2014 Major Series Lacrosse Draft Results

With several big name Junior A players left unprotected by their Senior affiliates, Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) held its 2014 Entry Draft on Sunday from the Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby, Ontario and it was no surprise that Orangeville Northmen alumni Rob Hellyer was selected first overall by the Oakville Rock. Hellyer is currently a member of the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Toronto Rock where he has six goals, three assists in their first three games. Last season with the Northmen he had 87 points (38 goals, 49 assists) in 20 regular season games followed by 15 post season points (4g, 11a) in Orangeville’s five-game first round loss to the Whitby Warriors.
The Warriors went on to win the Minto Cup which was largely in part to the stellar play of goaltender Alex Buque who was named the 2013 Ontario Lacrosse Association’s Goalie of the Year. Buque was the first goalie to be selected in Sunday’s draft as he went in the first round, seventh overall, to the Brampton Excelsiors.
Here are the complete draft results from Sunday:
Round 1
1. Oakville Rock—Rob Hellyer (Orangeville Northmen)
2. Brampton Excelsiors—Chad Tutton, (Whitby Warriors)
3. Oakville Rock (from Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks)—Graeme Hossack (Whitby Warriors)
4. Brooklin Redmen—Jake Weidner (Brampton Excelsiors, Jr. A)
5. Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks (from Peterborough via Oakville Rock via Six Nations Chiefs)—Cody McMahon (Orangeville Northmen)
6. Brampton Excelsiors (from Chiefs)—Brandon Benn (Orangeville Northmen)
7. Brampton Excelsiors (from St. Regis Indians)—Alexis Buque (Whitby Warriors)
Round 2
8. Oakville Rock—Patrick Miles (Brampton Excelsiors)
9. Brampton Excelsiors—Luc Magnan, (Toronto Beaches, Six Nations Arrows)
10. Oakville Rock (from Kodiaks via Excelsiors)—Patrick Root (Burlington Chiefs)
11. Brooklin Redmen—Lyle Thompson (Caughnawaga Indians, Quebec Sr. B)
12. Oakville Rock (from Peterborough Lakers via Kodiaks)—Bradley Kri (Orangeville Northmen)
13. Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks (from Chiefs)—Blair Goss (Orangeville Northmen)
Round 3
14. Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks (from Rock)—Luc Laskiewicz (Clarington Green Gaels Jr. B)
15. Oakville Rock (from Excelsiors)—Mitch De Snoo (Whitby Warriors)
16. Brooklin Redmen (from Kodiaks)—Emerson Clark (Whitby Warriors)
17. Brooklin Redmen—Luke Laidlaw (Halton Hills Bulldogs Jr. B)
18. Oakville Rock (from Lakers)—Sean Young (Burlington Chiefs)
19. Six Nations Chiefs—Jack Donnelly (Six Nations Arrows)
Round 4
20. Oakville Rock—Mike Mawdsley (Barrie Lakeshores)
21. Brampton Excelsiors—Stuart Brownell (St. Catharines Athletics)
22. Six Nations Chiefs (from Kodiaks)—Warren Hill (Six Nations Arrows)
23. Brooklin Redmen—Curtis Perry (Peterborough Junior A Lakers)
24. Peterborough Lakers—Davide DiRuscio (Coquitlam Adanacs)
25. Six Nations Chiefs—Wayne Hill (Six Nations Arrows)
Round 5
26. Oakville Rock—Gage Board (Brampton Excelsiors, Jr. A)
27. Brampton Excelsiors—Stefan Diachenko (Whitby Warriors)
28. Kitchener-Waterloo—Dylan Goddard (Clarington Green Gaels, Jr. B)
29. Brooklin Redmen—Connor Buchanan (Nepean Knights, Jr. B)
30. Peterborough Lakers—Riley Quinlan (Peterborough Jr. A Lakers)
31. Brampton Excelsiors (from Chiefs)—Jesse King (Victoria Shamrocks)