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Rochester Knighthawks Capture Third-Straight NLL Champion’s Cup Title With 3-2 Win Over Calgary


With one last Matt Vinc save at the buzzer, the Rochester Knighthawks made National Lacrosse League history by winning their third-straight Champion's Cup title. The Knighthawks defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 16-10 in Game Two and came back for a 3-2 win in the subsequent tiebreaker mini-game in front of 9,188 fans at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night. The first quarter of Game Two was a fast-paced physical affair. The Roughnecks jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Shawn Evans and Curtis Dickson. Cody Jamieson cut the lead in half for the Knighthawks, but Daryl Veltman extended the Roughnecks' lead to 3-1. Stephen Keogh brought the Knighthawks back within one, 3-2. Then Dan Dawson, who missed Game One of the Champion's Cup Finals in Calgary, tied the game with a power play goal. The first quarter ended with the teams deadlocked at 3. Joe Walters gave the Knighthawks their first lead of the game early in the second quarter. However, the Roughnecks went on a three goal run, including two goals by Dickson to complete his hat trick and one by Jeff Shattler, to take a 6-4 lead. The Knighthawks responded with their own three goal run on goals by Keogh, Cory Vitarelli, and Jamieson to retake the lead, 7-6. A flurry of chances by both sides at the end of the first half went to the wayside, leaving the Knighthawks with a 7-6 lead over the Roughnecks at the half. Vitarelli opened the scoring in the third quarter with a Sportscenter Top 10 worthy behind-the-back goal. That goal was the first in a three-goal run for the Knighthawks finished by goals from defensemen Paul Dawson and Scott Self, giving Rochester a 10-6 lead. The Roughnecks came back with a three goal run of their own with Shattler scoring twice to complete his hat trick and Dane Dobbie adding one. The Knighthawks limped into the intermission between the third and fourth quarters with a 10-9 lead. Dan Dawson oened the scoring in the fourth quarter after snagging a rebound and diving across the crease, keying a four-goal run for the Knighthawks. Jamieson scored his third goal of the night, followed by Dan Dawson scoring his third, and Craig Point caped the run to give Rochester a 14-9 lead.

With one last Matt Vinc save at the buzzer, the Rochester Knighthawks made National Lacrosse League history by winning their third-straight Champion’s Cup title. The Knighthawks defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 16-10 in Game Two and came back for a 3-2 win in the subsequent tiebreaker mini-game in front of 9,188 fans at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night. The first quarter of Game Two was a fast-paced physical affair. The Roughnecks jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Shawn Evans and Curtis Dickson. Cody Jamieson cut the lead in half for the Knighthawks, but Daryl Veltman extended the Roughnecks’ lead to 3-1. Stephen Keogh brought the Knighthawks back within one, 3-2. Then Dan Dawson, who missed Game One of the Champion’s Cup Finals in Calgary, tied the game with a power play goal. The first quarter ended with the teams deadlocked at 3. Joe Walters gave the Knighthawks their first lead of the game early in the second quarter. However, the Roughnecks went on a three goal run, including two goals by Dickson to complete his hat trick and one by Jeff Shattler, to take a 6-4 lead. The Knighthawks responded with their own three goal run on goals by Keogh, Cory Vitarelli, and Jamieson to retake the lead, 7-6. A flurry of chances by both sides at the end of the first half went to the wayside, leaving the Knighthawks with a 7-6 lead over the Roughnecks at the half. Vitarelli opened the scoring in the third quarter with a Sportscenter Top 10 worthy behind-the-back goal. That goal was the first in a three-goal run for the Knighthawks finished by goals from defensemen Paul Dawson and Scott Self, giving Rochester a 10-6 lead. The Roughnecks came back with a three goal run of their own with Shattler scoring twice to complete his hat trick and Dane Dobbie adding one. The Knighthawks limped into the intermission between the third and fourth quarters with a 10-9 lead. Dan Dawson oened the scoring in the fourth quarter after snagging a rebound and diving across the crease, keying a four-goal run for the Knighthawks. Jamieson scored his third goal of the night, followed by Dan Dawson scoring his third, and Craig Point caped the run to give Rochester a 14-9 lead.

