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Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
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Toronto Rock Toronto Rock
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The Swarm's Weekend From Hell

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 8,668

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Swarm Notes  Rock Notes  Pointstreak Line Up Card

A weekend that started with great anticipation of what could come ended with a swift and powerful kick to the Minnesota Swarm's family jewels. Losing by twelve on Friday night at The Hive to Rock, both teams played against each other again tonight in Toronto and the Swarm fall 14-9. The loss drops the Swarm to last place at the end of the night in the East Division. However, all Swarm fans are wondering about the status of the team's all-time leading scorer Callum Crawford who left the game in the first quarter with a lower body injury. No news is yet known of how serious the injury is. Kiel Matisz stepped up to take Crawford's spot and led the team with 2 goals and 2 assists. Logan Schuss had three goals with Jordan MacIntosh, Andrew Suitor, Miles Thompson and Shane MacDonald each getting a goal with MacDonald's goal his first ever in the NLL and with the Swarm. Zach Higgins started in net but was replaced by Brodie MacDonald in the second quarter who started to show his worth with 28 saves on 36 shots.

Game Chronology

  • 1st Quarter
    • Higgins in net for Swarm, Rose for Rock
    • D. Hill & I. Crawford scratches for Swarm
    • Diachenko & Greer scratches for Rock
    • 8 seconds on Swarm on first possession
    • Schuss picks the corner from top center on Rose - SWARM 1-0
    • Hostrawser and O'Connor to the box right of face off by leaving restraining line too early
    • Chapman nails Jackson into boards after Jackson gets shot off
    • Beirnes comes back and deflects Belisle's shot on breakaway
    • Sanderson drops pass from Beirnes as he cuts to net.
    • B. Merrill to the box after nailing Suitor for check from behind - SWARM pp
    • Chapman nails MacIntosh on delayed penalty
    • Jackson to the box for roughing up Gamble in the corner - 4 on 4
    • 9:39 left in the first quarter - SWARM 1-0
    • Swarm need to control defensive rebounds
    • Beirnes taps it in over Noble for the goal after Noble takes a shot to his head. Noble to the box I think for five minutes - rock 1-1
    • Beirnes on the pp with a clean rocket shot past Higgins - rock 2-1
    • S. MacDonald & Hostrawser go at near the bench and MacDonald takes down Hostrawser - both to the box for five. MacDonald came in defense of Bradman who Hostrawser was antagonizing
    • Hostrawser two for roughing also - SWARM pp
    • Very chippy all night so far, much more than last night
    • Crawford limps off the floor while possession still on
    • Ross' shot off post then off Higgins back but saved
    • Crawford to the locker room
    • Thompson down but back up and rock to the box for minors on Gilbert and Sorensen- Swarm pp without Crawford and MacDonald
    • 4:03 left in the first - SWARM 1 rock 2
    • Matisz with quick goal on pp as he helps out on the pp with Crawford out - SWARM 2-2
    • SWARM now on second of two power plays now
    • Higgins with big SH save on B. Merrill break
    • No Crawford still
    • Thompson finishes on pass from Jackson just as shot clock expires on pp - SWARM 3-2 - may have been late but not challenged by rock
    • Noble flattens Ross in crease and Ross roughed up Noble and Higgins
    • Leblanc steps back from Bradman after hold called on Bradman and rips one for the delayed penalty goal - rock 3-3
    • Crepinsek to the box and rock on the pp after play stopped
    • End of first quarter - SWARM 3 rock 3
  • 2nd Quarter
    • Leblanc right off the bat in the second quarter with a rip bouncing past Higgins pp - rock 4-3
    • No Crawford still
    • MacIntosh and Matisz will see more action up on offense tonight if Crawford does not come back
    • Hellyer races past Swarm defense off cut to the net for the goal - rock 5-3
    • Matisz's shot off Rose and just misses bouncing in
    • Matisz really active with Crawford out
    • Ross rips one with MacIntosh all over him and gets it past Higgins - rock 6-3
    • B. MacDonald in - Higgins out
    • Announcers say Swarm did not partake in shootaround, late arrival in Toronto
    • Beirnes denied by B. MacDonald on break
    • MacIntosh scores off Matisz's screen for the goal - SWARM 4-6
    • Hellyer with an off speed shot past Higgins - rock 7-4
    • Hostrawser attacks and takes down Schuss, Suitor comes in and passes word. It looks like Schuss bumped Hostrawser on restraining line leading up to face off and Hostrawser goes off. With second five minute major, Hostrawser is ejected.
    • Schuss in box for two and Bryan will serve Hostrawser's five minute major.
    • It will be 4 on 4 for two minutes then three minute pp for the Swarm
    • Now both Swarm and Rock have a player out of the game
    • Matisz spins past B. Merrill and freezes Chapman, gets by and shoots over Rose's left shoulder - SWARM 5-7
