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Sunday, April 9, 2017

RUSH 16 STEALTH 12


Saskatoon SK- The Saskatchewan Rush remained the National Lacrosse League's only undefeated team at home and in the process clinched a home playoff date with a 16-12 victory over the Vancouver Stealth Saturday night in Saskatoon.

Mark Matthews led the Rush attack with seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) while Adam Jones notched four goals, including a pair during Saskatchewan's six-goal outburst in the third quarter. The Rush (10-4) now lead Colorado by 2½ games in the West Division and hold a game in-hand on the Mammoth, while the Stealth (6-9) fall one-half game behind Calgary for the third and final playoff spot.

"It was a really good win for us," said Rush GM/head coach Derek Keenan, who tied the mark for the all-time lead in NLL coaching wins with his 121st victory behind the bench.

"Defensively, we were outstanding. We executed in the defensive end exactly the way we had planned, and offensively, we really got going."

The two-time defending Champion's Cup title-holders can finish no worse than second in the division and picked up the key victory before a sellout crowd of 15,045 at the SaskTel Centre.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Another Sellout for the Rush in Saskatoon. 15,045 in attendance. Why don't we have a Soccer team in Regina ?

Anonymous said...

I talked to a couple people that attended the game tonight in saskatoon and they said that the attendance numbers were definitely inflated. Lots of empty seats in the old Sask Place. Quiet as well. Classic saskatoon...

Anonymous said...

I have a friend that happens to have a Box seating area for a Radio Station and he said it was so noisy you could not hear the person next to you and he didn't see a seat in the place that was empty.

Anonymous said...

Lol at both comments, obviously BS.

Anonymous said...

Classic Saskatoon? Because it's unique to that city and never happens elsewhere? Yeesh.

Jim said...

Why bash the Rush. Did you check out that new gift the the Rush gave the Riders in front of the new stadium. The Rush are giving there support to the Pats and Bronocs in the playoffs and there holding a training camp in Regina coming up soon. The PA announcer is out of Regina.
Jealousy gets you know where.

Anonymous said...

I was there,,, only Regina sold tickets were unoccupied about 3 seats

Anonymous said...

It's hilarious to see these comments from buffoons above. Obviously never been to a game anywhere. Ever stop to think people going to washroom using concessions going for a beer, meeting people in the concourse. There is also a pub upstairs that holds a couple hundred people as well.Maybe you've never seen one before. It's called a scanner. They scan your ticket it as you walk in the door. So before you flap your lips about attendance maybe use a little bit of intellect before posting. Cheers Darren

Anonymous said...

eff off with soccer

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Rush and the people of Saskatoon who support them. This coming from a Regina guy that likes everything about Saskatoon except their sports teams. It would be nice if the Rush would consider playing a pre season game down here.

bobd said...

Good idea on the pre-season Rush game in Regina.

Morgan said...

Man are the Rush ever a powerhouse! They looked poised to win another championship! Go Rush Go!!!