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Fri, Dec 2
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Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
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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
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
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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
Las Vegas
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
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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
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Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
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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
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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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Rochester Downs Georgia In Overtime, 11-10

Raise your hand if you thought the Rochester Knighthawks would have a 6-6 record after dropping six straight en route to 2-6. It would have been understandable to write their eulogy. The offense was floundering.

 

Yet there Rochester stands after an 11-10 overtime victory over the Georgia Swarm at the Blue Cross Arena Saturday night. The amount of people that thought it would happen is slim.

 

Yet the locker room believed. When head coach Mike Hasen was asked if he thought he would be conducting interviews of a 6-6 team after the losing streak, he paused.

 

“You know what? You hate to say yes, but yeah,” said Hasen with a chuckle. “Because these guys are in this room for a reason. It’s the character they have. I mean, we knew we were going to come out of it. It may sound cocky. . . but the way we were working inside the dressing room that no one else sees, it just breeds confidence. Right now, it’s showing on the floor. So long story short, I do believe it.”

 

“Oh man,” said Cody Jamieson after the game. “At 2-6, would we have said 6-6? That’s what the ultimate goal was. But at 2-0 when we were at the start of the season, this is a bad spot. We’re lucky. we’re very, very lucky that the East side is as close as it is this year, because we very well could have been out of it by then, losing six in a row. We’re very, very fortunate. We’re very, very lucky, but hard work brings luck. You’ve got to work hard to capitalize on luck. We’ve been having our nose to the grindstone, we’ve been putting in the work.”

 

It was not an easy road to get there. Not the previous three games, and certainly not when Georgia came to town. Jamieson got the scoring started after seven minutes of fast-paced action, but Ian Llord committed a five-minute major penalty for high sticking and the Swarm pounced.

 

Kiel Matisz tied the game only 39 seconds into the penalty, then Lyle Thompson scored 3:34 later to end the power play and give Georgia their first lead of the game. That was the final goal of the first quarter.

 

The Swarm were not done yet. Jordan Hall opened the scoring in the second quarter to increase the lead to 3-1. Despite the three-game winning streak, Rochester could have folded at that point. Swarm goalie Mike Poulin and his defense were limiting the Rochester offense.

 

The veteran leadership stepped up when it could have been a breaking point midway through the second quarter. Jamieson ended the run, then got an assist on Austin Shanks’ lone goal of the night that tied the game. Then Brad Gillies scored in transition to retake the lead 4-3 only 1:36 after Jamieson’s goal. Neither team was able to break through for the rest of the quarter, and the Knighthawks had the 6-4 lead at halftime.

 

It only took Georgia 2:34 into the second half to tie the game. Jordan MacIntosh cut the lead to one, then Jerome Thompson tied it up. In less than three minutes, the atmosphere at the BCA had turned sour.

 

While Jamieson found the back of the net twice in the first half, he was not done on the scoresheet. He collected three assists, including on a last-second power play goal by Joe Resetarits, to help stake the Knighthawks to a 9-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

 

As resilient as Rochester was, the Swarm matched them through the entire game. This time, it took them 7:28 to erase the lead and another 1:31 to take the lead. Lyle Thompson scored twice, Shayne Jackson chipped in one, and then Jerome Thompson got his second of the night to take the lead.

 

Fannell got his second of the game only 35 seconds later to knot it up at 10. The final five minutes of regulation were tense as both teams traded blows and scoring chances.

 

“It’s the lessons learned from the previous 11 games,” Hasen said. “We’ve got a confident group right now, and they’re playing with confidence. We knew we’d have our opportunity to get it.”

 

Then the Swarm had a golden opportunity to win the game in the dying seconds. Billy Dee Smith got ejected from the game after an illegal cross check and game misconduct with only 36 seconds remaining.

 

Georgia worked the clock down with a chance to secure a last-second win. That plan fell short as a Knighthawks defender jumped in front of a shot with under 10 seconds left in regulation, then a floor-length pass nearly connected with Jamieson who streaked off the bench and in on Poulin.

 

The ball bounced harmlessly to the turf and the buzzer sounded, but Jamieson tumbled to the floor too. Jason Noble got his stick in and held Jamieson. The game went to overtime, and instead of the remnants of a five-minute power play for Georgia, fans were treated to four-on-four lacrosse.

 

Lyle Thompson nearly won the game on the first possession, but the ball found iron and bounced away rather than finding the back of the net. The Knighthawks almost won on the next possession but were similarly turned away.

 

Then Resetarits found Kyle Jackson, and he ripped a shot past Poulin after only 1:30 of overtime. 6-6.

 

“We’ve got a lot of young kids in here,” Hasen said. “We’ve got a lot of veterans as well. It’s 18 games of lessons, and we’ve had 12 lessons. We’ve taken the good, we’ve taken the bad. There’s going to be more bad going. But right now, it feels nice to be on the right side.”

 

“That’s the ultimate goal, is to keep getting better every week,” Jamieson said. “I’ve been saying that while we were on our losing streak, I was saying we want to get better every week. That’s it. We’ve just got to keep rolling. It’s tough out there, it’s a tough league. I think the East side is definitely showing it. If you don’t show up a night, take a night off, you’re going to lose. We’ve just got to keep going, keep rolling, try to punch our ticket.”

 

As for Jamieson’s comment on being lucky about just how tight the East Division is? As it stands after the win, Rochester holds the third and final playoff spot in the East over the 5-5 Toronto Rock.

 

Rochester heads back out on the road for a clash with the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday March 17 at 9:00P.M. ET. Georgia returns home to host the Buffalo Bandits on Sunday March 18 at 4:05P.M. ET.

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