Stealth Sign Three Forwards

November 8, 2004 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - San Jose Stealth News Release

SAN JOSE - San Jose Stealth Managing Director, General Manager and Head Coach Johnny Mouradian has announced that the organization has signed forwards Ross Johnson, Kevin Fines and Jordan Cornfield to one-year contracts.

Johnson, who's from Mill Valley, Calif., and graduated from San Francisco's University High, played in six games for the Stealth last season before going down with a shoulder injury. In his six games he registered two points (two goals) as well as 10 loose balls. The 6-foot, 185-pounder, scored his first NLL goal in a win at Calgary Feb. 20, 2003.

Both Fines and Cornfield played for the Burnaby Lakers of the Western Lacrosse Association in the summer, earning a trip to the Mann Cup championship series.

Fines, a former hockey goaltender for the University of Findlay, scored 21 points (11 goals and 10 assists) in 14 games for the Lakers in the summer. The 6-foot-1, 214-pound Sarnia, Ontario native can play both forward and defense.

"Kevin can play defense and transition as well as offense," said Mouradian. "We're looking for him to contribute to our offense."

Cornfield posted 19 points (16 goals and three assists) in 18 games for the Lakers. The 6-foot, 210 pound forward is looking forward to his opportunity with the Stealth.

"I'm very excited to get down there," he said. "I need to prove myself, but I'm really excited and looking forward to it."

Mouradian feels that Cornfield has a lot to bring to the table.

"Cornfield is a strong left hander who likes to play inside," said Mouradian. "He is coming into his own as a young player."

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