It was a quick ride for Josh Hawkins. The former Loyola standout known for his versatile athleticism as well as for his flowing locks, was cut by the Vancouver Stealth on Monday, according to The Province. The move came just 2 days after he made his National Lacrosse League debut in the starting lineup for the Stealth against the Colorado Mammoth. Hawkins, a fifth-round draft pick for the Stealth, started the season on the practice squad but was elevated to the active roster after captain Kyle Sorensen was put on IR. Hawkins drew a 5-minute cross-checking major in the third quarter of Friday’s game and didn’t see much floor time after that. In his stead, the Stealth have brought back Justin Pyschel, who played in a handful of games for the Stealth last winter but was cut in training camp. The Stealth, who also lost defenseman Jeff Moleski to injury on Saturday against Calgary, are hoping to get veteran Brett Bucktooth back soon after he had surgery for a sports hernia.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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