Sean Pollock made the dawn of the Stroup/Gill/Coyle era a successful one in Denver. Pollock took a pass from Joel Dalgarno and bounced home a simple hard overhand bomb to give the Colorado Mammoth a 10-9 overtime win over the Calgary Roughnecks in the first game under new coaches Dan Stroup, Chris Gill and Pat Coyle. There was plenty of drama to go around. Pollock was playing for his wife, a survivor of breast cancer, on Lacrosse Out Cancer night in the Mile High City. His winner saved the Mammoth from an almost collapse after a tremendous comeback.
Calgary dominated early and took a 5-0 lead 34 seconds into the second quarter. Then Dillon Ward shut the door in the Colorado net, not allowing a goal for over 39 minutes while the Mammoth methodically cut into the lead and then established one of their own. The run reached its apex when Pollock and John Grant Jr. connected 14 seconds apart to make the score 9-5 for Colorado at the 9:21 mark of the fourth quarter. READ MORE »