Realty One

Saturday, December 16, 2017

TORONTO - Ben McIntosh scored five goals and added an assist as the Saskatchewan Rush won their first game of the season by downing the Toronto Rock 17-9 on Saturday night in National Lacrosse League action.

Robert Church had a hat trick with Curtis Knight, Matthew Dinsdale and Jeff Shattler each striking twice for Saskatchewan (1-0). Adrian Sorichetti, Mark Matthews and Ryan Keenan rounded out the attack.

Brett Hickey replied with a hat trick for the Rock (0-2). Rob Hellyer, Adam Jones, Stephan Leblanc, Tom Schreiber, Damon Edwards and Reid Reinholdt supplied the rest of the offence.

Evan Kirk made 39 saves for the win in net. Nick Rose started for Toronto and turned away 15-of-24 shots before giving way to Brandon Miller, who stopped 25 shots and took the loss.

The Rush were 4 for 5 on the power play and the Rock scored twice on six opportunities with the man advantage.

(Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

One of those games where you don't want to name a player of the game because there were several that were worthy. McIntosh played great, as did Kirk, Matthews and Shattler. A few others as well.

Team looks hungry. 24 goals in their last preseason game and 17 tonight. Punishing defense is back.

Looking forward to next Saturday at the Sasktel Centre.

Anonymous said...

Evan Kirk's acquisition is monumental.After watching swarm storm out to a lead last year one knew bold was the "weakest link"! good on keenan for pulling the trigger..big ben mccintosh is a "beast"!!