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News in Salem

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022

Indoor Pro Lacrosse Coming to Salem

In its more than 50 years of existence, the Salem Civic Center has hosted a variety of professional sports including basketball, ice hockey, boxing, and wrestling, along with world class rodeo and ear-bending motocross. Now, fast-paced indoor lacrosse is set to make its mark in the arena as the Professional Box Lacrosse Association welcomes a Salem team to the fold for its inaugural season. The Mayhem is one of nine teams in the east coast based PBLA.

SALEM MAYHEM – VA.

BINGHAMPTON BOMBERS – N.Y.

CHARLOTTE BOOTLEGGERS – N.C.

ELMIRA RENEGADES – N.Y.

HAMPTON HAMMERHEADS – VA.

JIM THORPE ALL-AMERICANS – PA.

NEW ENGLAND CHOWDERHEADS

SYRACUSE SPARK – N.Y.

TRENTON TERROR – N.J.

Over the past 15 years, lacrosse has evolved into the fastest growing sport in America among both men and women, and the PBLA plans to highlight the best parts of the game by showcasing the athleticism of collegiate lacrosse players. The League is headed by Commissioner Steve Donner, who brings 27-years of experience to the table.

“As an organization, we are absolutely thrilled about having a team in Salem,” said Donner. “Both the city and the community itself have a long history with the sport of lacrosse, and we know that the PBLA will help add to that illustrious tradition by bringing America’s fastest growing, and most exciting professional sport to the city of Salem”

The Salem Mayhem is set to open its season at home, Friday, December 30, against the Hampton Hammerheads.

“Every seat is going to be a good seat for this fast-paced action!” said Wendy Delano, Salem’s Director of Civic Facilities. “The Indoor lacrosse set-up will be a perfect fit in our facility and it will be exciting to see the Salem Civic Center look somewhat like it did in the old pro hockey days with the dasher boards, protective panels, and fast-paced action.”

The Salem Mayhem roster features elite athletes under the guidance of Coach Lindsay Sanderson. He is the former general manager and head coach of the Philadelphia Wings, and he is a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Lacrosse Halls of Fame.

The Mayhem’s first round draft pick was Kyle Leeming from Virginia Wesleyan. The Marlins netminder was ranked 4th in the ODAC for save percentage.

SALEM MAYHEM 2022-2023 ROSTER

Kyle Leeming

Brayden Brown

Eric Dickinson

Reece Eddy

David Procoppio

Andy Myers

Jacob Morris

Bobby Dick

Will Grise

Todd Lloyd

 

2022-2023 HOME SCHEDULE

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 30, 2022

HAMPTON HAMMERHEADS

7PM – SALEM CIVIC CENTER

SATURDAY – JANUARY 14, 2023

CHARLOTTE BOOTLEGGERS

7PM – SALEM CIVIC CENTER

FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 10, 2023

SYRACUSE SPARK

7PM – SALEM CIVIC CENTER

SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 19, 2023

ELMIRA RENEGRADES

1PM – SALEM CIVIC CENTER

MONDAY – FEBRUARY 20, 2023

NEW ENGLAND CHOWDERHEADS

1PM – SALEM CIVIC CENTER

FRIDAY – MARCH 31, 2023

JIM THORPE ALL-AMERICANS

7PM – SALEM CIVIC CENTER

SUNDAY – APRIL 1, 2023

BINGHAMPTON BOMBERS

7PM – SALEM CIVIC CENTER

For the remaining schedule of games, visit www.SalemMayhem.com. And be sure to follow the Salem Mayhem on Facebook and Instagram for continuous updates.

ABOUT THE PBLA

The PBLA was established to help further grow the sport of lacrosse and create the most exciting brand of professional box lacrosse in North America. The PBLA’s mission is to bring the world of professional, high-energy, indoor lacrosse to fans across the United States. The PBLA believes there’s a tremendous opportunity to improve the game of professional box lacrosse by bringing back American players to compete in non-stop, riveting contests, that will bring every fan to their feet and show everyone why Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country.

 

SALEM MAYHEM

Tickets go on sale November 23 at 10 a.m. Single Game Tickets are $15, $20, and $25. Season Tickets are $99 and $149

Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and online at www.ticketmaster.com

 

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