    • Just under ten minutes left in the second quarter - SWARM 5 rock 7
    • SWARM have more goals with five now than all of last night
    • Matisz called for over and back
    • Belisle thwarts Sorensen's quick stick shot on crease
    • B. MacDonald moves well cross crease for save
    • Belisle to the box for cross checking illegally - 4 on 4
    • Hickey steps back from Downing and unloads for the goal - rock 8-5
    • O'Connor just misses over the top of the net on break off faceoff
    • Suitor denied on two straight breakaways by Rose
    • SCV on rock
    • SWARM finally on 50 second pp
    • 4:39 left in the second quarter - SWARM 5 rock 8
    • Rose stuffs Crepinsek getting down low
    • Suitor gets up slowly after loose ball battle along the boards while Downing and Leblanc have words after their own battle. Hickey to the box for boarding Suitor - SWARM pp
    • Swarm over and back
    • B. MacDonald holding up okay so far
    • SWARM SCV
    • B. MacDonald with huge save on Hellyer off the bench
    • Rock over and back
    • Crepinsek and Ross to the box for slashing each other - out for rest of the quarter
    • MacIntosh's shot rolls off Rose and just outside of the net
    • Chapman drags down MacIntosh to the net and Chapman goes to box for holding - SWARM pp
    • Halftime - SWARM 5 rock 8
  • 3rd Quarter
    • SWARM on pp to start third
    • MacIntosh and Matisz really working hard tonight on both ends
    • Rose protects five hole on Schuss
    • Suits gets loosie and takes it all the way, sees matchup with Sanderson and goes to the net and flings it past Rose for the goal - SWARM 6-8
    • Thompson drops P. Merrill and gets called for five minute high sticking behind the play, bad penalty to take - rock pp
    • MacIntosh's break denied by Rose but MacIntosh sprints back on defense
    • Noble denied on break by Rose
    • Suits picks off pass on the crease to help kill some of this 5 minute major
    • B. MacDonald with huge save on the rock creaseman
    • Hickey finally gets one past B. MacDonald on the 5 minute pp as he twist past O'Connor to score - rock 9-6
    • MacIntosh and P. Merrill have words after goal and both to the box
    • 9:10 left in the third quarter - SWARM 6 rock 9
    • Rock on pp out of break
    • O'Connor's shot hits the post on SH break
    • Sorensen holds Thompson and goes to the box - SWARM pp
    • Leblanc cuts to the net off bench and B. Merrill finds him for the SH goal - rock 10-6
    • Downing may have hurt himself trying to get back to defend Leblanc goal - may have step on someone and twisted an ankle
    • 2nd break of the third quarter - SWARM 6 rock 10
    • SWARM on pp out of the break
    • SCV rock
    • Leblanc's shot goes off the post but they get a fresh 30 seconds on SC
    • Shane MacDonald gets pass behind the net and he dives forward and dumps it pass Rose for first NLL and Swarm goal - SWARM 7-10
    • B. MacDonald stretches out and stops Hellyer's shot
    • Downing back in and has chance to shoot at end of the quarter but does not
    • End of third quarter - SWARM 7 rock 10
  • 4th Quarter
    • Bradman takes down Sanderson who was trying to get catch pass streaking to the net - rock pp
    • Hellyer finds Sanderson cutting to middle of the crease behind the Swarm defense for the pp goal - rock 11-7
    • Schuss bombs away from top left for the goal - SWARM 8-11
    • Hellyer's shot hits and drops Suits, maybe in the head, Suits a little groggy and goes off but I think he will be okay
    • MacIntosh got some space to the net off Tao screen but Rose denies him
    • Ross gets laser sidearm past B. MacDonald's right for the goal - rock 12-8
    • Suits back in game
    • Beirnes with the rare outside rope for the goal - rock 13-8
    • 9:52 left in the game - SWARM 8 rock 13
    • Hickey spins off and by Houtby to the net for the goal - rock 14-8
    • Not many good luck bounces for the SWARM
    • Leblanc goes right down the middle, catches pass from Hellyer and scores but SWARM challenge - goal waived off and SWARM win challenge - looks like Leblanc in the crease
    • B. Merrill picks off Matisz's pass to lead the break
    • Bradman tries to rip one o the break but Rose denies
    • Jackson with a great move and dive, hit by Sorensen still gets shot off but Rose makes great save
    • 4:24 left in the game - SWARM 8 rock 14
    • Hellyer gives shot high on O'Connor and goes to the box - SWARM pp
    • Thompson quick stick denied by Rose
    • Belisle and Sanderson going at each other on the floor in a wrestling match - both to the box for the rest of the game
    • Sanderson got two minors and SWARM on 5 on 3 pp
    • Schuss with space on 5 on 3 gets easy lane to rip pp goal - SWARM 9-14
    • Rose calls timeout to save rock from turning ball over in their end down a man 2:03
    • Swarm defense comes out big on Rose outlet with MacDonald out for extra attacker
    • Schuss called for a hold on Edwards break - 4 on 4 so much for SWARM pp
    • No breakaway for Edwards no penalty shot
    • Final - SWARM 9 rock 14


