January 31, 2013
Rush forward Corey Small stepping into veteran role
By GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

Corey Small has demonstrated a never-say-die attitude with the Rush. (Perry Nelson/QMI Agency)

EDMONTON - Forget baby steps, the Edmonton Rush are looking forward to the Small steps they will take in 2013.

Cory Small may be one of eight players tied for 17th in NLL scoring with 16 points, but if you consider his six goals and 10 assists came in just three games, the forward begins climbing the scoring ladder in giant leaps.

He moves all the way up to a three-way tie for sixth among those who have played three games so far, while teammate and first-overall draft pick Mark Matthews one of four players tied for a league-best 19 points in Edmonton’s three games.

The two sit in first and second in scoring on a squad that has marked a changing of the guard in an off-season that saw them trade in experience in order to go younger and faster.

Currently in his fourth NLL season — all with Edmonton under head coach and GM Derek Keenan — the 25-year-old Small suddenly finds himself wearing a veteran tag.



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