2013 Minnesota Swarm season

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2013 Minnesota Swarm
League NLL
Division 5th West
2013 record 7 – 9
Home record 5 – 3
Road record 2 – 6
Goals for 219
Goals against 202
General Manager Joe Sullivan
Coach Joe Sullivan
Captain Andrew Suitor
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Team leaders
Goals Ryan Benesch (34)
Assists Callum Crawford (63)
Points Callum Crawford (95)
Penalties in minutes Tyler Hass (41)
Loose Balls Jordan MacIntosh (197)
Wins Tyler Carlson (4)
Goals against average Tyler Carlson (11.04)

The 2013 Minnesota Swarm season was the ninth season of the Minnesota Swarm, a lacrosse team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota playing in the National Lacrosse League.

The season did not start the way the Swarm might have hoped. Five of their first six games were decided by a single goal, but the Swarm only won two of them. They fell to 3-7 before dominating three straight home games, winning by 7, 9, and 14 goals. They finished at 7-9, good for fifth in the West but thanks to the Buffalo Bandits' 6-10 record, the Swarm crossed over to the Eastern division and made the playoffs.

In the first round, they had another dominating game, defeating the regular season champion Toronto Rock 20-11 in Toronto. But their visit to the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester was less successful, and the eventual champion Knighthawks ended the Swarm's season with a 12-10 win.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Reference: [1]

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

1 Toronto Rockxyz 16 10 6 .625 0.0 5–3 5–3 194 176 +18 12.12 11.00
2 Rochester Knighthawksx 16 8 8 .500 2.0 3–5 5–3 179 165 +14 11.19 10.31
3 Philadelphia Wingsx 16 7 9 .438 3.0 4–4 3–5 170 207 -37 10.62 12.94
4 Buffalo Bandits 16 6 10 .375 4.0 2–6 4–4 171 211 -40 10.69 13.19
West Division
P Team GP W L PCT GB Home Road GF GA Diff GF/GP GA/GP

1 Calgary Roughnecksxy 16 9 7 .562 0.0 3–5 6–2 222 211 +11 13.88 13.19
2 Washington Stealthx 16 9 7 .562 0.0 5–3 4–4 193 192 +1 12.06 12.00
3 Edmonton Rushx 16 9 7 .562 0.0 2–6 7–1 203 170 +33 12.69 10.62
4 Colorado Mammothx 16 7 9 .438 2.0 3–5 4–4 185 202 -17 11.56 12.62
5 Minnesota Swarmc 16 7 9 .438 2.0 5–3 2–6 219 202 +17 13.69 12.62

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 12, 2013 @ Buffalo Bandits First Niagara Center L 12–13 15,238 0–1
2 January 25, 2013 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre L 12–13 10,504 0–2
3 January 26, 2013 Washington Stealth Xcel Energy Center W 15–14 8,782 1–2
4 February 2, 2013 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 9–15 16,231 1–3
5 February 8, 2013 Toronto Rock Xcel Energy Center W 13–12 OT 7,722 2–3
6 February 16, 2013 Calgary Roughnecks Xcel Energy Center L 16–17 8,254 2–4
7 February 22, 2013 @ Edmonton Rush Rexall Place W 13–8 6,292 3–4
8 February 24, 2013 Edmonton Rush Xcel Energy Center L 9–14 6,882 3–5
9 March 3, 2013 @ Washington Stealth Comcast Arena L 8–11 2,663 3–6
10 March 8, 2013 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome L 15–19 8,622 3–7
11 March 16, 2013 Washington Stealth Xcel Energy Center W 12–5 7,830 4–7
12 March 29, 2013 Philadelphia Wings Xcel Energy Center W 20–11 8,079 5–7
13 April 6, 2013 Buffalo Bandits Xcel Energy Center W 21–7 10,167 6–7
14 April 7, 2013 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center L 13–15 6,861 6–8
15 April 13, 2013 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center W 17–12 17,622 7–8
16 April 20, 2013 Colorado Mammoth Xcel Energy Center L 14–16 12,214 7–9

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
Division Semifinal April 28, 2013 @ Toronto Rock Air Canada Centre W 20–11 9,066 1–0
Division Final May 4, 2013 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena L 10–12 5,096 1–1

Roster[edit]

2013 Minnesota Swarm roster
Active (20-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
  • 39 Canada Dan Ball
  • 85 United States Mitch Belisle
  • 79 Canada Nik Bilic
  • 10 Canada Alex Crepinsek
  •  8 United States Greg Downing
  •  4 United States Jeff Gilbert (A)
Forwards
  • 21 Canada Ryan Benesch
  • 77 Canada Jay Card
  • 98 Canada Callum Crawford (C)
  • 66 United States Matt Gibson
  • 81 Canada Josh Gillam
  • 32 Canada Shayne Jackson
  • 27 United States Pat Smith
  • 84 Canada Corbyn Tao
Transition
  • 33 United States David Earl
  •  9 Canada Tyler Hass
  • 24 Canada Jordan MacIntosh
  • 46 Canada Kiel Matisz
  •  3 Canada Brock Sorensen
  • 20 Canada Andrew Suitor (C)
  • 22 Canada Andrew Watt
Practice Squad
  • 89 Canada Ryan Masters
  • 16 United States Michael O'Brien
Head Coach
  • Joe Sullivan
Assistant Coaches
  • Aime Caines
  • Bobby Keast

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

[1] updated 2013-04-21
NLL Transactions

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 26, 2012[3] To Minnesota Swarm
1st round selection, 2015 entry draft
To Philadelphia Wings
Kevin Ross
July 27, 2012[4] To Minnesota Swarm
Shawn Williams
To Edmonton Rush
Two 2nd round selections, 2013 entry draft
July 27, 2012[4] To Minnesota Swarm
3rd overall selection, 2012 entry draft
To Buffalo Bandits
Shawn Williams
Brendan Doran
5th, 14th, and 18th overall selections, 2012 entry draft

Entry Draft[edit]

The 2012 NLL Entry Draft took place on October 1, 2012.[5] The Swarm made the following selections:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 2 Brock Sorenson Ohio State University
1 3 Kiel Matisz Robert Morris University
1 4 Shayne Jackson Limestone College
1 10 Alex Crepinsek Rochester Institute of Technology
3 24 Sam Bradman Salisbury College
4 37 Tyler Tanguay Adrian College
5 42 Bryan Campbell Brock University
5 46 Matt Gibson Yale University
6 49 Michael Teeter Victoria, BC
6 51 Chris Cudmore Mars Hill College

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Lacrosse League - 2013 Regular Season - Standings". NLL.com. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Minnesota Swarm schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Swarm trade Kevin Ross to Wings". mnswarm.com. July 26, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Pair of trades brings Shawn Williams to Bandits". NLL.com. July 27, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2012 Draft Results: Rush select Mark Matthews first". NLL.com. October 1, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2012.