2016 NLL Season Preview: Vancouver Stealth

January 5, 2016

2015 Record: 5-13 (fourth in division/missed Western playoffs) Team Acquisitions: (F) Garrett Billings (F) Jordan Durston (T) Travis Cornwall (D) Matt Beers (D) Jeff Moleski (D) Brier Jonathan (D) Ian Hawksbee (G) Chris Levis   Team Losses: (F) Tyler Digby (T) Illija Gajic (T) Conrad Chapman (D) Tyler Burton (D) Jarrett Toll (G) Tyler Richards   Offense: Despite being basically league average in the goal scoring department last season, the…


NLL Pre Season: Stealth Get Past Mammoth

December 7, 2015

(Photo: Vancouver Stealth) No lead in the NLL is safe, even in Sunday afternoon preseason scrimmages, as the Colorado Mammoth found out. The Mammoth lead for three quarters until the Vancouver Stealth pulled ahead late in the fourth quarter to win the game 9-8. The comeback win should give a much-needed lift to a Stealth squad looking to erase a forgettable first two seasons in Langley. Jordan Durston paced Stealth…


NLL Pre Season: Stealth Face Mammoth in Langley

December 6, 2015

The trimming of training camp rosters may come after this weekend for most NLL clubs, where across the league preseason scrimmages are underway to help coaches decide who stays and who goes on their individual teams. The Vancouver Stealth and Colorado Mammoth are no different, as they get set to meet for a Sunday morning matinee at the LEC Fieldhouse in Langley, B.C. Colorado, who are practicing in Langley today…


NLL Pre Season: Rush Defeat Stealth 14-12

December 1, 2015

The Vancouver Stealth may have lost its first scrimmage of the year to the defending champion and newly-relocated Saskatchewan Rush 14-12, but what they learned about themselves was certainly more important than the result itself. With a hungry, competitive preseason roster that contained rookies in the double digits for the Stealth but the goal scoring remained with the veterans. Guys like Rhys Duch, Logan Schuss and newly-acquired Garrett Billings chipped…


NLL Training Camp Preview: Vancouver Stealth

November 26, 2015

The Vancouver Stealth open their preseason schedule with a home scrimmage against the defending NLL champions the Saskatchewan Rush on Saturday, Nov. 29, where fans will get their first look at a team that has been largely revamped in order to compete for a Champion’s Cup title in their third year playing out of the Langley Events Centre. The Stealth were at the forefront of several major signings and trades…


Stealth Offense Gets Another Boost With Billings

October 26, 2015

The Vancouver Stealth have enhanced their local appeal once again after another massive trade that will bring offensive dynamo Garrett Billings to the black and red. Announced earlier this morning by general manager Doug Locker, the Stealth have moved Tyler Digby and a second round pick in the 2017 NLL Draft to the New England Black Wolves for one of the league’s best setup men. It’s a move that further…


Mallory Shores up Right Side for Mammoth

September 25, 2015

Mike Mallory will finally make his long-awaited NLL debut this winter after signing a free agent deal with the Colorado Mammoth. It’s expected Mallory will slot in on the right side as president and general manager Steve Govett made it a priority to fix the depth issues and the departure of Sean Pollock that hurt the right side. Alongside fellow signee Callum Crawford, Colorado now boasts dangerous depth on that…


2015 NLL Draft Preview: Vancouver Stealth

September 24, 2015

The Vancouver Stealth are hoping an injection of new talent, both on and off the floor, will be able to improve their team dramatically. The team has added several free agents while retaining their core group of players. They now have one of the deeper rosters in the league, a breakaway from the talent level in the previous two years. On Tuesday, general manager Doug Locker also announced the hiring…


Shamrocks Bring Mann Cup Back West

September 13, 2015

Green lids littered the floor of The Q Centre Friday night, indicative of the party to come as the Victoria Shamrocks won their first Mann Cup in a decade. The ‘Rocks beat the Peterborough Lakers 12-6 to close out the best-of-seven series in six games, the culmination of a dominant season for Victoria. Throughout the season Victoria left little doubt about who was the team to beat; not only in…


Mann Cup: Both Teams Show Strengths

September 9, 2015

Deadlocked in virtually every single way with the Peterborough Lakers, the Victoria Shamrocks may be closer to bringing lacrosse’s holy grail back to the west coast since they last did so in 2005. But a cautionary tale for the Shamrocks lies ahead, who led the Six Nations Chiefs 2-1 in the past two Mann Cup’s, only to lose three straight games both years. Just one goal separates the two team’s…