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National Lacrosse League: Minnesota Swarm Set Goal Of 4,000 Season Ticket Holders For 2014 Season; Team Celebrates 10th Anniversary Season


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National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (6-9) Start Slow, Lose 17-12 To Minnesota Swarm On April 13; Can Clinch Playoff Spot With Win


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The Colorado Mammoth got off to a sluggish start on Saturday night on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center, trailing 9-2 at halftime to the Minnesota Swarm. Colorado rallied to score 10 goals in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to defeat Minnesota. The Swarm won, 17-12, in a game that would have clinched a playoff berth for the Mammoth.
“I’m still trying to fit into the system,” said Colorado forward Casey Powell, who finished with a team-high four goals and four assists. “Tonight, in the first half, there wasn’t a system. We came out lackadaisical, complacent … and didn’t get into a lot of regular shifts.”
The Mammoth can still clinch a playoff berth when the teams meet next weekend at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., or by way of other scenarios. But on Saturday night, the NLL’s hottest team looked pedestrian at times on both ends of the floor.
“They’re a hard-working offensive team and they never stop moving,” said Mammoth defenseman Creighton Reid of the Swarm. “We had a few lapses late in the shot clock where maybe we were thinking about heading in the other direction and not finishing our defensive shift.”
Colorado had won four of its last five. Now it looks to end the regular season on a high note next Saturday.

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National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth (7-5) Lose To Minnesota Swarm 12-5 On March 16 And Delay Clinching Playoff Slot


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National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth (6-4) Tops Minnesota Swarm 11-8 On March 3


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Rhys Duch delivered his 400th career point as the Washington Stealth powered to a full-game lead in the NLL West with an 11-8 win over the Minnesota Swarm, Sunday before 2,663 at Everett’s Comcast Arena.
With its second consecutive win over a West Division opponent, the now 6-4 Stealth moved a full game ahead of both Edmonton (5-5) and Calgary (5-5), which fell to the Rush on Saturday. Minnesota, now at 3-6, is fourth in the West followed by Colorado at 2-6.
“To be alone in first after ten games in the West is pretty gratifying,” said Stealth Coach Chris Hall. “Even when Minnesota came at us we held up pretty well. I think we earned that tonight.”
In what has become an up-and-down season in a highly competitive NLL West, Sunday’s victory marked the second time in the 2013 campaign where the Stealth put together back-to-back wins since downing defending NLL champion Rochester and then Colorado in the first two games of the season.
“I think we learn game-by-game the offense is showing better signs of chemistry,” Hall said.
For Duch, who entered the game with 395 points, his career milestone came in the unselfish fashion that has characterized the Stealth’s play all season – with his fourth assist of the night on a Brett Bucktooth goal just 30 seconds into the fourth.

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National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (2-2) Defeat Minnesota Swarm 15-9 On Feb 2


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The Colorado Mammoth (2-2) secured their first home win of the 2013 NLL season with a 15-9 win over the Minnesota Swarm (1-3) before a crowd of 16,321 at Pepsi Center on Saturday night.

The win helps erase memories of a poorly-played home loss last weekend as the Mammoth improved to .500 on the year. Colorado showed drastic improvement in all areas of their game, highlighted by a strong defensive performance and a 4-for-5 performance on the power play.

“I challenged the guys after the game last week to dedicate themselves this week and the rest of the season to get where we want to be,” said Mammoth head coach Bob Hamley. “Everybody worked hard tonight.”

John Grant, Jr. led Colorado’s attack once again with five goals and 11 points (5+6) in the game while Mammoth captain Gavin Prout had five points (1+4) in the win.

“We made a point on how terrible we played last week holding the ball, and I was one of the biggest culprits,” Grant said. “This week, I focused on just trying to feed the ball and if I was getting some shots, hopefully I would put them in.”

Colorado’s Jordan McBride opened the scoring in the first two minutes of the game. Minnesota quickly responded with three unanswered goals before the Mammoth fired back on a five-goal run which extended into the second quarter. The Swarm stalled offensively prior to the half ending, adding one goal to their opening frame performance.

Minnesota would start to buzz back in the third, tallying three goals to pull them within two. Colorado’s sticks cooled off meanwhile, with a lone goal in the waning minutes of the quarter courtesy of Sean Pollock.