Team Stats SVS STS PIM PPG PPT SH TS SOG LB FT FOW FOT
Minnesota 40 54 32 3 10 0 66 49 61 2 17 26
Toronto 40 49 48 4 7 1 78 54 72 3 9 26

# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
2 Miles Thompson 1 2 3 5 1 0 12 8 3 0 0 0
8 Greg Downing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10 Alex Crepinsek 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
11 Sam Bradman 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
15 Jordan Houtby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
18 Logan Schuss 3 0 3 4 1 0 10 6 3 0 0 0
20 Andrew Suitor 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 4 8 0 1 1
24 Jordan MacIntosh 1 0 1 2 0 0 8 5 9 1 15 24
31 Zach Higgins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Shayne Jackson 0 5 5 2 0 0 9 8 2 0 0 0
37 Ethan O'Connor 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
45 Jason Noble 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
46 Kiel Matisz 2 2 4 0 1 0 10 8 7 0 0 0
50 Brodie MacDonald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
66 Shane MacDonald 1 1 2 5 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
84 Corbyn Tao 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 1 1
85 Mitch Belisle 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0
98 Callum Crawford 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
73 Dean Hill 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 18:08 6 11 1 0 0 12 18
50 Brodie MacDonald 41:52 8 0 9 13 6 28 36 L 0-2
 
# Toronto G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FT FOW FOT
3 Brock Sorensen 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
4 Jesse Gamble 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
5 Sandy Chapman 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 3
9 Patrick Merrill 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 23
10 Rob Hellyer 2 4 6 2 0 0 17 14 8 0 0 0
11 Brett Hickey 3 1 4 2 1 0 8 5 8 0 0 0
14 Rob Marshall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
17 Stephan LeBlanc 3 4 7 0 1 1 16 10 9 0 0 0
19 Josh Sanderson 1 6 7 4 1 0 9 5 8 1 0 0
27 Glen Bryan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
33 Kasey Beirnes 3 1 4 0 1 0 12 9 1 0 0 0
37 Brodie Merrill 0 3 3 2 0 0 2 1 11 1 0 0
44 Jeff Gilbert 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
45 Damon Edwards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
66 Nick Rose 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
71 Kevin Ross 2 3 5 2 0 0 10 7 1 0 0 0
91 Bill Hostrawser 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Brandon Miller Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
8 Nick Diachenko Did Not Dress
21 Bill Greer Did Not Dress
 
# Toronto GS MIN GA 1st
SV
2nd
SV
3rd
SV
4th
SV
OT
SV
Saves Shots W/L Rec
35 Brandon Miller 0:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    
66 Nick Rose 1 60:00 9 8 12 10 10 40 49 W 2-0

