Lakers acquire Corey Small from Cobourg
Peterborough Lakers pulled off a blockbuster trade to acquire scoring sensation Corey Small. Age 31, Small led the NLL's Vancouver Stealth in scoring this season with 28 goals and 77 points in 18 games. He's played the past six summers with the Western Lacrosse Association's Victoria Shamrocks. He won the Mike Kelley Memorial Trophy as Mann Cup MVP in 2015 when Victoria defeated the Lakers.
Lakers General Manager Paul Day acknowleded "We had a need to replace Curtis Dickson and finding a world-class player such as Corey fits that bill. Corey is a proven goal scorer with great Mann Cup experience". In addition, Small was a four-time WLA first team all-star and a two-time league scoring champion, as well as serving as team captain.
In return, Cobourg recieved a pair of highly skilled players - Nick Finlay, Kyle Killen - along with Peterborough’s 2019 1st round draft . Kodiaks' General Manager John Webb commented "Although Corey Small is a great player who has had a stellar career in the NLL and WLA, we are excited to be able to get two young very talented players who can step into the Kodiaks lineup and contribute right away. Nick Finlay is a transition player who is a big, mobile and a natural athlete while Killen is a right handed offensive shot who had a great Jr "A" career with the Peterborough Lakers". Finlay, 6'3" from Ottawa, is currently playing for the Saskatchewan Rush in the NLL. He played 3 seasons for the Jr "A" Lakers and contributed 31 points in 39 games. Finlay attends Trent University and is part of the Trent Men's Field Lacrosse team. In 78 games for the Jr "A" Lakers. At 5'11" Kyle Killen amassed 197 points. Killen is currently attending Rochester Institute of Technology in a lacrosse scholarship. Killen holds the single season record for goals at RIT with 70 which he set this season.