ON THE ROAD AGAIN: With the World Junior hockey Championships wrapping up at Rogers Arena, The Vancouver Warriors head to play their second consecutive road game, this weekend in Georgia to face the Swarm. Game broadcast available on B/R Live. Vancouver split their season opening, home and home showdown with the Calgary Roughnecks, winning 14-13 in overtime in Calgary on December 15th before falling 14-8 to the Riggers at Rogers Arena on December 21st. The Warriors then dropped a 16-10 decision to the Buffalo Bandits on December 28th in upstate New York.
SCHUSS WEAPONIZED WARRIOR: Logan Schuss is currently tied for 5th in NLL scoring with 17 points (5 goals and 12 assists. Schuss has a nine-point night on the road in Calgary during the season opener on December 15, and had a hand in all five goals scored in the 4th quarter comeback against Calgary en route to the Warriors 14-13 overtime win.
JONES ON A ROLL: Forward Mitch Jones is back to his form last season. Jones erupted for three goals and five assists against his former team, the Buffalo Bandits, last Friday night in Vancouver’s 16-10 loss in Buffalo. Jones is a co-leader in goals with five.
WARRIORS RECORD WHEN:
Leading after 1st.. 0-0 Tied at Halftime 0-1 Trailing after 3rd 1-2
Leading at halftime 0-0 Tied after 3rd 0-0 Outshoot opponent 0-1
Leading after 3rd 0-0 Trailing after 1st 0-2 Outshot by opponent 1-1
Tied after 1st 1-0 Trailing at Halftime 1-1 Shots tied 0-0
IT’S IN THE FAMILY: The Warriors have two sets of family members playing for them. Zack and Colton Porter are lacrosse playing brothers from Chilliwack BC while Dallas and Nate Wade are cousins from Victoria BC.
IN THE WATER: The Vancouver Warriors have all but four players now living in the Province of BC permanently. Five players currently reside in New Westminster, while three are located in Victoria.
NEXT UP: The Warriors will head home following their game in Georgia for a three game homestand beginning next Saturday, January 12th when the Saskatchewan Rush make their first of two appearances in the Lower Mainland. Game time versus the defending NLL Champs will be at 7 PM.
TOP FIVE WARRIORS NOTES:
- Logan Schuss leads Warriors in goals (5), assists (12) and points (17). Mitch Jones co-leads in goals with (5).
- Captain Matt Beers leads the team with 29 Loose Balls and 6 created turnovers. Ian Hawksbee has 28 Loose Balls thus far.
- Warriors Zach Porter leads all VAN rookies w/ two goals and one assist for three points. Porter is T3 in NLL in rookie goals.
- Warriors lead the NLL in 4th quarter goals with 11.
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