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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(2-1 H 0-1 A 2-0)
6 4 4 5 19
New England Black Wolves New England Black Wolves
(2-1 H 2-1 A 0-0)
3 5 2 3 13

The Swarm Now Have A .... Winning Streak

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Uncasville, Connecticut
Attendance: 3,563

Game Links

Watch On Demand Swarm Notes  Black Wolves Notes 
In Lacrosse We Trust Pointstreak Line-Up Sheet

The Swarm keep the pressure on in the second half to give the Black Wolves their first ever defeat. The Swarm have now won two in a row for the first time since 2013 and are over .500 for the first time since 2012. Shayne Jackson led the Swarm with 4g 3a, Callum Crawford with 3g 4a, Jordan MacIntosh breaks out with 3g 2a, Miles Thompson just had 2g but assisted on five. Alex Crepinsek had a career high 2g including his first GWG. Logan Schuss, Dean Hill, Corbyn Tao, Andrew Suitor each had singles with Jordan Houtby scoring his first ever NLL and Swarm goal. Zach Higgins plays entire game with 41 saves on 54 shots. Swarm has tie breaker over Black Wolves and now are in second place in the East with a 2-1 record. They travel for the last of three straight road games to Buffalo next Friday to play the Bandits.

Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • S. MacDonald activated but not playing
    • Cotter now on practice roster
    • Ian Crawford released
    • Belisle not playing as he is at the US Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore
    • Houtby makes his 2015 debut
    • Higgins starting for the Swarm. Kirk for the Black Wolves.
    • Cockerton & Fehr not dressing for the Wolves
    • Higgins thwarts Powless
    • Matisz deflects Ky Buchanan shot
    • Jackson finds Hill at the restraining and Hill rips a low wrister with a step for the goal - SWARM 1-0
    • Hill gets rebound to restart shot clock
    • Noble drills England to force turnover at midfloor
    • Jackson finds Kirk's five hole with solid overhand shot from top left - SWARM 2-0
    • 9:48 left in the first quarter - SWARM 2 wolves 0
    • Kv Buchanan gets free top left and shoots low for the goal - wolves 1-2
    • Hold on Hotaling off face off - SWARM pp
    • Thompson goes top right on pp goal after great passing by team - SWARM 3-1
    • Higgins with sprawling save on Crowley
    • Thompson behind the net finds Jackson up top and Shayne rips his second of the night - SWARM 4-1
    • Lincoln beats Bradman underneath to the net for the goal - wolves 2-4
    • Matisz gets long rebound off boards to start the break and finds Crawford off the bench for the breakaway goal - SWARM 5-2
    • 4:58 left in the first - SWARM 5 wolves 2
    • Higgins deflects McNamara's breakaway shot
    • Bradman denied on crease after long outlet pass
    • Crepinsek takes down Lincoln on the crease.
    • Houtby with his first ever NLL and Swarm goal on the break - SWARM 6-2
    • Kv Buchanan crashes the net after a fake - wolves 3-6
    • Suits cleans up the last wolves possession of the quarter
    • End of first quarter - SWARM 6 wolves 3
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Kv Buchanan scoops up loosie and moves left to right to the middle past O'Connor for his third goal of the night - wolves 4-6
    • Higgins makes shoulder save on Saunders and Thompson snags rebound
    • Having tech difficulties as SWARM lead 6-5
    • 9:45 left in the second SWARM 6 wolves 6
    • McNamara to the box with 2:47 left in the second - SWARM 9 wolves 8
    • MacIntosh nailed on break by Lincoln. Matisz got loosie and scored by goal waived off due to net being moved.
    • Lincoln to the box. SWARM 5 on 3
    • Thompson scores on the pp as Jackson passes back to him for easy shred of Kirk - SWARM 10-8
