Chiefs get Dawson brothers and O'Connor in deal with Brampton

Steve Detrich is quickly showing Six Nations why he was nominated for a second-straight season as National Lacrosse League General Manager of the Year.

In his first year with the Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs, Detrich pulled the trigger on a couple of huge moves at the Major Series Lacrosse trade deadline on Friday.

The Chiefs sent Quinn Powless, Reid Action and Andrew Watt to the Brampton Excelsiors for Dan Dawson Dawson.

Ethan O'Conner is also coming to the Chiefs from the Excelsiors in exchange for Tim Edwards and cash, while Jay Thorimbert and cash go to Brampton for Paul Dawson.
Earlier in the week, Detrich, who is
the GM for the Buffalo Bandits in the NLL, signed Jeremy Thompson, after the team was able to obtain his rights.

“Both Dan and Paul are tremendous lacrosse players and have won multiple championships and are welcome additions to our team,” Detrich said. “Ethan is a younger player that is a very solid defender, which, along with Jeremy Thompson, will vastly improve our speed and transition game.”

Paul Dawson is a tenacious defender, who plays with the Rochester Knighthawks in the NLL. He was also a key member of Team Canada at the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships last year.

His brother Dan, also plays for the Knighthawks and was a big contributor with Team Canada at the world championships in Syracuse en route to a gold medal.

Dan Dawson scored 40 goals and 55 assists, which was four points behind Cody Jamieson for the Knighthawks lead this past season.

O’Connor plyed his NLL trade alongside Randy Staats, and Johnny Powless with the Georgia Swarm this past season, scoring two goals and nine assists.

Though the moves are a shakeup, familiarity with all of the newcomers are a huge part of the equation.

“Most importantly, all four are great team-first guys,” Detrich said. “They are guys that fit in with the team-first attitude we have here in Six Nations.”

The Chiefs are at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena Tuesday against the Brooklin Redmen at 8 p.m.


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