Knighthawks fall to Swarm in preseason finale
SIX NATIONS — The Rochester Knighthawks dropped their preseason finale, 12-5, to the Georgia Swarm Saturday night at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena (ILA) in Six Nations.
Rochester finished its exhibition schedule with a 2-1 record, while Georgia improved to 1-1.
Josh Currier led the Knighthawks with two goals to finish the preseason with three goals and one assist. After missing the final six games of last season with an injury, the second-year pro has made great strides to get ready for the 2017-18 campaign.
“It’s been nice to get back out there playing,” he said. “I am starting to feel great again.”
Rochester got on the board at 14:11 of the second quarter when Currier whipped a shot to the far pipe. The power-play tally, which cut the deficit to 4-1, was assisted by Dan Dawson and Kyle Jackson. His second of the contest was a backhander midway through the second quarter that eluded Mike Poulin.
Rochester also received goals from Austin Shanks, Cory Vitarelli and Jackson, who finished the contest with three points (1+2). Dawson, who assisted on Jackson’s goal, ended the night with a pair of assists. In goal, the Knighthawks were backstopped by 32 saves from Matt Vinc, and five from Angus Goodleaf.
In one week, Rochester opens the regular season season on Saturday, Dec. 9 against the Calgary Roughnecks. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena.