Thursday, March 6, 2014

2014 Major Series Lacrosse schedule released

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May 29th 8pm Brampton Peterborough
May 31st 7pm Peterborough Six Nations
June 1st 6pm Six Nations Kitchener
June 2nd 8pm Peterborough Oakville
June 4th 8pm Brampton Brooklin
June 5th 8pm Brooklin Peterborough
June 7th 7pm Brampton Six Nations
June 8th 6pm Brooklin Kitchener
June 9th 8pm Six Nations Oakville
June 10th 8pm Kitchener Brooklin
June 12th 8pm Oakville Peterborough
June 12th 8pm Six Nations Brampton
June 14th 7pm Brooklin Six Nations
June 14th 7pm Brampton Kitchener
June 16th 8pm Kitchener Oakville
June 18th 8pm Peterborough Brooklin
June 19th 8pm Six Nations Peterborough
June 21st 7pm Oakville Six Nations
June 22nd 6pm Six Nations Kitchener
June 23rd 8pm Brooklin Oakville
June 25th 8pm Oakville Brooklin
June 26th 8pm Six Nations Peterborough
June 26th 8pm Kitchener Brampton Brampton Memorial
June 28th 7pm Peterborough Six Nations
June 29th 6pm Oakville Kitchener
June 30th 8pm Peterborough Oakville
July 2nd 8pm Brampton Brooklin
July 3rd 8pm Brooklin Peterborough
July 3rd 8pm Six Nations Brampton
July 5th 7pm Kitchener Six Nations
July 5th 8pm Brooklin Brampton
July 6th 6pm Peterborough Kitchener
July 7th 8pm Brampton Oakville
July 9th 8pm Kitchener Brooklin
July 10th 8pm Oakville Peterborough
July 10th 8pm Brooklin Brampton
July12th 7pm Brampton Six Nations
July 13th 6pm Oakville Kitchener
July 14th 8pm Kitchener Oakville
July 14th 7pm Peterborough Brampton
July 16th 8pm Peterborough Brooklin
July 17th 8pm Oakville Brampton
July 17th 8pm Kitchener Peterborough
July 20th 6pm Brampton Kitchener
July 21st 8pm Brooklin Oakville
July 22nd 8pm Kitchener Brampton
July 23rd 8pm Six Nations Brooklin
July 24th 8pm Brampton Peterborough
July 26th 7pm Oakville Six Nations
July 27th 6pm Brooklin Kitchener
July 28th 8pm Six Nations Oakville
July 30th 8pm Oakville Brooklin
July 30th 8pm Kitchener Six Nations
July 31st 8pm Peterborough Brampton

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Lakers and Rock exchange star forwards MacIntosh, Jones

The biggest trade of the year thus far sees the Peterborough Lakers send Jordan MacIntosh as well as first round draft picks in 2016 and 2017 to the Oakville Rock for Adam Jones. Jones, currently sitting out in the National Lacrosse League with a separated shoulder for another few weeks, still leads the NLL goals with 25 for the Colorado Mammoth. If John Grant Jr. returns to play with the Lakers again this summer, the trade will reunite the dynamic Mammoth duo in the home of the 2012 Mann Cup champs, who are looking to return to the national title series after falling in the MSL semis last year.

Oakville receives MacIntosh, who is second on the Minnesota Swarm in goals, assists and points. He was named the NLL's transition player of the year in 2013, although he switched from a transition role to primarily playing offence through the second half of last year and has continued to mostly go out the front door this season. Oakville also gets the pair of first round draft choices, which should help to continue the team's efforts to build a team that will be competitive for playoff positioning and eventually a Mann Cup berth.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Brooklin and Oakville consummate trade involving defenders


Mike Lum-Walker (left) is part of a trade for his former
Whitby Warriors teammate Graeme Hossack. 
(Photo: Tim Prothero)
The Brooklin Redmen and Oakville Rock have completed a trade involving four defenders and a draft pick.

