Caleb Wiles Shines in First NLL Game

The Vancouver Stealth have a new look in 2015. Not only have they added players like Johnny Powless and Rory Smith via trade, some free agent signings are also working out for them. Including rookie forward Caleb Wiles.

Wiles played in the Canadian Lacrosse League last season with the Barrie Blizzard where he was a standout. This season he went to training camp with the Stealth and made the roster.

“Playing my first game in the NLL was a thrill and a dream come true.” said Wiles. “I am truly thankful for getting this opportunity and I look forward to game two next weekend against Toronto.”

The Stealth won their first game of the season this week at Calgary against the Roughnecks, one of the favorites in the west. Vancouver, while they did make many additions and improvements this off season, are projected to be one of the bottom teams in the division.

“Getting the win was terrific our team really came together for having a lot of new faces in the line up.” Wiles said.I thought as the game progressed we got better and better. My first game being a win was very special.

“It was a very big comeback especially on the road in front of such a good crowd but we stuck to the game plan kept on working and got rewarded.”

In the victory, in which the Stealth scored nine goals in the second half to come back and win, Wiles scored three points, including two of them goals. His third quarter goal capped off a 6-0 run from the Stealth in the third.

“I was fairly nervous to start the game in Calgary but as the game went on I really felt like I settled down and came into my own.”
This week the Stealth will host their first home game of the season as they take on the Toronto Rock, who are also 1-0 after they defeated Rochester this past weekend.

“Can’t wait to play out of Langley this weekend as it will be our home opener. I am really looking forward to playing infront of the home town crowd and getting our selves another 2 points. Should be a great game and I can’t wait to play my first game infront in Langley.”

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