Uncasville, CT (Friday, December 29, 2017) – The Vancouver Stealth (0-3) treated their fans to one of the most entertaining games of the young National Lacrosse League season.
Between a troubled travel schedule and losing their leading goal scorer Logan Schuss to work commitments, the Stealth found the deck stacked against them even before entering the Mohegan Sun Casino, but that did not stop them from rolling the dice on their offensive runs.
Vancouver opened the first with a pair of goals from Joel McCready and Brandon Goodwin, the Black Wolves responded with a combined first and second quarter 6-goal run. Corey Small answered back in the second, beginning the next run for the Stealth which included 7-straight goals. Vancouver held a 9-6 lead heading into final frame. But New England put the pressure on in the fourth replying with a 7-goal run of their own and finishing the game with a 13-9 victory.
Corey Small tallied 2 assists and broke his season’s goose egg with his first goal of the year, Rhys Duch had 3 helpers, Joel McCready added 3 points and Brandon Goodwin helped with the heavy lifting scoring 2 goals and 3 assists. Stealth rookie Cody Teichroeb assisted on Brandon Goodwin’s second goal of the game and got his first point in his first NLL game.
“Plain and simple, we need to find ways to close out these games,” said Captain Matt Beers. “We battled hard but at the end of the day, we need to stop those runs. Our focus is now on our next game against the Toronto Rock.”
The Stealth return home on January 6, 2018 in a West vs East match up against the Toronto Rock. Vancouver held a 1-1 record against the Rock last year, including a 14-11 victory inside Langley Events Centre in the Spring of 2017.
Tickets to the game are still available including single game tickets, 3 and 5 game flex packs 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. For more information, visit NLL.com and find the NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.