NLL report April 20th

Powered by Randy Staats, with a nine point game, Johnny Powless with a seven-pointer and Lyle Thompson’s six-points, the Georgia Swarm took down the New England Black Wolves, 16-9, Friday night, Apr. 15, in Georgia.

Swarm leaders were: Randy Staats (2G,7A), Johnny Powless (3G,4A), Shane Jackson (3G.5A), Lyle Thompson (3G,3A). New England top guns were: Shawn Evans (2G,3A) and Kevin Crowley (2G,2A).

The last place Toronto Rock shocked the top seeded Buffalo Bandits, 12-9, at the Air Canada Centre, Friday night as well. Alex Kedoh Hill picked up an assist for the Bandits.

Out West Friday night, it was the Saskatchewan Rush 11, Colorado Mammoth 5.

Saturday night’s game results included a 14-9 Buffalo Bandits win over the Toronto Rock, in which Six Nations’ Alex Kedoh Hill scored a goal and assisted on two more for the Bandits.

Georgia hammered the Rochester Knighthawks 17-11 Saturday night as well. Rochester’s Dan Dawson led the offence with two goals and four assists. Six Nations blood, Craig Point (1G,5A), and Cody Jamieson (4G,1A), and some great passing figured in the K-hawks scoring.

Six Nations was well represented in the Swarm lineup as well, contributing to the Swarm win. Randy Staats (2G,4A), Johnny Powless (2G,2A), Lyle Thompson (4G,1A), and Miles Thompson (1G). Sid Smith put in his usual solid effort on the back end. Angus Goodleaf came into the game part way through to relieve starter Matt Vinc making 23 saves. Both he and Vinc allowed eight goals each.

In the West, Saskatchewan downed Colorado 11-8, and it was 13-12, Vancouver over Calgary.

There are three more weeks of regulation play and every game carries with it a growing sense or urgency.

Saturday, April 23, Georgia and New England face-off, Buffalo will be in Rochester, Toronto in Colorado, and Saskatchewan visiting Vancouver, in the West.

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