Vancouver, BC (Thursday, November 23, 2017) – The Vancouver Stealth have announced today the active and practice rosters for the upcoming 2017/18 National Lacrosse League season.
The team’s offense includes the Stealth’s all-time leading scorer Rhys Duch, NLL MVP nominee, Corey Small, NLL’s 2014 Rookie of the Year, Logan Schuss, 2015 NLL Teammate of the Year, Joel McCready, second-year players James Rahe and Evan Messenger as well as newcomer Tony Malcom.
The defense and transition will be led by Captain Matt Beers and returning veterans Ian Hawksbee, Pete McFetridge, Chris O’Dougherty, Justin Salt and Cliff Smith.
“I was very impressed with the guys we brought to camp, it was a very tough selection process this year and there are a lot of good lacrosse players who did not make this team,” said Head Coach and Assistant General Manager Jamie Batley. “Conditioning has been a major focus again this year and I know the guys will be ready to go on December 8th inside Langley Events Centre.”
There are 16 returning members currently on the Active and Practice Rosters, while the Stealth acquired Tony Malcom and Brodie MacDonald separately in the offseason, they drafted Ryan Fournier and signed free agents Brandon Goodwin, Patrick O’Meara, Tyson Roe, Andrew Suitor and Cody Teichroeb,
2017/18 Vancouver Stealth Roster:
Forwards (7): Rhys Duch, Tony Malcom, Joel McCready, Evan Messenger, James Rahe, Logan Schuss and Corey Small.
Defense/Transition (11): Matt Beers, Brandon Clelland, Travis Cornwall, Ryan Fournier, Brandon Goodwin, Ian Hawksbee, Pete McFetridge, Chris O’Dougherty, Justin Salt, Cliff Smith and Andrew Suitor.
Goalies (2): Tye Belanger and Brodie MacDonald
Practice Roster (4): Patrick O’Meara, Eric Penney, Tyson Roe and Cody Teichroeb.
Injured Reserve (3): Jon Harnett, Thomas Hoggarth and Casey Jackson
The Stealth are currently offering Season Ticket Membership, single game tickets, Party Deck tickets and Boston Pizza Fan Packs, which feature four tickets, one large pizza, four soft drinks and a cactus cut appetizer for $99 at all local Boston Pizzas. Stay up-to-date with all breaking news and ticketing information by visiting StealthLAX.com
About the National Lacrosse League:
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional indoor lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 11 franchises across the United States and Canada: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Philadelphia NLL, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego NLL, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The 2017-18 NLL season, commemorating the League’s 32nd year, begins in December. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.