Three former players of the Swarm organization have won the 2018 National Lacrosse League Cup. Evan Kirk, Nik Bilic and Tyler Carlson, who were all once part of the Minnesota Swarm organization before the franchise moved to Duluth and became the Georgia Swarm in 2016, won the National Lacrosse League Cup with the Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday.
Kirk was the number one goaltender for the Rush in the 2018 NLL season. He had a record of 12 wins, three losses, a goals against average of 10.82 and a save percentage of .777. In the playoffs, Kirk had a record of three wins and one loss, a goals against average of 11.11 and a save percentage of .767.
Kirk played for the Minnesota Swarm from 2012 to 2103. He had a record of seven wins and seven losses.
Bilic, a defenseman, had two assists in 11 games during the regular season for the Rush in 2018 and collected 31 loose balls. In the playoffs, he had one assist in four games and collected 14 loose balls. Bilic played for the Minnesota Swarm from 2012 to 2013. In 28 games, he had two goals and seven assists for nine points and collected 60 loose balls.
Carlson, like Kirk is also a goaltender. Playing the backup role in Saskatchewan this past season, he had a record of one win and one loss with a goals against average of 9.33 and a save percentage of .797. In the postseason, Carlson played two minutes and 22 seconds and did not give up a goal. While with the Minnesota Swarm, Carlson had a record of 11 wins and 15 losses from 2012 to 2014.
The Rush defeated the Rochester Knighthawks 15-10 in game three of the 2018 National Lacrosse League Cup on Saturday. With the win, the Rush won the series two games to one.