Keegan Bal Brings Depth and Upside to Stealth

September 8, 2015

The overhaul of the Vancouver Stealth wasn’t just relegated to rebuilding a porous defence, but to give the offence more depth, balance and options at the disposal of head coach Dan Perreault. Vancouver has stayed close to home with many of these signings and didn’t have to travel far to ink Keegan Bal to a free agent deal for the upcoming season. Bal is an athletic player who turned a…


Lakers Tie Mann Cup With 14-7 Victory

September 7, 2015

The Peterborough Lakers did what they do best en route to a 14-7 win over the Victoria Shamrocks Saturday night in front of another sold out crowd at The Q Centre. The best-of-seven series is now tied at one as the two teams take a day off before playing three games in three days starting Monday. All games are at 7 pm PST. The Lakers utilized quick ball movement and…


Despite No First Rounder, Stealth Can Build Through Draft

August 29, 2015

Doug Locker was one of the more active general managers in the NLL offseason, adding a bevy of quality role players, young talent and another body in the crease. There are still holes in the roster, albeit relatively minor in comparison to this point last year – the NLL draft will be an opportunity for the front office to upgrade the overall quality of the roster. That process never stops…


Moleski and Hawksbee a Veteran Coup for Stealth

August 24, 2015

In signing a pair of veteran defensive options amidst a very busy offseason, the Vancouver Stealth have quietly revamped a team that has won nine games in the last two seasons. Ian Hawksbee and Jeff Moleski have inked deals with the Stealth, giving the team reliability and depth going into the 2016 NLL season. Offenses were able to pick apart the Stealth on the back-end at times during last season…


Shamrocks Ease Through WLA Finals

August 24, 2015

They’re looking like the best bet to bring the Mann out west in years. An entire decade spans the time it’s taken for a BC team to win the pinnacle of box lacrosse. With the way Victoria flew through it with such ease, the Island might be the figurative and literal end of the line for this year’s Mann Cup. The Shamrocks capped off a dominant postseason with the systematic…


2015 NLL Mock Draft 2.0 Part Two

August 14, 2015

Round 1   Georgia Swarm – RF Lyle Thompson – Albany (NCAA) The Swarm couldn’t have picked a better time to hold four selections in the first round. For one, this is arguably the most talented crop of players to ever come through in a single draft class. With two picks in the top three and another two by the sixth selection, they are in a prime position to come…


Adanacs Punch Ticket to Minto

August 10, 2015

The Coquitlam Adanacs are adding a second leg of travel on their quest for a Minto Cup championship after sweeping Alberta’s Okotoks Raiders in three games to win the Western Canadian Finals on Saturday night. After two close games in which both teams felt each other out and with just three goals separating them through game two, Coquitlam put on a dominant display of defence and goaltending en route to a…


WLA Three Stars: Playoff Edition

August 9, 2015

1st Star – Corey Small, Victoria Shamrocks With a chance to close out their first round series where it seems like there’s more fists flying than lacrosse balls, Corey Small has produced enough to lead Victoria to an unsurprising 3-0 series advantage over Maple Ridge. Small didn’t figure too heavily into Victoria’s blistering 8-0 start at home in game 3, but was the game’s first star a few nights prior…


WLA Playoff Preview: Rocks and ‘Bellies Top Seeds

August 5, 2015

It was a fantastic ending to a great WLA season, spearheaded by a three-team race for the final two playoff spots between Langley, Maple Ridge, and Burnaby. The teams all finished with a 9-9 record, but the Lakers were left behind as a result of the WLA’s very confusing goal formula. Losing by a goal to New Westminster ultimately sealed Burnaby’s fate, and they can always wonder what could have…


WLA Three Stars: Schuss Rises With Bellies

July 30, 2015

1. Logan Schuss, New Westminster Salmonbellies With a full season under his belt with the red, blue and white, Logan Schuss is beginning to find the back of the net with relative ease. As a result, New Westminster is more dangerous than at the start of the year when they held the league’s longest win streak at that time. Schuss started Tuesday in Maple Ridge, his back-to-back tallies tipping the…