Team Canada’s ‘Duel In Denver’ Roster Unveiled

OTTAWA, ON, August 31, 2012 – The Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) has unveiled its twenty-three man roster for the ‘Duel in Denver’, an international exhibition game against the US Men’s National Team scheduled for Saturday, September 8 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado at 7pm.

The Colorado Mammoth has four players on Team Canada: 2012 National Lacrosse League MVP John Grant Jr., 2012 National Lacrosse League Rookie of the Year Adam Jones, Dan Coates and Jordan McBride. The Denver Outlaws have three players on Team Canada: Mark Matthews, Jordan McBride and Curtis Dixon.

Three current University of Denver lacrosse players (Jeremy Noble, Cameron Flint and Wesley Berg) and two Pioneer alumni (Mark Matthews and Geoff Snider) will represent Canada.

Snider was the MVP of the 2006 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, leading Canada to gold over the US.  Four years later, the Americans avenged the loss, defeating the Canadians and claiming the gold in the 2010 FIL world championship final.  Given the history, this exhibition game as well as the entire 2014 championship are sure to be competitive and fierce competitions between the countries.

“This game is part of our preparation for the 2014 Championships in Denver,” said Team Canada head coach, Randy Mearns, who is also the head coach of the Canisius College Griffins. “We are excited to see how some of our younger guys compete at this high level.”

Canada’s ‘Duel in Denver’ roster:

Player Junior College Professional Team(s)
John   Grant Jr Peterborough Delaware Mammoth/Bayhawks
Curtis  Dickson New   Westminster Delaware Roughnecks
Jordan   McBride New Westminster Stony   Brook Mammoth/Outlaws
Mark   Matthews Whitby Denver Outlaws
Cameron   Flint Brampton Denver
Adam   Jones Owen   Sound Canisius Mammoth/Nationals
Jordan   Macintosh Burlington RIT Swarm/Rattlers
Kevin   Crowley New   Westminster Stony   Brook Wings/Nationals
Jeremy   Noble Orangeville Denver
Robbie   Campbell New   Westminster Stony   Brook
Wesley   Berg Coquitlam Denver
Chad   Tutton Whitby North   Carolina
Kevin   Ross Toronto Canisius Wings
Kiel   Matiez Burlington Robert   Morris Machine
Brodie Merrill Orangeville Georgetown Wings/Nationals
Matt   Vinc St.   Catherines Canisius Knighthawks
Reid   Acton Toronto Loyola
MJ   Kiekebelt Caledon RIT Nationals
Jason   Noble Orangeville Cornell
Jordan   Houtby St.   Catherines Detroit   Mercy
Angus   Dineley Toronto Canisius
Evan   Kirk Orangeville Hobart Swarm
Geoff   Snider Calgary Denver Roughnecks/Hounds

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.

The 2014 Team Canada player application will be posted on www.lacrosse.ca when the application period begins.

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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For more information, contact:

Britany Gordon
Events & Communications Coordinator
Canadian Lacrosse Association
613-897-2748
britany@lacrosse.ca

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