Bal, 27, emerged this season as one of the premier forwards in the National Lacrosse League. Bal scored 32 goals and added 42 assists for 74 points, all career highs. In addition, Bal tied for third overall in power play goals with 11 and tied for the NLL lead with four shorthanded markers. Bal finished 2nd in team scoring.
Bal also had a NLL high of 14 points scored in a game here at Rogers Arena on April 14th versus the Philadelphia Wings and added to his offensive reputation with a 10 point night in San Diego on February 8th in a Warriors 14-6 victory over the Seals.
McBride, 32, also established career highs in goals (31) and points (53). McBride was third on the Warriors in goals and 4th on the team in points, while his shooting percentage of 20.3% led Vancouver and was tied for first in shooting percentage among NLL players with 30 or more goals.
“Keegan Bal and Jordan McBride emerged this season as two players who helped lead our team offensively,” comments Vancouver Warriors GM Dan Richardson. “Both Keegan and Jordan are high character players on and off the turf. It was important for our franchise to lock up these two key contributors to our team.”
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