Vancouver, BC – April 21, 2018 – Saturday night was the last home game of the 2018 National Lacrosse League season for the Vancouver Stealth.
The Calgary Roughnecks ventured to the West Coast for the Stealth’s Fan Appreciation Night. When the Vancouver faithful first entered Langley Events Centre, they were gifted a collector’s edition Corey Small bobble head. The gifts kept coming throughout the night, including autographed jerseys, memorabilia and 2018-19 season ticket giveaways.
Much to the delight of their fans, the Stealth opened the scoring just 34 seconds into the opening frame, but the Roughnecks answered back with a four-goal performance and a 4-2 lead after the first. Calgary continued their offensive onslaught with a seven-goal second quarter and an 11-6 lead at the half. The Roughnecks added 10 more goals in the third and had a commanding 21-8 lead after three quarters.The Roughnecks added 5 more to finish the game with a 26-11 victory.
The Stealth were led by Tony Malcom who scored 3 goals and 3 assists, Corey Small and Casey Jackson had 2 goals and 2 assists each, Rhys Duch had 1 goal and 2 assists, and Logan Schuss had 1 goal and 1 assist. Seth Oakes, and Andrew Suitor had the other goals for Vancouver.
“We can only go up from here. It is hard to put into words how this season went. We love the guys in our locker room and are looking to next fall,” said Assistant Captain Logan Schuss. “We have great support here in Langley. It is incredible seeing how many fans stuck around just to chat with us after the game. Tonight, I saw kids wearing jerseys from every lacrosse organization across British Columbia and that is exactly who we want to be. We strive to be BC’s team.”
The 2018 season closes out with a trip to Georgia to take on the Swarm on Saturday, April 28. Jake Elliott will have the call on TSN 1410 and the game will be live on NLL TV with face off at 4:05 pm PST.
The Stealth are currently offering season ticket memberships for the 2018-19 season, to register, contact an account representative at 604.882.8800 or by filling out the ticket inquiry here.
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 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.