2005 Arizona Sting season

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2005 Arizona Sting
League NLL
Division 2nd West
2005 record 9-7
Home record 5-3
Road record 4-4
Goals for 209
Goals against 209
General Manager Bob Hamley
Coach Bob Hamley
Captain Peter Lough
Arena Jobing.com Arena
Average attendance 8,921
Team leaders
Goals Dan Dawson (48)
Assists Dan Dawson (36)
Points Dan Dawson (84)
Penalties in minutes Brock Robertson (30)
Loose Balls Bruce Codd (97)
Wins Mike Miron (5)
Goals against average Ken Montour (11.23)

The Arizona Sting are a lacrosse team based in Arizona playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2005 season was the 5th in franchise history and 2nd as the Sting (formerly the Columbus Landsharks).

The Sting finished 2nd in the West division with a 9-7 record, and hosted the Colorado Mammoth in the opening round of the playoffs. Arizona defeated Colorado 16-13 to advance to the Western division final against the defending champion Calgary Roughnecks. The Sting defeated Calgary 19-15 in Calgary, advancing to the Championship game in only their second year in Arizona. The Sting faced the Toronto Rock in Toronto for the Championship, and with an NLL record crowd of over 19,400 fans,[1] the Rock defeated the Sting 19-13 to win their fifth championship in seven years.

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [2]

East Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Toronto Rockxyz 16 12 4 .750 0.0 6–2 6–2 227 190 +37 14.19 11.88
2 Buffalo Banditsx 16 11 5 .688 1.0 5–3 6–2 217 183 +34 13.56 11.44
3 Rochester Knighthawksx 16 10 6 .625 2.0 5–3 5–3 193 179 +14 12.06 11.19
4 Philadelphia Wings 16 6 10 .375 6.0 3–5 3–5 213 218 -5 13.31 13.62
5 Minnesota Swarm 16 5 11 .312 7.0 2–6 3–5 188 231 -43 11.75 14.44
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Calgary Roughnecksxy 16 10 6 .625 0.0 6–2 4–4 216 208 +8 13.50 13.00
2 Arizona Stingx 16 9 7 .562 1.0 5–3 4–4 209 209 0 13.06 13.06
3 Colorado Mammothx 16 8 8 .500 2.0 5–3 3–5 201 182 +19 12.56 11.38
4 Anaheim Storm 16 5 11 .312 5.0 2–6 3–5 175 212 -37 10.94 13.25
5 San Jose Stealth 16 4 12 .250 6.0 2–6 2–6 170 197 -27 10.62 12.31

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
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game log[edit]

Reference:[3]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 7, 2005 Philadelphia Wings Jobing.com Arena L 9–10 OT 5,903 0–1
2 January 8, 2005 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center W 16–15 17,289 1–1
3 January 15, 2005 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 9–8 OT 7,508 2–1
4 January 21, 2005 San Jose Stealth Jobing.com Arena L 13–14 6,216 2–2
5 January 22, 2005 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome L 14–15 9,886 2–3
6 February 4, 2005 Anaheim Storm Jobing.com Arena W 17–10 6,313 3–3
7 February 13, 2005 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 12–13 OT 16,238 3–4
8 February 18, 2005 Minnesota Swarm Jobing.com Arena W 17–16 OT 6,448 4–4
9 March 11, 2005 San Jose Stealth Jobing.com Arena W 13–12 OT 6,614 5–4
10 March 12, 2005 @ San Jose Stealth HP Pavilion at San Jose W 12–10 5,069 6–4
11 March 18, 2005 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre L 10–18 18,173 6–5
12 March 25, 2005 Calgary Roughnecks Jobing.com Arena W 18–16 6,584 7–5
13 April 3, 2005 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome L 10–17 10,140 7–6
14 April 9, 2005 Colorado Mammoth Jobing.com Arena W 15–12 6,735 8–6
15 April 15, 2005 @ Anaheim Storm Arrowhead Pond W 14–12 5,891 9–6
16 April 16, 2005 Anaheim Storm Jobing.com Arena L 10–11 7,731 9–7

