Tyler Garrison’s Vancouver Stealth comeback is on hiatus.The Stealth had hoped that the speedy Garrison would add to their transition game this National Lacrosse League season after missing all of last year with a neck injury, but he pulled out of training camp last week to focus on school after being accepted into a master of business administration program at UBC.
There are various postseason scenarios, but as Vancouver righty Joel McCready says, “if we win, we’re in control.”Saturday’s make-or-break showdown against the Vancouver Stealth at the Langley Events Centre will be one of the easiest travel days of the year for many members of the Calgary Roughnecks. That includes their home games as well.
The Vancouver Stealth lost their grasp on a playoff position Saturday night but did add suspense to their game next week. The Stealth’s 16-12 loss in Saskatoon to the Saskatchewan Rush, coupled with the Calgary Roughnecks’ 13-8 win at home over the Buffalo Bandits, meant that the Roughnecks (7-9) leapfrogged the Stealth (6-9) for the third and final postseason spot out of the National Lacrosse League’s West Division for the time being at the very least.
The Vancouver Stealth haven’t given up a goal to Saskatchewan Rush star Mark Matthews in two starts this season, which is both a positive and negative stat going into their upcoming visit to Saskatoon. It’s evidence of the Stealth’s improved defence this year, for one thing. It’s also unlikely that Vancouver will be able to keep a player of Matthews’ ilk from finding the back of the net when they head to the SaskTel Centre on Saturday (6:30 p.m., tsn.ca/radio/vancouver). With four game
The Vancouver Stealth’s duel with the Calgary Roughnecks for the final playoff spot out of the National Lacrosse League’s West Division added an element Monday, when the Stealth announced the signing of former Roughnecks defender Jon Harnett. Harnett, 28, was released outright by the Roughnecks on March 24, ending a seven-year run with the team, which also includes his brother Greg Harnett, 26, another defender.
LEC crew looking to re-boot offence after 13-7 loss last week in TorontoThe Vancouver Stealth are into must wins and scoreboard watching. With five games left in their National Lacrosse League season, the Stealth (5-8) hold down the third and final playoff spot out of the West Division, percentage points in front of the Calgary Roughnecks (5-9). There’s an argument that things are trending Calgary’s way, though. The Stealth host the Toronto Rock (8-5) at the Langley Events Centre Friday (7:3
Joel McCready might have solidified a third straight finalist spot for the National Lacrosse League’s teammate of the year award last week alone. The Vancouver Stealth’s feisty, workhorse right-hander, who won the league honour in 2015 and was a runner-up last season, was shifted from an offensive role to a defensive one last week for Vancouver’s 13-10 road win over the Calgary Roughnecks.
Defender Beers has one goal, two assists and fight with former junior teammate BergThe Vancouver Stealth switched up their offensive right-handers. Their southpaws keyed changing the team’s fortunes in the end, though. Corey Small notched four goals and four assists while fellow lefty Logan Schuss supplied four markers and two helpers to lead the Stealth to a 13-10 road win over the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night.