Stealth retire former captain’s number at Langley ceremony

For the first time in the lacrosse team’s history, it will retire a player number.

Recently retired Vancouver Stealth captain Curtis Hodgson will return to the Langley Events Centre when the team retires his jersey number.

This will be done in a pre-game ceremony at their Feb. 10 game. His is the first number retired by the Stealth.

“It is fitting that our first retired jersey will be Curtis Hodgson’s. He has had a remarkable career and has represented the Stealth with class and dignity for over a decade. We could not be more proud of Curtis and want to honour him in a way that his career deserves,” said Stealth president and general manager Doug Locker.

Hodgson retired after a 13-year NLL career, all with the Stealth.

During his career he played in 211 of the Stealth’s 216 regular season games and all 15 playoff games during that time span.

He won a Champion’s Cup (2010), appeared in three Champion’s Cup finals (2010, 2011 and 2013) and made seven playoff appearances during his career. Hodgson also served as captain for three seasons.

In his 13 seasons, he amassed 708 loose balls and scored 105 points (35 goals and 70 assists) in the regular season while adding 4 points (1 goal and 3 assists) along with 48 loose balls in the NLL post-season.

Hodgson, will remain with the Stealth organization as the Director of the Stealth Lacrosse Academy and Junior Stealth program, and will work with the Stealth coaching staff on player development.

The February game also includes Family Day activities.

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