Nobody’s been able to stop Roger Vyse from scoring in the Canadian Lacrosse League this year, but it appears someone as finally found a way: the veteran National Lacrosse League forward has returned to the NLL. The Toronto Rock have announced that Vyse has been added to their active roster after being signed to the practice squad a couple of weeks ago. Vyse has been ripping it up in CLax, leading the league with 54 points in nine games with the Ohsweken Demons. The time in CLax may have helped rekindle a side of his game that hadn’t been at the fore over the latter stretch of his seven NLL seasons, as well: besides using his blistering shot to score 21 goals (tied for third in the league), Vyse has been showing some nice touch as a setup man, posting a league-high 33 assists.
Vyse has worked well with frequent Iroquois Nationals teammate Delby Powless and has been instrumental in the emergence of Wayne VanEvery as a scoring star. VanEvery leads CLax with 27 goals in nine games and three times has scored five or more goals in a single game. Vyse leaves with an 8-point lead over Powless and 10 points on VanEvery in the scoring race. Andrew Potter is sandwiched between the other pair, sitting 9 points back of Vyse.
Rock Press Release
Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson has announced the signing of forward Roger Vyse to the club’s active roster pending league approval. Vyse has been on the Rock practice roster for the last couple of weeks. To make room for Vyse on the active roster, the Rock released forward Brandon Ivey.
“This gives us another weapon on the left side,” said Sanderson. “He’s a veteran guy and proven scorer in this league.”
Vyse is a 31-year old lefty who most recently played for the Buffalo Bandits last season. The Oshweken, ON native is a veteran of 7 NLL seasons and 77 games, all with the Bandits. He scored a career-high 27 goals in 2009 and his all-time best point total came in 2010 when he scored 48. Last season in Buffalo, Vyse played in 9 games scoring 10 goals and adding 13 assists for 23 points.Stamp is a TV sports announcer and lacrosse lover whose skill set made him a defender but who always dreamed of being a goal-scorer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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