On Saturday evening at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, the Stealth got a game winning goal from Rhys Duch of Victoria, British Columbia with 6:54 left in the fourth quarter to break a 13-13 deadlock.
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The Calgary Roughnecks have advanced to the National Lacrosse League west division final after a 15-10 win over the Colorado Mammoth in the west division semi-final at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night.
Forward and transition player Jeff Shattler of Edmonton, Alberta led the Roughnecks in scoring with three goals and four assists. Shattler also led both teams with ten shots on goal.
The first half was even with the score tied at 7 heading into the break, but the Roughnecks dominated the third quarter. They outscored Colorado 4-0, thanks to two shorthanded goals (one by Shattler and the other from Scott Ranger).
Last night in Rochester, the Edmonton Rush continued to play great defense, but at the end of the day couldn’t get the job done by scoring enough goals as the Knighthawks defeated the Rush 9-6.
Despite having a convincing 5-1 lead at halftime, the Rush played a poor third quarter where the Knighthawks outscored the Rush 6-0.
This was not the first time this season the Knighthawks had a great comeback. I had the privilege of watching the Knighthawks play in Calgary live and in person April 6 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Despite trailing the Roughnecks 11-5 at the half, Rochester had a great second half before losing 15-14 on that particular night.
This was the third championship in Knighthawks franchise history as they also won in 1997 and 2007.
Victoria Day Weekend Sports Preview–NHL & NBA Playoffs, NLL Championship, Memorial Cup, Preakness, UEFA Champions League Final, World Hockey Championship & MLBSaturday, May 19th, 2012
For the first time in franchise history, the Edmonton Rush are in championship game. Tonight in New York state, the Rush take on the Rochester Knighthawks for the 2012 Champion’s Cup (Shaw HD, 5:30pm).
Now I’m not a huge supporter of a team with a losing record in the regular season making the playoffs, as the Rush were 6-10 and in fourth place in the Western Division, but you have to give the team credit for getting hot at just the right time.
In one of the grittiest defensive playoff performances in the history of the National Lacrosse League, the Edmonton Rush only allowed three goals the entire game Saturday en route to a 15-3 win over the Minnesota Swarm in the Western Final.
I know Calgary Roughnecks goaltender Mike Poulin was named the National Lacrosse League’s top goaltender on Thursday, but the play of Edmonton goaltender Aaron Bold cannot be ignored. Bold made 39 saves on 42 shots in a magnificent performance and one for the ages. According to the Canadian Press, there was a span of 37:50 when the Swarm could not score.
Edmonton is trying to win the championship despite going 6-10 in the regular season. They will play the Rochester Knighthawks in the Champion’s Cup next Saturday in upstate New York. The Knighthawks defeated the Toronto Rock 17-13. The Rock were the defending NLL Champions.
Despite an excellent regular season, the Calgary Roughnecks were stunned 19-11 to the Edmonton Rush in the western semi-final of the 2012 NLL Playoffs.
According to the Canadian Press, Ryan Ward led the Rush offensive attack with five goals and six assists. Corey Small also had a huge game with five goals and three assists while Tom Johnson recorded a hat trick.
Roughnecks goaltender Mike Poulin, who had been suffering from an injury the last while, was pulled after giving up six first quarter goals. Frank Scigliano replaced Poulin but didn’t play mich better.
This week on 15 Minutes of Fame we’re discussing some potential trades from around the NHL, Alex Ovechkin’s work ethic and news that former Oiler Mike Comrie is calling it a career. As well, we look at what the Edmonton Eskimos did in the opening days of CFL free agency, what LeBron James said about returning to Cleveland and the circus that surrounded the recent fight between Vitali Klitschko and Dereck Chisora.
In the GABBYs: Teemu Selanne, the Detroit Red Wings, Brad Marchand, the Rochester Knighthawks, Roburt Sallie and Brazilian soccer club XV de Jau. The Punchline this week is the “Piggyback Bandit,” Sherwin Shayegan.