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Washington Stealth moving to Vancouver

Posted by Adam Palmblad at Dec 16, 2016 3:46PM PST ( 0 Comments )

VANCOUVER, BC (Tuesday, July 2, 2013) – The Vancouver Stealth introduced themselves to the Province today at the Langley Events Centre during their introductory Press Conference. The junket was in follow up to the announcement last week that the National Lacrosse League (NLL) was coming back to the Greater Vancouver Area. National Lacrosse League Commissioner George Daniel was joined by media and the lacrosse community as the Stealth announced their plan for ticket sales while introducing the gathering to team ownership, management, coaching staff and a select group of players. Stealth ownership, led by Denise Watkins, discussed the team’s goals and vision while extending her excitement over the move to Vancouver;

“We want the fans to be as passionate about this team as I am,” Watkins, who has owned the team since 2007, acknowledged there will be work to do, “this is a great sport and a great team and our goal will be to entertain the fans on a nightly basis and integrate ourselves throughout the Lower Mainland and the Province.”

National Lacrosse League Commissioner George Daniel was equally excited about the professional box lacrosse circuit taking up residence on the west coast of Canada;

“British Columbia is one of the great hotbeds of lacrosse and now thanks to Stealth owners Bill & Denise Watkins, the NLL is back in BC to stay.”

With the inclusion of Vancouver as one of the nine teams in the league, the NLL can now boast coast to coast representation in Canada (with other Canadian teams being Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto).

Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese noted the impact that having the team call the LEC home will have on the community and the surrounding areas; “Having professional sports, the biggest stage in the world for lacrosse, playing out of the Langley Events Centre will be of tremendous benefit to the entire province of British Columbia,” Mayor Froese noted, “not only will it provide some exciting sport, but restaurants, hotels, and other local destinations will be the benefactor.”

Read full article on the Vancouver Stealth Website.

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Langley Players earn spots on Team BC

Posted by Adam Palmblad at Dec 16, 2016 3:43PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Congratulations to these Langley Thunder players who earned spots on Team BC this year:

  • Kyle Brunsch – PeeWee Male
  • Raachel Beaulieu – Bantam Female
  • Caleb Pearson – Bantam Male
  • Daylen Calfa – Midget Male
  • Dawson Chalifoux – Bantam Female

View article in the"Langley Times":http://www.langleytimes.com/sports/218137201.html

Another tournament, another title for the Langley B2 Thunder lacrosse team.

For the second time in as many weekends, the local bantam lacrosse team was golden.

But while last time they had to travel to the Okanagan to collect their gold, this time, the Thunder did so in the friendly confines of within Langley at the Dennis Hickey Memorial Lacrosse Tournament.

The tournament was held at the Langley Events Centre, the George Preston Recreation and the Aldergrove Arena.

Langley defeated Port Coquitlam 10-3 in the gold medal game on Sunday, with Aydan Johnson and Tyler Starinieri both registering hat tricks in the final.

Starinieri earned game MVP honours.

The win capped off a perfect 5-0 weekend for the Thunder as they went 3-0 in the round robin and then defeated the Langley B1 Thunder team in the 5-4 in overtime in the semifinals with captain Kyle Olsen scoring the decisive goal.

The Langley B1  team finished fourth while the Bantam A1 squad captured the bronze medal in their division.

A controversial call that could have easily sunk the Langley Thunder bantam B2 lacrosse team in the championship final on Sunday.

But instead, it galvanized the Thunder players, who dominated the third period, scoring a 10-6 victory in the gold-medal game over the host North Okanagan bantam B1 team in the finals of the North Okanagan Rock the House Tournament.

Goaltender Jaxon Hendrickson was ejected early in the second period after his gloves were deemed to be illegal.

Ryan Taylor, who had never played goal before, stepped in admirably and backstopped the team to victory. He earned game MVP honours for the Thunder.

The team went a perfect 3-0 in the round robin - beating a pair of North Okanagan squads and another team from Kelowna - to advance straight to the finals.

Jordan Daniel, Trevayne Hunter and Raachel Beaulieu earned game MVP awards.

Saturday, May 11th the Championship title game on CBS Sports Network gets underway at 4pm.

EVERETT, Wash.   With Saturday’s West Division Final win over the Calgary Roughnecks, the Washington Stealth have announced that it will host the 2013 NLL Championship Game Presented by Reebok in Langley, British Columbia, located just 10 minutes north of the U.S.-Canada border.

The Stealth defeated the Roughnecks 14-13 to earn its third trip to the NLL Championship Game in the last four years.

The decision to play the "Saturday, May 11":https://webmail.vsb.bc.ca/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx NLL title game in Langley was made after Comcast Arena, the team’s home in Everett, Wash., was booked throughout the weekend of "May 10-12.":https://webmail.vsb.bc.ca/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx

After an exhaustive search was unable to find open weekend dates at other arenas in the Puget Sound area, and faced with the possibility of deferring the game to the winner of the East Division Final, the Stealth elected to keep the NLL Championship Game in the Pacific Northwest.

“Keeping the Champion’s Cup game in our region is the best outcome for our fans and will maintain our home-floor advantage,” said David Takata, president of the Washington Stealth.  “Obviously the ideal outcome would be to host the game on our home floor, but due to the window available for the game, we had to look at other options in the region.”

Game time for the 2013 NLL Championship Game Presented by Reebok at the 5,500 seat Langley Events Centre is "4 p.m. PDT on Saturday, May 11.":https://webmail.vsb.bc.ca/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx  The game is broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network.

“The Langley Events Centre is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier facilities and has hosted NLL exhibition games during the past two seasons,” Takata said.  “Getting the fans this close to the action for a championship game will be special.  The mid-afternoon game time will help our fans make the trip to Langley and back in one exciting day.”

Tickets for the 2013 NLL Championship Game Presented by Reekbok will be available tomorrow (Sunday) at 10:00AM through Ticketmaster<http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004AA39CEB672B;,  "www.StealthLAX.com":http://www.stealthlax.com/&lt;http://www.StealthLAX.com/;, by calling "1-855-985-5000":tel:1-855-985-5000"Call: 1-855-985-5000":http://langleylacrosse.com/news.php?news_id=744771&lang=#  and at the Langley Events Centre box office (open Sunday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM)

The Stealth is making its third NLL Championship Game appearance in the past four years.  The team advanced to the NLL title game in each of its first two years in Washington state, winning the franchise’s first NLL championship in 2010.
2013 NLL Championship Game Presented by Reebok

Game:                     Washington Stealth vs. Rochester Knighthawks
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