Ohio State to Face Team Canada in Columbus
Buckeye sophomore Jesse King represented Team Canada at the World Under-19 Championship over the summer.

Dec. 14, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As part of its lead up to the 2013 season, the Ohio State men's lacrosse team will take on Team Canada at 1 p.m. Jan. 20 in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. The game will mark the Canadian National Team's only matchup with an NCAA school in the coming months.

"We are thankful for this incredible opportunity to play one of the very best teams in the world," Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. "A special thanks to all those affiliated with Team Canada who helped make this event happen. Our men realize the unique opportunity they will have to not only compete against, but also learn from, some of the best players in the world."

Team Canada is comprised of players who are expected to be considered for a roster spot for the 2014 FIL World Championships. The squad beat Team USA, 11-9, in the Duel in Denver in September in a tune-up for the event, which will be played in Denver July 10-19, 2014. Team Canada has defeated Team USA in three of the last four meetings.

A number of Canadians have had outstanding four-year careers at Ohio State since 2000, including Curtis Smith, Gary Bining, Jason Bloom, Steve McKinlay, Joel Dalgarno and Brock Sorensen. Canadian Logan Schuss is a senior on the squad this year, while current sophomores Reegan Comeault, Turner Evans and Jesse King were part of the Team Canada team that won the silver medal at the 2012 World Under-19 Championships.

Tickets for the Buckeyes' game vs. Team Canada will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $2. Contact the Group Ticket Sales staff at 614-292-0043. (Note service charges may apply.)

Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster HERE, by calling Ticketmaster (800-745-3000), in person at any Ticketmaster outlet or in person at the Ohio State Ticket Office in the southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center.