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WK
1
Fri, Dec 2
FINAL
Philadelphia
8
Halifax
18
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Vancouver
8
Toronto
19
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
San Diego
15
New York
14
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Albany
11
Buffalo
10
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Rochester
16
Georgia
11
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Colorado
6
Saskatchewan
18
WK
2
Fri, Dec 9
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Fri, Dec 9
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Sat, Dec 10
19:00:00
Toronto
Rochester
Sat, Dec 10
21:30:00
Vancouver
Calgary
WK
3
Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Fri, Dec 16
22:30:00
Panther City
Las Vegas
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Rochester
Albany
Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Georgia
Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
Halifax
New York
Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
WK
5
Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Dec 31
21:00:00
Panther City
Saskatchewan
WK
6
Fri, Jan 6
22:30:00
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Panther City
Rochester
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Buffalo
Georgia
Sat, Jan 7
19:30:00
Toronto
New York
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
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
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Jan 14
22:00:00
Las Vegas
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
Buffalo
Halifax
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
New York
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
16:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Mar 4
20:00:00
Saskatchewan
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
San Diego
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 11
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
WK
16
Fri, Mar 17
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
San Diego
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
Georgia
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
Toronto
Halifax
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Mar 18
19:30:00
Colorado
Buffalo
Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
Las Vegas
Panther City
Sun, Mar 19
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
WK
17
Fri, Mar 24
20:30:00
San Diego
Panther City
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Toronto
Albany
Sat, Mar 25
19:00:00
Halifax
Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
Sat, Mar 25
21:30:00
Calgary
Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Buffalo
San Diego
Sat, Mar 25
22:00:00
Colorado
Vancouver
Sat, Mar 25
22:30:00
Rochester
Las Vegas
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
20:00:00
New York
Georgia
Fri, Mar 31
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Colorado
Fri, Mar 31
22:00:00
Calgary
San Diego
Sat, Apr 1
19:00:00
Buffalo
Toronto
Sat, Apr 1
20:00:00
Albany
Panther City
Sat, Apr 1
21:30:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
Sun, Apr 2
13:00:00
Georgia
Halifax
Sun, Apr 2
18:00:00
Rochester
Philadelphia
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Albany
Rochester
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Saskatchewan
Georgia
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Panther City
Calgary
Sat, Apr 8
21:00:00
Vancouver
Colorado
Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
San Diego
Las Vegas
WK
20
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
Las Vegas
Calgary
Fri, Apr 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Toronto
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Apr 15
19:30:00
New York
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 15
21:30:00
Halifax
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 15
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
21
Fri, Apr 21
20:30:00
Calgary
Panther City
Sat, Apr 22
18:00:00
New York
Halifax
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
Georgia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 22
20:00:00
Toronto
Buffalo
Sat, Apr 22
21:30:00
Colorado
Saskatchewan
Sat, Apr 22
22:00:00
Las Vegas
San Diego
Sun, Apr 23
15:00:00
Philadelphia
Albany
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Philadelphia
Rochester
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Buffalo
Albany
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Halifax
Georgia
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
Colorado
San Diego
Sat, Apr 29
22:00:00
New York
Vancouver
Sat, Apr 29
22:30:00
Saskatchewan
Las Vegas
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Season Preview: Vancouver Stealth

From 2010 through 2014, the Stealth played for the National Lacrosse League championship 3 times, winning it all in 2010. Twice in that span, they were not even a playoff team and last year was one of those years. It certainly was a rough go in 2014, with inconsistency plaguing a squad whose minus-42 goal differential was worst in the league. Problems were rampant up and down the floor, which was the impetus for the overhaul this offseason, the most notable move being the trade for forward Johnny Powless. That wasn’t the only move, though, so the big question heading into 2015 is: Will all the shuffling produce a winner? Let’s take a look.

2014 record/playoffs: 4-14 record/no playoffs.

Top 3 returning scorers: Rhys Duch (36 goals, 44 assists for 80 points), Tyler Digby (22-36, 58), Lewis Ratcliff (23-32, 55).

