One of the most popular players from the Rush’s first year in Saskatchewan returns to the SaskTel Centre tomorrow.
Forward Zack Greer returns to Saskatoon with his Colorado Mammoth teammates for the first time since an off season trade. Greer was moved to Colorado, along with a draft pick, for Adam Jones.
The deal has been working out for both teams Greer has 13 goals and 27 points in seven games while Jones has nine goals and 24 points in six games with the Rush. Forward Robert Church, who spent his entire career playing with Greer until the move, says he’s looking forward to seeing his former teammate.
“Yeah, Zack was one of the heart and souls of this team. I think everyone’s going to be happy to see him. Hopefully, see him before or after the game but when the ball drops you gotta put that aside and play as hard as we can and try to get the win.” Church is coming off of an 11 point performance in the team’s fourth straight win over Rochester last weekend.
Rush head coach and GM Derek Keenan says that it will be a tough contest to win so his team can’t get too caught up in welcoming Greer back.
“Zack’s coming back to town and that will be exciting but we want to keep this thing going, we really do.”
Keenan added to keep the winning streak rolling his team needs to be more consistent. Saskatchewan’s streak has propelled them to first place in the West with a 4-2 record while Colorado is right behind the Rush with a 4-3 record.
Saskatchewan is 2-0 against the West Division so far this year. Coverage of tomorrow’s game starts at 6:30 on 98 Cool before the opening faceoff just after 7:30. Limited tickets remain for the contest and fans are encouraged to plan to arrive early.
Meanwhile the Colorado Mammoth made a blockbuster trade yesterday. Colorado sent a first round pick in 2018 and a second round pick in 2019 to Rochester for forward Stephen Keogh. After being selected with the second overall pick in the 2011 NLL Entry Draft, Keogh helped Rochester win three straight Champion s Cups (2012-14). In 2012, he earned a spot on the NLL All-Rookie Team and in 2014 he was named the Knighthawks Offensive MVP. Over his six seasons, the 30-year-old posted 120 goals and 123 assists in 77 games. This season, Keogh notched five goals and seven assists in four games. Keogh is expected in the lineup for Colorado tomorrow.