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Panther City Returns Home For Clash Against Colorado Mammoth

FORT WORTH, TX (February 7, 2024) – The Panther City Lacrosse Club (3-4) returns home to Fort Worth and Dickies Arena following a four-game road trip to face the Colorado Mammoth (3-5) on Friday, February 9 at 8 p.m. The game will be nationally broadcast on ESPNU featuring Ron Thulin (PxP), Dalton Jernigan (Analyst) and Maggie Hale (Floor Reporter) on the call. 

Panther City looks to return to their winning ways, after dropping their latest game, 10-9, in Saskatoon last weekend. Callum Crawford continues to pace the Panther City offense as he has recorded 47 points (25G/22A) through seven games. Amongst the NLL leaderboard, Crawford sits 6th in points (47), tied for 2nd in goals scored (25), and power play goals (6). Crawford leads the league with 17 power play points and is second with 11 power play assists. Fellow forward Will Malcom is tied for 3rd in the NLL with 10 power play assists. 

Special teams continue to be a bright spot for the Panther City club as they are 2nd in the NLL for their power play (22-37, 59%) and their 22 goals on the man advantage are a league high. Last week against Saskatchewan, PCLC went 3-5 (60%) on the power play. 

Between the lines, Tony Malcom has excelled this season as he leads the club with 51 loose balls and has added nine caused turnovers, while leading the transition offense with five goals and four assists. Second-year defender Ronin Pusch has emerged for Panther City and has had success on face offs, winning 53-112 (47%) he has taken and in four games in ‘23-’24 has scooped 41 loose balls, which is third best on the team. 

Colorado and Panther City are knotted at 3-3 overall record through the first three years of play against one another. The Mammoth’s forward Eli McLaughlin leads the way offensively for the club as he leads them in points  (42), goals (18) and assists (24). Defensively, they are led by captain Robert Hope who has recorded 46 loose balls and 13 CTOs, of which both lead the team. NLL stalwart Dillon Ward is between the pipes for the 2021-22 NLL Champs and has stopped 233 of the 307 shots (.760 SV %) of the shots he’s faced this season. 

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