MCBRIDE HITS HIS STRIDE: Warriors forward Jordan McBride is a man on a mission. McBride has now put together back to back five-point games, scoring three goals and two assists in both the game versus the Georgia Swarm on January 5th, followed by another versus Saskatchewan at home on January 12th. McBride is now tied with Mitch Jones for the team goal lead with eight goals on the season, despite having played just three games.
SCHUSS WEAPONIZED WARRIOR: Logan Schuss is currently tied for 6th in NLL scoring with 24 points (6 goals and 18 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.
PENNEY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS: Eric Penney put forth a stellar relief effort, backstopping the Warriors in their 14-10 loss at home to Saskatchewan on January 12th. Penney came in Vancouver down 4-0 five minutes into the first quarter and shut the door, allowing his mates to climb back into the game and tie the score 8-8 in the third quarter before the rally fell short. Penney is now 3rd in the NLL with a 10.73 GAA.
WARRIORS RECORD WHEN:
Leading after 1st 0-0 Tied at Halftime 0-1 Trailing after 3rd 1-3
Leading at halftime 0-1 Tied after 3rd 0-0 Outshoot opponent 0-2
Leading after 3rd 0-1 Trailing after 1s 0-4 Outshot by opponent 1-2
Tied after 1st 1-0 Trailing at Halftime 1-2 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 three players now living in the Province of BC permanently. Five players currently reside in New Westminster, while three are in Victoria.
NEXT UP: The Warriors continue their homestand Saturday night at home to the San Diego Seals and the next Saturday against the Colorado Mammoth. Game time at Rogers Arena is at 7 PM.