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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT F
Minnesota Swarm Minnesota Swarm
(7-4 H 4-0 A 3-4)
5 0 0 5 10
Chicago Shamrox Chicago Shamrox
(3-7 H 2-4 A 1-3)
1 5 4 5 15

The Swarm Got Jac(obs)ked Up

Saturday, March 29, 2008
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Attendance: 4,036

The Minnesota Swarm started fast and strong again against the Chicago Shamrox. These teams have met four times and in each game the Swarm have at least scored four times to start the game before the Shamrox have answered. This time, the Shamrox more than answered, they turned back the tide and routed the Swarm 15-10 at the Sears Centre on Saturday night.

As I mentioned above, the Swarm started fast and strong. Sean Pollock (16g 26a) started it just 50 seconds into the game. Ryan Ward (22g 28a) and Rory McDade (2g 4a) soon followed to give the Swarm a 3-0 lead before the first officials timeout. Keith Cromwell (3g 7a) increased the lead to four on the Swarm's first power play of the game when his shot went off the back of Shamrox's goaltender Matt Roik's left leg and in. Bobby McBride finally got the Shamrox onto the scoreboard at 10:12 on a breakaway. Cromwell scored his second power play of the goal just before the end of the quarter to give the Swarm a seemingly safe 5-1 lead after one.

That just set up the Cody Jacobs show which began in the second quarter. The second year player got his game on with his first goal at 3:27 to cut the Swarm lead to 5-2. He got the Shamrox within one on a power play at 8:59 and then got his second quarter hat trick at 13:51 to give the Shamrox their first lead at 6-5. By the end of the quarter, the Swarm were shut out by Roik and the Shamrox were flying high. The second quarter shutout is the first time the Swarm have been shutout in that quarter since February 11, 2005 in a 15-9 loss to Toronto at the Xcel.

Jacobs was not done yet as he scored at 1:53 of third to increase the lead to two. The only fight of the game came 19 seconds later as Swarm repeat offender Travis Hill (2g 6a) and Drew Candy tangled. Candy, who fought Kyle Ross (3g 6a) to a draw in the previous game, quickly got the better of Hill, who still leads the league in penalty minutes with 81. Jacobs got his fifth goal at 4:08 then off the subsequent face off, Callum Crawford scooped up the loosie to put the Shamrox up 9-5. That led to a goaltender change for the Swarm as Nick Patterson (7-3 12.18 GAA .769 Save %) was replaced by Kevin Croswell (0-1 14.74 GAA .750 Save %). This was the first time that Croswell entered a game before the fourth quarter. The Swarm then got a big opportunity to cut the lead when Mat Giles was called for a high sticking major at 6:07. However, the Swarm were unable to convert on the crucial five minute power play while Crawford was able to score shorthanded with 15 seconds before the penalty expired. The Swarm only were able to get off nine shots in total in the third quarter even with the five minute power play and were shut out again. It is second time in Swarm history that the team was shut out for two consecutive quarters.

Giles started the fourth with the Shamrox's tenth consecutive goal to increase their lead to 11-5. The Swarm finally got a goal when Andy Secore (20g 32a) scored at 1:20 of the fourth. The Swarm then rallied with two additional goals on the power play from Craig Point (22g 27a) and Pollock to pull within three. However, the Shamrox replied with three of their own. Giles scored the first of the three and that prompted the Swarm to bring back Patterson in order to better employ an extra attacker offense to get back in the game. It did not work well as the Shamrox got two more before Secore answered to make it 14-9. Giles got his third of night on an empty netter before Ward finished the scoring on the night with 58 seconds left in the game.

