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WK
1
Fri, Dec 2
FINAL
Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
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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
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
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
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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
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Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
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Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
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Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
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21:30:00
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Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
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Sun, Apr 23
15:00:00
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Albany
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Philadelphia
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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Lacrosse Magazine: Rush’S Keenan Reflects On Cup Win

After the Edmonton Rush’s 11-10 win over the Toronto Rock for the franchise’s first championship, National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame writer Neil Stevens caught up with Rush general manager and head coach Derek Keenan to reflect on the Champion’s Cup Finals series win on Lacrosse Magazine.

“Derek Keenan is relying on his time-tested and guaranteed-to-please means of relaxation in winding down after a nailbiting conclusion to the NLL season,” Stevens writes.

He’s gone fishing.

Coach Keenan completed his last interview, shook the last hand and headed for Edmonton’s airport after his Rush defeated the Toronto Rock 11-10 Friday night. A flight at 12:30 a.m. local time landed him in Toronto at 6 a.m. EDT. He made his way to a parking lot, turned a key in the ignition of his blue-grey 2009 GMC Sierra pickup and five hours later he was across the Ottawa River headed down a dirt road for 20 minutes until getting to La Reserve Beauchene, a 50,000-acre anglers’ paradise that includes 40 lakes near Temiscaming, Quebec. He’ll be there with three buddies until Wednesday.

“I love to fish,” he explains. “It’s been my pastime for a long, long time – since I was a little kid. I’ll have peace of mind.”

And, he said without a hint of doubt in his voice, plenty of bass and trout.

We asked Keenan en route to La Reserve Beauchene to go through his lineup numerically and offer comments on each of the men he sent out onto the green carpet for the win that earned Edmonton its first Champion’s Cup, and he patiently obliged. Here we go:

2. Brett Mydske. “He did what he always does – e the most consistent defender on the floor. He picked up the last loose ball of the game and finished the game off. He’s a fearless guy. He blocks a lot of shots. He’s typical of our whole group. He’s hard to play against if you’re an offensive player.”

4. Kyle Rubisch. “The last month of the season, he was something special to watch. He was all over the floor knocking down passes, intercepting passes, moving the ball up the floor. He did a great job on their left side with Josh (Sanderson), (Colin) Doyle and (Stephan) Leblanc. He was fantastic.”

6. John Lintz. “He’s the only Edmonton native on the team in the six years I’ve been there and probably one of the most underrated defenders in the league. He’s a solid, solid defender who continues to get better. You grow up playing lacrosse in Alberta, you don’t always play at the highest level, but he made the effort to play at the highest level. He’s another guy on our back end who made a major contribution last night.”

10. Riley Loewen. “He’s a guy who flies under the radar because he doesn’t put up the points that (Zack) Greer and (Mark) Matthews put up. But he’s on that left side creating space for them. He was good in these playoffs.”

13. Jeff Cornwall. “Jeff started us off with our first goal of the game on a quick break. He’s one of the few guys in the league who can do it that well. He ran past three players. He’s a powerful runner. He played great defense all night, too. We challenged him earlier in the season and even sat him out for a game and he responded. He was just outstanding throughout the whole playoffs and again last night. We had a lot of scoring chances early in the game but (Rock goalie Brandon) Miller was awesome. Then Jeff broke through and got us going.”

16. Chris Corbeil. “Chris provided great leadership all season. He’s a great teammate. He plays great defense on the right side, pushes the ball in transition . . . he had some scoring chances Friday night. He’s a special player and a great person, too.”

Keenan lost wife Wendy to cancer Jan. 2 and, in recognition of the trials and tribulations they’ve shared, he was the first person Corbeil handed the title trophy to after accepting it from commissioner George Daniel.

“That was a nice gesture on his part. That’s him, right. As our captain, I talk to him a lot. We’re pretty close.”

17. Robert Church. “He’s a dandy, that guy. The way he plays, he’s got great passion, great skills, quick hands. He’s another really great kid. It’s a pleasure to coach him. He wants to learn. He’s a sponge.”

23. Jarrett Davis. “Jarrett does all the dirty work and more _ transition rushes, defense, shutting off transition. He scored a huge goal in Game 1 in Toronto. He does all the little things well. He just plays hard all the time loose balls off faceoffs, digging in corners. He’s part of our leadership group. He always brings the full 100 per cent. Never takes a shift off.”

24. Ryan Dilks. “We call him MiniRubisch. He does a lot of the things Rubisch does but he’s a smaller guy. Loose balls, leading breakouts, shutting guys down…he did it all again last night. He’s a consistent performer.”

30. Tyler Carlson. “Honestly, and even though he’s our backup goalie, he’s probably the best team guy I’ve ever had. The guys love him. He’s so positive. He’s great on the bench. He’s one of those guys you want to be around. He’s all about the team. He didn’t play very much but there wasn’t one second he questioned his role. He was happy to be a part of the team.”

33. John LaFontaine. “I feel great for Johnny. He’s one of my kids from junior. He was in and out of the lineup. Then, when Nik Bilic got hurt, Johnny moved in and played so well that, even though Nik probably could have played Friday if we needed him to, it was our gut feeling to go with what we had. John plays hard all the time.”

42. Mark Matthews, who scored five goals and was named the game’s MVP. “He wasn’t bad last night, eh? You know what they say about the great ones: they perform in the big games and last night was a big game. He basically carried us from…

Click here to read the full story by Neil Stevens on Lacrosse Magazine. Photo by Dale MacMillan.

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