Part of Ian Buchanan’s job with the Junior A Mounties of Calgary was to stop the ball. And that, he did very well. Along with the rest of his mates and although the work of Buchanan and the Mounties didn’t produce a trip to the Minto Cup this summer, there’s no doubting he knows how to get the job done in the back end. The right-hander out of Airdrie, Alberta, was part of a unit that gave up a league-low 113 goals in Alberta this summer. That just more than 7 goals per game and no matter where you’re playing lacrosse, that’s an impressive feat. And speaking of playing lacrosse somewhere, that’s exactly what Buchanan has in mind for this winter and the best way he can do that is by hearing his name called at the Sept. 16 National Lacrosse League entry draft.
From: Airdrie, Alberta
Junior A: Calgary Mounties
What do you feel your greatest asset is that would allow you to translate your game to the NLL? My hard work and grinding style allow me to compete in every situation.
One word to describe your game? Gritty.
What role/position do you see yourself playing in the NLL? Defender who can push the ball when the opportunity appears.
Your greatest accomplishment during your lacrosse career? Winning Alberta, and going to the Minto Cup.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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