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2012 Season Schedule Set

09/12/2011, 12:07pm CDT
By mnswarm.com

Minnesota will begin its 8th season of play in the NLL in 2012


Callum Crawford

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Swarm today announced its schedule for the 2012 season. Minnesota will begin its eighth season of play in the NLL on Saturday, Jan. 14 on the road against the Colorado Mammoth at 8 p.m. CT. The Swarm will host the Buffalo Bandits on Treasure Island Field at Xcel Energy Center for its home opener on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. CT.

Minnesota’s schedule will once again consist of 16 games - eight home games at Xcel Energy Center and eight road games. Opponents the Swarm faces in 2012 include: Buffalo (1H, 1A), Calgary (1H, 1A), Colorado (2H, 1A), Edmonton (1H, 1A), Philadelphia (1H, 1A), Rochester (1H, 1A), and Washington (1H, 2A).

The 2012 NLL Playoffs will begin on the weekend of May 5th. An announcement regarding the league's playoff format will be forthcoming at a later date.

Minnesota finished the 2011 season in second place in the West Division with an 8-8 record. The Swarm advanced to the postseason for the fifth time in franchise history, but fell to the Washington Stealth in the first round of the playoffs 14-8. The Swarm will return the NLL’s leading goal scorer in 2012 in forward Ryan Benesch. The Kitchener, Ontario native captured the league’s scoring crown after notching a career-high 95 points (46g, 49a).

Swarm fans looking to lock up season tickets in 2012 can take advantage of a Buy 2 Get 2 at 50% offer. By purchasing two season tickets at full price, fans can add an additional two tickets for half the cost. Swarm single game tickets will go on sale Monday, Oct. 1. Call 1-888-MN-SWARM or visit mnswarm.com for more information.

MINNESOTA SWARM 2012 NLL SCHEDULE

2012 Dates
Opponent (Home CAPS)
Time (CT)
Jan-14
Saturday
Colorado
8 p.m.
Jan-28
Saturday
BUFFALO
7 p.m.
Feb-4
Saturday
Rochester
6:30 p.m.
Feb-10
Friday
EDMONTON
7:30 p.m.
Feb-12
Sunday
ROCHESTER
2 p.m.
Feb-18
Saturday
COLORADO
7 p.m.
Feb-24
Friday
Washington
10 p.m.
Mar-3
Saturday
Calgary
8 p.m.
Mar-17
Saturday
Buffalo
6:30 p.m.
Mar-25
Sunday
Washington
7 p.m.
Mar-30
Friday
CALGARY
7:30 p.m.
Mar-31
Saturday
Edmonton
8 p.m.
Apr-6
Friday
Philadelphia
6 p.m.
Apr-14
Saturday
WASHINGTON
7 p.m.
Apr-21
Saturday
PHILADELPHIA
7 p.m.
Apr-28
Saturday
COLORADO
7 p.m.
DATES AND TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE –

All home games are played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.


 

 

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