Georgia Swarm transition player Bryan Cole, forward Shayne Jackson, defenseman Jason Noble, and goaltender Mike Poulin will represent Team Canada in the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC).
Taking place in Langely, B.C. from Sept. 19-28, the WILC takes place every four years since its inception in 2003. Team Canada will be hunting for their fifth consecutive gold medal, having won the gold in each WILC so far.
The 2019 WILC will be the first time Cole, Jackson, Noble, and Poulin will represent their home country in the international competition.
Cole, 25, has been with the Swarm his entire NLL career. The University of Maryland alum is one of the most dynamic two-way players in the sport. He has played in 50 NLL games and recorded 49 points (22G, 27A), 212 loose balls, and 41 caused turnovers.
Another player who has been with the Swarm his entire NLL career, Jackson, 28, is one of the most consistent forwards in the NLL. Over 124 NLL games, the Limestone College graduate has recorded 524 points (215G, 309A), 481 loose balls, and has a career .176 S%.
Noble, 27, won NLL Defensive Player of the Year during the Swarm’s world championship-winning 2017 season. After graduating from Cornell University, Noble was drafted by the Swarm in 2013 and has spent his entire NLL career in blue and yellow. In 107 NLL games, Noble has posted 22 points (3G, 19A), 360 loose balls, and 91 caused turnovers.
Poulin, 33, has spent the past three seasons of his NLL career with the Swarm. The NLL Goaltender of the Year in 2012, the 14-year veteran had arguably the best season of his NLL career in 2019, recording a 10.94 GAA and .791 SV% in 899:32 min. of action. Over 8208:50 min. in front of the net, Poulin as an 87-52 NLL record, 11.45 GAA, and .770 SV%.
For the full Team Canada roster, click here.
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