Saturday, April 9, 2016

Kodiaks announce Cupido as captain, introduce coaches and announce summer camps

Joey Cupido brings defensive presence and transition flair to the Cobourg Nissan Kodiaks. He'll be back as captain for the 2016 season, the team has announced. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
With the team moving from Kitchener-Waterloo to Cobourg, some things were bound to change for Major Series Lacrosse's Kodiaks. Continuity is important for a lacrosse team, too, though and the Cobourg Nissan Kodiaks showed Thursday that they'll have some in the 2016 season when they announced that transition player Joey Cupido will be returning as the team's captain.

Cupido was co-winner of the league's defender of the year award in 2014 and was named the National Lacrosse Leagues transition player of the year after his outstanding 2015 season with the Colorado Mammoth.

The righty was once known as much for his signature flowing hair and high black socks as for his swashbuckling play. But with his career as a realtor demanding a bit more professional look, Cupido has trimmed the locks. His play hasn't changed much, though, other than attempting to focus more on defence first and letting his speed take care of creating transition opportunities.