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Edmonton downs Calgary, will play Toronto for NLL Champion's Cup

05/24/2015 01:19 EDT | Updated 05/23/2016 05:59 EDT
CALGARY - It will be an all Canadian matchup for the National Lacrosse League's Champion's Cup.

The Edmonton Rush have advanced to the final after beating the Calgary Roughnecks 4-1 on Saturday in a tiebreaker mini game.

The Rush needed a 10-minute mini game to decide the winner of the West Division final after Edmonton and Calgary split the first two games of the best-of-two series. The Rush will now face the Toronto Rock, who qualified for the Champion's Cup by defeating the three-time defending champion Rochester Knighthawks in the East Division final earlier in the day.

Mark Matthews had a pair of goals for Edmonton in the mini game while Jeff Cornwall and Ben McIntosh scored the others. Aaron Bold picked up the victory in net.

Dane Dobbie supplied the offence for the Roughnecks in the tiebreaker. Mike Poulin took the loss.

The Rush won the first game of the series against the Roughnecks 10-8, but Calgary responded with a 12-9 decision in Game 2 to force the mini game.

Toronto will host Game 1 of the NLL best-of-three finals next Saturday.

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