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.