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[4]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal April 22, 2005 Colorado Mammoth Jobing.com Arena W 16–13 5,549 1–0
Division Final April 30, 2005 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome W 19–15 11,468 2–0
Championship Game May 14, 2005 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre L 13–19 19,432 2–1

Player stats[edit]

Reference:[5]

Runners (Top 10)[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; LB = Loose Balls; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts LB PIM
Dan Dawson 16 48 36 84 73 8
Pat Maddalena 16 31 28 59 71 6
Cory Bomberry 15 24 23 47 23 0
Jonas Derks 11 18 22 40 41 8
Lindsay Plunkett 12 14 22 36 49 14
Peter Veltman 15 13 13 26 57 2
Jason Clark 15 13 9 22 46 8
Gewas Schindler 7 6 16 22 15 6
Scott Self 13 4 15 19 64 16
Totals 253 462 218 1082 52

Goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; GA = Goals Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player GP MIN W L GA Sv% GAA
Mike Miron 15 765:12 5 7 169 .740 13.25
Ken Montour 7 208:27 4 0 39 .735 11.23
Totals 9 7 209 .738 13.06

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Bob Hamley Les Bartley Award
Bob Hamley GM of the Year
Dan Dawson First Team All-Pro
Dan Dawson All-Stars
Peter Lough
Scott Self

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

February 2, 2005[6]
To Arizona Sting
Jonas Derks
To Buffalo Bandits
second round pick, 2005 entry draft
second round pick, 2007 entry draft
March 9, 2005[7]
To Arizona Sting
Chris Seller
To Anaheim Storm
Bill Greer
March 24, 2005[8]
To Arizona Sting
Craig Conn
To Minnesota Swarm
first round pick, 2006 entry draft
first round pick, 2007 entry draft
March 24, 2005[8]
To Arizona Sting
Chris Panos
To Colorado Mammoth
third round pick, 2005 entry draft

Roster[edit]

Reference:[9]

No. Position Player
Canada Fwd Beirnes, Kasey
72 Iroquois Fwd Bomberry, Cory
2 Canada Def Bonterre, Troy
13 Canada Fwd Clark, Jason
5 Canada Def Cochrane, Mark
9 Canada Def Codd, Bruce
8 Canada Fwd Conn, Craig
6 Canada Fwd Dawson, Dan
43 Canada Fwd Derks, Jonas
19 Canada Def Gibson, Darryl
Canada Def Greer, Bill
18 Canada Def Halls, Darren
United States Fwd Henderson, Tony
No. Position Player
27 Canada Def Lough, Peter
36 United States Fwd Maddalena, Pat
38 Canada Fwd McKay, Chris
41 Canada Goalie Miron, Mike
29 Iroquois Goalie Montour, Ken
United States Fwd Panos, Chris
11 Canada Fwd Plunkett, Lindsay
23 Canada Def Robertson, Brock
United States Fwd Schindler, Gewas
7 Canada Def Self, Scott
24 Canada Def Seller, Chris
16 Canada Fwd Talbot, Noah
4 Canada Fwd Tinning, Mark
33 Canada Fwd Veltman, Peter

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toronto Wins Edge NLL Championship Game, 19-13". NLL.com. May 14, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2005 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Arizona Sting - 2005 Regular Season - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Arizona Sting - 2005 Playoffs - Game Schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=25951&seasonid=686
  6. ^ "Mammoth Goaltender Retires". NLL.com. February 2, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  7. ^ "Arizona Acquires All-Star Defenseman". NLL.com. March 9, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  8. ^ a b "Conn Traded to Arizona; Toll to Rochester". NLL.com. March 24, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  9. ^ http://pointstreak.com/prostats/teamroster.html?teamid=25951&seasonid=686