2012 Minnesota Swarm season

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2012 Minnesota Swarm
League NLL
Division 3rd West
2012 record 9-7
Home record 6-2
Road record 3-5
Goals for 202
Goals against 190
General Manager Joe Sullivan
Coach Joe Sullivan
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Team leaders
Goals Ryan Benesch (33)
Assists Callum Crawford (58)
Points Callum Crawford (83)
Penalties in minutes Andrew Suitor (74)
Loose Balls Jordan MacIntosh (153)
Wins Tyler Carlson (5)
Goals against average Evan Kirk (9.81)

The 2012 Minnesota Swarm season was the eighth season of the Minnesota Swarm, a lacrosse team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota playing in the National Lacrosse League.

After a 3-3 start, the Swarm fired coach Mike Lines, naming Associate General Manager Joe Sullivan as the new head coach.[1] No reason was given for the move.

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 Rockxy 16 9 7 .562 0.0 3–5 6–2 198 196 +2 12.38 12.25
2 Rochester Knighthawksx 16 7 9 .438 2.0 5–3 2–6 191 197 -6 11.94 12.31
3 Philadelphia Wingsx 16 7 9 .438 2.0 3–5 4–4 176 207 -31 11.00 12.94
4 Buffalo Banditsx 16 7 9 .438 2.0 4–4 3–5 198 204 -6 12.38 12.75
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Calgary Roughnecksxyz 16 12 4 .750 0.0 5–3 7–1 216 170 +46 13.50 10.62
2 Colorado Mammothx 16 11 5 .688 1.0 5–3 6–2 217 201 +16 13.56 12.56
3 Minnesota Swarmx 16 9 7 .562 3.0 6–2 3–5 202 190 +12 12.62 11.88
4 Edmonton Rushx 16 6 10 .375 6.0 4–4 2–6 167 175 -8 10.44 10.94
5 Washington Stealth 16 4 12 .250 8.0 2–6 2–6 179 204 -25 11.19 12.75

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 14, 2012 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 14–20 14,106 0–1
2 January 28, 2012 Buffalo Bandits Xcel Energy Center W 19–11 8,232 1–1
3 February 4, 2012 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 14–16 5,267 1–2
4 February 10, 2012 Edmonton Rush Xcel Energy Center W 10–9 OT 7,012 2–2
5 February 12, 2012 Rochester Knighthawks Xcel Energy Center W 9–6 7,087 3–2
6 February 18, 2012 Colorado Mammoth Xcel Energy Center L 7–12 9,030 3–3
7 February 24, 2012 @ Washington Stealth Comcast Arena at Everett W 15–7 3,755 4–3
8 March 3, 2012 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome W 15–11 7,638 5–3
9 March 17, 2012 @ Buffalo Bandits First Niagara Center L 10–13 15,003 5–4
10 March 25, 2012 @ Washington Stealth Comcast Arena at Everett L 13–20 3,618 5–5
11 March 30, 2012 Calgary Roughnecks Xcel Energy Center L 10–15 8,510 5–6
12 March 31, 2012 @ Edmonton Rush Rexall Place L 8–9 OT 6,011 5–7
13 April 6, 2012 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center W 13–9 8,070 6–7
14 April 14, 2012 Washington Stealth Xcel Energy Center W 14–9 8,239 7–7
15 April 21, 2012 Philadelphia Wings Xcel Energy Center W 15–10 9,357 8–7
16 April 28, 2012 Colorado Mammoth Xcel Energy Center W 16–13 11,297 9–7

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Reference:[4]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal May 5, 2012 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center W 14–10 14,152 1–0
Division Final May 12, 2012 Edmonton Rush Xcel Energy Center L 3–15 6,491 1–1

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 13, 2011[5] To Minnesota Swarm
1st round pick in 2011 Entry Draft
4th round pick in 2011 Entry Draft
2nd round pick in 2012 Entry Draft
To Edmonton Rush
Aaron Wilson
Ryan Cousins
Kevin Croswell
2nd round pick in 2011 Entry Draft
September 6, 2011[6] To Minnesota Swarm
1st round pick in Boston Blazers dispersal draft (Anthony Cosmo)
To Colorado Mammoth
Jon Sullivan
Rory Smith
Sean Pollock
September 9, 2011[7] To Minnesota Swarm
1st round pick in Boston Blazers dispersal draft (Greg Downing)
2nd round pick in 2011 Entry Draft
1st round pick in 2012 Entry Draft
Jeff Gilbert
To Toronto Rock
Josh Sanderson
Nick Inch
October 25, 2011[8] To Minnesota Swarm
4th round pick in 2013 entry draft
To Buffalo Bandits
Mat Giles
February 16, 2012[9] To Minnesota Swarm
1st round pick in 2013 entry draft
1st round pick in 2014 entry draft
To Buffalo Bandits
Anthony Cosmo
March 20, 2012[10] To Minnesota Swarm
3rd round pick in 2013 entry draft
To Colorado Mammoth
Jamie Shewchuk

Dispersal Draft[edit]

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

Round Overall Player
1 3 Anthony Cosmo
1 4 Josh Sanderson
2 13 Mitch Belisle
3 22 Jason Duboe
4 30 Tyler Collins

Entry draft[edit]

The 2011 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 21, 2011.[11] The Swarm selected the following players:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 4 Jordan MacIntosh Rochester Institute of Technology
1 6 Evan Kirk Hobart College
2 12 Corbyn Tao Robert Morris University
3 19 Jay Card Hofstra University
3 27 David Earl Notre Dame University
4 29 Brian Karalunas Villanova University
4 31 Patrick Smith Robert Morris
5 39 Jeremy Boltus Army
6 48 Todd Baxter Denver University

Roster[edit]

2012 Minnesota Swarm roster
Active (20-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 30 Canada Tyler Carlson
  • 35 Canada Evan Kirk
Defensemen
  • 39 Canada Dan Ball
  • 85 United States Mitch Belisle
  • 79 Canada Nik Bilic
  •  4 United States Joe Cinosky
  • 23 Canada Brendon Doran
  • 43 Canada Jeff Gilbert
  • 13 United States Matt Kelly
Forwards
Transition
Practice Squad
  • 27 United States Pat Smith
  • 25 Canada Joe Wasson
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Aime Caines
  • Bob Keast

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

Roster updated 2011-11-29
NLL Transactions

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Names Joe Sullivan Head Coach". NLL.com. February 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2012 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Minnesota Swarm – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Minnesota Swarm – National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton & Minnesota Make Big Trade". NLL.com. July 13, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  6. ^ Jenner, Teddy (September 6, 2011). "Colorado moves 3rd overall dispersal pick to Minnesota for three big names". ILIndoor.com. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Josh Sanderson selected by Minnesota, then traded to Toronto". NLL.com. September 9, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bandits acquire Giles in trade with Swarm". Bandits.com. October 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 
  9. ^ "Bandits acquire Cosmo from Minnesota". Buffalo Bandits web site. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  10. ^ "2012 Transactions". Nll.com. March 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  11. ^ "2011 Entry Draft Results". NLL.com. September 21, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011.