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National League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The Washington Stealth’s 15-7 Victory Over Minnesota Swarm On Feb 24


The Washington Stealth played host to the Minnesota Swarm on February 24 at the Comcast Arena at Everett. The Swarm won 15-7 thanks to a seven-goal run in the second quarter.

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Lose To Minnesota Swarm 15-7 To Fall To 1-6 Record


The Minnesota Swarm scored seven unanswered goals in the second quarter tonight, ultimately spoiling Washington Stealth Head Coach Chris Hall’s return to the bench with a 15-7 win at the Comcast Arena at Everett.

 The Stealth falls to 1-6 on the season, while Minnesota improves to 4-3.

The first fifteen minutes of the game were highly contested, as the teams played to a 3-3 tie. Ryan Benesch scored twice for the Swarm in the quarter, while the Stealth got goals from Lewis Ratcliff, Dean Hill and Cam Sedgwick. The one glaring difference between the sides in the opening frame was the number of shots taken during the quarter. The Stealth tallied 16 shots on goal, while the Swarm had just six.

The Stealth was without starting goaltender Tyler Richards, who was injured last week against Rochester. Rookie Chris Seidel and the newly-added Matt King split time in goal, allowing 15 goals on 39 shots in the game.

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National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth Stay Unbeaten With 12-7 Win Over Minnesota Swarm Feb 18


John Grant Jr. led a torrid fourth quarter offensive attack with two goals and an assist and Chris Levis turned in his best performance of the season saving 40 of 47 shots.

Grant led the team with four goals and three assists while Cameron Holding opened the scoring, recording his first NLL goal in the 12-7 victory in Minnesota.

Mammoth forward Sean Pollock broke a 7-7 tie late in the fourth quarter with his second tally of the night. Pollock also had three assists concluding a five-point night.

“It was a tough battle all night but in the fourth quarter we found our legs.” Pollock said.

Grant continues to lead the league with 52 points and 23 goals. Grant widened the lead to 10-7 with 3:34 remaining in the fourth quarter.

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National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (5-0) Look To Stay Unbeaten Against Minnesota Swarm On Feb 18 In St. Paul, MN


The undefeated Colorado Mammoth (5-0) will face the Minnesota Swarm (3-2) on Saturday night at 6:00pm MT at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. in the teams’ second match-up of the season.

Colorado, which owns a two-game lead in the West Division over Minnesota and the Calgary Roughnecks, tied a franchise record with 20 goals scored when the teams met on January 14 at Pepsi Center on Opening Night.

In the opener, Mammoth forward John Grant Jr. led all scorers with 11 points (4g, 7a) en route to being named the National Lacrosse League’s Offensive Player of the Week. Mammoth captain Gavin Prout recorded three goals and six assists, while Minnesota forward Callum Crawford matched Prout’s point total (4g, 5a).

The Mammoth, which leads the league in scoring at 14.2 goals per game, is coming off a bye week. The Swarm offense is second best in the NLL, averaging 13.2 scores per contest. Minnesota won both of its games a weekend ago, defeating the Edmonton Rush and Rochester Knighthawks. Friday’s overtime game was the second-longest in league history (72 minutes and 23 seconds), as the Swarm beat the Rush, 10-9. On Sunday, Minnesota defeated Rochester, 9-6.

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National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth Defeat Minnesota Swarm 20-14 In Season Opener As John Grant Jr. Scores 4 Goals With 7 Assists


The Colorado Mammoth immortalized Brian Langtry on Saturday night by retiring his jersey. If the Mammoth hadn’t scored so often, they would have made prognosticator out of him as well in a 20-14 season-opening win against the Minnesota Swarm.

After his No. 6 was raised to the Pepsi Center rafters before the game, the recently-retired forward predicted to the fans that Colorado would win by three. Close enough, according to teammates.

John Grant Jr. (#24) registered 11 points (four goals, seven assists) and Prout surpassed the 800-point mark for his career with three goals and six assists, allowing Colorado to kick off its 10th season by equaling a club record for goals.

“Did he say three? That’s it?” Mammoth captain Gavin Prout quipped. “He obviously has no confidence in this team. But seriously, we had about 18 or 19 Brian Langtrys running around out there tonight.”

Before a small-but-enthusiastic crowd undoubtedly reduced because of the Broncos-Patriots game, the Mammoth broke a five-game losing streak to the Swarm with one of the finest offensive outbursts in team annals.

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