Key additions: Tyler Hass (T), Rory Smith (D), Mitch McMichael (T), Caleb Wiles (F), Joel McCready (F), Tyler Burton (D), Johnny Powless (F).

Key losses: Brett Bucktooth (F, free agency), Mike Grimes (D, trade), Nick Weiss (D, trade), Jeff Moleski (D, free agency), Justin Pychel (D, released), Brett Hickey (F, free agency), Matt Beers (D, hold out list).

Outlook: A 2-1 start gave the Stealth half of their total wins in the first 3 weeks of the 2014 season as the team struggled to find consistency at both ends of the floor. About the only thing the Stealth did consistently last season was lose games, evidenced by 2 separate losing streaks of 5 straight. Going 1-4 in games decided by 1 goal didn’t help either, especially when those 4 losses came in the first 11 games. After that, the wheels had pretty much come off as the Stealth won just once in their final 9 games to head into the offseason with a whimper.

It appears the Stealth were well aware of the problems and this past offseason, GM Doug Locker was busy. No area of the floor was safe as Locker worked the phones to secure deals in an attempt to boost the roster, the biggest deal being the trade for Johnny Powless. And while Powless can certainly help bolster the offense from the left side, the deal also included Joel McCready and his presence as a grinder and hustler from the right side can’t be discounted. He’s one of those guys whose work doesn’t get the credit it deserves and his grit in scoring or clearing space for teammates should be a big boost to a unit that sagged with just 181 goals last winter.

Elsewhere up front, the smooth style of Powless should bring immediate help and it’s clear the Stealth are counting on him as they push the marketing pedal to the metal. He’ll join veterans Lewis Ratcliff and Cliff Smith on the left to balance what veteran Rhys Duch brings from the right side. Tyler Digby is also back on the right side after an impressive rookie season. The overall challenge for the offense is to get more from everyone. Duch led the team with 80 points, but the production after that dropped dramatically as Digby’s 58 points was second on the team.

The middle of the floor will see a nice addition in Tyler Hass, one of the more dynamic and effective transition men in the game today. He’s big and mean on D, quick and smart on the run and can finish up front. He’s also not shy when it comes to dropping the mitts if a bit of policing is required. He’s closer to home now, so that comfort zone could send his value through the roof. The speedy Tyler Garrison is back as well and the return of Mitch McMichael after a year off gives Vancouver even more options in the running game, while veteran Ilija Gajic deepens the unit.

Defensively is where the Stealth have their biggest challenge. Goalie Tyler Richards remains one of the best in the game, especially in the clutch. But he’ll be working with a lot of new runners. Rory Smith was traded for, and his stay-at-home and physical style should be the unit’s anchor, while veterans Chris O’Dougherty and Curtis Hodgson are 2 of the few returning members of the unit eager to atone for last winter.Tyler Burton is not only the fifth player named Tyler on the roster, he’s the third player in Vancouver who played with Rochester over the last couple of seasons, and that playoff experience can only help.

Vancouver certainly will miss the defensive mainstays that gave them one of the more feared defensive units in years past. Surgery has Kyle Sorensen out for the season, Jeff Moleski was allowed to leave as a free agent, Matt Beers is on the hold-out list because of work commitments and Mike Grimes was traded away, as was the promising young talent of Nick Weiss. But, changes were necessary as the team enters its second season in Langley, B.C. Last year’s performance didn’t boost attendance as hoped, so the Stealth need to win and win now if they want to avoid the prospect of moving again, or worse.

So the roster was overhauled. And the risk there, of course, is unfamiliarity and adjustment to habits of new teammates. It can be disastrous. But it could also be a situation where everything clicks right away and the confidence snowballs as the season rolls along. The Stealth are confident they have the right pieces in place, but they won’t know for sure until they get a few “real” games under their belt. And those answers will start to roll in on Jan. 3 in Calgary.

Story courtesy of ILIndoor.com.

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