2020 Saskatchewan Rush season

The Saskatchewan Rush are a lacrosse team based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan playing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2020 season is the 15th in franchise history, 5th in Saskatchewan. 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 Saskatchewan Rush
LeagueNLL
DivisionWest
2020 record7-3
Home record2-3
Road record5-0
Goals for111
Goals against93
General ManagerDerek Keenan
CoachDerek Keenan
CaptainChris Corbeil
Alternate captainsBrett Mydske
Kyle Rubisch
ArenaSaskTel Centre
2021 season →

On June 4th, the league confirmed that the playoffs would also be cancelled due to the pandemic.[4]

Current standingsEdit

Reference: [5]

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

Regular seasonEdit

Reference:[6]

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 November 29, 2019 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center W 9–8 12,132 1–0
2 December 14, 2019 New England Black Wolves SaskTel Centre L 8–12 11,119 1–1
3 December 28, 2019 @ New York Riptide Nassau Coliseum W 11–4 6,089 2–1
4 January 12, 2020 @ San Diego Seals Pechanga Arena W 12–9 4,145 3–1
5 January 18, 2020 Colorado Mammoth SaskTel Centre L 6–12 12,542 3–2
6 February 8, 2020 Colorado Mammoth SaskTel Centre W 9–7 11,982 4–2
7 February 15, 2020 @ Halifax Thunderbirds Scotiabank Centre W 16–15 OT 8,833 5–2
8 February 22, 2020 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center W 15–10 9,683 6–2
9 February 29, 2020 Toronto Rock SaskTel Centre L 8–9 12,764 6–3
10 March 7, 2020 Vancouver Warriors SaskTel Centre W 17–7 11,632 7–3

Cancelled gamesEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
11 March 13, 2020 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome
12 March 20, 2020 Georgia Swarm SaskTel Centre
13 March 28, 2020 @ Buffalo Bandits KeyBank Center
14 April 4, 2020 Rochester Knighthawks SaskTel Centre
15 April 11, 2020 San Diego Seals SaskTel Centre
16 April 17, 2020 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome
17 April 18, 2020 Calgary Roughnecks SaskTel Centre
18 April 24, 2020 @ Vancouver Warriors Rogers Arena

Current rosterEdit

Saskatchewan Rush roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 31   Adam Shute
  • 35   Evan Kirk
Defensemen
  • 20   Travis Cornwall
  • 94   Matt Hossack
  •  8   Mike Messenger
  •  4   Kyle Rubisch (A)
  • 23   Ryan Dilks
  • 70   Holden Garlent
  • 53   Justin Robinson
Forwards
Transition
Practice Squad
  • 12   Zach Gould
  • 88   Cameron Dunkerley
  • 65   Ryan McLean
  • 44   Tristan Rai
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Jeff McComb - Offensive Coach
  • Jeremy Tallevi - Defensive Coach

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

Roster updated 2019-04-18
NLL Transactions

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. ^ Saelhof, Todd. "NLL cancels playoffs, moves on to 2021 season". Calgary Sun.
  5. ^ "2020 National Lacrosse League Standings". Pointstreak Stats.
  6. ^ "Saskatchewan Rush schedule". NLL.com. Retrieved November 15, 2015.