Giant move for Vancouver Stealth as NLL squad acquires ‘Big Mac’

Goaltender Brodie MacDonald brings plenty of experience to the Stealth goal-crease

Goaltender Brodie MacDonald, pictured in action as a member of the Georgia Swarm, was acquired by the Vancouver Stealth late last week. Josh Schaefer photo

The Vancouver Stealth have added a familiar face to Langley lacrosse fans.

The pro lacrosse squad — that plays its home games at the Langley Events Centre — announced last week that it has acquired goaltender Brodie MacDonald from the Georgia Swarm in exchange for a conditional fifth round pick in the 2020 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft.

“I’m really excited to start this new chapter with the Stealth,” the six-foot-seven, 245-pound MacDonald said. “I’m thrilled to start training camp this season inside a place that has always felt like my home.”

MacDonald is a six-year NLL veteran who has appeared up in 99 games, having a record of 10-14 with a 10.79 goals against average (G.A.A) and a .625 save percentage,

In 2017, he won a Champion’s Cup with the Georgia Swarm.

MacDonald has played in 98 games for the Langley Thunder of the Western Lacrosse Association (WLA), where he has a record of 40-35-4, 8.35 G.A.A and a .805 save percentage. He helped lead Langley to back-to-back WLA Championships in 2011 and 2012 and was named the WLA Rookie of the Year and Playoff MVP in 2011.

“Brodie is a mature goalie who has had some great games in both the National Lacrosse League and the Western Lacrosse Association,” Stealth head coach and assistant general manager Jamie Batley said.

“At 28-years-old, Brodie brings a lot of experience to our camp and we expect him to push the pace to make our roster.”

Vancouver opened its training camp last weekend and will play two pre-season games this weekend.

On Remembrance Day Saturday (Nov. 11) the Stealth host the Calgary Roughnecks at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 12 they’ll host the Colorado Mammth at 9 a.m. at the LEC.

The pre-season games are free and open to the public.

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