Jeremy Noble was a star at the University of Denver, and shined on the sport’s biggest international stage in leading Team Canada to a gold medal in the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. The Mammoth forward missed seven games in the middle of the 2017 NLL season due to injury, but showed on Saturday why he’s an emerging star in the NLL.
The offensive leader had four goals and one assist in Game One of the West Division Finals. Two of his goals came short-handed, which equaled his man-down scoring total from his first three NLL seasons combined. It was Noble’s second time in his last three postseason games that he’s put up four scores and one helper.
In three games against the Rush this season, the Orangeville, Ontario native has 10 goals and five assists. He’s posted four goals in two of the three.
Since returning from Injured Reserve, Noble has five or more points in four of seven games.
“Jeremy used the time away to study film and become a bigger student of the game,” said Dan Carey, Colorado’s director of player personnel. “He’s so passionate about the sport and our team, and is showing what we’ve known internally for a long time – that he’s going to be an impact player for years to come!”
There’s a chance Jeremy and twin brother, Jason, could meet in the Champion’s Cup Finals. Jason’s Georgia Swarm squad is tangling with the Toronto Rock in the East Division Finals.
Colorado visits Saskatchewan in Game Two of the West Division Finals this Saturday at 7:30pm MDT. The Mammoth must win Game Two to force a 10-minute Tie Breaker Game that would immediately follow. If Colorado wins Game Two, the winner of the Tie Breaker Game will advance to the championship series.