    • Noble takes out Hotaling high and goes to box after Downing taken down along boards off faceoff
    • Wolves timeout with 16.6 seconds left
    • Halftime - SWARM 10 wolves 8
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Wolves man up to start second half with Noble in the box for five minute major with about 4 to go
    • Schuss with last second goal SH on shot clock after getting loose ball and putting something on net that Kirk did not stop. First of year for Schuss - SWARM 11-8
    • Jackson takes on O'Brien and Manney behind net, doesn't back down, keeps on hustling to keep play alive.
    • Swarm kill off Noble major - GREAT JOB!!!
    • Jackson with his fourth as he circles the crease left to right, takes hit but gets shot off for the goal - SWARM 12-8
    • 9:23 left in the third quarter - SWARM 12 wolves 8
    • SWARM on pp out of break
    • England in box, SWARM pp out of the break
    • Crowley finds Kv Buchanan crashing the net from other side of the floor for SH goal - wolves 9-12
    • Kirk denies Matisz on break
    • Swarm pressure D causing wolves issues
    • Manley mishandles outlet pass and has to bring it back out on the break
    • SWARM called for eight second violation
    • Higgins with left arm save on crank by Crowley
    • Crowley redeems himself as he backs into the middle, turns, shoots and scores - wolves 10-12
    • Higgins kicks away Crowley shot
    • Thompson clanks one of the post
    • Crawford moves easily in position off Matisz pick and rips one home - SWARM 13-10
    • 3:05 left in the third - SWARM 13 wolves 10
    • Higgins really busy this quarter but holding up pretty well
    • MacIntosh starts the break and finds fellow Oakvillian Crepinsek on the 3 on2 for the goal - SWARM 14-10
    • Kv Buchanan denied on crease by Higgins
    • End of the third quarter - SWARM 14 wolves 10
  • 4th Quarter
    • Kirk denies Hill on pick and roll from Jackson
    • Lincoln gets ball behind the net, dives forward and wraps shot around the post for the goal - wolves 11-14
    • MacIntosh gets loosie off faceoff and finishes quickly - SWARM 15-11
    • Hotaling takes a hard shot in the jewels on Schuss' shot and goes down
    • Rare faceoff not after the goal taken in wolves end
    • Suits stripped by Powless on the break
    • Crawford goes to the net, draws D, dishes back to wide open Tao, who rips it past Kirk for the goal - SWARM 16-11
    • Belanger in , Kirk out for wolves
    • 9:47 left in the game - SWARM 16 wolves 11
    • Higgins saves long bomb from Ky Buchanan
    • Hill gets ball back after stripped, finds Thompson who waits briefly, finds Crawford all alone on crease for goal - SWARM 17-11
    • Matisz to the box with 7:37 left in the game - wolves pp
    • White stopped on break by Higgins
    • Crowley breaks up breakaway just barely
    • Saunders rips from up top for pp goal - wolves 12-17
    • Higgins with big save on break
    • Lincoln scores but called for crease at 4:34 - wolves challenge - scored from behind and puts it over the top of the bar - replay looks like he may have kept foot out of crease but needs to be conclusive - Ref rules it a goal - wolves win challenge - wolves 13-17
    • Time for SWARM to cut the wolves rally off
    • Both teams turn it over at midfloor
    • Crepinsek with the empty netter after the wolves SCV - SWARM 18-13
    • Crepper with two tonight - I think that is career high - don't quote me yet on that
    • SWARM get long rebound, I think Schuss, who finds MacIntosh behind the play for the rip - SWARM 19-13
    • Final - SWARM 19 wings 13
    • Two game winning streak for the first time since 2013
    • At 2-1, the Minnesota Swarm are over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2012 season when they finished 9-7

