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Bell to play for Team Germany

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Journal Staff

The next stop for Brayden Bell is the world stage.

The Sarnia-trained goaltender, who just completed his rookie season with Toronto Beaches of the OLA Junior “A” Lacrosse League, has been added to the roster of Team Germany for the upcoming World Lacrosse Challenge in Six Nations next month.

In addition to the German entry, the tournament will include squads from the Czech Republic, Israel and Team Nordic as well as several entries from Canada and the U.S.

“It’s a huge thrill to be asked to play on the international stage,” said Bell.

The former Point Edward Pacer will also have to adjust his game as the tournament will be played with rules that include the use of plastic goalie sticks and larger pro-sized nets.

“It will be very different playing with a plastic goalie stick,'” commented Bell.  “But my goal is to make an NLL (National Lacrosse League) roster in the future, and that’s what I’ll need to use.  So, there’s no better time than the present to start getting used to one.”

Germany will play exhibition games in Paris and Oakville leading up the tournament, which will begin with games against Israel and Team Nordic on September 11.

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