The Minnesota Swarm fall to the Toronto Rock in 2014 season finale

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The Minnesota Swarm end the 2014 regular season on a sore note with an 8-4 loss to the Toronto Rock at the Xcel Energy Center on April 26, 2014.

The Swarm finish with a 4-14 record, the least wins in team history. Although it was a difficult season, it is not necessarily unexpected.  The majority (11 of 20) of the Swarm players have now finished their first or second season with another four finishing up their third season. With 3/4 of the team relatively young there were bound to be some growing pains.

The Swarm have several early round draft picks in the entry draft later this year and will look for redemption next year.

On a positive note…Swarm rookie Logan Schuss finished off an amazing rookie season. Schuss scored his 36th goal of the season placing him as the sixth best goal scorer in the National Lacrosse League and increasing his chances of netting the Rookie of the Year honors. Schuss had 73 points on the year placing him in the top 20 point scorers.

Callum Crawford also had a great year as he joined the 500 career point club as he score 80 points on the season. His 54 assists was 5th in the league.

Jordan Macintosh rounded out the Swarm top three points scorers with 61. Macintosh also scooped up 204 loose balls, more than all but one player in the league.

Although not flashy, Andrew Suitors defensive prowess shone this year as he forced 31 turnovers (3rd in the league) and he led the league in penalty minutes, spending 73 minutes…almost 1.25 games in the sin bin.

Stay tuned to The Minnesota Sports Report for news and photos from the Swarm throughout the off-season.  See the Minnesota Swarm archives (including photos) on The Minnesota Sports Report’s Swarm page.

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