OTTAWA, Ontario - Former University of Denver men's lacrosse All-American Mark Matthews and current DU junior All-American Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) are just two of the headliners for Team Canada's roster for the "Duel in Denver" that will take place at Dick's Sporting Goods Parking in Commerce City, Colo., on Saturday, Sept. 8.
In a prelude to the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, Canada's Men's National Team will head to the United States to take on Team USA in an exhibition game. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. MT and will be a rematch of the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship gold-medal game, which was won by the U.S.
"The University of Denver is proud to have some of its student-athletes participate in this great event," DU head coach Bill Tierney said. "In the past three years, these young men have been at the forefront of leading the Pioneers to unprecedented heights in Division I lacrosse. The opportunity to represent their home country, their families, the DU program and themselves is very unique. I have no doubt that they will do what they always have done: play with great spirit, tenacity and a desire to help their team be the best it can be."
Also joining Matthews and Noble as headliners are Jordan McBride, John Grant Jr. and Brodie Merrill. Grant and McBride are teammates on the Colorado Mammoth, while Matthews is now a rookie attackman and teammate of McBride for the Denver Outlaws. Merrill is a five-time All-Pro and three-time winner of the Player of the Year award at his position in the National Lacrosse League.
Tickets to the 'Duel in Denver' are on sale now at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park box office, all Colorado Dick's Sporting Goods retail kiosks, online at TicketHorse.com, or by calling 303.53.HORSE.
The rest of the Team Canada roster will be released in the coming weeks.
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