ALL West season gets going December 11

by Gary Ahuja

Mark your calendars as the Arena Lacrosse League West Division is set to debut at Langley Events Centre in less than one month’s time.

The ALL West Division will begin play of its four-team, 12-game schedule on Saturday, December 11 with the Black Fish facing the Grizzlies. It is one of two games that weekend as the next night features Sea Spray against the Shooting Eagles. Both games are set for 6:00pm.

Most games will be on weekends, with eight apiece set for both Saturday and Sunday with 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm game times. The weekend games are being held over the season’s first eight weeks while weeks nine to twelve are Tuesday nights (four games), Wednesday nights (three) and Monday night (one). All the weeknight games begin at 7:00pm.

The four teams will then compete in the playoffs on March 20 and 26 with the championship final scheduled for March 27 at 1:00pm.

The teams will be coached by Russ Heard (Sea Spray), Rob Williams (Grizzlies), Rod Jensen (Black Fish) and Tyler Crompton (Shooting Eagles). For a list of the full coaching and management staffs, click here.

About the Arena Lacrosse League: Formed in 2017, the ALL is regarded as the National Lacrosse League’s minor league, and with seven Ontario-based teams in the ALL prior to the launch of the ALL West, 15 per cent of the current NLL players have played at least one game in the ALL.

The ALL plays under the same game rules as the NLL, providing high-level competition and exposure that provides NLL management and executives the opportunity to monitor individual progress through game webcasting and statistics. Game evaluations from ALL West coaches will assist in development of players who are currently on NLL practice rosters or are ready for in-season call-ups.

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