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Brayden Bell Joins Team Germany in Upcoming World Lacrosse Challenge
July 31, 2015

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The incredible rookie season of Sarnia Native Brayden Bell continues, this time on the World stage.

Team Germany GM Jamie Plunkett has confirmed the addition of Brayden Bell, who just completed his rookie season with the Toronto Beaches Jr. A lacrosse club to join Team Germany's U19 roster for the upcoming First ever World Lacrosse Challenge (WLC) being held Sept. 10-13 in Six Nations, Ont.

Brayden will wear #98 and play for Germany's Deutschland Adler the European Lacrosse League (ELL) champions in 2014.

The WLC 2015 will consist of 12 teams representing 11 countries.

Teams attending will include:

Team Germany
Team CLAX (Canadian Lacrosse League)
Team Canada Atlantic/Quebec
Team Canada West
Team Czech Republic
Team Iroquois East
Team Iroquois West
Team Israel
Team Nordic
Team Seneca (First Nations Lacrosse League)
Team Squamish (BC)
Team USA

Team Germany's schedule:

Exhibition series
Sept 9th @ Wilmot Wild Jr. C 8pm
Syl Apps Arena (Paris, Ont)
Sept 10th @ Oakville Buzz Jr. B 730pm TRAC (Oakville, Ont)

Tournament games: (all games at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena)
Sept 11th vs Team Israel 1pm
Sept 11th vs Team Nordic 5pm
Sept 12th vs Team Seneca 11am
Sept 12th vs Team Canada West 3pm

With playoffs following on Sept 13th.

The WLC will be sanctioned under International Box Lacrosse rules, similar to National Lacrosse League. Brayden will be required to use a plastic goalie stick, and defend pro nets (4 feet by 4 feet 9 inches wide)

Team Germany will commence practices in advance of championships with the team moving into Team Hotel for the week of Sept. 7.

Brayden Bell is currently looking into sponsorships for to help offset costs of the World Lacrosse Challenge. Anyone interested can contact or text Jim Bell 519-331-6402

"It's a huge thrill to be asked to play on the international stage"

"It will be very different playing with a plastic goalie stick, but my goal is to make an NLL roster in the future, and that's what I'll need to use, so no time better than the present to start getting used to one"

"The opportunity to play for Team Germany came through my defensive coach Garrett Kikot with Toronto Beaches, its amazing to be asked'





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