2007 Edmonton Rush season

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2007 Edmonton Rush
League NLL
Division 5th West
2007 record 6-10
Home record 4-4
Road record 2-6
Goals for 160
Goals against 189
General Manager Paul Day
Coach Paul Day
Captain Andrew Turner
Arena Rexall Place
Average attendance 9,602
Team leaders
Goals Chris Gill (37)
Assists Jason Wulder (35)
Points Chris Gill (62)
Penalties in minutes Andrew Turner (34)
Loose Balls Chris McElroy (84)
Wins Curtis Palidwor (5)
Goals against average Curtis Palidwor (10.99)

The Edmonton Rush are a lacrosse team based in Edmonton, Alberta playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2007 season was the 2nd in franchise history.

The Rush improved on their single-victory inaugural season with a respectable 6-10 record, but still finished well out of the playoffs.

Regular season[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

Reference: [1]

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

1 Rochester Knighthawksxyz 16 14 2 .875 0.0 8–0 6–2 249 194 +55 15.56 12.12
2 Buffalo Banditsx 16 10 6 .625 4.0 6–2 4–4 207 188 +19 12.94 11.75
3 Minnesota Swarmx 16 9 7 .562 5.0 4–4 5–3 200 207 -7 12.50 12.94
4 Toronto Rockx 16 6 10 .375 8.0 3–5 3–5 187 183 +4 11.69 11.44
5 Chicago Shamrox 16 6 10 .375 8.0 4–4 2–6 176 191 -15 11.00 11.94
6 Philadelphia Wings 16 6 10 .375 8.0 4–4 2–6 178 186 -8 11.12 11.62
7 New York Titans 16 4 12 .250 10.0 3–5 1–7 195 233 -38 12.19 14.56
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Colorado Mammothxy 16 12 4 .750 0.0 7–1 5–3 209 179 +30 13.06 11.19
2 Calgary Roughnecksx 16 9 7 .562 3.0 4–4 5–3 219 202 +17 13.69 12.62
3 Arizona Stingx 16 9 7 .562 3.0 6–2 3–5 188 181 +7 11.75 11.31
4 San Jose Stealthx 16 9 7 .562 3.0 4–4 5–3 181 170 +11 11.31 10.62
5 Edmonton Rush 16 6 10 .375 6.0 4–4 2–6 160 189 -29 10.00 11.81
6 Portland LumberJax 16 4 12 .250 8.0 3–5 1–7 153 199 -46 9.56 12.44

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:[2]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 6, 2007 Philadelphia Wings Rexall Place W 13–12 9,417 1–0
2 January 13, 2007 Calgary Roughnecks Rexall Place L 12–13 10,702 1–1
3 January 19, 2007 Colorado Mammoth Rexall Place L 9–16 11,065 1–2
4 February 3, 2007 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 7–16 17,804 1–3
5 February 10, 2007 Arizona Sting Rexall Place W 11–9 10,435 2–3
6 February 18, 2007 @ Arizona Sting Jobing.com Arena L 11–12 OT 7,063 2–4
7 February 23, 2007 Portland LumberJax Rexall Place W 9–8 OT 9,177 3–4
8 March 2, 2007 San Jose Stealth Rexall Place L 9–11 9,388 3–5
9 March 16, 2007 Toronto Rock Rexall Place W 12–9 11,547 4–5
10 March 25, 2007 @ San Jose Stealth HP Pavilion at San Jose L 7–14 3,552 4–6
11 March 31, 2007 @ New York Titans Madison Square Garden L 10–11 6,432 4–7
12 April 1, 2007 @ Chicago Shamrox Sears Centre W 8–6 4,665 5–7
13 April 6, 2007 @ Calgary Roughnecks Pengrowth Saddledome W 13–12 13,715 6–7
14 April 7, 2007 @ San Jose Stealth HP Pavilion at San Jose L 8–9 3,845 6–8
15 April 13, 2007 @ Portland LumberJax Rose Garden L 10–14 10,037 6–9
16 April 14, 2007 Calgary Roughnecks Rexall Place L 11–17 14,790 6–10

Player stats[edit]

Reference:[3]

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
Chris Gill 16 37 25 62 54 10
Jimmy Quinlan 16 23 32 55 74 25
Dan Stroup 16 29 22 51 51 6
Jason Wulder 15 10 35 45 50 28
Jamey Bowen 12 11 33 44 32 2
Randy Daly 12 13 28 41 64 9
Ryan O'Connor 9 7 15 22 25 8
Chris McElroy 16 8 6 14 84 31
AJ Shannon 5 5 6 11 13 4
Totals 270 430 305 1016 44

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
Curtis Palidwor 12 709:44 5 7 124 .789 10.48
Pat Campbell 12 221:31 1 3 56 .724 15.17
Kurtis Wagar 8 31:48 0 0 6 .769 11.32
Totals 6 10 189 .770 11.81

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Andrew Turner All-Stars
Chris Gill
Jimmy Quinlan

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 28, 2006 To Edmonton Rush
A.J. Shannon (F)
*1st round pick in 2007 Entry Draft - Mitch Belisle (D)
To Buffalo Bandits
1st round pick in 2006 Entry Draft - Brett Bucktooth (F)
July 13, 2006 To Edmonton Rush
Dan Stroup (F)
Chris Gill (F)
Ryan O'Connor (F)
To Chicago Shamrox
Mat Giles (F)
Jason Clark (F)
1st round pick in 2006 Entry Draft - Josh Wasson (F)
July 27, 2006 To Edmonton Rush
**3rd round pick in 2008 Entry Draft - Mike Leveille (F)
To Arizona Sting
Brad Dairon (F)
August 1, 2006 To Edmonton Rush
Jason Wulder (F)
To Calgary Roughnecks
Kerry Susheski (T)
***2nd round pick in 2007 Entry Draft - Cory Conway (F)
February 9, 2007[4]
To Edmonton Rush
Curtis Palidwor (G)
Conditional 5th round pick in 2007 Entry Draft
To New York Titans
1st round pick in 2007 Entry Draft - Mitch Belisle (D)

*Later traded to the New York Titans
**Later traded to the Philadelphia Wings
***Later traded back to the Portland LumberJax

Entry Draft[edit]

The 2006 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 13, 2006. The Rush made the following selections:

Round Overall Player College/Club
3 28 Kurtis Wagar (G) St. Catharines Jr. A
4 46 Cory Melville (T) Burnaby Jr. A
5 54 Kris Hartzell (D) St. Andrew's College

Roster[edit]

Reference:[5]

No. Position Player
7 Canada Def Allen, Mac
6 Canada Trans Bergman, Cam
15 Canada Fwd Bowen, Jamey
Canada Goalie Campbell, Pat
9 Canada Fwd Daly, Randy
12 United States Def Finck, Dan
25 Canada Fwd Gill, Chris
43 Canada Def Glaves, Rory
21 Canada Trans Hillier, Darren
18 Canada Fwd Howard, Kevin
23 Canada Fwd Jenner, Teddy
44 Canada Trans McElroy, Chris
No. Position Player
19 Canada Trans Melville, Cory
Canada Fwd O'Connor, Ryan
0 Canada Goalie Palidwor, Curtis
81 Canada Fwd Quinlan, Jimmy
11 Canada Trans Roy, Jamie
88 Canada Fwd Shannon, AJ
29 Canada Def Stobart, Buck
8 Canada Fwd Stroup, Dan
26 Canada Def Turner, Andrew
50 Canada Goalie Wagar, Kurtis
2 Canada Def Welsh, Daryl
33 Canada Def Williams, Rob
22 Canada Fwd Wulder, Jason

See also[edit]

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