Bradley Kri said hearing his named called at Monday’s National Lacrosse League draft was “almost like winning a championship.” But now the fun part is over, because he has a decision to make. Skates or turf? For now, the Toronto Rock’s first draft pick (No. 14 overall) is on skates with the junior Niagara Falls Canucks. He’ll be at Toronto’s training camp in December and if he makes the cut there, he’s got to decide between the Rock or the Canucks. “It’ll probably be my hardest thing, stepping away from hockey,” he told The St. Catharines Standard. “I’m further ahead in lacrosse but (I grew up) on skates. My dad made a backyard rink.” Playing for the Rock would be something special, though. Especially at Air Canada Centre. “I was always on the other side of the glass. And to be playing games there will be crazy.”Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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