Future looks bright as Chiefs protect three prior to MSL draft
With having a local flavour to the team a priority, the Chiefs protected a trio of former local junior standouts prior to the 2018 MSL draft, which takes place January 28 at 1 p.m. at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre.
The Chiefs protected graduating juniors Tyson Bomberry, Doug Jamieson and Brayden Hill.
"We're very excited to protect these three players,"Chiefs president Duane Jacobs said. We're very fortunate to have a great local junior system and these three players are a great example of that."
Bomberry helped lead the Six Nations Arrows to another Minto Cup this past summer. The Arrows' captain led on and off the floor, adding two goals and seven assists in the regular season, while anchoring the defensive unit.
Last year as a sophomore, Bomberry started all 16 games on close defense. He was named to the ACC All-Academic Team and ACC honor roll. On the field he recorded 40 ground balls and caused 14 turnovers for the Orange, both of which ranked second on the team. He also led all long poles in scoring, with two goals and an assist on the season.
"Tyson is a big strong bruising defender who can run the floor and finish much like his father," Jacobs said.
Jamieson is another player that led the Arrows last summer, racking up an unprecedented perfect final junior season between the pipes with a 15-0 record in the regular season and 7-0 record in the playoffs, while remaining perfect during the Minto Cup.
Jamieson, who was the 19th overall pick in the 2016 National Lacrosse League draft is already in his second season with the New England Black Wolves. He will join an already impressive group of goalies in the Chiefs fold in the form of Dillon Ward, Brandon Miller, and former Rebels and Arrows partner Warren Hill.
Last, but certainly not least, the Chiefs protected Brayden Hill. The defensive-minded player has spent the last five years splitting time between the Arrows and junior B Six Nations Rebels, playing the last two summers full time with the junior A team.
No stranger to success, Hill has had his hands on the Founders Cup and Minto Cup. Now Jacobs hopes he can add a Mann Cup to that.
A third-round, 25th overall pick in the 2016 NLL draft, the 21-year-old has played in two games this season for the Georgia Swarm.
"Brayden is a solid defensive player whose development at the next has been steadily on the rise," Jacobs said. "All three players we expect to be on our roster this summer."
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