Ward and Hill to guard chiefs net this season
The first order of business is between the pipes.
With an injury to Brandon Miller, the Chiefs will rely on Dillon Ward and Warren Hill to be its last line of defence.
Miller will miss the 2016 season and undergo surgery for a lower body injury in July.
"We will miss BMills and everything he brought to the table for our organization," Chiefs president Duane Jacobs said. "B is a great person, great leader and a big time goaltender. He was our anchor for two-consecutive Mann Cups and will go down as one of the greatest Chiefs goalies of all time.
"We hope B does not retire, but we know he and his family and job come first. We hope he has a speedy recovery and see him back in the NLL in 2017."
Miller had a tough National Lacrosse League season with the Toronto Rock, posting an 0-6 record.
Hill is no stranger to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, having backstopped the Six Nations Arrows, and last year was part of the Presidents Cup winning Six Nations Rivermen.
He is currently at Syracuse University, and will help the Orange try to get to the NCAA Final Four this weekend, when they take on the University of Maryland in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
"We expect Warren to come in and be the backup for Dillon Ward," Jacobs said. "We are very confident in our goaltending and had anticipated that Dillon and Warren would be our goaltending combination of the future."
The Chiefs open its MSL season on May 31, at home at 8 p.m.