Team of the Week:  Saskatchewan Rush


You might be asking what is a Saskatchewan Rush.   Is it that hairy creature wondering around in the Northwest (with some sighting reported in Villa Rica, Georgia)?

The Saskatchewan Rush is the team that has repeated as champions in the National Lacrosse League (NLL).  The indoor lacrosse team won the Champions Cup in front of 15,182 fans by defeating the Buffalo Bandits 11-10 on a game winning goal by Jeff Cornwall with 12 seconds left.   Cornwall scored on a dramatic breakaway on the play.  Click here to see the play

The Rush swept the series 2 games to 0.

The Rush overcame a 9-7 deficit in the final quarter.  The Rush scored three straight goals to take a 10-9 but the Bandits tied it up at 10-10 with 4:24 left to play.

Saskatchewan finished the regular season with a record of 13-5 then defeated Calgary 2 games to 0 in the semifinals.

The NLL hopes to expand to other cities next season.  Some of the cities being mentioned include:  Winnipeg, Quebec City, Montreal, Edmonton and Philadelphia.  Nashville has also been mentioned as a possibility so that the Georgia Swarm will have another partner in the Southeast.   

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