Scoring
Time MN TOR Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
1st Quarter
1:01 1 0 Minnesota Logan Schuss Callum Crawford Shayne Jackson  
6:46 1 1 Toronto Kasey Beirnes Stephan Leblanc Josh Sanderson  
7:18 1 2 Toronto Kasey Beirnes Kevin Ross   PP
11:13 2 2 Minnesota Kiel Matisz Miles Thompson Shayne Jackson PP
12:40 3 2 Minnesota Miles Thompson Shayne Jackson   PP
14:00 3 3 Toronto Stephan Leblanc Brodie Merrill Nick Rose  
2nd Quarter
0:20 3 4 Toronto Stephan Leblanc Josh Sanderson Rob Hellyer PP
1:25 3 5 Toronto Rob Hellyer Josh Sanderson Kevin Ross  
3:08 3 6 Toronto Kevin Ross Kasey Beirnes    
4:11 4 6 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh      
4:50 4 7 Toronto Rob Hellyer Brodie Merrill    
5:10 5 7 Minnesota Kiel Matisz Shane MacDonald    
7:03 5 8 Toronto Brett Hickey Rob Hellyer    
3rd Quarter
2:01 6 8 Minnesota Andrew Suitor      
5:50 6 9 Toronto Brett Hickey Stephan Leblanc Josh Sanderson PP
9:22 6 10 Toronto Stephan Leblanc Brodie Merrill   SH GWG
12:26 7 10 Minnesota Shane MacDonald Corbyn Tao Shayne Jackson  
4th Quarter
1:06 7 11 Toronto Josh Sanderson Rob Hellyer Stephan Leblanc PP
1:25 8 11 Minnesota Logan Schuss Kiel Matisz Shayne Jackson  
3:33 8 12 Toronto Kevin Ross Stephan Leblanc Brett Hickey  
4:53 8 13 Toronto Kasey Beirnes Rob Hellyer Josh Sanderson  
5:39 8 14 Toronto Brett Hickey Kevin Ross Josh Sanderson  
12:32 9 14 Minnesota Logan Schuss Kiel Matisz Miles Thompson PP

Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
1st Quarter
1:01 Toronto Bill Hostrawser Intentional Contact - Dead Ball   2:00
1:01 Minnesota Ethan O'Connor Intentional Contact - Dead Ball   2:00
4:16 Toronto Brodie Merrill Checking from Behind   2:00
4:38 Minnesota Shayne Jackson Roughing   2:00
6:46 Minnesota Jason Noble Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
7:47 Toronto Bill Hostrawser Fighting   5:00
7:47 Minnesota Shane MacDonald Fighting   5:00
7:47 Toronto Bill Hostrawser Roughing   2:00
10:57 Toronto Brock Sorensen Holding   2:00
10:57 Toronto Jeff Gilbert Roughing   2:00
14:00 Minnesota Alex Crepinsek Slashing   2:00
2nd Quarter
4:50 Toronto Bill Hostrawser Roughing   5:00
4:50 Minnesota Logan Schuss Roughing   2:00
4:50 Toronto Bill Hostrawser Game Misconduct   10:00
6:55 Minnesota Mitch Belisle Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
11:05 Toronto Brett Hickey Boarding   2:00
13:22 Minnesota Alex Crepinsek Slashing   2:00
13:22 Toronto Kevin Ross Slashing   2:00
14:20 Toronto Sandy Chapman Holding   2:00
3rd Quarter
2:24 Minnesota Miles Thompson High Sticking   5:00
5:55 Toronto Patrick Merrill Intentional Contact - Dead Ball   2:00
5:55 Minnesota Jordan MacIntosh Intentional Contact - Dead Ball   2:00
8:54 Toronto Brock Sorensen Holding   2:00
4th Quarter
0:41 Minnesota Sam Bradman Checking from Behind   2:00
11:39 Toronto Rob Hellyer Roughing   2:00
12:21 Toronto Josh Sanderson Roughing   2:00
12:21 Toronto Josh Sanderson Slashing   2:00
12:21 Minnesota Mitch Belisle Roughing   2:00
13:42 Minnesota Logan Schuss Holding   2:00
15:00 Toronto Jesse Gamble Holding   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Shot Clock Operator
20-Shawn Grenier 30-Josh Hiltz 16-Brett Coulombe

Next Games After This Match Up

  • Minnesota at Vancouver - Saturday, February 28th, 2015 9:00 pm Central
  • Toronto vs New England - Friday, February 20th, 2015 6:30 pm Central