The Washington Stealth and Rochester Knighthawks will meet next week for the National Lacrosse League championship. Both teams won semifinal contests on Saturday.
In Rochester, the Knighthawks rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Minnesota, 12-10. Rochester scored five straight goals to turn a 9-7 deficit into a 12-9 lead. Cody Jamieson had five points while playing with a sprained ankle, while Craig Point added four goals. Rochester is the league’s defending champion.
Meanwhile, the Stealth beat the Roughnecks in Calgary, 14-13. Rhys Duch had the game-winning goal with 6:54 left in a back-and-forth contest. Joe Resetarits (Hamburg) had a goal for Calgary.
The final will be played on Saturday in Langley, British Columbia. Washington’s home in Everett, Wash., has been booked for a weekend-long event, so the game had to be moved.