With its catching nets and hard-hitting action, lacrosse is similar to Canada’s national pastime, extreme lepidoptery, though it involves fewer swarms of carnivorous butterflies. Discover the delights of this simpler sport with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one silver-level section ticket to the 2011 Edmonton Rush home opener (up to a $53.25 value). The Rush will play the Calgary Roughnecks on Friday, January 28, at 7 p.m. Net a superior view of the raucous action in lower-bowl seats at historic Rexall Place. The Rush’s distinctive flavour of lax intensity starts with fans’ first encounter with the Rush Ambassadors, whose high-profile diplomatic missions increase fan excitement exports. To maintain the high adrenaline levels of lightning-quick plays and climactic calls, Rush mascots Slush and Freez keep things danceably furry. Repeated exposure to the Rush tends to lead to a sense of personal connection with the team, but each fan must continue to bring his or her own toothbrush.
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- The roster from 2010 remains intact at its core. The new faces brought in, like Bruce Murray, who joins the Rush as a free-agent signing from the Colorado Mammoth and Bill Grier, who the Rush picked up in the Orlando Titans' dispersal draft, add experience. – Chris O'Leary, Edmonton Journal
Since its inaugural season in 2006, the Edmonton Rush has steadily picked up wind, growing into a formidable club in the National Lacrosse League. After making its first playoff appearance in 2010, the team made it to the NLL finals in 2012, just barely missing out on earning the sport’s coveted netting-woven blazers. At the helm, hall-of-fame inductee, general manager, and head coach Derek Keenan continues to lead the team toward its first championship.
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