Game Notes

  • Career high for Crepinsek in goals (2) and ties career high in points (2)
  • Houtby also had a career high with two assists and three points to go along with his first ever NLL and Swarm goal
  • Jackson's four goals is a regular season career high for him. He had four in the 2013 playoff game against Toronto.
      After Three Games:
    • 2014 - 2g 2a 4pts
    • 2015 - 9g 9a 18pts
  • Sam Bradman had his first NLL and Swarm point on an assist on MacIntosh's goal in the second quarter to tie the score at seven
  • Crawford is the first Swarm player to reach 150 Swarm regular season goals
  • MacIntosh reached 100 assists in his NLL & Swarm career
  • The Swarm are the only team in the NLL with neither goaltender having played at least one hundred minutes this season after week 4 of NLL action. Teams either have played 3 or 4 games at this time.
  • According to Inside Lacrosse We Trust article posted above, David Earl left the game early possibly due to a shoulder injury.
  • Kevin Buchanan scored five goals once in 2009 for the Swarm and tonight he scores five against the Swarm
  • With Tye Belanger finishing the game in relief of Evan Kirk, it is the first time since April 13, 2013 that the opponent's starting goaltender has not finished the game. That game was against the Colorado which Belanger actually started for the Mammoth and Kirk did not play as a back up to Tyler Carlson.
  • 01/27/15 - Stats Reviewed and Updated by NLL:
    • Miles Thompson - drop 1A finished with 2g 4a, gets one assist credited as shorthanded - SEASON 8g 6a
    • Logan Schuss - goal scored was shorthanded - SEASON 1g 5a
    • Andrew Suitor - add 1A finished with 1g 2a - SEASON 3g 4a
    • Zach Higgins - drop 1a finished with 0g 1a - SEASON 0g 1a
    • Callum Crawford - add 1A finished with 3g 5a - SEASON 8g 13a
    • Bench Minor for Illegal Sub for Swarm deleted at 4:56 of 2nd (served by Corbyn Tao). Swarm finish with 9 PIM.


    Team Stats SVS STS PIM PPG PPT SH TS SOG LB FT FOW FOT
    Minnesota 41 54 9 2 4 1 67 50 64 6 19 37
    New England 31 50 8 2 3 1 83 54 71 11 18 37

    # Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
    2 Miles Thompson 2 4 6 0 2 0 11 8 0 0 0 0
    8 Greg Downing 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0
    10 Alex Crepinsek 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 0
    11 Sam Bradman 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0
    15 Jordan Houtby 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0
    18 Logan Schuss 1 2 3 0 0 1 7 4 5 0 0 0
    20 Andrew Suitor 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 0
    24 Jordan MacIntosh 3 2 5 0 0 0 6 5 11 2 18 33
    31 Zach Higgins 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
    32 Shayne Jackson 4 3 7 0 0 0 9 9 2 0 0 0
    33 David Earl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
    37 Ethan O'Connor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 3
    45 Jason Noble 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
    46 Kiel Matisz 0 2 2 2 0 0 5 3 9 0 0 0
    73 Dean Hill 1 2 3 0 0 0 4 3 6 0 0 0
    84 Corbyn Tao 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 1
    98 Callum Crawford 3 5 8 0 0 0 11 8 5 0 0 0
    50 Brodie MacDonald Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
    66 Shane MacDonald Did Not Dress
    85 Mitch Belisle 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 1 60:00 13 13 9 9 10 41 54 W 2-0
    50 Brodie MacDonald 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
     
    # New England G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
    5 Mike Manley 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 3 4
    6 Michael Diehl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
    11 Joel White 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 12 4 0 0
    13 Brett Manney 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
    14 Pat Saunders 2 5 7 0 1 0 17 12 5 1 0 0
    20 Ryan Hotaling 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 9 1 15 27
    21 Kevin Crowley 2 2 4 0 1 0 16 11 5 0 0 0
    27 Kevin Buchanan 5 4 9 0 0 1 15 11 5 0 0 0
    31 Tye Belanger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    35 Evan Kirk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
    42 Jamie Lincoln 3 1 4 2 0 0 9 4 5 1 0 0
    58 Mike McNamara 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
    71 Sheldon Burns 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 0
    77 Quinn Powless 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 6
    84 Brian Megill 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0
    88 Craig England 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    91 Kyle Buchanan 1 4 5 0 0 0 18 12 8 1 0 0
    96 Bill O'Brien 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    18 Jesse Fehr Did Not Dress
    41 Mark Cockerton Did Not Dress
     
