Posted on Wednesday February 1, 2012
The Kentucky Stickhorses and Louisville Slugger have teamed up to create a limited edition Stickhorses mini bat. The bats will feature the team colors of black and yellow with the team’s logo prominently featured on bat. The bats will be suitable for autographing and will be free to the first 500 kids 12 and under at the game to be held Saturday night at 8pm. The doors at Freedom Hall will open at 7.
The Kentucky Stickhorses are a professional box (indoor) lacrosse team that kicked off its season on January 21, 2012 with a 19-7 win over the Jersey Jesters. Nearly 2000 people were in attendance for the first professional indoor lacrosse game to be played in Kentucky. The team was led in scoring by Brian Caufield with 5 goals plus an assist and Joel Zalesky with 3 goals. Anthony Kelly led the team in face offs winning 13 of his 16 match ups. Goal tending was strong with Ginny Capicchioni 18 saves and 4 goals against as well as a Patrick Crosby’s 10 saves and three goals against. Coach Pete Schroeder was pleased with the outcome of the first game but is working with the team to improve. Schroeder said “We had a strong game with lots of scoring and enthusiasm, solid goaltending throughout the entire game. The crowd was really into it.”
On February 4, 2012 at 8pm the Stickhorses will host the Jersey team again as they hope to avenge their loss. Stickhorses games are family friendly entertainment and feature lots of giveaways and contests for the fans.
The Kentucky Stickhorses are the first professional lacrosse team in Kentucky and feature talent from the Louisville area as well as players from across the country. Team owner Tony Chase says “We are confident that the fans will enjoy box lacrosse. It features physical, fast-paced action that will be exciting to watch for fans of all ages.”
The Jersey Jesters bring talent from the New York and New Jersey area. They are coached by Steve Jacobson- one of the most respected coaches in the state of New Jersey.
The Stickhorses are pleased to have Louisville’s own Brad Mann singing the National Anthem at Saturday’s game.
The team will compete in the newly formed North American Lacrosse League (NALL), which showcases the best of professional indoor lacrosse. This season will serve as the “Pro Invitational Season” and showcases the Stickhorses as well as the Boston Rockhoppers and Lehigh Valley Flying Dutchmen. Guest teams will be invited to play the league teams during this inaugural season.
Call 1-800-231-8085 for tickets. Please visit the Kentucky Stickhorses at www.kentuckystickhorses.com for more information.