One Sleep to #OneGoal: 24 hours in Saskatchewan

Hanging in the balance, Game 3 up north for the Champion’s Cup

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It all comes down to this.

After falling to the Rush in Game 1 of the NLL Championship Series by a 16-9 margin, the Knighthawks screamed back in Game 2 with a commanding 13-8 victory.  Game 3 now goes back north, “a 5 hour plane trip” I was told directly by some visiting fans who came down hoping to see their home team return to Canada with the trophy.  They’ll now tangle in downtown Saskatoon for that same prize.

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Kyle Jackson and co. hard at work in the 4th (Photo – Teresa Marcano Shelly)

Rochester is appearing in a league record 10th Championship series, and they’re seeking their 6th Championship.  They hope to get the same production out of Josh Currier, who had a “crowd-inspired” career best game, and a four-bagger to boot.  Cody Jamieson and Graeme Hossack were all over the points sheet as well, and stalwart goalie Matt Vinc now holds the all-time playoff saves record with 942.  Championship games have a funny way of shaking out though.  It isn’t always the big names that make the difference, it often comes down to those guys who don’t get the front page every night that break through.  Who will be the hero this time around?  Now we wait and see.  In just about 24 hours, the Rochester Knighthawks and Saskatchewan Rush will don their helmets and pads for one more game this season.  It all comes down to this.  #OneGoal

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Must be in the front row! Young K-Hawks fans bang on the glass at Austin Shanks. (Photo – Teresa Marcano Shelly)

Here’s what’s abuzz online:

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1 from 6 (also, local Distillery viewing party locations!)

In case you missed it: Game 2 review w/ Toby Motyka

Game 3 Conclusions from US Lacrosse Magazine

Two articles from the D&C: forcing three and worst to first?

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13-8, and forcing Game 3 back to Saskatchewan. Rochester is searching for its 6th championship. (Photo – Teresa Marcano Shelly)

The championship game can be seen locally at 9:30pm Saturday night on CW16.

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