Saturday, June 17, 2017

Redmen to Honour All-Time Great Shawn Williams Before Lacrosse Day in Durham Game Saturday

Shawn Williams playing for Brooklin. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
The Brooklin Redmen were already planning for “Lacrosse Day in Durham” and all that comes with a day full of lacrosse at Iroquois Park. As part of the festivities, the Redmen are excited to announce the honouring of long time Redmen player and all-time goals, assists, and points leader, former team captain #51 Shawn Williams.

As part of the celebration of Shawn’s career as a Redmen, he will sign a player’s card prior to the game and dress against the Cobourg Kodiaks. The Redmen, in agreement with their Jr. “A” affiliate, the Whitby Warriors, will also dress Shawn’s son Dyson as part of what shapes up to be a memorable evening.

 Williams was always a scoring threat, finishing in the top 10 in Major Series scoring in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, while capturing the Bucko McDonald Memorial Trophy as the top scorer in MSL in 1999 (90 PTS), 2001 (93 PTS) (co-winner), 2004 (124 PTS), 2007 (99 PTS), 2011 (120 PTS) and 2012 (80 PTS). Williams also captured the Jim Murphy Memorial Trophy as MSL MVP in 2005, 2007 and 2011. On July 26, 1999, Shawn set an MSL record for points in a game with 21 against the Ohsweken Wolves.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lakers Down Chiefs in Battle of the Unbeatens

Ian Llord and the Lakers defence did what they had to do - including blocking shots like this one - to hold Six Nations in check as Peterborough won a battle of MSL's unbeaten teams 7-6 Thursday. (Photo: Kendall Taylor)
The matchup of Major Series Lacrosse leaders Thursday resembled a doughnut for the Peterborough Lakers: it was delicious on the outside but had a big hole in the middle.

The 3-0 Lakers jumped out to a 4-2 lead over the 5-0 Six Nations Chiefs in the first period, then saw that turn into a 6-4 deficit when they were able to score only once in a stretch of 39 minutes from late in the first to late in the third. They got things going in time to pull out a 7-6 win by scoring three goals in the final 2:20 for their fourth win and to become the only unbeaten team in the league.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Doug Luey Announced as MSL Interim Commissioner

Major Series Lacrosse has elected Doug Luey to serve as its interim commissioner.

Luey has dedicated much of his life to lacrosse and is currently the director of high performance and international relations for the Canadian Lacrosse Association. He was elected to the position by a unanimous vote of the league's governors at a recent meeting.

While he does not want to take on the position permanently, Luey is committed to helping MSL set a plan in place to help the league and all its teams thrive moving forward. He will manage the regular duties of the commissioner, including all player movement, while also heading the search for the right person to fill the role permanently.

"I look forward to working with Major Series Lacrosse governors in 2017 as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday and Canada's national summer sport celebrates the 150th year since the written rules of lacrosse were introduced," Luey says.