Following Week #10 in the National Lacrosse League regular season, the New England Black Wolves are in first place in the east with five wins and three losses. Buffalo shares the lead with a record of six wins and four losses having played two more games than New England.
The Rochester Knighthawks are one game back with four wins and four losses and Georgia is a game and a half out of first having won three and lost four. Last in the east is the once powerful Toronto Rock with a disappointing two wins against six losses.
Saturday Mar. 5, the Knighthawks traveled west to face the western conference leaders, the Calgary Roughnecks.
It took seven point games by Dan Dawson and by Cody Jamieson and overtime to do it but the K-hawks pulled out a 9-8 win.
Calgary led 3-2 after the first quarter but Rochester scored twice in the second carry a 4-3 lead into the half time intermission. Calgary evened the score at 7-7 in the third quarter. Jamieson scored his fourth of the game to give Rochester a narrow lead a little more than six minutes remaining, but Calgary’s Curtis Dickson answered with his fourth of the game sending it into overtime.
The suspense didn’t last long as Dan Dawson closed the book 1:16 into the extra frame in front of 9,101 disappointed Calgary fans.
Elsewhere around the league, the Colorado Mammoth outlasted the New England Black Wolves 14-13. The Mammoth jumped out in front 4-0 in the first quarter led by Adam Jones who made NLL history scoring at least one goal in his past 56 starts. In fact by the end of the night he would record seven with an additional assist.
New England got into the game with three minutes remaining in the opening quarter. The Black Wolves attacked in the second out scoring Colorado 6-2 to hold a 7-6 lead at the half.
The Mammoth pushed back the Wolves attack in the third quarter with three goals allowing only one to take a one-goal, 9-8 lead.
Each team scored five in the fourth quarter including New England’s game winner scored by Pat Saunders with an extra attacker on the floor with 45 seconds remaining.
In the third game of the week, it was the Buffalo Bandits taking a 13-8 win out of the Langley Events Centre over the Vancouver Stealth.