2012 Rochester Knighthawks season

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2012 Rochester Knighthawks
Champion's Cup Winners
East Division Champions
Division 2nd East
2012 record 7-9
Home record 5-3
Road record 2-6
Goals for 191
Goals against 197
General Manager Curt Styres
Coach Mike Hasen
Captain Pat McCready
Arena Blue Cross Arena
Team leaders
Goals Cody Jamieson (36)
Assists Cody Jamieson (49)
Points Cody Jamieson (85)
Penalties in minutes Kyle Laverty (46)
Loose Balls Pat McCready (94)
Wins Matt Vinc (7)
Goals against average Matt Vinc (12.21)

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The Rochester Knighthawks are a lacrosse team based in Rochester, New York, playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2012 season was the 18th in franchise history. After a 7-9 season, the Knighthawks came on strong in the playoffs and won their third NLL Championship, defeating the Edmonton Rush 9-6.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [2]

East Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff
1 Toronto Rockxy 16 9 7 0.563 0.0 3–5 6–2 198 196 +2
2 Rochester Knighthawksx 16 7 9 0.438 2.0 5–3 2–6 191 197 -6
3 Philadelphia Wingsx 16 7 9 0.438 2.0 3–5 4–4 176 207 -31
4 Buffalo Banditsx 16 7 9 0.438 2.0 4–4 3–5 198 204 -6
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff
1 Calgary Roughnecksxyz 16 12 4 0.750 0.0 5–3 7–1 216 170 +46
2 Colorado Mammothx 16 11 5 0.688 1.0 5–3 6–2 217 201 +16
3 Minnesota Swarmx 16 9 7 0.563 3.0 6–2 3–5 202 190 +12
4 Edmonton Rushx 16 6 10 0.375 6.0 4–4 2–6 167 175 -8
5 Washington Stealth 16 4 12 0.250 8.0 2–6 2–6 179 204 -25

x–Clinched playoff berth; c–Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y–Clinched division; z–Clinched best regular season record; GP–Games Played; W–Wins; L–Losses
GBGames back; PCT–Win percentage; Home–Record at Home; Road–Record on the Road; GF–Goals scored; GA–Goals allowed; Diff–Difference between goals scored and allowed

Game log[edit]

Reference:[3]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 14, 2012 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center W 22–12 8,813 1–0
2 January 21, 2012 Buffalo Bandits Blue Cross Arena L 9–12 9,776 1–1
3 January 27, 2012 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre L 11–13 11,862 1–2
4 January 28, 2012 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 11–14 15,210 1–3
5 February 4, 2012 Minnesota Swarm Blue Cross Arena W 16–14 5,267 2–3
6 February 12, 2012 @ Minnesota Swarm Xcel Energy Center L 6–9 8,087 2–4
7 February 18, 2012 Washington Stealth Blue Cross Arena W 15–12 6,163 3–4
8 February 24, 2012 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre L 12–16 10,274 3–5
9 March 3, 2012 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center W 11–8 8,906 4–5
10 March 10, 2012 Buffalo Bandits Blue Cross Arena W 13–10 7,254 5–5
11 March 24, 2012 Toronto Rock Blue Cross Arena L 7–13 5,714 5–6
12 March 31, 2012 Colorado Mammoth Blue Cross Arena L 12–16 5,611 5–7
13 April 6, 2012 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome L 14–15 9,806 5–8
14 April 14, 2012 Calgary Roughnecks Blue Cross Arena W 14–12 5,964 6–8
15 April 21, 2012 @ Buffalo Bandits First Niagara Center L 9–14 18,690 6–9
16 April 28, 2012 Philadelphia Wings Blue Cross Arena W 9–7 8,912 7–9

Playoffs[edit]

Reference:[4]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal May 4, 2012 Philadelphia Wings Blue Cross Arena W 14–13 5,176 1–0
Division Final May 12, 2012 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre W 17–13 9,384 2–0
Championship Game May 19, 2012 Edmonton Rush Blue Cross Arena W 9–6 9,277 3–0

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

September 21, 2011[5]
To Rochester Knighthawks
1st round pick, 2011 entry draft (Johnny Powless)
To Calgary Roughnecks
Shawn Evans
July 25, 2011[6]
To Rochester Knighthawks
Ryan Cousins
Andy Secore
Alex Kedoh-Hill
To Edmonton Rush
Shawn Williams
Aaron Bold
2nd round pick, 2012 entry draft
March 20, 2012[7]
To Rochester Knighthawks
Jamison Koesterer
To Washington Stealth
3rd round pick in 2013 Entry Draft

Dispersal Draft[edit]

The Knighthawks chose the following players in the Boston Blazers dispersal draft:

Round Overall Player
1 5 Mike Kirk
2 14 Casey Powell
3 23 Jack Reid

Entry draft[edit]

The 2011 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 21, 2011.[8] The Knighthawks selected the following players:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 2 Stephen Keogh Syracuse University
1 5 Johnny Powless Six Nations, ON
2 10 Joel White Syracuse University
3 23 Kyle Andrews Brampton, ON
4 32 Shane Cater Six Nations, ON
5 36 Aaron Tackaberry Calgary, AB
5 40 Cal Kitson Brampton, ON
6 45 Kraig Maracle Six Nations, ON
6 49 Grant Catalino University of Maryland

Roster[edit]

2012 Rochester Knighthawks roster
Active (23-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
Forwards
Transition
Practice Squad
  •  4 Canada Jamie Batson
  • 77 Canada Tim O'Brien
  •  6 Canada Joe Smith
Holdout
  • -- Canada Troy Bonterre
  • -- Canada Jamison Koesterer
  •  4 Canada Joel McCready
  • 22 United States Casey Powell
  • -- United States Jack Reid
Protected list
  • -- United States Michael Evans
Unable to play
Head Coach
  • Mike Hasen
Assistant Coaches

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

[1] updated 2011-12-22
NLL Transactions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stamp, Stephen (May 20, 2012). "Knighthawks ride Matt Vinc and second-half surge to Champions Cup title, plus the links". ILIndoor.com. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2012 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rochester Knighthawks – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rochester Knighthawks – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rochester trades Evans to draft Powless". NLL.com. September 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton & Rochester make big trade". NLL.com. October 10, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  7. ^ "2012 Transactions". NLL.com. March 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  8. ^ "2011 Entry Draft results". NLL.com. September 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-10.