2020 Vancouver Warriors season

The Vancouver Warriors is a professional lacrosse team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The team plays in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). The 2020 season was the 21st in franchise history and the 7th season in Vancouver. The franchise previously played in Everett, Washington, San Jose, and Albany, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended on March 12, 2020.[1] On April 8, the league made a further public statement announcing the cancellation of the remaining games of the 2020 season and that they would be exploring options for playoffs once it was safe to resume play.[2][3]

2020 Vancouver Warriors
LeagueNLL
DivisionTBD West
2020 record4–9
Home record2–4
Road record2–5
Goals for117
Goals against160
General ManagerDan Richardson
CoachChris Gill
CaptainMatt Beers
Alternate captainsIan Hawksbee
Logan Schuss
ArenaRogers Arena
2021 season →

On June 4th, the league confirmed that the playoffs would also be cancelled due to the pandemic.[4]

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Reference: [5]

North Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Halifax Thunderbirds1284.6670.06–12–3139126+1311.5810.50
2Toronto Rock1174.6360.54–23–2122106+1611.099.64
3Buffalo Bandits1174.6360.54–23–2130118+1211.8210.73
4Rochester Knighthawks12210.1676.02–30–7115165-509.5813.75
East Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1New England Black Wolves1183.7270.04–34–0135101+3412.279.18
2Georgia Swarm1275.5831.52–45–1149126+2312.4210.50
3Philadelphia Wings1486.5711.53–35–3151134+1710.799.57
4New York Riptide13112.0778.01–50–7116177-618.9213.62
West Division
PTeamGPWLPCTGBHomeRoadGFGADiffGF/GPGA/GP

1Saskatchewan Rush1073.7000.02–35–011193+1811.109.30
2Colorado Mammoth1376.5381.54–23–4128125+39.859.62
3San Diego Seals1266.5002.03–33–3138131+711.5010.92
4Calgary Roughnecks1055.5002.01–44–1122111+1112.2011.10
5Vancouver Warriors1349.3084.52–42–5117160-439.0012.31

x: Clinched playoff berth; c: Clinched playoff berth by crossing over to another division; y: Clinched division; z: Clinched best regular season record; GP: Games Played
W: Wins; L: Losses; GBGames back; PCT: Win percentage; Home: Record at Home; Road: Record on the Road; GF: Goals scored; GA: Goals allowed
Differential: Difference between goals scored and allowed; GF/GP: Average number of goals scored per game; GA/GP: Average number of goals allowed per game

Game logEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
1 November 29, 2019 Calgary Roughnecks Rogers Arena L 7–12 7,456 0–1
2 December 14, 2019 New York Riptide Rogers Arena W 14–10 5,120 1–1
3 December 29, 2019 San Diego Seals Rogers Arena L 10–11 OT 6,125 1–2
4 January 4, 2020 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center L 9–13 11,157 1–3
5 January 10, 2020 @ Philadelphia Wings Wells Fargo Center L 10–18 9,676 1–4
6 January 17, 2020 Colorado Mammoth Rogers Arena W 7–5 6,450 2–4
7 February 1, 2020 @ New England Black Wolves Mohegan Sun Arena W 10–6 4,801 3–4
8 February 7, 2020 Buffalo Bandits Rogers Arena L 8–15 7,215 3–5
9 February 9, 2020 @ Rochester Knighthawks Blue Cross Arena W 11–10 OT 4,063 4–5
10 February 15, 2020 @ Toronto Rock Scotiabank Arena L 7–14 8,401 4–6
11 February 22, 2020 @ San Diego Seals Pechanga Arena L 10–15 4,217 4–7
12 February 29, 2020 Georgia Swarm Rogers Arena L 7–14 8,250 4–8
13 March 7, 2020 @ Saskatchewan Rush SaskTel Centre L 7–17 11,632 4–9

Cancelled gamesEdit

Game Date Opponent Location Score OT Attendance Record
14 March 13, 2020 San Diego Seals Rogers Arena
15 March 28, 2020 @ Calgary Roughnecks Scotiabank Saddledome
16 April 3, 2020 Halifax Thunderbirds Rogers Arena
17 April 17, 2020 @ Colorado Mammoth Pepsi Center
18 April 24, 2020 Saskatchewan Rush Rogers Arena

RosterEdit

Vancouver Warriors roster
Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 77   Aaron Bold
  • 61   Eric Penny
Defensemen
  • 27   Owen Barker
  •  2   Matt Beers (C)
  •  7   Tyler Codron
  • 88   Ian Hawksbee (A)
  • 41   Reid Mydske
  • 29   Colton Porter
  • 26   Zac Porter
  • 19   Justin Salt
  •  3   Jarrett Toll
  • 28   Dallas Wade
Forwards
  • 45   Keegan Bal
  • 12   Brody Eastwood
  • 16   Mitch Jones
  • 44   Tony Malcom
  • 11   Jordan McBride
  • 10   Joel McCready
  • 22   James Rahe
  • 18   Logan Schuss (A)
Transition
  • 14   Brandon Goodwin
Practice Squad
  • 65   Andrew Gallant (G)
  •  5   Nate Wade (D)
Head Coach
  • Chris Gill
Assistant Coaches
  • Rory McDade
  • Clay Richardson

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

Roster updated 2019-09-24
NLL Transactions

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NLL Statement on game play (March 12, 2020)". NLL.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "National Lacrosse League cancels remainder of season due to COVID-19". Sportsnet. Sportsnet.
  3. ^ "National Lacrosse League announces cancellation of remaining regular season games". NLL.com. April 8, 2020. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  4. ^ Saelhof, Todd. "NLL cancels playoffs, moves on to 2021 season". Calgary Sun.
  5. ^ "2020 National Lacrosse League Standings". Pointstreak Stats.