Vancouver, BC – Saturday, February 24, 2018 – The Vancouver Stealth hosted the New England Black Wolves in a game they controlled until the dying minutes of the fourth quarter.
Vancouver held a 2-0 lead early in the first, 5-3 at the half, 9-8 after the third, but a late two-goal run in the fourth had the game tied up at 11, heading into overtime. The Black Wolves held the only possession in extra time and scored 45 seconds in, to secure the 12-11 victory.
“We are not happy about the outcome, but we are happy with how we played. I think this was our best effort of the season,” said Head Coach and Assistant General Manager Jamie Batley. “I thought Eric Penney played really well, our faceoffs were a lot better tonight and we had the ball a lot more than most games and it helped to stop those runs.”
Eric Penney had the best game of his season making 48 stops including a 13-save fourth quarter, newly acquired Brendan Fowler won 15 faceoffs and was 56% on the draw. Rhys Duch and Joel McCready led the way offensively for the Stealth, both scoring 2 goals and 2 assists. Corey Small and Andrew Suitor each had a pair of goals, while Travis Cornwall had 1 goal and 2 assists. Matt Beers and Tony Malcom had the other markers for the Stealth.
Vancouver did not have much time to reflect on the game as immediately following the game, they hosted Stealth Experience Night, where players Bomber and the Bombshells interacted with fans.
“All of these kids are here to support us, we may have come up on the wrong end of the scoresheet, but your night gets a lot better when you can do stuff like this,” said Stealth Captain Matt Beers. “We really want to play hard for the fans and show them that they are important to us. But right now, it’s all about the kids here, it’s what really gives us the drive to keep going.”
Vancouver heads on the road in Week 13 action when they visit the Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday March 3rd, in Week 14 they will be on a bye-week, before returning home on March 17th against the Colorado Mammoth.
Tickets to the next home game are available including single game tickets, 3-game Flex Packs and Boston Pizza Packs, which feature four tickets, one large pizza, four soft drinks and a cactus cut appetizer for $99 at all local Boston Pizzas. The Stealth are also offering Group Promotions for 10 or more tickets at a discounted rate.
The Stealth are currently accepting registrations for their Junior Bombshells’ Night. Participants aged 5-15 get the opportunity to learn and dance with the NLL’s most popular dance team the Vancouver Stealth Bombshells, in a mini dance camp and half-time performance at the Stealth’s March 17 home game. Click here for more information.
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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 Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.