The Albany Attack training camp is now underway at the University of Guelph located in Guelph, Ontario. "With the success of last year's team plus the quality of players obtained in the last two years' draft, we expect this to be the most competitive training camp in the Attack's history," stated Attack General Manager Mike DeRossi. "Attendance at this year's training camp will be limited to 30-35 players to ensure the highest level of skill and competition and to allow our coaching and management staffs to begin immediate preparation for our season opening game" DeRossi added.
Returning to Albany's lineup will be defenseman Scott MacDonell, who has been reactivated after spending last season on the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL. "I am looking for Scotty to fill the gap left in our defense with the trade of Steve Fannell to Ottawa. Scott is a solid, tough defenseman who makes good decisions on the field. I'm glad he's back", commented Attack Head Coach Bob McMahon.
Also of particular interest to McMahon will be the Attack's 2002 first round draft selection Josh Coffman. Coffman, a three time All American from Syracuse University, will be battling for a spot on Albany's powerful offensive unit. "Josh has the tools to become a premier player in the NLL, we are anxious to see him put them to work and to earn a spot on the team", stated McMahon.
The Attack will open their 2002-03 season on December 27th at the Pepsi Arena in Albany against the Toronto Rock. Season tickets and individual game tickets are now on sale at the Pepsi Arena Box Office or online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, please contact the Albany Attack at 518-