“The Kitten” will play for the Stealth

Forward Corey Small comes from Edmonton and is expected to be a scoring threat for Langley-based lacrosse team.

Vancouver Stealth acquire left-handed forward Corey Small.

Vancouver Stealth acquire left-handed forward Corey Small.

The newest player on the Vancouver Stealth is a 5’10” 195 lb. left-handed forward nicknamed “The Kitten.”

The Vancouver Stealth announced Monday (Jan. 19) that they have acquired Corey Small from the Edmonton Rush in exchange for the Langley-based team’s first round picks in 2016 and 2019.

The deal is subject to league approval.

Small has been a member of the Rush since he was drafted in 2009.

He is the third all-time point scorer for the Edmonton franchise, racking up 217 points in 64 career regular season games

Small missed all of the 2014 NLL season when he suffered a torn ACL during summer league play in B.C.

“I feel great,” said Small.

“My knee feels back to normal and I feel just as good as I did before the injury.”

“Corey is a player we have had a strong interest in for some time so it’s really exciting to finally get him here,” said Stealth president and general manager Doug Locker.

“We believe he’s a natural fit for our offense and provides us with another scoring threat that our opposition has to deal with.”

In the summer, Small plays for the Victoria Shamrocks of the Western Lacrosse Association, helping to the island team achieve back-to-back Mann Cup appearances in 2013 and 2014.

“Getting quality lefthanders in this league is hard to do, so when the opportunity presented to acquire a player of his calibre we jumped at it,” said Locker.

Corey Small will make his Stealth debut when the team travels to Colorado to take on the Mammoth on Saturday night.

Game time is 6 p.m. viewable online at www.UniversalSports.com.

The Stealth’s next home game is on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. against the Mammoth.

 

Tickets are available at www.StealthLAX.com.