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20:30:00
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22:00:00
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19:00:00
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21:30:00
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WK
3
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22:00:00
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22:30:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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19:00:00
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19:00:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
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Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
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WK
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Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
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Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
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Calgary
Sat, Dec 31
21:00:00
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Saskatchewan
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
22:30:00
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Las Vegas
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19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Buffalo
Georgia
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19:30:00
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New York
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
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0:00:00
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Colorado
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
18:30:00
Albany
Halifax
Fri, Jan 13
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Colorado
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Panther City
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 14
19:30:00
Georgia
Buffalo
Sat, Jan 14
21:00:00
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Calgary
Sat, Jan 14
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Sun, Jan 15
15:00:00
Rochester
New York
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
19:30:00
Buffalo
Rochester
Fri, Jan 20
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
New York
Albany
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
18:00:00
Rochester
Halifax
Fri, Jan 27
19:00:00
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 28
19:30:00
Buffalo
New York
Sat, Jan 28
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Saskatchewan
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Jan 28
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
21:00:00
Georgia
Colorado
Sat, Feb 4
18:00:00
Calgary
Halifax
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
New York
Toronto
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
Albany
Philadelphia
Sat, Feb 4
19:30:00
Rochester
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Panther City
San Diego
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 4
22:30:00
Colorado
Las Vegas
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
Fri, Feb 10
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Sat, Feb 11
19:00:00
Halifax
Rochester
Sat, Feb 11
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Feb 11
20:00:00
Vancouver
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
21:00:00
Colorado
Calgary
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Albany
Sat, Feb 18
19:30:00
Philadelphia
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 18
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
13:00:00
New York
Halifax
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
21:00:00
Panther City
Colorado
Fri, Feb 24
22:30:00
Calgary
Las Vegas
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
New York
Rochester
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
Albany
Georgia
Sat, Feb 25
20:00:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
18:30:00
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Halifax
Fri, Mar 3
21:00:00
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San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
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Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Mar 4
20:00:00
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Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10
21:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Mar 11
19:00:00
Albany
Toronto
Sat, Mar 11
19:30:00
Philadelphia
New York
Sat, Mar 11
20:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 11
22:30:00
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Las Vegas
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
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16
Fri, Mar 17
21:00:00
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Calgary
Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
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Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
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Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
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Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
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Buffalo
Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
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Panther City
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15:00:00
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Rochester
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17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
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Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
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Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
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Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Mar 25
21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
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San Diego
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
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Vancouver
Sat, Mar 25
22:30:00
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Las Vegas
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18
Fri, Mar 31
20:00:00
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21:00:00
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22:00:00
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13:00:00
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18:00:00
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19
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19:00:00
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19:00:00
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21:00:00
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Calgary
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
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Colorado
Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
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20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
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21:00:00
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Vancouver
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20:30:00
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Panther City
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18:00:00
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19:00:00
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20:00:00
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21:30:00
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Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
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15:00:00
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22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
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Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
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Can Jones Fill Small’s Big Shoes in Vancouver?

When the Vancouver Warriors face off against the Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday night, the team will have a noticeably new look on the left side of the offence.

For over a year, there has been an expectation that forward Corey Small would be traded to a team in the East Division so he could better tend to family matters back home in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Yet, as last year’s trade deadline came and went and the summer months passed by with no movement of the former 111-point player, it was unclear when or if Small would be shipped to another team.

While conversations had been had between Corey and both former and current management groups about facilitating a trade, their front offices’ messages were the same: we will do our best to get you to an East Division team, but we will need to get comparable talent in return.

“I think what we would do is we would look at what’s in the best interest of the club like we always do,” The franchise’s former GM Doug Locker previously said. “We wouldn’t just move him to move him. If it was something that helped our club and something that he wanted, you would look at that. But, first and foremost, it would have to help us.”

During his overhaul of last year’s 2-16 Vancouver roster, current Warriors GM Dan Richardson structured arguably the most seismic move of this offseason when he was able to send Small to the Buffalo Bandits in exchange for raising-star Mitch Jones as well as future draft picks being swapped.

Jones, who is nearly five years Small’s junior, has been improving exponentially each of the last three seasons. But, can he fill Small’s big shoes and lead the team in scoring or even become the league’s MVP like his counterpart did during his four-season stint in Vancouver? Small certainly thinks so.

“100%,” said Small. “I’ve had a few good years in my career and he’s just starting to have those big point years. He proved it last year and even outscored my points total. I think if he has more years like that, he’ll have no trouble taking over the left side from me.”

“He’s a phenomenal player. He’s one of those guys entering the prime of lacrosse career. He’s big, strong, athletic, quick. I feel like he and I have a similar game. He’s an excellent shooter. He probably brings a little more size and quickness than I’m going to bring, whereas I’m going to bring a little bit more experience. But in terms of scoring goals and setting up his teammates, he’s one of the best in the league right now.”

Last year, Jones and Small experienced vastly contrasting point shifts from the 2016-17 season — Small’s point total decreased by 34 points while Jones’ increased by 12 points.

Last season was the first time that Small had fewer than 30 goals (having played at least 15 games) since 2013 while Jones had more than 35 goals for the first time in his young career. Jones also continued to showoff his loose ball skills. For the second time in three years, Jones topped over 100 LBs and was one of the league’s best at scooping the ball off the turf.

The Delta, B.C.-native says that Warrior fans can expect more of the same from him in the coming years.

“I pride myself on improving every year that I’m in the league,” said Jones. “I think I’m still on the upswing and my prime is still ahead of me. I spent my last seasons trying to get better and I don’t see why that should stop.”

While both Small and Jones have set high expectations for themselves with their new teams, Warriors head coach Chris Gill worked with Jones during the shortened training camp to help get him adapted to the new system as quickly and smoothly as possible. But, Gill says there is no pressure for Jones to perform at a certain level. He just wants Jones to fit in and play his game within the system.

“He can definitely [fill Small’s shoes], but that’s not what we’re asking him to do,” Gill said. “He’s another piece to our puzzle and he’ll fit just fine. We’re just trying to be a five-man unit every time we’re out there. To tell him to put up numbers like Corey, that’s too much to put on someone. He’s just got to fit in with the group, and as a group we have to practice every game or every shift; whatever it takes to win.”

Jones has an opportunity to prove that he can produce at a similarly high-level as Small did in Vancouver prior to last season. With Small and Rhys Duch no longer with the organization, that leaves the floor open for Jones to tally up points alongside other tenured offensive Warriors, Joel McCready and Logan Schuss.

“We’re trying to start from scratch and make our new brand and what it means to be part of this whole Warriors collective,” said Jones. “ I think I fit into that pretty well. I can bring leadership, I can bring scoring, I can bring defence, I can fit in anywhere. I know what Dan [Richardson] is looking for and I know he has confidence in me that I can bring that to the table and set the tone.”

As for Small, although he is happy to be where he needs to be, he will always be grateful for the time that he had in Vancouver.

“I definitely want to thank all of the fans and [former Stealth owner] Denise Watkins and our old GM Doug Locker for everything that they did for me in Vancouver. Everyone was super great and super understanding of my situation.”

Unfortunately for Warriors fans who have stuck around the organizations for years looking to say ‘thank you’ to Small, unless the Warriors face the Bandits for the NLL Cup, the two teams will not meet this year.

Nevertheless, Small will have his Bandits debut at 1:00pm EST Saturday with Jones having his Warriors debut at 9:00 EST later that day. While they may not be competing against each other for wins or higher point totals, you can be sure that both organizations will be tracking whether Small or Jones is going pay higher dividends in the seasons to come.

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