Six Nations acquire Tyson Bell from Brampton in multi player trade
Major Series Lacrosse Commissioner Doug Luey confirmed earlier today a trade between the Brampton Excelsiors and the Six Nations Chiefs. The Excelsiors sent top end defender/transition player Tyson Bell in exchange for forwards Joe Halodais Marcale, Marty Hill and defender Jake Crans. In addition, Brampton receives Six Nations' first round pick in the 2019 draft, along with a second and third round pick in either the 2020 or 2021 draft.
Chiefs' President Duane Jacobs spoke glowingly stating, "We're very pleased to have acquired Tyson Bell. We like Tyson's athleticism, his size and strength. He has excellent lacrosse skills and can play at high speed. He is going to fit in well with our team". Standing 6'2", Tyson Bell scored 5 goals, added 22 assists, along with 78 penalty minutes in 15 games last season with Brampton.
Brampton received three players who should immediately step into their line-up. All three were depth players with Six Nations. Joe Halodais Marcale and Marty Hill have the ability to be reliable offensive players. Jake Crans will help shore up the Excelsiors on defence. The additional three early round draft picks should pay dividends for Brampton in the near future.
Excelsiors General Manager Zeny Lipinski commented "We hated to lose Tyson Bell, but when you can acquire three players plus the draft picks - it is a trade we needed to make". This trade will add quality to our lineup and make us a much more competitive team . Tyson is a great talent and will be an excellent transition player for the Chiefs. We wish him all the best against the rest of the league - but not against us".