The Calgary Roughnecks and Colorado Mammoth will play a National Lacrosse League exhibition game at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. local time, it was announced today. The game hopes to follow the trend of last year’s NLL friendly between the Washington Stealth and Toronto Rock, which drew a strong crowd the Centre. “The crowd was into it and it was really exciting,” said Roughnecks defender Andrew McBride, who attended the game, on a conference call. Brian Lemon, VP of NLL operations, stated on the call that the game isn’t a test for expansion, although the NLL does remain committed to placing a team in British Columbia in the future, although no timeline was offered. The event will include Chalk Talk for coaches and clinics for young players conducted by NLL players. “I’m very excited,” said Mammoth goalie Chris Levis. “Last year’s game was a very big hit.” Tickets go on sale Saturday at 11 a.m. and more information can be found at the Langley Events Centre web site.Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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