Roik rejoins the Washington Stealth

  • Herald news services
  • Friday, March 1, 2013 3:08pm
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Mike Roik is back with the Washington Stealth.

The National Lacrosse League team announced Friday it has signed the veteran goaltender to a one-year agreement pending league approval. To make room for Roik on the roster, Washington released goalkeeper Nick Patterson.

Roik, 34, is in his 12th NLL season. He is a two-time all-star and has a career record of 47-51 and a 12.32 goals against average. He played for the Stealth during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, platooning in goal with Tyler Richards.

In seven games with the Colorado Mammoth this season, Roik compiled a 2-2 record.

“When Colorado released Matt it piqued our interest,” said Stealth coach Chris Hall, who plans to use Roik as a backup to Richards. “We won a championship (in 2011) with the T-Rich, Roik combination. We needed to jump on this opportunity. It made good sense to get him back here. From a comfort factor he’s ready to jump in and play if we need him.”

The Stealth (5-4) are tied with Calgary for first place in the NLL’s West Division. They play Minnesota at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday at Comcast Arena.

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