Knighthawks to Host Calgary Saturday
The Rochester Knighthawks will return home to battle the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday, March 23 at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. That night, the Knighthawks will host the Fourth Annual Knight of Beer from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Fans can sample some local flavor from over a dozen breweries from around New York state.
The Knighthawks are offering two ticket packages for beer lovers. A Premium Pass for the event is just $40, which includes 10 beer tickets, a souvenir glass and a ticket to the game. A VIP Pass, which is available for $65, includes 10 beer tickets, a souvenir glass and a luxury suite ticket to the game. To purchase one of the two passes for the game, go to www.knighthawks.com/beernight. You can also call or text the Knighthawks at (585) 454-4295.
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.
Head-to-Head: On Saturday, Rochester will play the West Division Calgary Roughnecks for the first and only time this season. The Knighthawks lead the all-time series with an 8-6 record.
Scouting the Knighthawks: The new-look Knighthawks proved last week that they could compete with any team in the National Lacrosse League. Despite losing two games by two or less goals, several recent additions emerged as potential stars for the Knighthawks. Forward Chris Boushy scored nine goals and added four assists in the pair of games, while Mike Triolo added two goals and three assists. Draft pick Dawson Theede also showed flashes of offensive brilliance as he posted two goals and two assists. Ryan Benesch [three points] and Colton Armstong [one goal] also contributed on the offensive side of the ball. Penn Yan, NY, native Mike Manley was equally as effective on the defensive end. The NLL veteran was a physical presence as the Knighthawks dominated the second half of games against Georgia and Toronto. Not to be outdone was second-year pro Jake Withers, who won 51 of 65 faceoffs and collected 29 loose balls and two points in two games. Rochester enters the game with a 2-10 record and in a tie for fifth in the East Division.
- Cody Jamieson is three goals away from 250 in his career.
- Kyle Jackson needs eight assists to reach 100.
- Angus Goodleaf is one game shy of 150.
Scouting the Roughnecks: Calgary enters the contest with a 7-4 mark and in third place in the West Division. The Roughnecks are just two games behind division-leading San Diego, after losing three of their last four. In its last game, Calgary dropped an 11-9 decision to the Colorado Mammoth Saturday night. Dane Dobbie led the way with a game-high six points (2+4) to reach 400 goal club. The forward is fifth in the league in points, third in assists (48) and tied for third in goals (30). Christian Del Bianco, who made 46 saves against the Mammoth, is third in the NLL in goals-against average (10.92) and saves (511).
Next Game: Rochester will play the New England Black Wolves on Sunday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Next Home Game: The Knighthawks will host their Second Annual Cradle for the Cure Game on Saturday, April 6. That night, Rochester will entertain the Toronto Rock at 7:30 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The Knighthawks and Rock will wear special uniforms, which will be auctioned off to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer Association. Each player's jersey will include the name of the person they are playing for on their nameplate. Fans can bid on the game-worn, signed jerseys at www.knighthawks.com/Auction. The auction will begin on Sunday, March 31 at noon and end at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.
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Ryan Benesch of the Rochester Knighthawks (right) against the Georgia Swarm
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