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Black Wolves Depending On Suddons As Another Season Begins

Black Wolves Depending On Suddons As Another Season Begins

As he prepares to begin his 16th season of professional lacrosse, Derek Suddons has long grown accustomed to the good-natured kidding he inevitably receives.

“I’m still 39 years old – and holding,” Suddons said. “I do get a little ribbing from my teammates. They tell me I’m vintage. But I enjoy it. I love every second of it with the guys.”

On Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Suddons and the New England Black Wolves begin another National Lacrosse League season when they play the Georgia Swarm.

And Suddons, who begins this third season with the Black Wolves and has already played in 220 games, will be depended on to lend dependability to the team’s defense.

“I never...