A big day for the Edmonton Rush on Friday, as the club makes two major announcements. Nine Rush games will be televised on TSN2 & Citytv during the 2011 season. Brodie Merrill is the new team captain, with Gavin Prout & Jimmy Quinlan named Assistant Captains for the 2011 season.
At Edmonton Rush camp, recent draft selections John Lafontaine, Kedoh Hill, Cameron Holding and Jarrett Toll are the newcomers amongst 27 players in the midst of orientation camp as the Rush prepares for the upcoming 2011 National Lacrosse League season.
Veteran defensemen Bruce Alexander and Regy Thorpe have each recently announced their retirement from their NLL playing careers. The pair combined to play 26 seasons and 331 regular season games. Alexander played primarily for western teams, while Thorpe played his entire career with the Rochester Knighthawks.