ST. PAUL, Minnesota – The Toronto Rock surrendered 8 unanswered goals in the second half to drop a 10-9 nailbiter to the Minnesota Swarm at the XCEL Energy Centre on Saturday April 1.
Toronto opened up with a 5-1 lead and led by seven goals in the second half.
However, Hagersville, Ont., native Matt Disher replaced starter Nick Patterson after Toronto’s 8th goal and only allowed one goal on 13 shots in lifting his team to victory.
Ryan Ward led the Swarm with a goal and four assists, while Mark Miyashita scored the game winner with 1:43 left in the game. Colin Doyle had four goals and two assists for Toronto.