Secore led the Swarm with two goals and five assists. Pollock, Ward and Cromwell also got two goals. Jacobs led the Shamrox with six goals and one assist. Jacobs is the tenth player to score a sock trick against the Swarm and the fourth this year. Patterson and Croswell faced a combined 61 shots and saved 47 while Roik made 45 saves on 55 shots. The Swarm's transition was completely missing with Ross and Ryan Sharp (7g 6a) out due to injury. The Swarm only had a couple transition attempts on net while Shamrox got transition goals from Scott Self and McBride. According to Ward, the Swarm seemed a step slow all night especially getting after loosies and noted the lack of practice time (zero) he has had with the team since the season started since he lives in Twin Cities while half the team is in Ontario The game sure did not seem to start that way but once the Shamrox got into the game, they just couldn't be stopped. It was definitely the most disappointing loss of the season because the Swarm had the opportunity to get back in first place. The incentive to win was great but it just seemed like the wind was taken out of their sails. The Swarm were outscored 9-5 in the second half which is the fifth straight game they have been outscored (49-21) in the latter half. The loss is the Swarm's fourth in five games and fourth straight loss on the road. Even with the loss, the Swarm remained in second place, only a half game behind Philadelphia.

The Swarm will now play four straight at Xcel with the first of those four on Saturday, April 5 when they host the New York Titans (6-5), who have won five of six, at 7:00 pm CDT on Hawaiian Night. The Shamrox next game is on the same day as they host Philadelphia.

Game Notes

Pointstreak Swarm Notes


Team Stats Sv/S PIM PP SH S SOG LB FO
Minnesota 47/62 21 4/8 0 69 55 57 17/28
Chicago 45/55 26 2/7 1 76 62 68 11/28


# Minnesota G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
8 Rory McDade 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 3 1 0-0
9 Craig Point 1 2 3 0 1 0 17 15 7 10-11
11 Keith Cromwell 2 1 3 0 2 0 3 2 0 0-0
12 Eric Pacey 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0-0
16 Noah Talbot 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0-0
17 Sean Pollock 2 2 4 0 1 0 15 11 4 0-0
18 Andrew Biers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0-1
19 Chad Culp 0 3 3 4 0 0 6 5 6 0-0
21 Andy Secore 2 5 7 0 0 0 13 8 7 0-0
23 Jon Sullivan 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0-0
27 Colin Achenbach 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0-0
31 Kevin Croswell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-0
34 Nick Inch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
40 Ian Rubel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
44 Ryan Ward 2 1 3 0 0 0 6 6 6 0-0
47 Travis Hill 0 1 1 7 0 0 1 1 4 7-16
50 Ryan Cousins 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 2 5 0-0
93 Nick Patterson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
3 Chris Courtney Did Not Dress
20 Kyle Ross Did Not Dress
24 Justin Norbraten Did Not Dress
26 Ryan Sharp Did Not Dress
73 Dean Hill Did Not Dress
 
# Minnesota MIN GA Saves Shots Dec  
31 Kevin Croswell 18:49 3 11 14 L 0-1  
93 Nick Patterson 41:09 11 36 47   Started
Empty Net 0:02 1 0 1    
 
# Chicago G A Pts PIM PPG SHG S SOG LB FO
4 Carter Livingstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0-0
6 Scott Self 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 8 2-4
11 Mike Hobbins 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0-0
13 Jason Clark 0 2 2 4 0 0 3 3 5 0-0
17 Kevin Fines 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 3-10
18 Josh Wasson 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 4 6-14
23 Callum Crawford 2 0 2 2 0 1 8 7 2 0-0
25 Drew Candy 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0-0
26 Mike Kirk 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 3 0-0
27 Mat Giles 3 3 6 9 1 0 11 8 4 0-0
33 Bill McGlone 0 2 2 0 0 0 8 4 7 0-0
35 Matt Roik 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0-0
42 Jonas Derks 2 1 3 2 0 0 11 6 5 0-0
44 Bobby McBride 1 4 5 0 0 0 3 3 8 0-0
63 Thomas Montour 0 2 2 2 0 0 3 3 6 0-0
71 Kevin Ross 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0-0
88 Cody Jacobs 6 1 7 0 1 0 18 18 0 0-0
43 Derek Collins Back Up Goaltender - Did Not Play
9 Bryan Kazarian Did Not Dress
19 Darryl Gibson Did Not Dress
24 Brock Boyle Did Not Dress
37 Andrew Burkholder Did Not Dress
55 Chris Panos Did Not Dress
 
