(Rochester, January 27)… Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced that the team has acquired defenseman Rory Glaves from the Edmonton Rush in exchange for forward Scott Evans.
“It was a tough decision, especially considering what Scott brought to lacrosse,” said Styres. “But we had to do what was best for the team and it makes our defense steadier. It is always stressful when you move players. You have to ask yourself if it makes your team better.”
The trade was one of four player moves completed by the Knighthawks. Rochester also signed defensemen Scott Campbell, released transition man Ian Crashley and moved defenseman Cody Johnson to the practice squad. Both Glaves and Campbell were added to the active roster, while Vyse was placed on the practice squad.
Glaves, 29, comes to Rochester in his seventh season in the NLL. The Niagara Falls, Ontario, native has spent six seasons with the Edmonton Rush (2006-11), which includes three games with the Rush this season. In 2008, he was honored as the team’s Top Defenseman. Glaves has won three titles in his career, capturing the 2005 Mann Cup with the Victoria Shamrocks and winning two Minto Cups (2001 and 2003) with the St. Catharines Athletics.
“He is what the team needs and is a good fit for the backend,” said Styres.
Evans, 29, heads to the Rush after playing six seasons with the Knighthawks. In team history, he ranks fourth all-time in goals (163) and points (342), and fifth in assists (179). In 2010, he led the team with 74 penalty minutes, which was tied for second in the NLL and was the second most in Knighthawks single-season history. The Peterborough, Ontario, native played in the 2008 NLL All-Star Game and in 2007 he won a Champion’s Cup. He won the Mann Cup with the Peterborough Lakers in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010. Evans was the Knighthawks’ first-round selection (fifth overall) in the 2003 NLL Entry Draft.
Campbell was signed as a free agent after playing four games with the Boston Blazers this season. The seven-year veteran has netted 16 goals and 21 assists, and scooped 298 loose balls during his career. The 29 year old played in four games with Boston this season and registered two assists and 11 loose balls. The Markham, Ontario, native spent the majority of his career with the Toronto Rock (2006 to 2010). Campbell also played internationally, suiting up for Scotland in the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships. He played his college lacrosse at nearby Elmira College.
“I have seen him play since 2004 when he played with Whitby. He can play pressure defense, transition, gets loose balls and can play offense,” said Styres. “He brings a lot of things to the table and the more tools you have the more valuable you are in the lineup.”
Rochester will host the Boston Blazers on Saturday, January 29th at 7:35 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. The first 5,000 fans will receive a Knighthawks T-shirt. The game will be broadcast live on The Zone 94.1 FM and www.thezone941.com.
Craig Rybczynski (454-5335 ext. 3008), Vice President of Communications
Warren Kosel (454-5335 ext. 3025), Manager of Communications & Lacrosse Operations
Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Club
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