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Avance To Third NLL Championship Game In Four Years With 14-13 Win Over Calgary Roughnecks


Washington Stealth 2013 NLL Championship Final Advance

The Washington Stealth are headed to the NLL Championship Game for the third time in four years after their 14-13 road win over the Calgary Roughnecks in the West Division Final at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night.
”Two great lacrosse teams and some phenomenal lacrosse players,” said Stealth head coach Chris Hall. “You are watching some of the best athletes on the planet when you watch these two teams go at it.”
Despite seven second-half goals by Roughnecks forward Curtis Dickson, the Stealth held on for the win in a game that came down to the final possession. Down by one goal with the goalie pulled, Calgary failed to get a shot off with 10 seconds left before Washington cleared the ball down the floor to help the remaining time expire.
Washington lead 2-0 after the first quarter, 8-5 at halftime and 11-10 after the third quarter in a game in which they never trailed.
Stealth forwards Athan Iannucci and Rhys Duch both scored three goals and finished with seven points while goaltender Tyler Richards made 39 saves on 52 shots to help them get back to the title game.
Dickson finished with eight points (7+1) and was the first NLL player to score seven goals in a postseason game since Buffalo Bandits transition player Mark Steenhuis accomplished the feat in 2008. Dane Dobbie scored a hat trick as the only other Roughnecks player to score more than once. Calgary forward Shawn Evans, the NLL’s regular season scoring champ with 112 points, opened the scoring for the Roughnecks early in the second quarter but finished with just three assists the rest of the way.
”Two great lacrosse teams and some phenomenal lacrosse players,” Hall said. “You are watching some of the best athletes on the planet when you watch these two teams go at it.”
The first quarter set the scene for a physical battle in the “Rough House” with both teams setting the pace high and pushing for momentum. The Stealth went up 2-0 after the first quarter, despite the Roughnecks controlling for the better part of the first.

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth (8-6) Secure Playoff Slot With 12-11 Win Over Calgary


Washington Stealth vs Calgary

The Washington Stealth secured its third post-season berth in four years with a come-from-behind 12-11 NLL road victory against the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night before 10,008 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
Washington forward Rhys Duch scored the winning goal with 2:45 remaining after the Stealth’s Dean Hill tied the game just a minute before.
“We were a championship team tonight,” said Duch who took a Mitch McMichael pass and converted the game winner after Calgary goaltender Mike Poulin followed his momentum in front of the goal creating an opportunity for a clean shot.
“Scoring seven of the last nine goals is huge for our confidence, said Duch, whose winner capped a three goal, four assist player-of-the-game performance on the night. It was the ninth hat trick this season for the Victoria, British Columbia native.
Now 8-6 on the season and guaranteed a .500 finish or better for the third time in four years, the Stealth turn its sights on the two remaining regular season home games where it can secure a post-season, home-floor advantage with a successful finish.
Forging a narrow 4-3 lead midway through the second, the Stealth turned its edge into misfortune, giving up five straight scores through the end of the half and into the opening minutes of the third to trail 8-4.

National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (1-2) Defeated 19-12 By Calgary Roughnecks On Jan 25


Colorado Mammoth vs Calgary

Six days ago, the Colorado Mammoth stole a win from the Calgary Roughnecks at Scotiabank Saddledome in Alberta. On Friday night, the Roughnecks got their revenge, beating the Mammoth, 19-12, on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center.
“It’s tough to find a positive after tonight,” said Colorado captain Gavin Prout, whose first of two goals he scored on Friday was the 200th of his Mammoth career.
A week after Roughnecks forward Shawn Evans’ four-goal, three-assist performance was outshined by NLL Offensive Player of the Week John Grant Jr.’s six goals and two helpers, the 26-year-old answered back. Evans finished with 13 points (4g, 9a), 10 of which came before halftime, to set a new franchise single-game points record.
Mammoth forward Sean Pollock, who netted the overtime game-winner last Saturday, scored on the power-play 34 seconds into Friday’s contest, giving Colorado its first lead in regulation this season. Goals by Jamie Lincoln and Mat MacLeod quickly made it 3-0, but Calgary was fast to respond. The Roughnecks would score seven of the next eight to finish the 1st quarter with a 7-4 cushion…and they never looked back.