# Chicago MIN GA Saves Shots Dec
35 Matt Roik 60:00 10 45 55 W 1-1  
43 Derek Collins 0:00 0 0 0    

Scoring
Time MN CHI Team Goal 1st Assist 2nd Assist Notes
First Quarter
0:50 1 0 Minnesota Sean Pollock Travis Hill Andy Secore  
3:07 2 0 Minnesota Ryan Ward Craig Point Chad Culp  
4:43 3 0 Minnesota Rory McDade Chad Culp Eric Pacey  
7:32 4 0 Minnesota Keith Cromwell Sean Pollock   PP
10:12 4 1 Chicago Bobby McBride      
14:51 5 1 Minnesota Keith Cromwell Andy Secore   PP
Second Quarter
3:27 5 2 Chicago Cody Jacobs Jason Clark Jonas Derks  
7:06 5 3 Chicago Scott Self Kevin Fines    
8:59 5 4 Chicago Cody Jacobs Bobby McBride Mat Giles PP
10:42 5 5 Chicago Jonas Derks Thomas Montour    
13:51 5 6 Chicago Cody Jacobs Mat Giles    
Third Quarter
1:53 5 7 Chicago Cody Jacobs Jason Clark Bobby McBride  
4:08 5 8 Chicago Cody Jacobs Mike Hobbins    
4:15 5 9 Chicago Callum Crawford      
10:40 5 10 Chicago Callum Crawford Bill McGlone Thomas Montour SH
Fourth Quarter
0:52 5 11 Chicago Mat Giles Bobby McBride Matt Roik GWG
1:20 6 11 Minnesota Andy Secore Craig Point Keith Cromwell  
5:45 7 11 Minnesota Craig Point Andy Secore Chad Culp PP
6:15 8 11 Minnesota Sean Pollock Ryan Ward Andy Secore PP
8:04 8 12 Chicago Mat Giles Cody Jacobs Kevin Ross PP
10:46 8 13 Chicago Jonas Derks Mat Giles Bill McGlone  
11:59 8 14 Chicago Cody Jacobs Bobby McBride Mike Kirk  
12:21 9 14 Minnesota Andy Secore Sean Pollock    
13:21 9 15 Chicago Mat Giles     EN
14:02 10 15 Minnesota Ryan Ward Andy Secore Rory McDade  


Penalties
Time Team Player Penalty Bench Duration
First Quarter
6:06 Chicago Mat Giles Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
13:08 Chicago Thomas Montour Holding   2:00
14:43 Chicago Mat Giles Goalie Interference   2:00
Second Quarter
8:47 Minnesota Jon Sullivan Checking from Behind   2:00
14:19 Chicago Mike Kirk Roughing   2:00
14:19 Minnesota Noah Talbot Roughing   2:00
14:32 Minnesota Eric Pacey Boarding   2:00
14:32 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
Third Quarter
2:12 Chicago Drew Candy Fighting   5:00
2:12 Minnesota Travis Hill Fighting   5:00
6:07 Chicago Mat Giles High Sticking   5:00
10:52 Minnesota Travis Hill Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
Fourth Quarter
0:00 Chicago Jason Clark Illegal Stick   2:00
0:00 Chicago Jason Clark Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00
0:11 Minnesota Chad Culp Holding   2:00
4:07 Chicago Jonas Derks Delay of Game   2:00
5:18 Chicago Callum Crawford Goalie Interference   2:00
7:48 Minnesota Ryan Cousins Illegal Cross Checking   2:00
13:21 Minnesota Chad Culp Unsportsmanlike Conduct   2:00

Referees
Crew Chief Assistant Referee Technical Referee
4-Roy Condon 59-Ty Wilkinson 70-Jim Weingarten

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