Family Festivities on Hodgson Night
Vancouver, BC - Saturday, February 10, 2018 - The Vancouver Stealth were in celebration mode to begin Saturday night inside Langley Events Centre.
The Stealth celebrated Family Day with over 70 friends and family members of the players who took the floor to line up with the team.
In addition to Family Day, the Stealth held a ceremony to honor long-time player and captain Curtis Hodgson. His family, including his wife, son and parents sat and watched his number 6, that he wore for 13 years as a member of the Stealth organization, get raised to the rafters.
"Curtis is the kind of player that you want every player to be, he is a leader on and off the floor," said Vancouver Stealth owner Denise Watkins. "He has been a leader in our Stealth Academy and has been a tremendous contributor to our organization. I want to say personally, I appreciate his years of commitment, he embodies the spirit of the game."
On the field, Vancouver found themselves in 6-0 deficit after one, 11-3 after two, 14-6 after three and with a 16-9 final. Logan Schuss continued his hot hand scoring a pair of goals and adding two helpers. Schuss extended his goal scoring streak to 7 games with 2 or more goals. Another bright spot for the Stealth was newcomer Pat Saunders, who scored 1 goal and 3 assists.
"We had some chances and did not bury, and they had a hot start, it obviously was not the outcome we wanted," said Pat Saunders. "Our focus is on Calgary, we need to beat them to get into the playoffs, we cannot win as individuals, we need to come as a team to beat them and to make the playoffs."
The Stealth have a quick turnaround heading to Calgary this Friday night in pivotal western match. The Roughnecks have maintained a lead ahead of Vancouver in the battle for a playoff spot. That game can be heard on TSN radio and on NLL TV.
Vancouver returns home on Saturday, February 24th, 2018 when they host the New England Black Wolves in their Stealth Experience night. Tickets to the next home game are available including single game tickets, 3 and 5 game Flex Packs and Boston Pizza Packs, which feature four tickets, one large pizza, four soft drinks and a cactus cut appetizer for $99 at all local Boston Pizzas. The Stealth are also offering Group Promotions for 10 or more tickets at a discounted rate. Stay up-to-date with all breaking news and ticketing information by visiting StealthLAX.com.
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Former Vancouver Stealth Captain Curtis Hodgson and Family
(Garret James Photography)
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