USA Squad to Face Iroquois Nationals in Bowhunter Cup

"The Iroquois Nationals World team will get a chance to prepare for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, which will be hosted by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (Iroquois Nationals). We look forward to an exciting game, between two highly talented teams with stacked rosters. We are very fortunate to have so many Native Iroquois Rochester Knighthawks players on our roster. I would like to thank Curt Styres and the Knighthawk staff for making this possible."

The Iroquois Nationals are 4-1 all-time against the United States in indoor competition. In last year's Bowhunter Cup, the Iroquois Nationals edged Team USA 14-13 at Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino at the Event Center. The win evened the series at one win apiece. In the inaugural Bowhunter Cup in 2010, USA earned its first ever win over the Iroquois Nationals, a 13-11 victory, at the War Memorial at Oncenter in Syracuse.

While the US squad in this year's game is not officially the U.S. National Team US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport in the United States does not manage American box lacrosse teams due to its organizational focus on the field game Thorpe feels his team is best to ever participate in a Bowhunter.

"It's going to be a great game," added Thorpe. "The fans of Rochester will see some of the top names in the game like Powell, Max Seibald, Brett Queener and Walters."

The game will be televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet with Knighthawks broadcaster Craig Rybczynski doing the play-by-play and former NLL and Iroquois Nationals star Neal Powless providing the color commentary.

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2012-09-12



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