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1
Fri, Dec 2
FINAL
Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Vancouver
8
Toronto
19
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
San Diego
15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Albany
11
Buffalo
10
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Rochester
16
Georgia
11
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Colorado
6
Saskatchewan
18
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
Toronto
Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
Vancouver
Calgary
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
Panther City
Las Vegas
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Rochester
Albany
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Georgia
Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
Halifax
New York
Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Dec 31
21:00:00
Panther City
Saskatchewan
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
22:30:00
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Panther City
Rochester
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Buffalo
Georgia
Sat, Jan 7
19:30:00
Toronto
New York
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
Sun, Jan 8
0:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
18:30:00
Albany
Halifax
Fri, Jan 13
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Colorado
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Panther City
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 14
19:30:00
Georgia
Buffalo
Sat, Jan 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Jan 14
22:00:00
Las Vegas
Vancouver
Sun, Jan 15
15:00:00
Rochester
New York
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
19:30:00
Buffalo
Rochester
Fri, Jan 20
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
New York
Albany
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
18:00:00
Rochester
Halifax
Fri, Jan 27
19:00:00
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 28
19:30:00
Buffalo
New York
Sat, Jan 28
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Saskatchewan
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Jan 28
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
21:00:00
Georgia
Colorado
Sat, Feb 4
18:00:00
Calgary
Halifax
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
New York
Toronto
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
Albany
Philadelphia
Sat, Feb 4
19:30:00
Rochester
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Panther City
San Diego
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 4
22:30:00
Colorado
Las Vegas
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
Fri, Feb 10
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Sat, Feb 11
19:00:00
Halifax
Rochester
Sat, Feb 11
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Feb 11
20:00:00
Vancouver
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
21:00:00
Colorado
Calgary
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Albany
Sat, Feb 18
19:30:00
Philadelphia
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 18
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
13:00:00
New York
Halifax
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
21:00:00
Panther City
Colorado
Fri, Feb 24
22:30:00
Calgary
Las Vegas
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
New York
Rochester
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
Albany
Georgia
Sat, Feb 25
20:00:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
18:30:00
Buffalo
Halifax
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
16:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Mar 4
20:00:00
Saskatchewan
Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10
21:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Mar 11
19:00:00
Albany
Toronto
Sat, Mar 11
19:30:00
Philadelphia
New York
Sat, Mar 11
20:30:00
San Diego
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 11
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
San Diego
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
Georgia
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
Toronto
Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Colorado
Buffalo
Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
San Diego
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Toronto
Albany
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Halifax
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Mar 25
21:30:00
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Buffalo
San Diego
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Colorado
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 25
22:30:00
Rochester
Las Vegas
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
20:00:00
New York
Georgia
Fri, Mar 31
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Colorado
Fri, Mar 31
22:00:00
Calgary
San Diego
Sat, Apr 1
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Apr 1
20:00:00
Albany
Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
21:30:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
Sun, Apr 2
13:00:00
Georgia
Halifax
Sun, Apr 2
18:00:00
Rochester
Philadelphia
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Albany
Rochester
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Saskatchewan
Georgia
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Panther City
Calgary
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Vancouver
Colorado
Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
San Diego
Las Vegas
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Colorado
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
New York
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
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Vancouver
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
Calgary
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
New York
Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
Georgia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
Toronto
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sun, Apr 23
15:00:00
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Albany
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Buffalo
Albany
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Halifax
Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
Colorado
San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
New York
Vancouver
Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
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Alive At The Hive: Swarm Over Black Wolves, 12-8

The Minnesota Swarm (5-8) handed the New England Black Wolves (3-8) its third-straight loss with a 12-8 win on Friday night at Xcel Energy Center in front of a crowd of 7,599. The game was the first test of the altered rosters for both teams due to recent transactions, including the swap of former Swarm captain Andrew Suitor with former Black Wolves captain Joel White.

“It was a great win. These guys are awesome; I can’t say enough about them and the coaches and the organization, about how they’ve accepted me,” White said. “Little crazy, little surprised, but it’s a new chapter and I was excited to turn the page. To get the ‘W’ today is huge.”

Minnesota took the season series against the Black Wolves 3-1 with the single loss coming from the last Swarm home game a few weeks ago. Since then, the Swarm have dedicated practices and roster moves to strengthening its defense and unifying the offense, and it’s starting to pay off.

