Vancouver, BC (Wednesday, December 6, 2017) – The Vancouver Stealth look to open NLL Faceoff Weekend with a win over an old foe.
On Friday, December 8, the Stealth begin their 2017/18 regular season against the Colorado Mammoth, the same team that ousted their Champion’s Cup aspirations in the spring. During the 2017 regular season, the Stealth held a 3-1 series record against Colorado, outscoring their opponent 47-32.
“The 2017/18 season is here and what a way to start against our rival the Colorado Mammoth. We did not finish our season off like we wanted to last year against them, so we cannot wait to get out there and play,” said Assistant Captain Logan Schuss. “We have added a ton of new talent to our roster and cannot wait to put on a show for our fans this season.”
During the offseason, Vancouver made multiple moves to bolster their roster including acquiring Tony Malcom and Brodie MacDonald in separate deals, drafting Ryan Fournier and signing free agents Brandon Goodwin, Patrick O’Meara, Tyson Roe, Andrew Suitor and Cody Teichroeb.
In addition to the roster transactions on the floor, the team also moved former captain Curtis Hodgson into a player development role and John Lintz from the backend on the field to running the bench as the defensive coach.
“We made some real tough cuts, but camp is over, and we need to focus on the task at hand,” said Head Coach Jamie Batley. “The guys are excited and we are ready to begin the season and renew our rivalry with the Mammoth.”
The Stealth are currently offering Season Ticket Membership, single game tickets, and Boston Pizza Holiday 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 Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The 2017-18 NLL season, commemorating the League’s 32nd year, begins December 8th for #FaceOffWknd. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.