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National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth Forward John Grant Jr. Fires Off Incredible “Trick Shots” At Peterborough Lift Lock (Video)

Legendary lacrosse player John Grant Jr. shows why he is one of the best lacrosse players on the planet. As Junior makes some incredible trick shots at the historic Peterborough Lift Lock. Have a look,  you will be impressed.

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth (7-5) Lose To Minnesota Swarm 12-5 On March 16 And Delay Clinching Playoff Slot

Washington Stealth vs Minnesota Swarm

Washington Stealth

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth (7-4) Beat Philadelphia Wings On The Road 16-10 On March 9 To Stay On Top In NLL West

Washington Stealth

Washington’s special teams play held a coming-out party, scoring five short-handed goals to silence a potent Wings offense with a 16-10 road win, Saturday night at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center.
The victory – the Stealth’s third straight giving them their longest unbeaten run of the season, was Washington’s first-ever in Philadelphia and halted a three-win run by the Wings.
Now 7-4 with just five games remaining and holding down first in the NLL West, Washington needs just an eighth win, combined with a Colorado loss and a favorable tie-breaker scenario, to secure its third playoff berth in four years.
“It’s always difficult to win on the road and especially in the East Division,” said Stealth Head Coach Chris Hall.
“Road wins are hard to come by in this league. We were able to pounce on them early and got a huge lead,” he said. “We took advantage of the situations that presented themselves to us.”
And the situations were plentiful.
Entering the game with just a single short-handed goal on the season, the Stealth exploded for five scores on man-down situations to clip the Wings power play threat and quiet the Wells Fargo Center.
With season-high performances, NLL leading scorer Rhys Duch delivered five goals and three assists for eight points, while Lewis Ratcliff hit a career milestone with four goals for his 401st in 11 years of NLL play. Along with three assists, Ratcliff had seven key points on the night.

Washington Stealth

Philadelphia Wings

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth (6-4) Tops Minnesota Swarm 11-8 On March 3

Washington Stealth vs Swarm

Rhys Duch delivered his 400th career point as the Washington Stealth powered to a full-game lead in the NLL West with an 11-8 win over the Minnesota Swarm, Sunday before 2,663 at Everett’s Comcast Arena.
With its second consecutive win over a West Division opponent, the now 6-4 Stealth moved a full game ahead of both Edmonton (5-5) and Calgary (5-5), which fell to the Rush on Saturday. Minnesota, now at 3-6, is fourth in the West followed by Colorado at 2-6.
“To be alone in first after ten games in the West is pretty gratifying,” said Stealth Coach Chris Hall. “Even when Minnesota came at us we held up pretty well. I think we earned that tonight.”
In what has become an up-and-down season in a highly competitive NLL West, Sunday’s victory marked the second time in the 2013 campaign where the Stealth put together back-to-back wins since downing defending NLL champion Rochester and then Colorado in the first two games of the season.
“I think we learn game-by-game the offense is showing better signs of chemistry,” Hall said.
For Duch, who entered the game with 395 points, his career milestone came in the unselfish fashion that has characterized the Stealth’s play all season – with his fourth assist of the night on a Brett Bucktooth goal just 30 seconds into the fourth.

Washington Stealth


National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (1-2) Defeated 19-12 By Calgary Roughnecks On Jan 25

Colorado Mammoth vs Calgary

Six days ago, the Colorado Mammoth stole a win from the Calgary Roughnecks at Scotiabank Saddledome in Alberta. On Friday night, the Roughnecks got their revenge, beating the Mammoth, 19-12, on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center.
“It’s tough to find a positive after tonight,” said Colorado captain Gavin Prout, whose first of two goals he scored on Friday was the 200th of his Mammoth career.
A week after Roughnecks forward Shawn Evans’ four-goal, three-assist performance was outshined by NLL Offensive Player of the Week John Grant Jr.’s six goals and two helpers, the 26-year-old answered back. Evans finished with 13 points (4g, 9a), 10 of which came before halftime, to set a new franchise single-game points record.
Mammoth forward Sean Pollock, who netted the overtime game-winner last Saturday, scored on the power-play 34 seconds into Friday’s contest, giving Colorado its first lead in regulation this season. Goals by Jamie Lincoln and Mat MacLeod quickly made it 3-0, but Calgary was fast to respond. The Roughnecks would score seven of the next eight to finish the 1st quarter with a 7-4 cushion…and they never looked back.


National League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Washington Stealth’s 17-13 Win Over Colorado Mammoth On Jan 12


Washington Stealth

National League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The Colorado Mammoth’s 12-7 Victory Over Minnesota

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Lose 12-11 To Calgary Roughnecks Feb 10


It was a chaotic evening at the Comcast Arena at Everett tonight, as the Washington Stealth (1-4) and Calgary Roughnecks (3-2) accumulated 141 penalty minutes in the first quarter alone, but followed that up with a back-and-forth battle between a pair of talented lacrosse teams.

A goal with two minutes left in regulation proved to be the difference as the Roughnecks left Everett with a 12-11 victory.

