Vancouver Ravens

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Vancouver Ravens
Vancouver Ravens logo.svg
Team logo
Division Northern/Western
Played 2002–2004
Home arena General Motors Place
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Colors Red, Black

The Vancouver Ravens were a member of the National Lacrosse League (NLL), from 2002 to 2004. They played their three seasons at General Motors Place (now Rogers Arena) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. After the three-year lease at GM Place expired, they were unable to secure a lease with either GM Place or the Pacific Coliseum, but the main reason was lack of attendance due to unstable ownership. On December 14, 2004, the NLL announced that the Ravens would not be playing in the 2005 NLL season.

On June 18, 2007 a bid was submitted to the NLL for the return of the Vancouver Ravens for the 2008 season. The bid that was submitted to the NLL was approved on the condition that an arena lease is obtained and 2,500 season tickets are sold.[1]

On July 16, 2007, there was confirmation that the Vancouver Ravens could play in the 2008 season at GM Place.[2] On July 19, 2007, contrary to earlier reports, the NLL announced that the Vancouver Ravens would not play in the 2008 season.[3]

On August 26, 2008 former Olympics boxer Dale Walters along with Jeff Hughes applied to revive the Ravens team.

Since the folding of the Ravens franchise, the National Lacrosse League has returned to British Columbia. The Vancouver Stealth franchise, which relocated to BC in 2013 from Everett, Washington where they were known as the Washington Stealth from 2010–2012, the San Jose Stealth from 2004–2009, and originally the Albany Attack from 2000–2003.

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Player Award
2002 Tom Mayenknecht Executive of the Year
Dave Evans GM of the Year

All time record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2002 Northern 10-6 2nd 6-2 4-4 236 192 Paul Dal Monte Lost in quarterfinals
2003 Northern 9-7 3rd 5-3 4-4 208 196 Paul Dal Monte Lost in quarterfinals
2004 Western 5-11 5th 3-5 2-6 188 213 Paul Dal Monte Missed playoffs
Total 3 seasons 24-24   14-10 10-14 632 601    

Playoff results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
2002 Quarterfinals Vancouver 10 Rochester 11
2003 Quarterfinals Vancouver 12 Colorado 15


  1. ^ "New ownership could revive NLL's Ravens". The Vancouver Sun. June 18, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  2. ^ "General Motors Place to serve as home for new Vancouver Ravens Lacross franchise". Vancouver Ravens. July 16, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Ravens Put On Hold". Toronto Sun. July 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-21.