Thursday, May 23, 2013

Defender Darryl Gibson returning to Peterborough Lakers

Peterborough Lakers GM/Head Coach Jamie Batley has announced via Twitter that veteran defender Darryl Gibson, who had retired immediately following last year's Mann Cup championship, will be returning to the team. Gibson spent the past seven years with the Lakers, winning four Mann Cup titles during that time. Before that he was with the Six Nations Chiefs for a season after starting his career with the Brooklin Redmen for seven years. Gibson also won a Mann Cup with Brooklin in 2000.

The 36-year-old lefty was named the Lakers defender of the year in 2011. He was actually an accomplished scorer in his junior days. Gibson finished sixth in scoring in the OLA Jr B league in 1996 when he potted 50 goals and 63 assists for 113 points with Scarborough.