Vancouver Stealth Have New Ownership, New Arena, and More

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The Vancouver Stealth are now under new ownership and will also be playing in a new arena, Rogers Arena, starting this coming season, 2018-19.

Canucks Sports and Entertainment have purchased the Vancouver Stealth from Denise Watkins after a very troublesome 2018 season where the Stealth finished last in the league with a 2-16 record. Canucks Sports and Entertainment also the owners of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks.

The team will undergo some very big changes this offseason as they will be rebranding. Vancouver will get a new team name and logo. These changes will be announced in the coming months.

Statement from NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz

“First and foremost, I would like to thank Denise Watkins for her many years of passion and commitment at the helm of the organization, which included bringing a championship to the franchise in 2010. This is another pivotal moment for the League and we are honored and thrilled to have the Aquilini family and Canucks Sports & Entertainment leading our Vancouver franchise in one of the most relevant lacrosse communities in North America.”

Statement from Canucks Sports & Entertainment COO, Jeff Stipec 

“British Columbia has a rich history of supporting lacrosse, and people from across the country and around the world know how important this market is to the game. We look forward to continuing to grow the game in Vancouver, both on the floor and in the community. We can’t wait to get to work.”