There were fireworks from the opening face-off in this one as two heavyweights, the Stealth’s Jeff Moleski and Calgary’s Geoff Snider dropped the gloves to set the tone for the evening. From that erupted four more fights in the quarter. But following the first quarter outbursts, the two teams combined for just 21 minutes of penalties the rest of the game.

The Roughnecks scored the first two goals of the game, with the Stealth answering with goals from Rhys Duch and Brett Bucktooth. The first quarter ended with the score knotted at two.

The teams traded goal-scoring blows for the remaining 45 minutes of action, ending the second quarter tied at six and the third quarter tied at eight. Stealth goaltender Tyler Richards was stellar in goal all night, making 39 of his career-high 59 saves in the first half.

“Tyler was amazing for us tonight,” said Stealth assistant coach Art Webster. “We should have won this game based on his play. He proved that he’s one of the top goaltenders in the world tonight.”

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National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Announce Final 23-Player Roster For 2012 Season Home Opener On January 14

Today marks the National Lacrosse League’s roster deadline, and the Washington Stealth has announced the 23 players that will be on the active roster when the 2012 season begins on January 14.

 The roster features many of the names that led the Stealth to back-to-back Western Division titles, with three offseason acquisitions added to the mix.

“The decisions this season were very difficult as we had a tremendously talented group in camp battling for limited number of roster spots,” said Stealth General Manager Doug Locker about dwindling the 37-player training camp roster down to 23. “Our staff made some tough decisions, but ultimately this roster is deep, very talented and one that we feel gives us the opportunity to compete at the top echelon of the league this season.”

On the offensive end, the majority of the group that has led the NLL in scoring the past two seasons remains in tact. The right side continues to be led by two-time NLL All-Pro Rhys Duch and Jeff Zywicki, one of the Stealth’s all-time scoring leaders. Rookie Brett Hickey, who was drafted by the Stealth in the fifth round (43rd overall) of the 2011 NLL Entry Draft, earned his spot as a right-handed forward after an impressive training camp that included a hat trick in a scrimmage against the Colorado Mammoth.

The left side of the offense has four veteran forwards, including All-Pro Lewis Ratcliff, who has more points than any other player in the NLL over the last two seasons. He’s joined by ten-year NLL vet Cam Sedgwick and Cliff Smith, who the Stealth acquired via trade last season. Rounding out the lefties is offseason free agent signing Dean Hill, who spent the last two seasons with the Edmonton Rush.















00 Tyler Richards G 6’1″ 190 L Vancouver    
2 Matt Beers D 6’3″ 205 R Coquitlam    
3 Jeff Moleski D 6’1″ 205 L Prince George    
6 Curtis Hodgson D 6’1″ 195 R Burnaby    
9 Paul Rabil T 6’3″ 225 R Gaithersburg, MD    
10 Rhys Duch F 5’11” 200 R Victoria,    
11 Kyle Sorensen D 6’2″ 220 R Peterborough    
18 Kyle Hartzell T 5’10” 205 R Dundalk, MD    
19 Nenad Gajic T 6’0″ 195 R Burnaby, BC    
21 Chet Koneczny T 5’11” 185 L Truro, NS    
22 Brett Hickey F 6’2″ 235 R Windsor, ON    
23 Mike Grimes D 6’3″ 210 L Peterborough, ON    
24 Chris O’Dougherty D 6’1″ 205 R Kinnelon, NJ    
25 Eric Martin D 6’2″ 220 L Norfolk, VA    
27 Cliff Smith F 6’3″ 200 L Surrey, BC    
29 Cam Sedgwick F 6’0″ 190 L Vancouver, BC    
32 Chris Seidel G 6’3″ 240 R Coquitlam, BC    
41 Bob Snider T 6’0″ 205 R Calgary, AB    
42 Lewis Ratcliff F 6’1″ 200 L Victoria, BC    
44 Chris McElroy D 6’1″ 185 R Orillia, ON    
47 Jason Bloom T 6’1″ 200 R Vancouver, BC    
67 Jeff Zywicki F 5’9″ 195 R Nepean, ON    
73 Dean Hill F 6’3″ 225 L Hagersville, ON    
97 Kyle Ross D 6’3″ 190 R Port Coquitlam, BC    

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Defeat Toronto Rock 14-13 In Overtime Dec 10 On “Great Night For NLL”

The Stealth and Rock have faced each other in each of the last two NLL Championship Games, each winning once. The energy at the LEC was electric from the moment the doors opened prior to the 7pm PST face-off. The NLL was back in British Columbia for a night, seven years after the Vancouver Ravens left town. Even NLL Commissioner George Daniel felt the energy in the air, tweeting during the event, “Great night for the NLL in BC. Thank you Langley Events Centre.” The end result was a 14-13 overtime victory for the Stealth, thanks to a game-tying goal by Rhys Duch with just over 30 seconds remaining in regulation and a Lewis Ratcliff tally 31 seconds into the overtime period.