K-Hawks Get Mammoth Win; 'Necks Storm by Rock

His brother, Dan Dawson, played in his 188th straight game, putting him in a tie for second place in the National Lacrosse League for consecutive games played. He picked up five points (1+4) in the game.

Rochester built a 4-1 lead in the first as Keogh three times and Paul Dawson scored once. Keogh powered Rochester to a 6-0 run that spanned the first two quarters to give the Knighthawks a 7-2 lead at half.

In the third quarter, Rochester built a six-goal lead as Paul Dawson notched his second of the game and then fed Scott Campbell to give his team a 9-3 lead. Colorado would get within two twice in the fourth but the K-Hawks answered with key goals from Mike Accursi at 4:26 and Dan Dawson at 10:52.

Dylan Evans won the faceoff battle against Bob Snider, taking 13 of the 23 draws. The Mammoth were led by a five-point game from Casey Powell, who scored the game's last goal at 11:39 of the fourth. John Grant Jr. (1+3) and Drew Westervelt (3+1) each notched four points. Rookie goalie Dillon Ward made 29 saves in the loss.

The Knighthawks return home on Saturday, March 8th to host the Philadelphia Wings at 7:30 p.m. on Men's Health Night. Tickets are currently available by (585) 454-4295. The contest will also be broadcast live via Sportsradio 950 ESPN and www.sportsradio950espn.com.

The Knighthawks are again partnering with the Urology Associates of Rochester to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. The team will hold an auction at The Blue Cross Arena as part of the fundraising efforts to benefit Zero - The Project to End Prostate Cancer and The Lipson Cancer Center at Rochester General. Fans with the winning bids will receive their Mardi Gras jersey or jerseys directly off the players' backs, following the game.

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CALGARY, AB The Calgary Roughnecks (6-3) raced out of the gate and never looked back in defeating the Toronto Rock (4-6) by a score of 19-13 on Saturday night in Calgary at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Rock were only outshot 16-14 in the opening quarter but found themselves in a deep hole, trailing 7-0 after 15 minutes of play. Three of their seven goals were scored with the man advantage.

Toronto's offence got rolling in the second quarter scoring six times, unfortunately for the second quarter in a row the defence surrendered seven goals and the Rock trailed 14-6 at the half.

The Rock did what they needed to do to begin the second half. Ethan O'Connor scored right off the faceoff and Kasey Beirnes scored before the quarter was a minute old. Toronto went on to outscore the Roughnecks 4-1 in the quarter but still trailed 15-10.

Toronto had a two-man powerplay to start the fourth quarter but could only muster one goal. 15-11 was the closest the Rock would get on the evening as the Roughnecks held on for the victory.

Colin Doyle continued to reach some significant milestones as he collected his 800th career assist and also scored his 1300th career point.

Stephan Leblanc led all Rock goal scorers with 5 tallies while Kasey Beirnes, Garrett Billings and Rob Hellyer all scored a pair. Singles went to O'Connor and Doyle.

Toronto returns home after a bye week for a St .Paddy's Day match-up with the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday, March 15th at 7:00 pm at Air Canada Centre.

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