2020 Georgia Swarm season

The 2020 Georgia Swarm season is the 5th season of the Georgia Swarm, a lacrosse team based in Duluth, Georgia playing in the National Lacrosse League. The team was formerly based in Saint Paul, Minnesota and was known as the Minnesota Swarm. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended on March 12, 2020.[1] 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.[2][3]

2020 Georgia Swarm
LeagueNLL
DivisionEast
2020 record7-5
Home record2-4
Road record5-1
Goals for149
Goals against126
General ManagerJohn J. Arlotta
CoachEd Comeau
ArenaInfinite Energy Arena
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Regular seasonEdit

Current standingsEdit

Reference: [4]

North Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Halifax Thunderbirds1284.6670.06–12–3139126+1311.5810.50
2Toronto Rock1174.6360.54–23–2122106+1611.099.64
3Buffalo Bandits1174.6360.54–23–2130118+1211.8210.73
4Rochester Knighthawks12210.1676.02–30–7115165-509.5813.75
East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1New England Black Wolves1183.7270.04–34–0135101+3412.279.18
2Georgia Swarm1275.5831.52–45–1149126+2312.4210.50
3Philadelphia Wings1486.5711.53–35–3151134+1710.799.57
4New York Riptide13112.0778.01–50–7116177-618.9213.62
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Saskatchewan Rush1073.7000.02–35–011193+1811.109.30
2Colorado Mammoth1376.5381.54–23–4128125+39.859.62
3San Diego Seals1266.5002.03–33–3138131+711.5010.92
4Calgary Roughnecks1055.5002.01–44–1122111+1112.2011.10
5Vancouver Warriors1349.3084.52–42–5117160-439.0012.31

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 logEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 November 30, 2019 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 14–4 5,642 1–0
2 December 14, 2019 Philadelphia Wings (2018-) Infinite Energy Arena W 12–6 6,301 2–0
3 December 28, 2019 Colorado Mammoth Infinite Energy Arena L 11–13 5,724 2–1
4 January 11, 2020 Buffalo Bandits Infinite Energy Arena L 10–16 8,585 2–2
5 January 18, 2020 @ New York Riptide Nassau Coliseum L 12–13 OT 2,351 2–3
6 January 26, 2020 @ New England Black Wolves Mohegan Sun Arena W 11–10 OT 4,737 3–3
7 January 31, 2020 @ Philadelphia Wings (2018–) Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia) W 12–11 6,679 4–3
8 February 15, 2020 New York Riptide Infinite Energy Arena W 14–9 8,591 5–3
9 February 22, 2020 Calgary Roughnecks Infinite Energy Arena L 10–15 7,818 5–4
10 February 29, 2020 @ Vancouver Warriors Rogers Arena W 14–7 8,250 6–4
11 March 7, 2020 @ New York Riptide Nassau Coliseum W 11–7 5,207 7–4
12 March 8, 2020 Philadelphia Wings (2018-) Infinite Energy Arena L 11–12 8,662 7–5

Game logEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
13 March 20, 2020 @ Saskatchewan Rush SaskTel Centre
14 March 27, 2020 New England Black Wolves Infinite Energy Arena
15 April 4, 2020 @ San Diego Seals Pechanga Arena
16 April 11, 2020 Toronto Rock Infinite Energy Arena
17 April 18, 2020 @ New England Black Wolves Mohegan Sun Arena
18 April 19, 2020 Halifax Thunderbirds Infinite Energy Arena

RosterEdit

Georgia Swarm roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
Defensemen
  • 10   Alex Crepinsek
  • 33   Matt Dunn
  • 45   Jason Noble (A)
  • 13   Connor Sellars
  • 25   Leo Stouros
  • 44   Chad Tutton
  • 11   Joel White
  • 27   Adam Wiedemann
Forwards
Transition
  • 21   Brendan Bomberry
  • 24   Jordan MacIntosh (C)
  • 71   Ryan MacSpadyen
  • 15   Kason Tarbell
Practice Squad
  • 91   TJ Comizio (D)
  • 34   Steven Orleman (G)
  • 16   Sergio Perkovic (D)
Injured Reserve
  • 55   Bryan Cole (T)
Unable to play
  •     Jordan Gillis (D)
  •     Justin Lemcke (D)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Sean Ferris
  • Dan Ladouceur

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

Roster updated 2019-07-01
NLL Transactions

Entry DraftEdit

The 2019 NLL Entry Draft took place on September 17, 2019.[5] The Swarm made the following selections:

Round Overall Player College/Club
1 11 Kason Tarbell Cornell University
1 13 Ryan MacSpadyen Mercy College
3 44 TJ Comizio Villanova University
4 55 Gunnar Schimoler UMBC
5 74 Jordan Gillis Hamilton Jr. B
5 75 Mikey Herring Virginia University

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NLL Statement on game play (March 12, 2020)". NLL.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of season due to COVID-19". Sportsnet. Sportsnet.
  3. ^ "National Lacrosse League announces cancellation of remaining regular season games". NLL.com. April 8, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "2020 National Lacrosse League Standings". Pointstreak Stats.
  5. ^ "2019 NLL Draft Results". NLL.com. September 17, 2019. Retrieved January 30, 2019.