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Fri, Dec 2
FINAL
Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
17:00:00
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Sat, Dec 3
19:30:00
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Sat, Dec 3
19:30:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Dec 3
20:00:00
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Sat, Dec 3
20:30:00
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WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
20:30:00
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Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
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Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
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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
Fri, Mar 3
21:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
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
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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
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Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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Colorado
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
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Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
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Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
Calgary
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
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Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
Georgia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
Toronto
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
Colorado
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
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San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
New York
Vancouver
Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
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Captain’s Log: Chris Corbeil

Redemption.

It stings.

One moment, one mistake and bam, the tide shifts and you’re watching someone else celebrate a victory that you had hoped to earn. It’s an instant that plagued Saskatchewan Rush captain, Chris Corbeil all off season.

The infamous moment that the ball “exploded” off his stick in the 2017 Champions Cup finals against the Georgia Swarm.

“So we pulled our goaltender,” Corbeil began to recount,  “They doubled the ball (which means they were leaving one guy open), I happened to be that guy. Jeremy (Thompson) gave me a pretty good pass,” then Corbeil paused, searching for the words to best encapsulate the moment.

“Just one of those (passes) that hit my stick, I wasn’t thinking about it and it just sort of exploded off of it and they picked up the ball.”

That play lead to a Georgia goal, which led to overtime. Where Georgia Swarm’s Miles Thompson played hero.

“It all happened in 8.5 seconds, but it seemed to take forever to unfold.”

In Corbeil’s mind he then became, both literally and figuratively,  “the guy who dropped the ball”. A line he’s used before and one, in my estimation, that he uses as humor to help mask the pain that has yet to fully subside.

In arduous situations it’s easy for us to deflect blame when things go wrong. Whether it’s on someone else or through go-to mantras:

We’re only human. Everything happens for a reason. It’s something that you can learn from.

However, Corbeil isn’t looking for an excuse to shield him from the agony of that moment, he just wants another crack at the title and a chance for atonement.

“Not to make too big a deal out of it, but it was a tough time honestly, in that week or two immediately following that. I’ve been waiting for a shot at redemption and a chance to put that all behind me for a long time.” Corbeil said.

Everyone else involved in the play attempted to shoulder the burden for what happened.  Specifically Jeremy Thompson and head coach Derek Keenan, but Corbeil insists that the brunt of the responsibility should fall squarely on this chest.  Whether that’s warranted or not, it is a quality you admire in a captain, a role that Corbeil takes very seriously.

“I kind of shy away from the recognition (that donning the C can bring) but I see it as a great honor to be the captain of a team. So, when Derek (Keenan) approached me and asked me to do it, I was thrilled. It’s something I embraced and was pretty excited about. I never dreamed I’d play in the NLL, let alone be that captain of a team, let alone win a championship as the captain of that team!”

Having taken over the reins from current Rush defensive coach, Jimmy Quinlan in 2013, Corbeil has grown from a young and excited captain to one that likes to have his finger on the pulse of his team, a role responsibility that can be tricky.

Managing people and personalities demands a degree of difficulty higher than a no-look, behind the back shovel that ends up top corner. It’s probably one of the more delicate balances to strike.

Imagine being an office manager and having to navigate strong personalities with multiple idiosyncrasies on a daily basis?  A captain is tasked with doing just that, but in a high intensity and ultra-competitive environment. Helping Corbeil navigate that tough terrain has been Quinlan who’s always there for council when needed.

“(I was) extremely fortunate that he (Quinlan) stayed on board right away (following his retirement) so there was no time without him. It was very simple to pull Jim aside at practice or after a game and ask, ‘what would you do in this situation, how would you approach it?’ because he was a guy, as captain, that had a lot of respect from his teammates and who I try to model my leadership style after.”

Corbeil recounted a dilemma he faced when a Rush player wasn’t fitting in, he was uncertain how to handle the situation.  “(There was) attitude issues from a player in the past that was struggling to fit in with the team. You don’t exactly know how to approach that all the time. Do you coddle them and bring them in by giving them special, favorable treatment or do you take a tough love approach with them, right?”

Faced with the prospect of one guy making it impossible for Saskatchewan to be a solid, cohesive unit Corbeil went to Jim. A guy who’d dealt with situations like this in the past and whose advice was not only sage but quite clinical. As if you sought out a psychology professional.  “He sort of walked me through it,  ‘well depending on what the issue is and what this guy sees as the problem,’ Quinlan mused, ‘if you can dive down to the root as to why this guy thinks he not fitting in or what his problem with the team is, you can sort of figure out what your approach is going to be.  But you have to figure out the root cause before you can sort of tackle it.’”, Corbeil said.

WWJD. What Would Jim Do? I don’t think you’ll find Corbeil with a bracelet or shirt displaying that personal motto, but there is no doubt how invaluable and meaningful Quinlan’s impact on Corbeil’s career has been. He’s someone that Corbeil has always relied on, from the moment he took on the ‘C’ to the most tumultuous moment of his career.

The overarching theme in Corbeil’s tenure is that you’re never left to fight battles alone. On the field or off it. So despite being the glue that’s supposed to hold it all together, when things hit the fan your relationships within the organization are cemented when everyone else bonds together to help you get through the difficult moments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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