COLLEY STEPS DOWN, MACARTHUR NAMED INTERIM GM

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The Brooklin Redmen announce that Wayne Colley has tendered his resignation effective Wednesday October 26, 2016.

Prior to the start of the 2008 season, he was named General Manager of the Brooklin Redmen with the team on a rebuilding mission. From the start, Wayne had a vision to draft wisely and to build a team that added more local talent to the roster.

Wayne has had a long and successful history with the Redmen. He was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2006 in the Player’s category as a member of the 1985-1991 Redmen dynasty teams. Wayne was also honoured as a life member of the Redmen family.

Over his many years at the helm, Wayne has provided a solid foundation for the team moving forward.

Team president, Dean Link announced that Brad MacArthur has been named interim General Manager and will represent the team at the upcoming Ontario Lacrosse Association annual general meeting as well as the Major Series Lacrosse junior entry draft Draft in January 2017.

The Brooklin Redmen thank Wayne for his hard work and efforts in bringing pride to the organization; we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Redmen AGM Scheduled

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The Brooklin Redmen will be hosting our AGM on October 26th at 7:30pm in Whitney hall at Iroquois Park. We currently have a couple of positions to fill on our board of directors, so if you ever dreamed about join a world class sports organization then come on out to AGM.

Redmen Season Draws to a Close with 9-6 Loss on the Road

The Brooklin Redmen handed the Six Nations Chiefs a loss on their home floor last Wednesday to knot the semi-final series at 2-2, the first team to accomplish that this season. Two nights later the teams battled at Iroquois Park and the Redmen looked to build on the game 4 win but to no avail as the Chiefs took the 10-8 win (and 3-2 series lead) in a game that saw a couple of momentum swings.

The teams were at it again 24 hours later and the Redmen bus rolled into the ILA parking lot for the 7 pm start for game six.
The Redmen jumped out to a 2-0 lead and the teams were tied at 3-3 after the opening frame. The Chiefs rattled off four straight to start the second period en route to a 7-3 lead. Austin Shanks and Kevin Brownell stopped the bleeding with a pair of goals late to make it 7-5 after two periods for the Chiefs. The teams traded goals to start the third and it was 8-6 for the Chiefs with four minutes to go in the third, that was as close as the Redmen would get as an empty net goal for the Chiefs sealed the win with a 9-6 final and the series four games to two.
Brooklin was 2 for 4 on the powerplay and the Chiefs were 1 for 4 with the extra man. Shots on net were 47-46 for the Redmen.
The Redmen fell just short of a playoff berth last year and this year finished second overall with a record of 12-5-1. They sported a home record of 8-1-0 and a road record of 4-4-1. Shayne Jackson with 52 points was tied at 7th overall in league scoring, Austin Shanks with 46 came in at 13th overall and Dan Lintner with 43 came in at 16th overall.
For 2017, the Redmen will look to their young guns to remain as a core and take that next step. The curtain draws on this 50th anniversary season with some disappointment but also optimism for what lies ahead for this storied franchise.

Redmen Trail Series 3-2 with Home Loss

The sport of lacrosse is about momentum and that was on display at Iroquois Park tonight as the Redmen hosted the Chiefs for game five with the series tied at 2-2. Each side tonight had a run of goals but it would be the visitors who took the game 10-8 for the 3-2 series lead.

The Redmen were looking to build off the confidence of a 10-6 win just two nights earlier at the ILA, the first team to beat the Chiefs on their turf this season. The Chiefs came out quick as Jordan Durston scored his first of three on the night for the early lead, however a three goal run by the Redmen opened the game and it was not until the final two minutes that Ryan Benesch scored to close the gap to 3-2 for the home side after one.

Before most fans made it back from the concession stands and the booster lounge, Ryan Keenan scored with just 17 ticks off the clock to open the lead. John Lafontaine scored his second of the night and the Redmen looked to be cruising as they were up 6-3 with 1:39 to go in the middle frame. Another momentum swing as the Chiefs scored twice in 22 seconds and it was 6-5 for the Redmen after two periods.

The Chiefs regrouped at intermission and with a four goal run in the final half of the period ran off with a 10-7 lead, Kyle Rubisch would find the net in the dying seconds for the Redmen and the Chiefs took the 10-8 win and 3-2 series lead.

Blair Ferguson and Chris Williams who called game four were also the officials for this contest. They let the teams play and did not call one infraction on the night. Shots were 44-41 for the Redmen, with Mike Poulin and Dillon Ward in net. Besides the two for Lafontaine, singles went to Shayne Jackson, Mark Matthews, Keenan, Adrian Sorichetti, Austin Shanks and Rubisch. For the Chiefs, three for Durston two for Benesch, singles to Craig Point, Dan Dawson and Austin Staats.

No rest for these teams as game six is Saturday night at 7 pm at the ILA and Redmen fans hope the season continues with game 7 on Tuesday at 8 pm.