Cobourg and Brampton make multi-player trade
Major Series Lacrosse General Managers Zeny Lipinski and John Webb have pulled the trigger on another trade. John St John, Chad Cummings and Wenster Green have been traded to Brampton Excelsiors. In return, Cobourg receives Ryan Lee, Zach Herreweyers and Brampton's fourth round pick in the Major Series Lacrosse Entry Draft in 2020.
Lee, 24 years old spent the 2017 summer playing in the Western Lacrosse Association for Nanaimo Timbermen where in 28 games, he had 45 goals and 67 assists for 102 points. Zach Herreweyers, also 24 years old, is a left hand shooting forward. He also spent the 2017 season in the WLA where he played 17 games for New Westminster Salmonbellies tallying 32 points on 19 goals and 13 assists. Cobourg General Manager John Webb is excited to be able to acquire both players. "We are in a position to make a run for a playoff spot, we're fortunate to be able to pick up some very good depth offensively. Both players are extremely skilled and will offer different dynamics to our offence.
From the Excelsiors perspective, G.M. Zeny Musial is exceptionally pleased to see Chad Cummings back in Brampton - "Chad is a Brampton boy who has been away too long. We gave up a lot to get him, but we are OK with that. In addition, John St. John is a good depth player who can adapt to whatever role he is assigned. Wenster Green is currently playing Senior "B" with Six Nations and we will access him when he is available"
Although neither Cobourg and Brampton are currently in playoff positions in the standings, both teams feel there were games they could have won this year, but have not. Clearly, the General Managers are working hard to continue to build a foundation upon which the future will be bright, sooner than later. As Lipinski noted, "The pieces are coming together. We are assembling a team that will be very young and very fast. Today's game is about speed. For now, we continue to compete and try to get as many wins as possible".
As any MSL fan who has seen either of these teams play this season - clearly, they are capable of winning a game against any team in the league. It speaks well of the highly competitive nature of Major Series Lacrosse.