Colorado Mammoth Win 2022 NLL Cup Game Recap

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PLAYOFFS
WK
1
Fri, May 6
FINAL/OT
Thunderbirds
13
Rock
14
Fri, May 6
FINAL
Mammoth
16
Roughnecks
12
Sat, May 7
FINAL
FireWolves
5
Bandits
10
Sat, May 7
FINAL
Wings
8
Seals
9
PLAYOFFS
WK
2
Fri, May 13
FINAL
Mammoth
14
Seals
12
Sun, May 15
FINAL
Rock
17
Bandits
18
PLAYOFFS
WK
3
Sat, May 21
FINAL
Bandits
10
Rock
9
Sat, May 21
FINAL/OT
Seals
11
Mammoth
10
PLAYOFFS
WK
4
Sat, May 28
FINAL
Mammoth
15
Seals
13
PLAYOFFS
WK
5
Sat, Jun 4
FINAL
Mammoth
14
Bandits
15
PLAYOFFS
WK
6
Sat, Jun 11
FINAL
Bandits
8
Mammoth
11
PLAYOFFS
WK
7
Sat, Jun 18
FINAL
Mammoth
10
Bandits
8
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Stealth Looking To Get Back On Track

By Gary Ahuja / NLL.com Correspondent

Photo by Dan Brodie / Vancouver Stealth

The Vancouver Stealth are hoping getting back on the road can get the team back on the winning track.

The Stealth posted back-to-back road victories to open the National Lacrosse League season earlier this month, but failed to build off that momentum, dropping a 14-10 decision to the Calgary Roughnecks last Saturday at the Langley Events Centre in their home opener.

The Stealth scored the first goal of the game but then fell behind and could not get back on even terms the rest of the way.

“We have to play a full 60 minutes,” said Stealth head coach Jamie Batley. “We have to play better defensively. I thought we looked tired defensively.”

Timely saves would help as well. In the first two games, Tyler Richards stopped 79 of 99 shots. But Calgary chased him from the crease on Saturday in the second quarter after scoring eight goals on 17 shots. Tye Belanger filled in nicely, stopping 21 of 27 shots.

Another sore spot from Saturday’s defeat was the Stealth transition game, or more specifically, the lack of a transition. Not a single Vancouver goal came from the transition and Batley says that cannot happen again.

“When the ball is turned over, we have to be quick on our feet,” he said.

At 2-1 on the season, Vancouver is in better shape than their opponent on Saturday, the 0-2 Buffalo Bandits. The game takes place on Saturday, January 21st, at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo. The ball is set to drop at 7:30p.m. EST. 

The Bandits are winless in two tries this season and will be without 2016 NLL MVP Dhane Smith for this weekend’s contest, as Smith left their last game with a lower body injury and has already been ruled out.

As has been the case early this season, the Stealth offense should be directed by Rhys Duch (10G-13A) and Corey Small (9G-11A), who rank first and second in league scoring respectively. 

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