Graeme Hossack, whom Oakville took with the third overall pick in the MSL draft last Sunday, heads to Brooklin along with Andrew Smistad. Heading the other way are a pair of players who play for the Toronto Rock in the winter, Mike Lum-Walker and Damon Edwards, as well as a second-round selection in the 2015 MSL draft. 

For more details about the trade, see the story at IL Indoor

Major Series Lacrosse draft full results

Round 1
Oakville Rock: Rob Hellyer, Orangeville Northmen
Brampton Excelsiors: Chad Tutton, Whitby Warriors
Oakville (from KW): Graeme Hossack, Whitby Warriors
Brooklin Redmen: Jake Weidner, Brampton Excelsiors
Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks (from Peterborough via Ajax via Six Nations): Cody McMahon, Orangeville Northmen
Brampton (from Six Nations): Brandon Benn, Orangeville Northmen
Brampton (from St. Regis): Alexis Buque, Whitby Warriors

Round 2
Oakville: Patrick Miles, Brampton Excelsiors
Brampton: Luc Magnan, Toronto Beaches/Six Nations Arrows
Oakville (from KW via Brampton): Patrick Root, Burlington Chiefs
Brooklin: Lyle Thompson, Caughnawaga Sr B
Oakville (from Peterborough via KW): Bradley Kri, Orangeville Northmen
KW (from Six Nations): Blair Goss, Orangeville Northmen

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Belanger and O'Connor switch clubs in MSL trade

The Oakville Rock and Brampton Excelsiors have completed a major trade that sends a pair of young stars to new teams in exchange for each other. Oakville receives 2013 MSL Rookie of the Year Ethan O'Connor while Brampton gets goaltender Tye Belanger.

O'Connor scored 16 points in 18 games for the Excelsiors last year while showing continually improving defence. He was the Toronto Rock's first-round pick in the 2013 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft and has played in both of their games so far in the 2014 season.

Belanger is in his third year with the Colorado Mammoth in the NLL. He originally came to the Rock from Peterborough before last season in a trade that sent Andrew Suitor to the Lakers.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

First trade of 2014 involves a first-round draft pick

The Oakville Rock and Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks have consummated a trade just over a week before the Major Series Lacrosse draft is to be held. Oakville gets transition player Scott Johnston, Brad Gillies and KW's first round pick, third overall, in this year's draft, which will be held on Sunday January 19 in Whitby. In return, the Kodiaks get a handful of players that includes Darryl Veltman, Jay Card, Dean Hill, and Jake and John Quarrie as well as a third round pick in the draft.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Chiefs bringing back coaching staff for another run at Mann Cup in 2014

The Six Nations Chiefs coaching staff has returned for another season.
The Chiefs are pleased to announce that its coaching staff that led the team to the 2013 Mann Cup and Major Series Lacrosse titles, will return for the 2014 season.
Led by head coach Rich Kilgour, he will again be joined by Duane Jacobs, Mike Lines and Mouse Henry. 
Jacobs will also return as the teams general manager.
Kilgour will enter his fifth season at the Chiefs' helm. He also played for the Chiefs and helped them win Mann Cups in 1994, 1995, and 1996.
Professionally, Kilgour has also been with the National Lacrosse League's Buffalo Bandits for almost the team's entire existence. He joined the team as a player in its first year in 1992, and stayed through 2009.
Kilgour is in the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame, and his number 16 was retired by the Bandits.

Duane Jacobs
He has been an assistant coach with the Bandits for the past three seasons.
Jacobs also captured Mann Cups with the Chiefs as a player during the three-year run in the 1990s. His NLL career spanned 10 years, starting in 1993 in Detroit, before playing most of his career with the Rochester Knighthawks, before finishing up in 2003 with the Bandits. 
His coaching career began in 2004, as an assistant with the Bandits. He was named head coach of the Minnesota Swarm in 2007 to 2009.
In 2010, he was an assistant coach with the Bandits.
Jacobs has also played and is a coach for the Iroquois Nationals. As head coach in 2007, he won a silver medal at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships