National Lacrosse League teams often talk about the family. It’s about how tight the bond is, and about how teammates will do what it takes for teammates to succeed. It’s no different for Calgary Roughnecks goalie Mike Poulin, but he’s taken it to a new level. His helmet for the 2013 NLL season pays tribute to his lacrosse family by including the names of all the Riggers this season in addition to Roughnecks players and coaches from the past that have contributed to the family theme. “This is a really cool bunch that we have and what I tried to do this year was have every teammate and every coach to be a part of it this year,” the reigning NLL Goaltender of the Year told the team’s website.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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