Daily Archives: December 21, 2011

National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth Announces 23-Player Roster That Includes Only Eight Returning Players

The Colorado Mammoth announced today that the team has named its final 23-player roster, headlined by all-star forward John Grant Jr. Since the start of training camp, the coaching staff has been responsible for trimming the active roster by more than a dozen.

“It took three weekends of [training] camp, and hours of film study, to determine which group of players we believe gives us the best chance to win the Champion’s Cup,” said Mammoth Head Coach Bob Hamley. “Now, I’m anxious for Opening Night!”

Colorado opens the 2012 regular season at home on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center against the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday, January 14 at 7pm MST. The Mammoth roster includes four former Swarm players, including three who played for Minnesota a season ago.

Three left-handed forwards made the Mammoth team: Grant Jr., Adam Jones and Jamie Lincoln. Gavin Prout (the franchise’s all-time leading scorer), Sean Pollock, Derek Hopcroft and Jordan McBride make up the right-handed offense.

Returning transition players Ilija Gajic (L) and Jed Prossner (L) are joined by newcomers Cameron Holding (L), Mat MacLeod (R), and Scott Stewart (R). John Gallant (L), Jarett Park (R), and Matt Leveque (R) are the lone holdovers from last year’s defense. Joining them are lefties John Orsen, Creighton Reid, and Rory Smith, and righties Jon Sullivan and Dan Coates.

# Player Position Shoots   Hometown College/Club    
1 Jed Prossner transition left   Easton, MD North Carolina    
8 Scott Stewart transition right   Hamilton, ON Drexel    
9 Gavin Prout forward right   Oshawa, ON Loyola    
11 John Gallant defenseman left   Brantford, ON Lake Superior    
12 Jarett Park defenseman right   Otisco, NY Syracuse    
13 Mat MacLeod transition right   Owen Sound, ON Orangeville    
14 Jordan McBride forward right   New Westminster, BC Stony Brook    
15 Ilija Gajic transition left   Burnaby, BC Denver    
16 Adam Jones forward left   Owen Sound, ON Canisius    
17 Sean Pollock forward right   Wallaceburg, ON Victoria    
19 Cameron Holding transition left   Whitby, ON Grand Valley    
20 Derek Hopcroft forward right   Toronto, ON Bellarmine    
23 Jon Sullivan defenseman right   St Catharines, ON Six Nations    
24 John Grant Jr. forward left   Peterborough, ON Delaware    
30 Chris Levis goalie right   Windsor, ON Coquitlam Adanacs    
31 Tye Belanger goalie right   Mooretown, ON Peterborough    
35 Dan Lewis goalie right   Coquitlam, BC Burnaby Lakers    
37 Dan Coates defenseman right   St. Catharines, ON Canisius    
42 Rory Smith defenseman left   Mimico, ON New Westminster    
44 Jamie Lincoln forward left   St. Catharines, ON Hofstra    
56 John Orsen defenseman left   Laurel Hollow, NY Hofstra    
62 Creighton Reid defenseman left   Milton, ON Ryerson    
66 Matt Leveque defenseman right   Surrey, BC Surrey