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Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(2-2 H 0-1 A 2-1)
2 1 3 6 12
Buffalo Bandits Buffalo Bandits
(3-2 H 2-0 A 1-2)
5 6 1 3 11

A Tale of Two Halfs

Friday, January 30, 2015
Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 12,756

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Swarm Notes  Bandits Notes  Pointstreak Highlights

A Tale of Two Halfs but the Bandits' first half better than the Swarm's second half as the Bandits win their sixth straight over Minnesota in Buffalo. The Swarm's two game winning streak is over and they fall to .500 for the season. M. Thompson, Jackson, Schuss, MacIntosh and Crawford get two goals each. Both Matisz and Belisle get singles both of which are their first of the year. Belisle's goal is his first for the Swarm on a net occupied by a goaltender. Two goals by D. Hill and Matisz were overturned on Bandit challenges. The Bandits came out strong with lots of energy and were just able to hold off furious second half Swarm rally. Higgins was replaced in the second quarter by MacDonald but came back after Brodie gave up three quick ones and ended up saving 39 of 51 shots. The Swarm finally return home next Friday but they got a stern test as the three-time defending champion Rochester Knighthawks come to Ho-Chunk Nation Field at The Hive on Native American Night.

Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • Goaltenders:
      • Swarm: Higgins
      • Bandits: Cosmo
    • Scratches:
      • Swarm: S. MacDonald & Earl
      • Bandits: Bennett & Feriera
    • Noble forces TO on Suddons at midfloor
    • Tao hits the post
    • Higgins stops BA by Steenhuis
    • Priolo gets long rebound off M. Thompson shot and takes it all the way for BA goal over Higgins' shoulder - bandits 1-0
    • Higgins with kick save from long shot by Steenhuis
    • Matisz finds M. Thompson crashing the net after #2 slips off the pick for the goal - SWARM 1-1
    • Tao to the box - bandits pp
    • Higgins with 2 save and 2 posts on successful PK
    • 9:52 left in the first - SWARM 1 bandits 1
    • Brock to the box for slash off the play - SWARM pp
    • MacIntosh strips Priolo on the break by climbing over Priolo's back
    • MacIntosh late in SC puts a laser top center past Cosmo's foot - SWARM 2-1
    • Houtby holds on to ball after Benesch check
    • Smith finds Benesch on give and go to the net for the goal - bandits 2-2
    • Steenhuis come off the bench and is found by Hill on transition for the goal - bandits 3-2
    • Bandits looking good on transition tonight
    • MacIntosh drops a great pass by Matisz all alone on the net
    • 3:52 left in the first quarter - SWARM 2 bandits 3
    • J. Thompson gets ball in front of the net with Suits on him, turns and shoots for goal - bandits 4-2
    • Belisle nailed Steenhuis but will go to the box for a high stick - 5 min pp for bandits
    • Suits denied on charge to the net by Cosmo
    • J. Thompson with a rocket maybe with a tenth of second before end of the quarte for the goal - bandits 5-2
    • 2:44 left on the 5 minute major to start 2nd quarter
    • End of first quarter - SWARM 2 bandits 5
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Swarm down a man for first 2:44 of quarter
    • Matisz dragged down by two on the crease - no call
    • SWARM give up one on 5 minute major on Belisle
    • Hill comes down the floor and is found by J. Thompson on the break for the goal - bandits 6-2
    • Culp finds Beni the Birthday Boy on the pick and roll behind the D - bandits 7-2
    • MacDonald in - Higgins out
    • Steenhuis found streaking to the net on a seam from Smith - bandits 8-2
    • Defense is getting burned up pretty hot now
    • Then the Swarm waste their few possessions they have had tonight with quick shots
    • Crawford finds Jackson up to rolls right then left and shoots around Hill for the long rip - SWARM 3-8
    • First break of second quarter - SWARM 3 bandits 8
    • J. Thompson found going to the net with Suits all over him but Thompson gets shot off for the goal on the crease - bandits 9-3
    • MacDonald with big save on Weiss
    • Culp fakes rights then shoots right by Matisz for the goal - bandits 10-3
    • Higgins back in MacDonald out
    • Going to need another Edmonton like comeback tonight
    • Crosscheck by BD Smith on Tao in the back , vicious - SWARM pp
    • Beni gets pass from Priolo who starts the break and beats Higgins for SH goal - bandits 11-3
