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DAY TO COACH CANADA; KHAWKS IN THE COMMUNITY
10/30/2013 - 11:55am

(October 30, 2013)… Paul Day will once again represent his country at the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, following his selection as the defensive assistant coach. Day, who serves as an assistant coach for the Rochester Knighthawks, will coach with Team Canada for the third time in his career.

“I am honored and excited to represent my country and have had two great experiences in the past in 2007 and 2011 working with the team and staff,” said Day, who has won two gold medals with Canada. “It is also a great opportunity to have a chance to showcase the indoor game and grow the game I love.”

Day was one of five staff members named by Team Canada Monday that will be entrusted with helping Canada defend its World Championship. The next World Indoor Lacrosse Championships are set for the Onondaga Nation (Syracuse, NY) and Buffalo, NY from September 18 through 26, 2015.

Former Knighthawks Head Coach Ed Comeau will return as the head coach of Canada. Derek Keenan will serve as the offensive coach, while Glenn Clark oversees the goalies and Sean Ferris works as the team coordinator.

Day enters his 16th season with the Rochester Knighthawks and fourth as one of the team’s assistant coaches. In 2013, the Peterborough, Ontario native won his third National Lacrosse League title with the Knighthawks. Day also helped the team capture the 1997 and 2012 NLL Championships.

Day served as Rochester’s head coach for eight seasons (1998-2005) and worked as an assistant for three (1995-97). In addition, he added assistant general manager to his title in 2003. In 2003-04, he was named the NLL Les Bartley Coach of the Year. His 75 wins are still the most in franchise history. In 2009, he was inducted into the Rochester Knighthawks Hall of Fame.

Upcoming Events:
Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning Anti-Bullying Program: Joe Walters and the Rochester Knighthawks will be at the Honeoye Falls-Lima Manor Intermediate School on Thursday, October 31st at 1:30 p.m. for an anti-bullying presentation.  Walters and Knighthawks Director of Communications Craig Rybczynski will present to 331 children and stress the importance of taking a stand against bullying.

Cup Appearance: The National Lacrosse League Champion’s Cup will be at Tim Horton’s located at 2230 Penfield Road from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2nd.  Knighthawks mascot R. Thunder will be making an appearance as well as several Rochester Knightingales dancers.  Free tickets will be distributed for the preseason game versus the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday, December 7th.

Knighthawks News:
Camp just weeks away: The back-to-back National Lacrosse League Champion Rochester Knighthawks announced last week that they will open their Training Camp on Saturday, November 23rd. It will be held at the brand new, state-of-the-art Unity Health System Total Sports Experience location in East Rochester, NY. The Knighthawks are looking to become the first team in NLL history to win three straight championships and will officially begin that journey at the start of Training Camp. The first practice will be held on Saturday, November 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the team will come back for a second practice on Sunday, November 24th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  

This Week in Knighthawks History: On October 29, 2008, the Rochester Knighthawks signed Gary Gait to a two-year deal. Gait came out of retirement to join the Knighthawks after a three-year absence from the NLL. He played parts of three seasons in Rochester before officially retiring in February of 2011. In 24 games as a Knighthawk, Gait scored 39 goals and added 35 assists.

Tickets:
Jr. Hawks Pass: The Jr. Hawks Pass is now available for both girls and boys lacrosse players for the 2014 Rochester Knighthawks season. It includes a voucher to all nine home games, an Under Armour lacrosse head and a special lacrosse newsletter. Any youth lacrosse player registered with U.S. Lacrosse, who is actively participating in a local youth lacrosse club, can purchase the Jr. Hawks Pass for $60. Family members can receive additional tickets at a discounted price.

Preseason Game: The Knighthawks take on the Minnesota Swarm in their first preseason game on Saturday, December 7th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the game are free of charge and can be ordered here. Tickets are required for entry and seating will be general admission on a first-come-first-serve basis.


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