Why This Rush Championship Was Extra Satisfying

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Image Courtesy of Josh Schaefer/NLL.com
Image Courtesy of Josh Schaefer/NLL.com

By Neil Stevens, laxmagazine.com, June 7, 2016 

Derek Keenan is taking the time to appreciate the enormity of what his Saskatchewan Rush accomplished in edging the Buffalo Bandits 11-10 to win the NLL championship Saturday night.

“That goal Jeff Cornwall scored with 12 seconds to go, you don’t see that every day,” Keenan said. “It was incredible.”

The capacity Saskatoon gathering of 15,182 spectators ate it up as ravenously as they had in feasting all season on a sport many of them had never previously followed. Not one NLL player is from Saskatchewan, but Rush players have been adopted in the hearts of the prairie province’s sports fans.

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