Thursday, January 6, 2011

Brothers Merrill set to battle

As if opening the much-anticipated National Lacrosse League season this weekend wasn't enough.
Beyond the excitement of kick-starting the 2011 campaign, a sibling rivalry adds fuel to an all-Canadian matchup Jan. 8 at Air Canada Centre as the Edmonton Rush faces the Toronto Rock.
For Brodie Merrill - the newly appointed Rush captain - it's an opportunity to lead his Edmonton club into the ACC against his brother Patrick and the Rock in the family version of season's greetings, err, beatings.
It's brothers at arms, rather than, in arms, this time around for the Merrills.
Usually battling side by side throughout lacrosse wars in Major Series Lacrosse, Mann Cup games and recently in international play, Brodie and Patrick meet in a rare matchup against each other this time around.
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