Geoff Snider bringing faceoff skills to Boston Cannons

The Boston Cannons want to be strong with their faceoffs, and Geoff Snider is going to be huge part of that.

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The Boston Cannons are hoping to rebound in 2018 and they’ve added a new faceoff specialist to the mix.

Boston nabbed Geoff Snider on Wednesday from the Major League Lacrosse Player Pool. He played his college lacrosse at the University of Denver and was selected 17th overall in the 2006 MLL Collegiate Draft. Snider has played for four teams in the league as he’s bounced around from Denver, Hamilton, Toronto and Charlotte.

Snider also played in the National Lacrosse League, which is played indoors, from 2006 through 2016. He’s since retired from the NLL, and at that time he was the league’s all-time leader in regular season faceoff wins with 2,468 and playoff faceoff wins at 208. In the MLL he has a 51% faceoff rate with 862 wins so far. Snider also helped lead Team Canada to two FIL World Championships, and was named the MVP in 2006.

Of course, Cannons head coach Sean Quirk was excited with the acquisition of Snider.

“We were excited to pick Snider up,” Quirk said. “He is a veteran who adds depth to our already strong faceoff unit.”

Snider will join Quirk and the rest of the Boston Cannons at their training camp on April 14th at Walpole High School. The team will continue camp the next day at Gillette Stadium. Training Camp is free and open for  the public to attend ahead of the Cannons season opener on April 21st on the road in Charlotte. Boston’s first home game will be on May 5th when they host the Dallas Rattlers.