Wilson Sporting Goods, National Lacrosse League Announce First-Ever Lacrosse Partnership For Protective Equipment, Success at 9th Annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive, Colorado Bolsters Roster with 11 Selections, Two Trades During 2020 NLL Entry Draft, Colorado Mammoth Embrace Fans, Draft History as 2020 NLL Entry Draft Approaches, Mammoth Acquire Forward Connor Robinson From Saskatchewan Rush. For having young guys out there, I thought there were a lot of positives. 44 seconds later however, Chris Wardle, who was questionable to play with injury to begin the night, took a low shot that bounced past Kirk. Robert Hope was called for penalty and before Jackson netted Georgia’s last goal of the evening, the forward completed his hat trick by sending one past Ward’s five-hole to tie the game at 11. The second quarter had all Mammoth fans on the edge of their seat for the Teddy Bear Toss. Outside a few costly penalties, the Mammoth efficiently limited Lyle Thompson, Randy Staats, and Shayne Jackson to a combined one goal in the first half. That’s a fact. Colorado will look to stay hot as the Mammoth return home to host its West Division rival Vancouver Warriors at Pepsi Center Jan. 4. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended on March 12, 2020. Coming off the run in the playoffs last season, the Mammoth gained a new confidence and although they didn’t have that dominant scorer who everyone looked to score that big goal, the Mammoth were able to hang around with a tough Rush team. Final: 1: 2: 3: 4: T: Rochester: 6: 1: 1: 0: 8: Colorado: 1: 2: 6: 1: 10: LATEST TEAM NUMBERS 3:47. We know how deadly Georgia’s offense can be and I think overall our team had a good outing tonight.”. “It’s a big confidence boost and a great way to start your season when you get wins against these recent league champions. Facing a Swarm roster which featured some of the NLL’s best scorers and playmakers, the Mammoth were able to limit Georgia’s primary offensive threats (Lyle Thompson, Shayne Jackson and Randy Staats) to a combined four goals with Jackson leading the way for the Swarm with three goals and three assists as Staats posted six helpers. Tickets can be purchased at AltitudeTickets.com. After scoring just eight goals-per-contest through the team’s first two games, the Mammoth posted 13 goals against one of the league’s best defenses while holding one of the NLL’s hottest scoring offenses to 11 goals. Jacob Ruest was the second star of the night, leading the Mammoth with 5 points (3g, 2a). Colorado had two goals waived off early in the first quarter for crease violations before Kyle Killen forced a turnover in the offensive zone and found Chris Wardle for a quick conversion past Georgia’s netminder Mike Poulin to tie the game at one. Jeff Wittig logged the final marker of the matchup off a pick-and-roll when the forward sent a laser past Poulin’s right shoulder to make the final 13-11 in favor of the Mammoth with just over five minutes remaining. “Any time you win two road games in a row, it’s a big thing — but to do it against these two teams in Calgary and Georgia, where we historically haven’t had great results, we’re happy to have earned these two,” Mammoth Head Coach Pat Coyle shared in a postgame interview. We’re being tested by fire, and that makes us a stronger, better team.”. After Wardle unleashed the teddy bears, Jacob Ruest scored his first of three on the night, then Ryan Lee scored soon after with his second on the night. The Mammoth reclaimed the lead with a game-winning and contest-high fifth goal from Ruest three minutes later when the forward sent the ball to Ryan Lee before Lee sent it quickly back to Ruest with a behind-the-back dish which set up Ruest for his 10th goal of the season. In a flashback to last Saturday night’s overtime winner against Calgary, Jordan Gilles took the ball end-to-end in transition and logged a breakaway goal over Poulin’s left shoulder to establish Colorado’s first lead of the contest with just over 11 minutes left in the game. The Mammoth franchise previously played as the Baltimore Thunder from 1987 to 1999, the Pittsburgh CrosseFire in 2000, and the Washington Power from 2001 to 2002.Up until the joining of the expansion team San Diego Seals, Colorado was the only non-Canadian team in the Western Division from 2014-2018.They have only missed the playoffs once since moving to Colorado. You always love when your defense scores! The Colorado Mammoth kicked off the entire 2019-20 NLL season with the Black Friday matchup versus West Division rival, Saskatchewan Rush. The 18th season for the Mammoth […] GM and Head Coach Pat Coyle said about the third, “the 3rd quarter really hurt us, we played too much defense and our offense kind of wilted.” Dillon Ward had two huge saves as the quarter was coming to an end, one of them coming from his back. All Mammoth road games can be streamed live via Bleacher Report Live. To begin the fourth, Connor Robinson scored for the Rush, moving the lead to 9-6. Through three contests, forward Jacob Ruest leads the Mammoth in goals (10) and points (14) as forward Ryan Lee continues to pace Colorado players with 10 assists. Any team can beat any other team, on any given night – we know Vancouver is a very good team and being a division opponent, we have to show up against them and keep it rolling next week.”.  On April 8, the league made a further public statement announcing the cancellation of the remaining games of the 2020 season and that they would be exploring options for playoffs once it was safe to resume play. Colorado intended on providing tough man-to-man coverage on Thompson and successfully kept him off the scoreboard until just before the fourth quarter. Kyle Killen tied the game on a powerplay goal at the end of the first quarter of an assist from Eli McLaughlin. Once the 3rd quarter started, the momentum swung the Rush’s way even though Wardle led off the second half scoring, scoring the only goal for the Mammoth in the third. Three Mammoth players made their debut for the team tonight including first round pick Warren Jeffrey (1a, 8 LB), Will Malcom, and Dylan Kinnear (1a).The Mammoth will take two weeks off before their next game on Saturday, December 21 versus the team that eliminated them from the playoffs last season and eventual champs, Calgary Roughnecks. Mammoth Fall to Rush in Season Opener 8-9. Wilson Sporting Goods, National Lacrosse League Announce First-Ever Lacrosse Partnership For Protective Equipment, Success at 9th Annual giveSPORTS Equipment Drive, Colorado Bolsters Roster with 11 Selections, Two Trades During 2020 NLL Entry Draft, Colorado Mammoth Embrace Fans, Draft History as 2020 NLL Entry Draft Approaches, Mammoth Acquire Forward Connor Robinson From Saskatchewan Rush.