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Mammoth & Roughnecks to play preseason game in Langley, BC

07/18/2012, 8:04pm EDT
By NLL.com

Teams to meet on December 8 at Langley Events Centre

The Calgary Roughnecks & Colorado Mammoth wil play a preseason game at Langley Events Centre in Langley, BC on December 8th. Last year's preseason game at Langley between Washington & Colorado drew a sellout crowd. Photo Credit: Brad Watson

The National Lacrosse League is coming back to the Langley Events Centre in Langley, British Columbia on the weekend of December 7-9, 2012.. Following in the footsteps of last year’s sold out event this year’s game on Saturday, December 8, featuring the Calgary Roughnecks and Colorado Mammoth, promises to be another ‘can’t miss’ weekend for lacrosse players, coaches and fans alike.

"Playing the Roughnecks in an exhibition game is a great way for our organization to prepare for the 2013 season," said Mammoth head coach Bob Hamley. "We're chomping at the bit to get back out on the field. It's a long off-season." The game will feature some of the games premiere stars in John Grant Jr. (Colorado), Gavin Prout (Colorado), Scott Ranger (Calgary) and Shawn Evans (Calgary).

“The National Lacrosse League is pleased to have Langley Events Centre host a second preseason game following the great success of last year’s event”, said Brian Lemon, NLL VP of Operations.

Once again, the weekend will be more than just the game. The 2nd Annual Coaches Chalk Talk will take place on the Friday evening (December 7, 2012) which will be followed by a social. Coaches from both the Roughnecks and Mammoth will host the clinic in conjunction with team practices, allowing coaches to see first-hand how the professionals treat training. On the Saturday, there will be four players clinics where young lacrosse hopefuls will have the chance to register in advance for, and learn from the best in business on the turf at the LEC.

“Last year was a tremendous success for everyone involved,” Jared Harman, Director of Business Development at the LEC noted, “we wanted to duplicate the excitement and increase the clinics to give everyone more of a chance to get involved in the event.”
One new element this year will be the opportunity for fans to win the game worn jerseys from the game. There will be an auction taking place during the game where fans can place bids and win the jersey right off their favourite player’s back following the game and the post game autograph session which is free for all fans in attendance at the game.

The lacrosse community has once again provided its full support, lead by the BC Lacrosse Association, and is excited to once again see the sports best competing in the Fraser Valley.

Tickets for the game will go on sale to the public on Saturday, July 21 at 11:00AM; to purchase please visit www.ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000 to order. For more information on the Coaches Chalk Talk or Player Clinics, please call the Langley Events Centre at 604-882-8800 or visit www.langleyeventscentre.com

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