February 24, 2019 7:06 pm
Updated: February 24, 2019 7:09 pm

Jeff Shattler with a hat trick, Saskatchewan Rush beat Colorado Mammoth 9-7

WATCH: After snapping their three-game losing streak two weeks ago, the Saskatchewan Rush have now won back-to-back games.

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Jeff Shattler had a hat trick and Mark Matthews added two goals and three assists as the  Saskatchewan Rush (5-4) downed the Colorado Mammoth (3-6) 9-7 on Friday in National Lacrosse League (NLL) action.

Ben McIntosh, Matthew Dinsdale, Chris Corbeil and Brett Mydske also scored for the Rush while Evan Kirk made 36 saves for the win.

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Kyle Killen and Ryan Lees had a pair of goals each for the Mammoth, who got singles from Ryan Benesch, Jacob Ruest and Eli McLaughlin.

“You need to win in this league in a variety of ways,” said Rush GM/head coach Derek Keenan. “Some nights it’s special teams, sometimes it’s the offence or transition. Tonight, it was defence and goaltending.

We played a gritty game defensively. We challenged them and they rose to the occasion so I’m happy for that group.”

Dillon Ward stopped 40-of-48 shots in a losing cause.

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Saskatchewan went 2-for-2 on the power play while Colorado went 2-for-3 with the man advantage.

They’re back at it Saturday when they host the Calgary Roughnecks.

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