February 1, 2009

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New York Clips Stealth

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The New York Titans defeated the San Jose Stealth 15-14 on Sunday night at Prudential Center. Titans goaltender Matt Vinc made a one-goal lead stand up for the final six minutes of the game as part of a 33 save performance.

Leading 3-2 after the first quarter, the Titans erupted for six goals in the second quarter and took a 9-5 lead into halftime. Six different Titans scored in the quarter, and Stealth goaltender Matt Roik left the game with five minutes remaining in the second quarter, replaced by Aaron Bold.

Colin Doyle scored three goals in the third as the Stealth mounted a comeback. Cam Sedgwick's goal with twelve minutes remaining in the fourth closed the New York lead to one at 13-12. Jamie Rooney's goal with 7:21 remaining turned out to be the game winner.

Jamie Rooney and Jordan Hall each scored three goals for the Titans. Pat Maddalena, Brendan Mundorf and Mike McLellan each scored twice.

Colin Doyle had a monster game for the Stealth, scoring seven goals in the game. Rhys Duch added three goals and Cam Sedgwick scored twice.

New York improved to 6-5, while San Jose dropped to 3-6.


Feb. 28, 2009
MINNESOTA 16, BUFFALO 15

The Minnesota Swarm defeated the Buffalo Bandits, 16-15, in front of a sellout crowd of 18,690 at HSBC Arena on Saturday. The Swarm trailed, 14-11, with under five minutes remaining in regulation, but rallied for five straight goals to steal the win.

Dan Marohl scored the game-winner with one-minute remaining from behind the goal.

Newcomer Aaron Wilson scored a season-high five goals, while Sean Pollock and Kevin Ross each scored three. Chad Culp scored twice.

Kevin Croswell and Nick Patterson split time in goal. Patterson was credited with the win.

John Tavares, Mark Steenhuis and Mike Accursi each scored four goals for Buffalo. Ken Montour was credited with the loss in goal.

PORTLAND 12, PHILADELPHIA 10

The Portland LumberJax defeated the Philadelphia Wings 12-10 on Saturday night at Rose Garden.

Portland got off to a fast start. A pair of goals by Derek Malawsky led the charge as the LumberJax led 5-0 in the first quarter. Philadelphia made a comeback in the second. A pair of goals from Kyle Wailes closed the Portland lead to 6-4 with five minutes remaining in the half. The Jax got a late goal from Malawksy to take a 7-4 halftime lead.

Merrick Thomson scored twice in the third as Philadelphia closed to within at 9-8 after three quarters of play. Portland started to pull away in the fourth. Goals by Peter Morgan, Dan Stroup and Ryan Powell gave the Jax a 12-9 lead with less than seven minutes remaining. Portland goaltender Matt Disher made it stand up, as the home team held on for a 12-10 win.

Portland improved to 5-3, and are close to matching last season's win total (six) at the midway point of their season. Philadelphia falls to 4-6 with the loss. Thomson and Kyle Wailes each scored three goals for the Wings.

ROCHESTER 18, TORONTO 10

The Rochester Knighthawks jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back, defeating the Toronto Rock, 18-10, at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday.

The Knighthawks led, 6-3, after the first quarter, before scoring seven straight goals to take a 13-3 lead in the second.

Shawn Evans scored seven goals, all in the first half, and added seven assists to lead the Knighthawks. Shawn Williams added five goals and five assists, while Gary Gait scored three goals and three assists.

Pat O'Toole made 37 saves in the win.

Luke Wiles led the Rock with three goals, while Blaine Manning added two. Bob Watson was pulled for Curtis Palidwor in the first half, but neither fared too well. Palidwor was credited the loss.

BOSTON 16, SAN JOSE 10

The Boston Blazers defeated the San Jose Stealth, 16-10, at TD Banknorth Garden on Saturday. San Jose led 4-2 after the first quarter, but Boston controlled the game the rest of the way, cruising to their seventh win of the season.

Dan Dawson led the Blazers with four goals and five assists, while Matt Lyons and Brenden Thenhaus each scored three goals and three assists.

Daryl Veltman scored two goals and five assists, while four others added singles. Anthony Cosmo made 26 saves in the win.

Cam Sedgwick., Jeff Zywicki, Tom Johnson and Colin Doyle each scored twice for San Jose. Matt Roik was credited the loss in goal.

CALGARY 12, NEW YORK 10

The Calgary Roughnecks defeated the New York Titans, 12-10, at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

Kaleb Toth scored three goals and three assists to lead Calgary, while Dane Dobbie added three goals and two assists. Six others added singles for the Roughnecks. Matt King got the start in goal and made 33 saves in the win.

The game was tied, 6-6, at halftime, but the Roughnecks held the Titans scoreless for 21 minutes and took an 11-6 lead. Toth scored the eventual game-winner with 10:05 remaining in regulation.

New York rallied late, but was unable to cut the deficit to under two goals.

Brendan Mundorf led a Titans offense which was without team captain Casey Powell for the second consecutive game. Mike McLellan and Jordan Hall each scored twice. Matt Vinc recorded 48 saves in the loss.


Feb. 27, 2009

MINNESOTA 13, TORONTO 10

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- The Minnesota Swarm defeated the Toronto Rock, 13-10, at Air Canada Centre on Friday. Ohio State graduate Kevin Buchanan scored a career-high five goals in the win.

Toronto dominated the first quarter, leading 4-1, but the Swarm battled back to cut the lead to 7-6 at halftime, before outscoring the Rock 5-1 in the third quarter to take an 11-8 lead heading into the fourth.

Former Rock forward Aaron Wilson scored twice, while six others added singles for the Swarm. Travis Hill went 14-for-18 in the faceoff circle, but teammate Kevin Fines only went 1-for-10.

Kevin Croswell got the nod in goal over Nick Patterson, and delivered with 44 saves and only 10 goals against.

Chris Driscoll, Kasey Beirnes and Luke Wiles each scored two goals for the Rock. Bob Watson made 40 saves in the loss.

Minnesota (3-5) meets the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday at HSBC Arena. Toronto (2-6) visits the Boston Blazers on March 14th at TD Banknorth Garden.

PHILADELPHIA 14, EDMONTON 9

EDMONTON - The Philadelphia Wings defeated the Edmonton Rush, 14-9, at Rexall Place on Friday. Merrick Thomson led the Wings with six goals, while AJ Shannon added four.

Andy Secore gave the Rush their only lead of the game with a power play goal in the third minute, but Philadelphia responded with three straight goals to take the lead for good. The teams traded goals in the second quarter, and the Wings led 6-4 at halftime.

The Wings broke open the game in the third quarter, shutting out the Rush, 3-0, to take a 9-4 lead.

Drew Westervelt added two goals for the Wings, while Mat Giles and Pat Heim each added singles. Brandon Miller got the win in goal with 29 saves.

Secore led Edmonton with four goals, while Callum Crawford added two. Chris Levis made 27 saves in the loss.

Philadelphia (4-5) meets Portland on Saturday at the Rose Garden. Edmonton (3-6) hosts the Calgary Roughnecks on March 13th at Rexall Place.


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