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(ISN) – DENVER, COLORADO, July 10, 2014 – It’s game day for Team Canada at the 2014 FIL World Championship and as the team

steps onto the practice field for one final shoot-around before their big opening game against Team USA, head coach Randy

Mearns gathers the guys together to announce the selection of Team Canada’s captains.

Team Canada veteran defensemen Brodie Merrill and Matt Vinc, Canada’s faceoff specialist and 2006 World MVP forward

Geoff Snider and three-time Team Canada midfielder Jordan Hall have been named captains of Canada’s team for the 2014

FIL World Field Lacrosse Championship

All four have donned the ‘Red and White’ in the previous two world championships, including in 2006 when on Canadian

soil, they contributed to Canada’s last world title.

“These four players will undoubtedly be at the forefront of our efforts during the worlds but we are confident in our entire

roster and their ability to collectively work together allowing our team to be successful,” said Dave Huntley, CLA’s National

Team Director – Men’s Field. “Brodie, Matt, Geoff and Jordan are true leaders on and off the field. They have all been

leaders on the international stage, as well as with their professional teams, so this is not an uncommon role to any of them

and we are honoured to have them step into the role now for Team Canada.”

Team Canada starts their quest for gold at 7pm MST tonight and continues round-robin play Saturday July 12 against