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Junior Stealth Head to Denver

02/03/2011, 6:29pm PST
By Washington Stealth


The Washington Stealth won’t be the only team traveling to Colorado this weekend.  The Junior Stealth, with both the Midget (under-14) and Bantam (under-16) squads playing against the Junior Mammoth teams on Sunday, February 6 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

It will be a weekend full of indoor lacrosse for the players and their families traveling to the game.  The teams will get to Denver on Saturday morning, and watch the pros do battle on the Pepsi Center turf with the Stealth and Mammoth set to square off Saturday night.  In all, 130 Junior Stealth players and their family members will be making the trip.

“Lacrosse in Colorado is only a few years ahead of Washington as far as the growth of the game,” said Junior Stealth Head Coach and Washington Stealth forward Lewis Ratcliff.  “It will be a good to gage where our teams are at and a good chance for the players to gain valuable playing experience.”

After watching the big boys play on Saturday night, the Junior Stealth will get their chance to tear up the Pepsi Center rug on Sunday.  The Junior Stealth players will get a chance to experience a little more about what life is like for their idols in the NLL.

“They will be spending the night in the same hotel as a team, and get to play on a professional floor in a professional barn,” added Ratcliff.  “It will be an awesome experience for them.”

The Junior Stealth is comprised of players from over 20 different lacrosse clubs around the Puget Sound Region.  Along with Ratcliff, Stealth defenseman Chris McElroy serves as an assistant coach for the team.

Stay tuned to stealthlax.com next week to read more about the Junior Stealth and their trip to Colorado.


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