7:06 2 0 Minnesota Miles Thompson Kiel Matisz Brodie MacDonald  
7:30 2 1 Edmonton Riley Loewen Mark Matthews Jeremy Thompson  
9:37 2 2 Edmonton Robert Church Ben McIntosh   PP
2nd Quarter
0:30 2 3 Edmonton Mark Matthews Cory Conway Riley Loewen  
7:36 2 4 Edmonton Mark Matthews Corey Small    
10:09 2 5 Edmonton Ben McIntosh Robert Church    
10:55 2 6 Edmonton Chris Corbeil      
12:35 3 6 Minnesota Andrew Suitor      
14:27 3 7 Edmonton Zack Greer Mark Matthews Robert Church PP
3rd Quarter
0:31 3 8 Edmonton Robert Church Mark Matthews Cory Conway
2:22 3 9 Edmonton Jarrett Davis Ryan Dilks    
12:41 4 9 Minnesota Callum Crawford Shayne Jackson Jordan MacIntosh  
13:31 5 9 Minnesota Callum Crawford Corbyn Tao Jordan MacIntosh  
4th Quarter
0:44 6 9 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford   PP
1:35 7 9 Minnesota Miles Thompson Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford  
6:23 7 10 Edmonton Ben McIntosh Corey Small    
10:20 8 10 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Logan Schuss Miles Thompson  
10:43 9 10 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Dean Hill Callum Crawford  
11:19 10 10 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Callum Crawford Logan Schusds  
11:40 11 10 Minnesota Miles Thompson Jordan MacIntosh Callum Crawford GWG
12:31 12 10 Minnesota Callum Crawford Logan Schuss Dean Hill  
13:35 13 10 Minnesota Nick Cotter Kiel Matisz   EN
14:15 14 10 Minnesota Andrew Suitor     EN

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
1:18 Edmonton Jarrett Davis Holding Stick   2:00
3:08 Minnesota Alex Crepinsek Holding   2:00
8:04 Minnesota Nick Cotter Slashing   2:00
9:06 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Delay of Game   2:00
9:06 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
12:30 Edmonton Chris Corbeil Holding   2:00
12:49 Edmonton Kyle Rubisch Boarding   2:00
2nd Quarter
13:50 Minnesota Nick Cotter Holding Stick   2:00
14:19 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Slashing   2:00
3rd Quarter
8:30 Edmonton Jeremy Thompson Holding Stick   2:00
4th Quarter
0:28 Edmonton Jeremy Thompson Holding Stick   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
12-Todd Labranche 87-Ian Garrison 14-Adam Crowe

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota at New England - Saturday, January 24th, 2015 6:00 pm Central
  • Edmonton at Calgary - Saturday, January 24th, 2015 8:00 pm Central