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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Toronto Sunday: Rock Shuts Down Stealth, 9-6

The Toronto Rock (3-7) held off a late charge from the Vancouver Stealth (3-7) to win its third game of the season, this time by a score of 9-6 on Sunday afternoon at Air Canada Centre. The Rock are now 3-2 at home this season.

Winners of three of their last four games, the Rock have received stellar goaltending over this stretch with Nick Rose earning all three victories in the Toronto net.

“I think we did a good job, limiting them to outside shots,” remarked Rose following a 46-save effort that earned him the game’s first star.  “They didn’t see much of the middle of the floortonight and that’s a credit to our defence.”

Both teams struggled out of the gate offensively with neither team denting the twine in the opening ten minutes.  Then, in a complete script flip from Friday night, it was the Rock that got out front first, leading 2-0.  Nick Rose stopped all 15 shots sent his way in the first.

The Stealth responded quickly in the early going of the second quarter, scoring two goals in 1:33, to tie the game.  It took Brett Hickey only 42 seconds to break up the mini Stealth run.  After Vancouver scored again, Rob Hellyer scored a brilliant diving goal to give the Rock a 4-3 lead at the half.

Toronto buried a pair of goals early in the third quarter as Brock Sorensen scored first of the season and Colin Doyle also tallied, bulging the Rock lead to 7-3.  Vancouver got one late on the power play to draw back to within three goals, trailing 7-4 after three quarters.

Hellyer scored just 22 seconds into the final quarter, it would end up being the game winner.  Garrett Billings scored a pair for the Stealth to keep the visitors within striking distance. Two more for the Rock, including an empty-netter from Brodie Merrill sealed the Rock win.

Rock goal scorers were Hickey and Hellyer with three each with singles from Doyle, Sorensen and Brodie Merrill. Nick Rose won his third game of the season and made 46 saves to earn the victory. Tyler Richards also had a great game for the Stealth, making 36 saves.

“That’s the beauty of having back to back games, you can forget about the loss pretty quickly,” said Hickey about the Rock’s ability to bounce back from Friday’s 15-10 loss to Calgary at home. “The guys in that room don’t quit and we’re still pushing for a playoff spot.”

Three Stars of the Game:

1) Nick Rose
2) Rob Hellyer
3) Tyler Richards

By TorontoRock.com. Photo by Graig Abel.

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