As if the 2010 Minto Cup champs needed anymore talent, they have just acquired one of the best offensive talents in BC. The Victoria Shamrocks pulling off a trade with the Coquitlam Jr Adanacs that will see Casey Jackson leave the only team he’s ever known for the mainland. Jackson, who will no doubt be a top pick in the NLL draft, was named to the 2010 BCJALL 1st All-Star team, finished 2nd in league scoring and was a finalist for the 2010 Junior of the Year on NLL Insider. After the jump check out the official press release from Victoria Jr Shamrocks GM Rod Wood.
Jackson, a 21 year old first team all-star, finished second in league scoring last year. Casey has played the last two seasons with the Junior Rocks where he picked up 67 goals and 92 assists, for a total of 159 points over 44 regular season and playoff games.
Jr Rocks General Manger, Rod Wood, stated that with the influx of highly talented 19 year old players from the BC Champion Intermediate A Shamrocks, mixed with the existing players this coming season, they have found themselves in a position where they can move a player like Casey to make room for the younger players and give them a better chance to show what they are capable of.
Wood went on to say that he would like to thank Casey for his tremendous contribution to the team over the past two seasons and that he wished Casey all the best with his new team.
In other Victoria Jr Shamrock news- Recent roster changes in the Jr Rocks camp. Adam Hickey has been traded to Six Nations for future considerations. Adam had expressed an interest in finishing out his junior career closer to home in Ontario. Trent Gabriel has been traded to the Langley Thunder for future considerations and an opportunity to play closer to home, as he hails from the Okanagan. The Jr Shamrocks wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to Adam and Trent for their hard work and dedication to the organization. We wish them both much success in the future.
On the coaching front, as assistant coach Bill Waddell had decided to step down from the Jr Rocks bench, head coach Jordan Sundher was on the hunt for a replacement and is now pleased to announce former Jr Rocks player Darrin Sanderson has been added to the coaching staff for the coming season. The Jr Shamrocks wish to thank Bill Waddell for all his years of dedication and contribution working with the team and coaching staff.Teddy Jenner is one the leading sources for lacrosse information. He comes by his love of lax honestly with a lifetime of experience, two Mann Cup championships and six years of play in the NLL. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow him on Twitter @OffTheCrosseBar or catch him on Team 1410 radio in Vancouver, B.C., as the host and producer of the Off the Crosse-Bar Radio Show In 2012, he was awarded the BCLA's Norm Wright Merit Award- handed out to a member of the media deemed to have have contributed to the promotion of lacrosse.
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