Knighthawks and Rush Meet in Cup Rematch
The Rochester Knighthawks and Saskatchewan Rush will meet for the only time this season on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 8:30 p.m. EST in Saskatoon. The contest is a rematch of the 2018 National Lacrosse League Finals, which was won in a decisive third game by the Rush.
The game features the two teams that have combined to win six of the last seven NLL Cups. The contest at the SaskTel Centre concludes Rochester's season-high three-game road swing.
Broadcast Info: The game will be broadcast on 107.3 The Bull and the iHeartRadio app. Fans can watch the contest on B/R Live.
Scouting the Knighthawks: Last Saturday, the Knighthawks (1-2) traveled to San Diego to play the expansion Seals in their first-ever home game. In front of a near capacity crowd, San Diego scored the game's final two goals to edge the Knighthawks, 12-10. Rochester was led by six-point nights from Cody Jamieson (1+5) and Joe Resetarits (2+4). In the first half, Jamieson reached a personal milestone as he picked up the 400th assist of his career. Jake Withers also won 14 faceoffs to move into fifth place on the team's all-time list. Rochester also got three goals from Kyle Jackson and a three-point effort from Cory Vitarelli (2+1). In goal, the Knighthawks received a 37-save performance from Angus Goodleaf.
Player Moves: The Knighthawks made seven player moves on Thursday, which included moving Cam Milligan and Eric Fannell, who was on the physically unable to perform list, to the active roster. Rochester also brought back training camp invitee Mike Burke by signing him to a one-year deal. In related moves, forwards Quinn Powless and Brandon Robinson were moved to the practice squad, while Dylan Riley and Eric Shewell were released.
- Joe Resetarits needs three goals to reach 100 as a Knighthawk.
- Cory Vitarelli is five points away from 300 in his career.
- Pat Saunders is one goal shy of 150.
Scouting the Rush: Saskatchewan is 2-1 and tied for first place in the West Division after knocking off the Vancouver Warriors, 14-10, last Saturday. Mark Matthews, the 2018 NLL Most Valuable Player, has picked up where he left off last season, recording 20 points in his first three games. In the win at Vancouver, he notched two goals and five assists to finish one point behind team leader Ben McIntosh. The fellow Rush forward recorded his second straight five-goal game to finish with eight points. Robert Church also picked up six assists in his return to the lineup from an injury. In goal, Evan Kirk made 40 saves.
Next Game: The Knighthawks, in conjunction with Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) and Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning, will hold their fifth annual Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8:00 p.m. The Knighthawks and Buffalo Bandits players will wear special military-themed jerseys, which will be auctioned off with the net proceeds going to Veterans Outreach Center.
The jersey auction begins on Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon, and closes on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 9:45 p.m. Go to Knighthawks.com/auction for more details. The Knighthawks will also donate a portion of the monies from the sale of military-themed merchandise to VOC.
Ticket info: All military members, veterans, and reservists can receive one complimentary ticket at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office with a Military ID. To support Military Appreciation Night, please call or text the Knighthawks office at (585) 454-HAWK (4295) or go online to knighthawks.com/military.
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