OTTAWA, ON, August 14, 2012 – The Canadian Lacrosse Association announced today that John Grant Jr., Mark Matthews, Jordan McBride, Brodie Merrill and Jeremy Noble will headline Team Canada’s roster for the “Duel in Denver”. In a prelude to the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, Canada’s Men’s National Team will head to the United States to take on Team USA for an exhibition game September 8, 2012. The “Duel in Denver” (as it’s being called) will be held at Dick’s Sport Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado with game time set for 7p.m. (MST). September’s game against the U.S. is a rematch of the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship gold-medal game (won by the U.S.).
“It’s only fitting to have a distinct Colorado flavor to the Canadian team as it plays here for the first time,” said Mammoth president and general manager Steve Govett, who also serves as team coordinator for the 2014 Team Canada.
Grant and McBride are teammates on the Mammoth, while Noble and Matthews are current and former University of Denver Pioneers, respectively. Matthews is now a rookie attackman for the Denver Outlaws, and teammates with McBride.
Merrill is a five-time all-pro and three-time winner of the player of the year award at his position in the National Lacrosse League.
Tickets to the ‘Duel in Denver’ are on sale now at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park box office, all Colorado Dick’s Sporting Goods retail kiosks, online at TicketHorse.com, or by calling 303.53.HORSE.
About the Canadian Lacrosse Association
The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. The CLA mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members and leading our partners and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. We value health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. For more details on the Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit www.lacrosse.ca.
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Canadian Lacrosse Association
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