Gavin Prout was looking forward to returning to Major Series Lacrosse with the Peterborough Lakers this summer after a National Lacrosse League season that didn’t end the way he would have liked. Now, as it turns out, his return will be with the Brooklin Redmen, the team with which he won a Mann Cup when he was the MSL rookie of the year back in 2000. Prout was dealt, along with defender Mike Hobbins, to Brooklin in exchange for defender Stephen Hoar.
“I was pretty surprised myself,” the righty forward said of hearing that he’d been traded. “I was actually talking to [Peterborough GM Jamie] Batley about what my role was going to be on the team. I understand where he’s coming from. He has a couple of holes back on the defensive end with some of the guys who aren’t coming back with injuries and things and obviously that’s not my forte. He wanted me to potentially come and play a bit of a transition game but with Steve Hoar he’s made a good trade for what’s best for Peterborough and I thank him for my time in the Boro and we’ll go from there.” READ MORE »