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National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth Defeat Calgary Roughnecks 13-12 On Jan 19


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Colorado Mammoth vs Calgary Roughnecks

The Colorado Mammoth (1-1) erased a four-goal deficit in the final five minutes of the fourth quarter before Sean Pollock scored the game-winning goal in overtime to beat the Calgary Roughnecks (0-2) by a score of 13-12 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night.
Mammoth forward and 2012 National Lacrosse League MVP John Grant, Jr. scored six goals, often referred to as a “sock trick,” and finished with a game-high eight points (6+2) while teammate Gavin Prout recorded seven points (1+6).
“When you get a guy like Grant Jr. getting six or seven goals, it’s going to be a tough night for us,” said Roughnecks forward Scott Ranger. “We’ve got to eliminate those opportunities.”
Roughnecks forward Shawn Evans made the most of his opportunities by recording a team-high seven points (4+3) in the losing effort.
“If you’re not a lacrosse fan, you sure missed a game tonight,” said Mammoth head coach Bob Hamley. “Very happy to get the ‘W’. We got some timely goals and some momentum at the end which we are thankful for.”
Both teams were coming off of a loss in their first game and had something to prove. Seven different Roughnecks scored first-half goals while Grant, Jr. kept his team within striking distance early with a hat trick in the second quarter as Calgary led 7-4 at halftime.

National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth Drop First Game Of Season 21-10 To Calgary


On the eve of the 2012 National Lacrosse League All-Star Game, the Colorado Mammoth was humbled by the Calgary Roughnecks. Colorado suffered its worst home loss in team history, falling 21-10 to Calgary on Friday night at Pepsi Center.

The Mammoth’s previous worst loss at home was by nine goals on Jan. 10, 2009 versus Portland, a 14-5 game.

Colorado remains in the lead in the West Division, with a one-game cushion over Calgary (5-2).

“They wanted it a little more than we wanted it today,” said Colorado captain Gavin Prout. “There are no excuses. You can’t score one goal in a half – and on transition – and win a game. That is not the way this league works and we had to be better offensively.”

The Mammoth had been the only undefeated team in the NLL coming into the match-up with the Roughnecks, and is now 6-1 overall on the season.

Five Colorado players will be represented at the All-Star game on Saturday at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y.: forwards John Grant Jr., Gavin Prout and Adam Jones, defenseman Rory Smith and goaltender Chris Levis. Grant will captain the West Division All-Star squad.

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National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Lose 12-11 To Calgary Roughnecks Feb 10


 

It was a chaotic evening at the Comcast Arena at Everett tonight, as the Washington Stealth (1-4) and Calgary Roughnecks (3-2) accumulated 141 penalty minutes in the first quarter alone, but followed that up with a back-and-forth battle between a pair of talented lacrosse teams.

A goal with two minutes left in regulation proved to be the difference as the Roughnecks left Everett with a 12-11 victory.

There were fireworks from the opening face-off in this one as two heavyweights, the Stealth’s Jeff Moleski and Calgary’s Geoff Snider dropped the gloves to set the tone for the evening. From that erupted four more fights in the quarter. But following the first quarter outbursts, the two teams combined for just 21 minutes of penalties the rest of the game.

The Roughnecks scored the first two goals of the game, with the Stealth answering with goals from Rhys Duch and Brett Bucktooth. The first quarter ended with the score knotted at two.

The teams traded goal-scoring blows for the remaining 45 minutes of action, ending the second quarter tied at six and the third quarter tied at eight. Stealth goaltender Tyler Richards was stellar in goal all night, making 39 of his career-high 59 saves in the first half.

“Tyler was amazing for us tonight,” said Stealth assistant coach Art Webster. “We should have won this game based on his play. He proved that he’s one of the top goaltenders in the world tonight.”

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