    • Higgins with needed save on Brownell
    • Cosmo kick save on Jackson
    • Bradman just wide on shot on break
    • Higgins gets low on shot by Beni
    • Weiss strips Crawford on crease
    • Higgins with sprawling save on Wilde break
    • 2:32 left in the second quarter - SWARM 3 bandits 11
    • Higgins doing better in second stint tonight
    • Swarm timeout 12.4 seconds
    • Need a scoring play drawn up quickly , please
    • M. Thompson gets shot off but stopped by Cosmo
    • Halftime - SWARM 3 bandits 11
  • 3rd Quarter
    • Suddons called for in and out after Matisz shot
    • Matisz just can't buy or steal a goal this year
    • J. Thompson with fourth goal as he beats Belisle but no help D to stop him - bandits 12-3
    • Wrong Thompson scoring tonight
    • Crawford snaps ball out of Hill's stick to stop break at midfloor
    • Jackson found by Crawford on the crease who beats Weiss for the goal - SWARM 4 bandits 12
    • 9:31 left in the third - SWARM 4 bandits 12
    • Swarm try an extra attacker but no dice
    • Bradman forces turnover and starts break but O'Connor can't finish
    • Culp denied on crease by Higgins
    • 8 second call on bandits
    • D. Hill in crease on pass from Crawford
    • Tao almost snuck one past Cosmo's right side but Coz closed on it
    • Cosmo makes huge save on breaking Crawford who got great outlet from Higgins
    • 4:10 left in the third quarter - SWARM 4 bandits 12
    • Crosscheck by Matisz in the back of Brownell - bandits pp
    • Higgins kept busy on last minute of bandits pp
    • Matisz finally gets first of year on the break after coming out of the box, He twists and falls on the crease and gets it by Cosmo - SWARM 5-12
    • M. Thompson swims underneath Brock and bounces it fivehole by Cosmo - SWARM 6-12
    • Noble and Benesch have words at end of the quarter - no fists
    • End of third quarter - SWARM 6 bandits 12
  • 4th Quarter
    • Belisle takes one good shot to the body by Culp's shot
    • D. Hill denied on crease but gets rebound, goes behind the net and dunks it over the post for the goal after the net moved - bandits challenge - looks like no feet in crease - but ref overturns the goal - still SWARM 6-12 maybe foot touched crease just after first shot attempt
    • Higgins with big left shoulder save on Thorimbert on outlet from Cosmo
    • Good D by Noble, Bradman and Crepinsek to force TO
    • Cosmo drops to make save on Jackson
    • Schuss with overhanded rocket from top left for goal - SWARM 7-12
    • 2 Swarm defenders take Wilde on break but that leaves Weiss open for the goal - banditds 13-7
    • Crawford beats Goodwin, twists and turns and scores - SWARM 8-13
    • Priolo denied off faceoff by Higgins
    • D. Smith beats defender but not Higgins
    • Crawford finds MacIntosh on other side of crease for the goal - SWARM 9-13
    • 8:31 left in the game - SWARM 9 bandits 13
    • Matisz scores by himself on the break by Cosmo after Swarm forced turnover - bandits challenge - was Matisz in crease?- right foot may have been on crease before ball crosses line - goal overturned - still SWARM 9-13
    • Second SWARM goal overturned on challenge and bandits earn third challenge
    • Belisle trails on break and scores first ever SWARM goal on a goaltender - O'Connor forces TO on J. Thompson to start break - SWARM 10-13
    • Every possession counts!!!!
    • M. Thompson nailed good on shot attempt and lands into net
    • Steenhuis maneuvers on the crease off pick set by Resetarits which took Suits out of the play - SWARM challenge but it definitely looks good maybe desperation call by Sullivan and goal stands - bandits 14-10
    • Delay of Game on Buffalo as they interfered with Swarm's ability to start possession after illegal pick - SWARM pp
    • Third time is the charm on pp possession for Schuss with top left cheese - SWARM 11-14
    • Priolo gets loosie and takes it all the way without any Swarm defender picking him to stop the goal - bandits 15-11
    • 4:30 left in the game - SWARM 11 bandits 15
    • Crawford from near restraining, wound up and let loose behind pick from Matisz for the goal - SWARM 12-15
    • Higgins with big save on D. Smith
    • Brownell holds up even as Higgins came off the bench after leaving for extra attacker
    • Jackson nearly scored but was lit up
    • Brownell hits post on empty net
    • Cosmo make one last save on Schuss
    • Final - SWARM 12 bandits 15

