JAMIESON THRIVES IN THE POSTSEASONMay 13, 2015
By Andrea Chevalier -- Rochester Knighthawks forward Cody Jamieson is no stranger to fighting for the Champion’s Cup, advancing to the postseason in all five seasons he has been with the team. It’s where he has been at his best with three Cups and two Championship Game MVP honors to prove it.
Jamieson continued to thrive on the league’s biggest stage as he opened the 2015 Playoffs with a nine-point effort in the East Division Semifinals on May 8th. He also surpassed Shawn Williams with 41 playoff assists for first place on the team’s all-time list.
“When the chips are down, we rely on him to do a lot of things,” said Knighthawks head coach Mike Hasen. “He scored two big goals for us and did a lot of little things that showed up on the score sheet, but a lot of things that didn’t show up on the score sheet.”
As the Knighthawks opened up their playoff schedule, the 27-year-old forward helped power Rochester to a 14-11 victory over the Thruway rival Buffalo Bandits. He led all players with a career-high nine points.
“It feels great,” Jamieson said. “Coming in, you knew the Bandits were a great team. They came in on a streak that not many teams did. It feels great to move on and we’re looking forward to starting against Toronto.”
Jamieson got on the board early with an assist to Jordan Hall, which tied the game at one apiece. He continued to dominate in the first quarter, having a hand in three of the five Knighthawks goals, which put the team ahead 5-1.
“We wanted to come out and we wanted to play our game,” Jamieson said. “We know that if we make the other team play five-on-five, we have a good shot at winning. We like to play to our strengths and we do a good job when we stick to what we do best.”
Jamieson also assisted on two of the three consecutive goals from former Buffalo Bandit Joe Resetarits, who notched a personal best four goals in the matchup. His final point of the night was an assist to Stephen Keogh open, who bounced a shot past Cosmo to secure the victory for the Knighthawks.
With the win, Rochester moved on to the East Division Finals against the Toronto Rock. Game One of the series will be played at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, May 16th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling the Knighthawks office at (585) 454-HAWK (4295).