NLL: Late push from Swarm sinks Roughnecks

January 15, 2018

A big night from Shayne Jackson paved the way for the Georgia Swarm as they defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 15-12 in front of 11,843 fans Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.  The win moves Georgia into a three-way tie for third in the Eastern Division. Calgary’s loss drops them into a tie with Vancouver for last place in the Western Division. Jackson tallied four goals and six assists for a…

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NLL: Rush get revenge, defeat Swarm 13-9

January 9, 2018

  Saturday night the Saskatchewan Rush (3-0) defeated the defending champion Georgia Swarm (1-3) 13-9 in front of 3,714 fans at Infinite Energy Arena. With the victory, Saskatchewan joins Colorado as the only undefeated teams left in the league. In 2017 both Saskatchewan and Georgia had very high-powered offenses, so a quick start and a high-scoring game seemed to be in the cards, but that was not the case in…

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Georgia finishes home stand with visit from Saskatchewan

January 6, 2018

(DULUTH, Ga.) – Now with a victory under its belt, the Georgia Swarm (1-2) look to start 2018 on the right foot with a win against the Saskatchewan Rush (2-0) this Saturday, Jan. 6 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena. Faceoff is set for 7:05 p.m. ET. Georgia’s first-ever Star Wars Night is highlighted by a partnership with the Georgia 501st Legion to have over 60 Star…

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NLL: 14-11 banner-raising win for Swarm

January 1, 2018

Swarm raise championship banner, rebound from slow start for first win of the season The Georgia Swarm (1-2) opened up their home campaign with a hard-fought 14-11 win over the Rochester Knighthawks (2-1) in front of 6,254 fans at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Field at Infinite Energy Arena. The game was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET, but due to bad weather in the northeast (or airline incompetence according to Angus…

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Preview: Swarm set to raise championship banner

December 29, 2017

GEORGIA SWARM SET TO RAISE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER; SEEKS FIRST WIN IN HOME OPENER Saturday night features a halftime performance from 2 Chainz (DULUTH, Ga.) – Georgia’s first professional world championship in nearly 22 years will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 30 as the Georgia Swarm unveils its 2017 NLL world champion banner at its home opener. The Swarm (0-2) takes on the Rochester Knighthawks (2-0) at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino…

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NLL: “Beary” good game from Benesch as Mammoth move to 2-0

December 24, 2017

Ryan Benesch’s first goal for the Colorado Mammoth was one that he won’t ever forget. Benesch brought down a rain of stuffed animals onto the carpet at Pepsi Center with his goal at 3:56 of the second quarter as the Mammoth hosted their first-ever teddy bear toss in what turned into a 14-11 win over the Georgia Swarm. Usually a hockey tradition, the teddy bear toss allows an organization to…

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Swarm look to get back to .500 against Mammoth

December 21, 2017

(DULUTH, Ga.) – The Georgia Swarm (0-1) continues its two-game road trip to start the 2017-18 NLL Season by taking on the Colorado Mammoth (1-0) at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, Dec. 23. Faceoff is set for 9:00 p.m. ET. Fans can watch the game LIVE via NLLTV.com. Saturday’s matchup is also the Twitter Game of the Week and will be broadcasted LIVE via live.Twitter.com/NLL. Both teams are coming off…

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NLL: Swarm fall in opener, stung by Black Wolves 13-11

December 9, 2017

Defending champion Swarm fall to Black Wolves in opener, Crowley and Evans lead Wolves’ attack The 32nd season of The National Lacrosse League started Friday night with the New England BlackWolves (1-0) stinging the defending champion Georgia Swarm (0-1) 13-11 in a highly contested game in front of 5,489 at Mohegan Sun Arena. “The Big Cat” Kevin Crowley led the Black Wolves attack scoring four times, and adding one assist,…

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Editorial: Georgia’s win was exactly what the NLL needed

June 21, 2017

The Georgia Swarm’s recent victory in the Champion’s Cup was fortuitous for the National Lacrosse League for two reasons: one, it showed that young franchises can prosper, and two, it showcased the Thompson brothers, the best players in the game. As the NLL actively searches for expansion partners, showcasing two of their youngest franchises was the best scenario they could have hoped for. Granted, both the Rush and Swarm have…

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NLL: Rush gamble; dynasty ends

June 11, 2017

The Saskatchewan Rush gambled on Saturday night and it cost them a championship. The Georgia Swarm ended the Rush’s Champion’s Cup dynasty with a 15-14 OT win to take the series two games to none. The Swarm won the championship for the first time in their history. On what should have typically been the last possession of a game in which the Rush led 14-13, they pulled Aaron Bold to…

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