Game Notes

  • Jordan MacIntosh is now seventh in points & goals in team history passing Kevin Ross for each category. He also became the first Swarm player to reach 600 loose balls in team history as he now has 602.
  • Callum Crawford becomes the first Swarm player in team history to reach 300 assists as he now has 301.
  • Andrew Suitor is now third in loose balls in team history with 389 passing Jon Sullivan
  • Swarm finish their three-game road trip 2-1
  • Swarm lost their 100th game in team history (93 in regular season and 7 in the playoffs)
  • In this battle of the Thompson brothers, Jerome of the Bandits had a career game with 4 goals and 1 assist while Miles had 2 goals and 1 assist.


Team Stats SVS STS PIM PPG PPT SH TS SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Minnesota 42 57 9 2 3 1 89 59 83 6 11 30
Buffalo 47 59 6 1 4 1 75 57 82 2 19 30

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
2 Miles Thompson 2 1 3 0 0 0 15 7 4 1 0 0
8 Greg Downing 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
10 Alex Crepinsek 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
11 Sam Bradman 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
15 Jordan Houtby 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
18 Logan Schuss 2 3 5 0 1 0 12 9 5 0 0 0
20 Andrew Suitor 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 5 1 0 0
24 Jordan MacIntosh 2 1 3 0 1 0 5 4 7 1 8 25
31 Zach Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 Shayne Jackson 2 2 4 0 0 0 13 7 4 1 0 0
37 Ethan O'Connor 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 4 5 0 0 0
45 Jason Noble 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
46 Kiel Matisz 1 2 3 2 0 1 8 5 8 0 0 0
50 Brodie MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
73 Dean Hill 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 1 0 0 0
84 Corbyn Tao 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 2 8 0 3 5
85 Mitch Belisle 1 0 1 5 0 0 2 1 9 0 0 0
98 Callum Crawford 2 6 8 0 0 0 18 14 9 1 0 0
66 Shane MacDonald Did Not Dress
97 Ian Crawford 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 56:34 12 12 9 11 7 39 51 L 2-1
50 Brodie MacDonald 3:26 3 0 3 0 0 3 6    
 
# Buffalo G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
2 Jerome Thompson 4 1 5 0 1 0 8 5 5 0 0 0
3 Billy Dee Smith 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
5 Joe Resetarits 0 2 2 2 0 0 12 9 2 0 0 0
7 Derek Suddons 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
8 Kevin Brownell 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
9 Mark Steenhuis 3 4 7 0 0 0 13 8 6 0 0 0
13 David Brock 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
17 Ryan Benesch 3 2 5 0 0 1 11 10 7 0 0 0
19 Chad Culp 1 3 4 0 0 0 5 3 4 0 0 0
20 Nick Weiss 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
23 Steve Priolo 2 1 3 0 0 0 4 3 8 0 0 0
44 Anthony Cosmo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 Mitch Wilde 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 0 0
66 Alex Kedoh Hill 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 3 5 0 0 0
71 Brandon Goodwin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
75 Jay Thorimbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 19 0 19 30
92 Dhane Smith 0 5 5 0 0 0 10 8 4 0 0 0
65 Davide Diruscio Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
15 Matthew Bennett Did Not Dress
21 Tyler Ferreira Did Not Dress
 
