NAIL BITER FINISH IN COLORADO
Vancouver, BC (Friday, January 26, 2017) - The Vancouver Stealth opened the first game of their back-to-backs this weekend in Denver.
The Stealth started their match against the Colorado Mammoth down several key players including Justin Salt & Tye Belanger to injuries, Travis Cornwall who was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Logan Schuss who was added to the Short Term Hold Out List and Joel McCready who was suspended due to a fight dating back to January 6, 2018.
But the holes in the line up did not hamper Vancouver early in the game. Corey Small had a hat trick by the second quarter to help put the Stealth up 7-5 at the half. Tony Malcom completed his hat trick in the third quarter ushering in a 10-9 lead for the Stealth after 45 minutes, but a back-and-forth final frame saw the Mammoth get the game winning goal with 31 seconds remaining for a 14-13 final score.
In the loss, Rhys Duch had 1 goal and 6 assists, Corey Small continued his hot hand finishing the night with 4 goals and 5 assists, rookie Casey Jackson chipped in with his first NLL goal and assist and Tony Malcom played his best game as a member of the Stealth scoring 4 goals.
"It is frustrating to drop the game when you are up one or two goals in the final quarter. We need to close those games out. This game was a stinger," said Tony Malcom. "It is great that I was able to score four goals and hopefully this is key in building some confidence, but we need to get back out there and focus on winning. Tomorrow is going to be a great game to come out and watch for the fans, Georgia has a lot of talented players, but I think we match up against them really well."
Vancouver will not have much time to think about tonight's game as they take a morning flight back to the Lower Mainland before welcoming the NLL Champions, the Georgia Swarm tomorrow night inside Langley Events Centre.
Jake Elliott and Brad Challoner call the action Saturday night on TSN 1410 and the game can be seen on NLL TV with the face off at 7:00pm PST.
Tickets to Saturday night's game are still 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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