“We lived and learned. We had a tight game with them early in the year and then they came into our barn and caught us off guard with some real slick play,” said Swarm head coach Joe Sullivan. “I think our defense has stepped up in the last 2-3 games to really start to improve and have a little bit of faith in each other and come together. So, it’s a little later than we would have liked, but just the same, we’re getting the results we need now.”

Swarm assistant captain Callum Crawford (3+3) opened the game with a goal that was quickly followed up with another by Corbyn Tao (3+0). The pair went on to each secure a hat trick in the leading charge of an offensive effort.

“The flow in practice has been great. It’s on us as an offense to keep doing that. If we can keep doing that, we can play and beat anybody in this league,” Crawford said. “So, it’s on us to commit ourselves to team ball instead of individual lacrosse.”

Assistant captain Jordan MacIntosh (1+2), forward Miles Thompson (1+2), forward Shayne Jackson (1+3), and forward Dean Hill (1+0) each notched a goal in the team effort. Forward Johnny Powless (1+3) and transition Joel White (1+1) both made a significant impact in their first appearances with the Swarm.

“Johnny Powless came in and really electrified our offense. He didn’t find the back of the net as much as he would’ve liked, but he made other players better on the floor so it’s a great feeling for him,” said Sullivan. “Joel White came in and it seemed like anything that hit the turf he picked up in his stick and was able to clear the ball safely and securely. And then, (White) put a great shot in from far out. That was just incredible.”

“These are my brothers now. I’m a Minnesota Swarm and that’s how I went into it,” said White.

Zach Higgins was a significant factor in the win for the Swarm. He had 30 saves on 38 shots in his defensive prowess and continues to be a force between the posts.

“When Higgins plays like that, we win lacrosse games,” Crawford said. “I think that goes for any team in this league. If you have a really good goaltender, it gives you an opportunity to win every night, and that’s what Higgins has given us.”

After falling behind in the first quarter, the Black Wolves fought their way back to tie the game in the third quarter, but were unable to secure a lead.

“They got up on us early. We put it together there mid-game and then kind of lost some steam at the end,” said Black Wolves assistant coach James Milligan. “Once they got a lead on us, we kept fighting back, but they just kept protecting the lead.”

Brett Bucktooth (3+2) led New England on offense with his hat trick. Pat Saunders (2+4), Kyle Buchanan (1+1) and Kevin Buchanan (1+1) each contributed out the front. Garrett Billings (1+3), who joined the Black Wolves by way of trade just before the deadline on Monday, scored his first goal with his new team in the third quarter.

“We had a different game plan tonight with them and Garrett’s coming off not playing 2014, so he’s a little rusty. He’ll get the rust off and I think he did a great job of doing that,” Milligan said. “Andrew (Suitor) brings a lot of energy and I think he did that tonight. So, we’ve just got to find out how to play with the new guys in the lineup and work those kinks out.”

Black Wolves goalie Evan Kirk saved 38 of 50 shots. Although the Black Wolves couldn’t put it together tonight, the addition of new faces could combine into a powerful force for the remainder of the season.

“They got some great results out of guys like Buchanan and Saunders and then they added Billings and we knew that would be a tough one,” Sullivan said. “But he’s still a little bit away from being 100%. So when he gets there, they’re going to be a real dynamic offense.”

The Swarm have their eyes on a final playoff push and will go for the third-consecutive win focused on that goal.

“We just need to worry about what we can control and that’s winning every game we play to give ourselves a chance to get back in the playoffs,” said Crawford. “We can’t rely on other teams at the end of the season. If we went out and do what we have to do we’re confident that, it’ll be good enough to get us in and that’s what we’re focused on.”

Three Stars of the Game as selected by the media:

1) Callum Crawford
2) Zach Higgins
3) Brett Bucktooth

Both teams will need to recuperate quickly as they head into their next contests tomorrow night. The Swarm head to Rochester to challenge the Knighthawks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch it live on NLL LIVE in the U.S. and on TSN GO in Canada. The Black Wolves will head to Buffalo for a 7:30 pm. ET game against the Bandits. Watch it live in UniversalSports in the U.S. and TSN GO in Canada.

“Rochester won tonight, so that puts us in a tough hole. But that’s what you get when you accept mediocrity for a little while and didn’t execute the way we should’ve. If you want to do anything in this league, you’ve got to beat Rochester. That’s the team to beat,” Sullivan said. “We had luck with them early on in the season and I would suspect that if we go in there and play as tough as we can and stay out of the penalty box and don’t give their offense as many chances as we can, we’ll have some luck with them.”

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