Title will make Moleski a happy camper

WES GILBERTSON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:46 AM ET

Ah, the glamours of professional lacrosse.

For Calgary Roughnecks defender Jeff Moleski, the road to tonight's NLL championship showdown against the New York Titans, ran through Jasper.

That's where Moleski and his family camped Thursday night to break up the nine-hour drive from their home in Prince George, B.C. to the Stampede City.

Only about half of the Roughnecks live in Calgary, while the rest of the players fly in on weekends for games. Moleski had the option of jetting to town for tonight's finale, but wanted to bring his wife and two young sons along.

They're going to take the scenic route back to northern B.C., spending about a week camping in the Kootenays.

Moleski has blossomed into one of the NLL's best-kept secrets in his fifth professional season. He anchors the Roughnecks' fast-paced pressure defence and just missed out on a spot on the All-Pro team, finishing third in voting among rearguards. He'll have a few extra fans in the stands tonight at the Dome, including some family members and summer lacrosse buddies from Prince George.

"Hopefully, we can get a big win for all the fans," Moleski said. "That's why everyone plays, right? It's not about personal accolades ... A championship is what you play for, it's what you play a lifetime for."


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