Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hobbins and Prout head to Redmen, Hoar joins Lakers in Major Series Lacrosse trade

Gavin Prout is headed back to the Brooklin Redmen
The Brooklin Redmen and Peterborough Lakers have exchanged a pair of Toronto Rock defenders as the 2013 season approaches. Brooklin has sent Stephen Hoar to the Lakers and in return will receive Mike Hobbins and Gavin Prout. The soon-to-be 31-year-old Hoar hasn't played Major Series Lacrosse since the 2009 season, his sixth with the Redmen after graduating from the Whitby Warriors Jr A program. Hobbins missed last summer after having shoulder surgery following the completion of the Rock's NLL season. He's a 29-year-old who was part of three Mann Cup champions with the Lakers.

The 35-year-old Prout played five seasons with Brooklin, the last in 2007, then joined the Lakers in a trade for Jeff Gilbert in 2011. He scored 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points in 11 games that summer then didn't play last summer because of work commitments.

The switch of defenders makes geographical sense for both players. Hoar is now living in the Peterborough area and Hobbins lives near Whitby and works in Toronto.