It has been a month since the Stealth ended the 2011 season, another successful campaign in which the team earned the Western Division Championship and a second straight trip to the National Lacrosse League Championship game. While the NLL season is over, the “offseason” is still lacrosse-filled for many of the Stealth stars.
Of the 26 players that finished the Stealth season on the active or practice rosters, 20 players are listed on the summer rosters of lacrosse teams throughout North America. As you know, many members of the Stealth reside in British Columbia and 15 players are listed on Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) rosters in the province. Check outwww.theboxrocks.com for links to schedules and statistics for all the teams in the WLA.
The WLA Champion will host this year’s Mann Cup, where it faces the champion from Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) in Ontario. Two Stealth players are suiting up for MSL squads this summer, Ontario natives Kyle Sorensen and Craig Conn. Keep tabs on both of them and the rest of the MSL at www.majorserieslacrosse.com.
Of the four American players on the Stealth roster (Paul Rabil, Eric Martin, Kyle Hartzell and Chris O’Dougherty), three are staying true to their field lacrosse roots in Major League Lacrosse (MLL). You can get MLL schedules and statistics atwww.majorleaguelacrosse.com.
Stay tuned to www.stealthlax.com throughout the summer for more on each of the Stealth players in action over the summer, including interviews and videos to keep you up to date with all the latest in the lives of your favorite Stealth stars.
Below is a complete list of where each player is suiting up over the summer:
#Name -POS,Summer Team,League
00Tyler Richards -G,New Westminster,WLA
2Matt Beers – D,Burnaby,WLA
3Jeff Moleski -D,Not Playing
6Curtis Hodgson -D,New Westminster,WLA
8Tom Johnson – F,Not Playing
9Paul Rabil – T,Boston, MLL
10Rhys Duch – F,Victoria,WLA
11Kyle Sorensen – D,Peterborough,MSL
15Luke Wiles – F,Not Playing
18Kyle Hartzell – T,Chesapeake,MLL
20Craig Conn – F,Six Nations,MSL
21Chet Koneczny – T,Victoria,WLA
23Mike Grimes – D,Langley,WLA
24Chris O’Dougherty – D,Nanaimo,WLA
25Eric Martin – D,Denver,MLL
27Cliff Smith – F,New Westminster,WLA
29Cam Sedgwick – F,Burnaby,WLA
33Matt Roik – G,New Westminster,WLA
41Bob Snider – D,Not Playing
42Lewis Ratcliff – F,NanaimoWLA
44Chris McElroy – D,Not Playing
47Jason Bloom – T,Not Playing
67Jeff Zywicki – F,New Westminster,WLA
19Kory Kowalyk – F,Victoria,WLA
32Chris Seidel – G,Maple Ridge,WLA
55Martin Cummings – F,New Westminster,WLA