# Buffalo GS MIN GA 1st
SV
2nd
SV
3rd
SV
4th
SV
OT
SV
Saves Shots W/L Rec
44 Anthony Cosmo 1 60:00 12 6 12 11 18 47 59 W 3-2
65 Davide Diruscio 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    

Scoring
Time MN BUF Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
1:27 0 1 Buffalo Steve Priolo Mitch Wilde    
2:30 1 1 Minnesota Miles Thompson Kiel Matisz Greg Downing  
7:15 2 1 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Miles Thompson Callum Crawford PP
9:43 2 2 Buffalo Ryan Benesch Dhane Smith Chad Culp  
10:15 2 3 Buffalo Mark Steenhuis Alex Kedoh Hill Derek Suddons  
12:11 2 4 Buffalo Jerome Thompson Mark Steenhuis Joe Resetarits  
14:59 2 5 Buffalo Jerome Thompson Mark Steenhuis Ryan Benesch PP
2nd Quarter
3:17 2 6 Buffalo Alex Kedoh Hill Jerome Thompson    
3:43 2 7 Buffalo Ryan Benesch Chad Culp Mark Steenhuis  
4:29 2 8 Buffalo Mark Steenhuis Dhane Smith Ryan Benesch  
5:56 3 8 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford    
6:21 3 9 Buffalo Jerome Thompson Dhane Smith Chad Culp  
7:09 3 10 Buffalo Chad Culp Dhane Smith Joe Resetarits  
8:27 3 11 Buffalo Ryan Benesch Steve Priolo   SH
3rd Quarter
3:07 3 12 Buffalo Jerome Thompson Mark Steenhuis Dhane Smith  
5:28 4 12 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Callum Crawford Corbyn Tao  
13:18 5 12 Minnesota Kiel Matisz Ethan O'Connor   SH
13:40 6 12 Minnesota Miles Thompson Callum Crawford Logan Schuss  
4th Quarter
3:04 7 12 Minnesota Logan Schuss Callum Crawford Shayne Jackson  
3:51 7 13 Buffalo Nick Weiss Mitch Wilde   GWG
5:00 8 13 Minnesota Callum Crawford Logan Schuss Kiel Matisz  
6:26 9 13 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Callum Crawford Jordan Houtby  
7:11 10 13 Minnesota Mitch Belisle Greg Downing    
8:29 10 14 Buffalo Mark Steenhuis Keith Brownell David Brock  
9:34 11 14 Minnesota Logan Schuss Jordan MacIntosh   pp
10:04 11 15 Buffalo Steve Priolo      
11:16 12 15 Minnesota Callum Crawford Shayne Jackson Logan Schuss  

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
3:01 Minnesota Corbyn Tao Holding   2:00
6:15 Buffalo David Brock Slashing   2:00
12:44 Minnesota Mitch Belisle High Sticking   5:00
2nd Quarter
8:06 Buffalo Billy Dee Smith Checking from Behind   2:00
3rd Quarter
11:09 Minnesota Kiel Matisz Checking from Behind   2:00
4th Quarter
8:50 Buffalo Joe Resetarits Delay of Game   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
12-Todd Labranche 39-Rick Lum 94-Ryan Wilson

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota vs Rochester - Friday, February 6th, 2015 7:30 pm Central
  • Buffalo at Rochester - Saturday, January 31st, 2015 6:30 pm Central