Four players earn promotion to NLL active rosters
Grizzlies' Clark Walter (#25) and Sea Spray's Keegan Bell (#32) are among the four Arena Lacrosse League players who have been promoted from their respective National Lacrosse League's practice rosters to active rosters for this weekend's NLL games. Gary Ahuja Langley Events Centre photos
Four Arena Lacrosse League West Division players have been promoted to the active rosters of their respective National Lacrosse League teams.
The Vancouver Warriors activated both Keegan Bell and Isaac Bot from their practice rosters while the Saskatchewan Rush and Colorado Mammoth moved Clark Walter and Nick Jensen to their respective active rosters ahead of this weekend’s NLL action.
The Warriors are facing the Colorado Mammoth on January 7 in Vancouver while the Rush are in Albany on January 8 for a date with the FireWolves.
“We are excited for this opportunity for the players and wish them all good luck with their respective National Lacrosse League squads,” said Ken Buchan, the commissioner for the Arena Lacrosse League West Division.
Bell – a transition player for the Sea Spray (2-1) -- is tied for the West Division lead with two short-handed goals and has three goals and five points in a pair of games for his team.
Walter, a forward has played just one game for the ALL West Division-leading Grizzlies (3-0) but managed three goals and five points in that lone contest.
Bot and Jensen are both members of the Black Fish (0-3). Jensen has played in all three games, managing three goals and five points while Bot has played just a single ALL West game so far this season. Jensen is a defender while Bot is a transition player.
While those four are off with their NLL clubs, the rest of the ALL West Division is back in action for week 4 on January 8 as the Sea Spray face the Shooting Eagles at 1:00pm while the Black Fish battle the Grizzlies at 4:00pm. Both games are at Langley Events Centre.
For tickets, visit https://www.showpass.com/arena-lacrosse-league-west-division/ or to stream online visit https://portal.stretchinternet.com/tfsetv/
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.
To learn about the league, visit www.arenalacrosseleague.ca.