The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers will introduce their newest high-scoring acquisition, Corey Small, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24th at the Peterborough Memorial Centre as players take the floor for a pre-season practice. The Lakers’ home opener is only one week away and to kick off the #CupStaysHere season a new-look Lakers team will take the floor.

Corey Small is returning to Ontario after seven years with the Western Lacrosse Association’s Victoria Shamrocks, where he was team captain and recorded 830 points (383 goals and 447 assists) in 190 games. He also played for the Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks in 2009 and 2010.

The 5’10, 205 lb. Small is also currently a member of the National Lacrosse League’s Vancouver Stealth, where he has led the team in scoring for the past two seasons, including a 111-point season in 2017.

“Corey Small is a world-class lacrosse player and a premier scorer in the NLL,” general manager Paul Day said. “He is a great addition to the Peterborough Lakers.”

Lakers’ fans may remember Small. He was the Mike Kelley award winner as Mann Cup MVP in 2015 when the Shamrocks defeated the Lakers in six games in Victoria. The 31-year-old lefty forward was a powerhouse every season with the Shamrocks, and won both the 2014 and 2017 WLA scoring titles.

The C21 Lakers will also show off their new sweaters for the media and the public. Colours will remain the same but an updated design and crest will bring them into the new season of Major Series Lacrosse.

As the reigning Mann Cup champions, the Lakers are also promising fans some exciting new giveaways. Buying a program this season will give fans a coupon for a free pound of wings from St. Louis Bar & Grill, and chances to win a car safety kit from OK Tire, 2019 Lakers season passes, a Corby’s gift package, a wine fridge from Peterborough Appliances or a Mediterranean Cruise for two from Merit Travel on the Lakers Love Boat tour in the offseason. Not only do we insist the #CupStaysHere, but #weloveourfans too!