Last night the National Lacrosse League held there yearly entry draft, with 5 Redmen players being selected.
Graeme Hossack was selected 2nd overall by the Rochester Knighthawks. Hossack comes off a season where he was a force on the Redmen defense. Hossack fell 1 spot from the pre draft rankings.
Reilly O’Connor Was selected 7th overall by the Calgary Roughnecks. O’Connor missed a portion of the 2015 season, but was able to climb from his pre draft ranking of 10th.
Dan Lintner was selected 8th overall by the New England Blackwolves. Lintner was a force on the Redmen offence this past season, and pulling some superman like moves around the opponents goal crease. Lintner moved up 1 spot from his pre draft rankings.
Mike Triolo was selected 27th overall by the Buffalo Bandits. Triolo was the go to guy for the face offs this past season. Triolo climbed 8 spots from his Original pre draft rank.
Finally Kyle Aquin was selected 34th overall by the Toronto Rock. Aquin missed most of the season due to prior commitments, but was able to move up 10 spots from the pre draft rankings.
The Brooklin Redmen will host there Annual General meeting on October 1st 2015.
The meeting will take place in the Whitney hall on Pad 1 at 7:30pm!
The Brooklin Redmen are coming off a season where they missed the playoffs (first time since 2009), and are ready to make a come back in a big way for the 2016 season which is the 50th season for the club. We will also be revealing our 2016 50th anniversary logo in October.
So if you would like to join the Brooklin Redmen executive board and be a part of this historic season, please come on down to Iroquois park on October 1st and take part on our AGM!
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Re: Twitter post by Mr.Arnold
As a community owned and volunteer run team, we don’t have an individual owner who could simply choose to fold the team so this assertion just doesn’t make any sense.
Jim Brady is aware of this situation and is taking it seriously. A nuisance rumour is one thing, but something like this has the potential for negative consequences when the Redmen are reaching out to our sponsors for their support for the 2016 season.
In the last few weeks we have been working on adding sponsors, putting together articles and events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Redmen next season, preparing for our fall AGM etc.. There has been nothing else in the works, other than preparing for the 2016 season.
President of the Brooklin Redmen Lacrosse Club
50 Years of Lacrosse
The Brooklin Redmen were coming off a 9-5 win against the Oakville Rock the other night and hosted the league leading Six Nations Chiefs tonight. The Redmen knew that winning out the rest of the way would help in earning a playoff berth for the 2015 season. Fans at Iroquois Park were excited to see Derek Hopcroft warming up testing his injured leg and were thrilled when he entered the game, that move along with stellar goaltending from Mike Poulin and a solid defense in front of him all added up to an exciting 8-7 win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Chiefs were coming off a 12-5 win Tuesday night against the Peterborough Lakers to clinch first place overall. Head Coach Rich Kilgour sent Angus Goodleaf to the Chiefs net with Brandon Miller on the bench. Ryan Benesch scored first for the visitors and teams were knotted at 3-3 after one period with a power play goal each.
The middle frame belonged to Brooklin on this night as they outscored the Chiefs 5-1 for an 8-4 lead. Team captain Derek Suddons potted two goals in that period as he decided it was time to show his mates on offense how it was done.
Six Nations are the two-time defending Mann Cup champions and certainly did not make it easy for the Redmen. Led by Ryan Benesch with this third on the night and Stephen Keogh with a pair they closed the gap to 8-7, with two minutes on the clock the Redmen kept their defense tight and held on for the win.
Joining Suddons in the scoring column were Mike Teeter and T.J. Sanders with two each and singles to Dan Lintner and Patrick McCrory.
The Redmen will now do some scoreboard watching over the next few days and host the Brampton Excelsiors next Wednesday in what may be a defining game for the 2015 season.
With the Oakville Rock looking to clinch a playoff spot, the Brooklin Redmen visited the the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre last night and spoiled the party with a 9-5 win to keep their own season alive. Struggling with a record of 4-11-1 for nine points, they are now tied with Kitchener Waterloo for last overall and three points out of the final playoff spot with two games remaining in the regular season.
Monday night at the TRAC started well for the Redmen as Shawn Williams opened the scoring en route to a 3-1 lead after the opening frame.
The Rock struck first early in the middle frame and each team was able to find the back of the net three times giving the Redmen a 6-4 lead after two periods. Williams added one in the second as did Mike Triolo and T.J. Sanders.
The home side made it interesting to start the third with a very early goal to cut the lead to 6-5. The Redmen would not be denied however, Mike Teeter with a pair and a single to Dan Ball helped the Redmen to a 9-5 win and the season series over the Rock with three wins and one loss.
Brooklin will have the advantage of home cooking down the stretch, they host league leading Six Nations tomorrow night and wrap up the 2015 regular season on Wednesday July 29 with a visit from the Brampton Excelsiors.