    # New England GS MIN GA 1st
    SV
    2nd
    SV
    3rd
    SV
    4th
    SV
    OT
    SV
    Saves Shots W/L Rec
    31 Tye Belanger 9:55 2 0 0 0 4 4 6    
    35 Evan Kirk 1 50:04 16 7 9 7 4 27 43 L 2-1
    Empty Net 0:01 1 0 0 0 0 0 1    

    Scoring
    Time MN NE Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
    1st Quarter
    2:11 1 0 Minnesota Dean Hill Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford  
    4:46 2 0 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Logan Schuss Callum Crawford  
    7:08 2 1 New England Kevin Buchanan Quinn Powless Kyle Buchanan  
    7:46 3 1 Minnesota Miles Thompson Shayne Jackson Jordan MacIntosh PP
    8:51 4 1 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Miles Thompson Callum Crawford  
    9:12 4 2 New England Jamie Lincoln Kevin Buchanan Brett Manney  
    10:02 5 2 Minnesota Callum Crawford Kiel Matisz    
    13:12 6 2 Minnesota Jordan Houtby Jason Noble    
    13:56 6 3 New England Kevin Buchanan Kyle Buchanan Pat Saunders  
    2nd Quarter
    0:36 6 4 New England Kevin Buchanan Kyle Buchanan Joel White  
    3:26 6 5 New England Kevin Buchanan Sheldon Burns Ryan Hotaling  
    5:04 6 6 New England Kyle Buchanan Pat Saunders   EA
    6:33 6 7 New England Kevin Crowley Jamie Lincoln Pat Saunders PP
    6:48 7 7 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Sam Bradman    
    7:56 8 7 Minnesota Andrew Suitor Kiel Matisz Zach Higgins  
    9:31 8 8 New England Pat Saunders Ryan Hotaling    
    11:03 9 8 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Andrew Suitor Greg Downing  
    13:55 10 8 Minnesota Miles Thompson Shayne Jackson   PP
    3rd Quarter
    2:16 11 8 Minnesota Logan Schuss Miles Thompson   SH
    5:01 12 8 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford    
    6:15 12 9 New England Kevin Buchanan Ryan Hotaling Kevin Crowley SH
    9:54 12 10 New England Kevin Crowley Kyle Buchanan Sheldon Burns  
    11:54 13 10 Minnesota Callum Crawford Miles Thompson Dean Hill  
    13:45 14 10 Minnesota Alex Crepinsek Jordan MacIntosh Jordan Houtby GWG
    4th Quarter
    3:04 14 11 New England Jamie Lincoln Pat Saunders Kevin Buchanan  
    3:11 15 11 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh      
    5:04 16 11 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Callum Crawford Andrew Suitor  
    6:26 17 11 Minnesota Callum Crawford Miles Thompson Dean Hill  
    9:12 17 12 New England Pat Saunders Kevin Crowley Kevin Buchanan PP
    10:26 17 13 New England Jamie Lincoln Kevin Buchanan Pat Saunders EA
    12:44 18 13 Minnesota Alex Crepinsek Jordan Houtby   EN
    13:59 19 13 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Corbyn Tao Logan Schuss  

    Penalties
    Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
    1st Quarter
    7:25 New England Ryan Hotaling Holding   2:00
    2nd Quarter
    6:17 Minnesota Greg Downing Holding   2:00
    12:13 New England Mike McNamara Illegal Cross Check   2:00
    13:21 New England Jamie Lincoln Checking from Behind   2:00
    14:03 Minnesota Jason Noble High Sticking   5:00
    3rd Quarter
    5:37 New England Craig England Slashing   2:00
    4th Quarter
    7:23 Minnesota Kiel Matisz Roughing   2:00

    Referees
    Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
    28-Jason Wiswell 79-Ryan Fowler 83-Jim Goralnik

    Next Games After This Match Up

    • Minnesota at Buffalo - Friday, January 30th, 2015 6:30 pm Central
    • New England at Edmonton - Friday, January 30th, 2015 8:30 pm Central