2008 Minnesota Swarm season

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2008 Minnesota Swarm
League NLL
2008 record 10-6
Home record 6-2
Road record 4-4
Goals for 199
Goals against 196
General Manager Marty O'Neill
Coach Duane Jacobs
Captain Ryan Cousins
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Average attendance 10,331
Team leaders
Goals Ryan Ward (33)
Assists Andy Secore (48)
Points Andy Secore (76)
Penalties in minutes Travis Hill (86)
Loose Balls Travis Hill (108)
Wins Nick Patterson (10)
Goals against average Nick Patterson (11.99)

The Minnesota Swarm are a lacrosse team based in Minnesota playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2008 season was the 4th in franchise history.

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 Buffalo Banditsxyz 16 10 6 .625 0.0 7–2 3–4 203 174 +29 12.69 10.88
2 Minnesota Swarmx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 6–2 4–4 199 196 +3 12.44 12.25
3 New York Titansx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 5–1 5–5 197 186 +11 12.31 11.62
4 Philadelphia Wingsx 16 10 6 .625 0.0 7–1 3–5 225 220 +5 14.06 13.75
5 Rochester Knighthawks 16 8 8 .500 2.0 4–4 4–4 197 171 +26 12.31 10.69
6 Toronto Rock 16 7 9 .438 3.0 4–5 3–4 172 174 -2 10.75 10.88
7 Chicago Shamrox 16 6 10 .375 4.0 3–5 3–5 176 212 -36 11.00 13.25
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 San Jose Stealthxy 16 9 7 .562 0.0 4–4 5–3 185 172 +13 11.56 10.75
2 Colorado Mammothx 16 9 7 .562 0.0 6–2 3–5 184 167 +17 11.50 10.44
3 Calgary Roughnecksx 16 7 9 .438 2.0 5–3 2–6 183 178 +5 11.44 11.12
4 Portland LumberJaxx 16 6 10 .375 3.0 3–5 3–5 179 194 -15 11.19 12.12
5 Edmonton Rush 16 4 12 .250 5.0 3–5 1–7 141 197 -56 8.81 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:[2]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 January 11, 2008 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre W 17–16 OT 13,317 1–0
2 January 12, 2008 Toronto Rock Xcel Energy Center W 11–4 10,104 2–0
3 January 26, 2008 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 18–17 OT 9,686 3–0
4 February 2, 2008 @ San Jose Stealth HP Pavilion at San Jose W 14–12 3,895 4–0
5 February 8, 2008 New York Titans Xcel Energy Center W 16–9 10,204 5–0
6 February 10, 2008 Portland LumberJax Xcel Energy Center W 14–13 OT 11,244 6–0
7 February 16, 2008 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena L 14–16 14,446 6–1
8 February 22, 2008 @ Philadelphia Wings Wachovia Center L 8–17 10,342 6–2
9 March 8, 2008 @ Buffalo Bandits HSBC Arena L 7–11 12,313 6–3
10 March 14, 2008 Chicago Shamrox Xcel Energy Center W 13–9 13,004 7–3
11 March 29, 2008 @ Chicago Shamrox Sears Centre L 10–15 4,036 7–4
12 April 5, 2008 New York Titans Xcel Energy Center W 12–9 10,854 8–4
13 April 12, 2008 Philadelphia Wings Xcel Energy Center W 15–14 OT 12,830 9–4
14 April 19, 2008 Rochester Knighthawks Xcel Energy Center L 8–11 11,568 9–5
15 April 25, 2008 Chicago Shamrox Xcel Energy Center L 10–12 11,439 9–6
16 April 26, 2008 @ Chicago Shamrox Sears Centre W 12–11 6,014 10–6

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[3]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal May 3, 2008 New York Titans Xcel Energy Center L 8–11 11,088 0–1

Player stats[edit]

Reference:[4]

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
Andy Secore 14 28 48 76 59 4
Ryan Ward 16 33 36 69 56 10
Craig Point 16 27 34 61 74 8
Sean Pollock 16 24 36 60 64 26
Chad Culp 16 23 32 55 89 14
Mike Hominuck 7 5 16 21 35 2
Ryan Sharp 15 9 11 20 78 72
Dean Hill 7 9 10 19 9 0
Rory McDade 8 4 13 17 11 4
Totals 313 512 408 1132 46

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
Nick Patterson 16 905:34 10 4 181 .768 11.99
Kevin Croswell 16 63:56 0 2 12 .789 11.26
Totals 10 6 196 .766 12.25

Awards[edit]

Player Award
Craig Point Rookie of the Year
Ryan Cousins Defensive Player of the Year
Marty O'Neill NLL GM of the Year
Craig Point Rookie of the Month, February
Ryan Cousins First-Team All-Pro
Ryan Cousins All-Stars
Nick Patterson
Andy Secore
Ryan Ward

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

March 5, 2008[5]
To Minnesota Swarm
Keith Cromwell (from Philadelphia)
Dan Marohl (from Philadelphia)
second round pick, 2009 entry draft (from Edmonton)
To Edmonton Rush
Mike Hominuck (from Minnesota)
first round pick, 2008 entry draft (from Minnesota)
To Philadelphia Wings
AJ Shannon (from Edmonton)
fourth round pick, 2008 entry draft (from Minnesota)
March 11, 2008[6]
To Minnesota Swarm
Ian Rubel
To Toronto Rock
second round pick, 2009 entry draft

Roster[edit]

Reference:[7]

No. Position Player
27 United States Fwd Achenbach, Colin
18 Canada Def Biers, Andrew
3 United States Def Courtney, Chris
50 Canada Def Cousins, Ryan
11 United States Fwd Cromwell, Keith
31 Canada Goalie Croswell, Kevin
19 Canada Fwd Culp, Chad
 ? Favero, Brad
Goalie Goodleaf, Angus
Canada Def Halls, Darren
Canada Fwd Hill, Dean
47 United States Fwd Hill, Travis
Canada Fwd Hominuck, Mike
34 Canada Def Inch, Nick
 ? Jackson, Marc
Canada Def Kemp, Riley
No. Position Player
7 United States Fwd Marohl, Dan
8 Canada Fwd McDade, Rory
United States Def McLean, Ashton
 ? Milkowski, Kevin
Canada Def Miyashita, Mark
24 Canada Fwd Norbraten, Justin
12 Canada Def Pacey, Eric
93 Canada Goalie Patterson, Nick
9 Iroquois Fwd Point, Craig
17 Canada Fwd Pollock, Sean
20 Canada Def Ross, Kyle
40 Canada Def Rubel, Ian
21 Canada Fwd Secore, Andy
26 Canada Trans Sharp, Ryan
23 Canada Def Sullivan, Jon
16 Canada Fwd Talbot, Noah
44 Canada Fwd Ward, Ryan

See also[edit]

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