Realty One

Sunday, December 24, 2017

SASKATOON - Mark Matthews had six goals and seven assists while Ben McIntosh added five goals and four helpers as the Saskatchewan Rush toppled the New England Black Wolves 24-11 on Saturday in National Lacrosse League action.

It was the Rush's 2017-18 home-opener, and the club raised its Western Conference championship banner before the contest.

The 24 goals by the Rush equaled a franchise record.

Robert Church had two goals and six assists, Ryan Keenan struck twice with four assists, while Adrian Sorichetti also added a pair of goals for the Rush (2-0).

Brett Mydske, Curtis Knight, Jeff Cornwall, Chris Corbeil, Ryan Dilks, Jeremy Thomspon and Jeff Shattler supplied the rest of the offence while Evan Kirk made 30 saves for the win.

Sean Evans and Kevin Crowley each had a hat trick for the Black Wolves (1-1), who got singles from Stephan Leblanc, JP Kealey, Matt Spanger, Mark Cockerton and Kevin Buchanan.

Aaron Bold and Doug Jamieson combined to make 40 saves in a losing cause.

(The Canadian Press)


Anonymous said...

Rush Hammer New England tonight in Saskatoon on a frigid winter night but still draw 14,344 fans out for 1st home game. Go Rush !

Anonymous said...

As a Regina guy, congrats to the Rush for drawing over 14k fans. Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

The arena is Saskatoon must have 28,000 seats because it looked half empty!!! Classic Saskatoon tying to fudge their attendance numbers!!!

Anonymous said...

Must be 65000 seats in Regina football stadium when they said 31000 people attended and the stadium was HALF HALF HALF full

What a stupid statement. 11000 season tickets with no shows for cold weather and Xmas

Anonymous said...

doih! of course there's no shows on Christmas Eve. No one's risking suicide bombers!

Anonymous said...

Enough about the attendance, who the hell cares? Were there 14,600 there? Probably not. Were there 14,600 tickets sold? Yes. Was it a game on December 23rd, a day when many travel for the holidays? Yup.

Why can't both cities have teams with "Saskatchewan" in their name that they support?


Morgan said...

Ask the jealous folks in Saskatoon that question? People in regina love Saskatoon... people in Saskatoon are insanely jealous of regina for some reason. It's always been that way and it doesn't appear that it will change any time soon.