Georgia Swarm

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Georgia Swarm
Georgia Swarm.png
League National Lacrosse League
Division Eastern
Founded 2004
Arena Infinite Energy Arena
Based in Duluth, Georgia
Colors Gold, Blue, White
Owner John and Andy Arlotta
General manager John Arlotta
Head coach Ed Comeau
Championships (1) 2017
Division titles (1) 2017
Website georgiaswarm.com
Current season

The Georgia Swarm are a box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. They have been playing at the 13,000-seat Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia since their 2016 season.[1]

The team was formed as the Minnesota Swarm and played at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 2004 until 2015.[2] On May 22, 2015, team owner John Arlotta announced that the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Swarm, did not renew the contract for the team.[3] Instead of negotiating for a new lease, the Swarm began looking for potential relocation sites and eventually chose the Atlanta metro area.[1]

In 2017 the Swarm won the NLL championship title against the defending Saskatchewan Rush 2-0 in a best of three series.[4][5]

Current roster[edit]

Georgia Swarm roster
Active (20-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
  • 10 Canada Alex Crepinsek
  • 45 Canada Jason Noble (A)
  • 31 United States John Ranagan
  • 13 Canada Connor Sellars
  • 25 Canada Leo Stouros
Forwards
Transition
  • 89 Iroquois Frank Brown
  • 55 Canada Bryan Cole
  • 24 Canada Jordan MacIntosh (C)
  • 28 Iroquois Zed Williams
Practice Squad
  • United States Isaiah Davis-Allen
  • Lauchlin Elder
  • Brayden Hill
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Sean Ferris
  • Dan Ladouceur

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

Roster updated 2017-12-08
2017 NLL Transactions

Head coaching history[edit]

Note: This list does not include coaches from the Minnesota Swarm.

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Ed Comeau 2016- 36 21 15 .583 5 4 1 .800

All-time record[edit]

Season Division W–L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2016 Eastern 8–10 3rd 4–5 4–5 238 240 Ed Comeau lost division semi-final
2017 Eastern 13–5 1st 7–2 6–3 266 213 Ed Comeau Won championship
2018 Eastern 11–7 1st 6–3 5–4 226 215 Ed Comeau Lost division final
Total 3 seasons 32-22   17-10 15–12 730 668    
Playoff Totals 3 Appearances 4-2   2–1 2–1 78 68   1 championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carroll, Alex (May 29, 2015). "Swarm lacrosse team moving to Atlanta". Star Tribune. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  2. ^ Rand, Michael (May 23, 2015). "Swarm lacrosse will leave Twin Cities market". Star Tribune. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Swarm announce intention to relocate for 2016". NLL.com. May 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ Denman, Taylor (December 5, 2017). "Georgia Swarm start NLL Champions Cup defense Friday". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  5. ^ Zerr, Scott (June 11, 2017). "Georgia Swarm Win 2017 Champion's Cup | National Lacrosse League". www.nll.com. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 

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