The Panther City Lacrosse Club (4-4) returns to Dickies Arena after a five-game road stretch to face the Vancouver Warriors (1-7) on Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast locally on KTXA 21 and streamed everywhere on ESPN+ with Ron Thulin (PxP), Dalton Jernigan (Analyst) and Maggie Hale (Floor Reporter) on the call from Fort Worth.
The two teams recently met on January 28, as Panther City came out victorious, with a 20-7 victory. Will Malcom recorded a career high 13 points (5G/8A) and rookie Jonathan Donville also recorded a career high with 12 points (4G/8A). Goalie Nick Damude turned away 35 of the 41 shots he faced on the evening.
Rookie Mathieu Gautier is coming off his best scoring performance of the season last week, as he tallied four goals against San Diego. The Alberta native now has recorded 17 points (8G/9A) in his six games with the club this season, which are the fourth most points by a rookie in the NLL.
Panther City has been very successful on their power play recently as in the past two games the team has gone 11-18 (61%) on the man advantage. The team is currently fifth in the NLL for their power play success, going 23-43 (53%) thus far in 2022-23. Leading the way for the power play is Jonathan Donville, who leads the league with 17 power-play points, of which includes a league leading 16 power-play assists.
Goalie Nick Damude has been stellar in net for Panther City as he has recorded a .816 save percentage in the team’s last three games (2-1). Damude currently ranks fourth (9.69) in goals against average in the NLL and is one of four goalies to have a GAA less than 10.00.
Vancouver is led by forward Keegan Bal who leads the team in points (37), goals (18) and assists (19). On the defensive side, Reid Bowering continues to lead the league in loose ball recoveries as he has scooped up 114 loose balls through eight games this season.
Saturday’s match up at Dickies Arena is Youth Lacrosse Night. Learn more HERE. Bring along a used or new lacrosse stick for the Sticks 4 Kids donation drive benefiting Bridge Lacrosse.