Lakers Acquire Boyle, Lose Watt to Injury

Today the Peterborough Lakers learned that Andrew Watt got injured playing in the NLL as the Minnesota Swarm defeated the Toronto Rock in the first round. He will be out for the season, which meant that general manager Jamie Batley had to go out and make a move.

So the Lakers acquired Brock Boyle via free agency. Boyle led the Canadian Lacrosse League with 70 penalty minutes despite playing in just four games during the CLax winter season.

Boyle has played in 99 career games in Major Series Lacrosse with 63 goals and 34 assists in the career of the transition man. Now that he has joined the Lakers he will have played in every team in the current league, and even St. Catharines before they moved.

Peterborough, the defending Mann Cup champions, have had a string of bad luck with injuries losing Watt and before that fellow Swarm player Andrew Suitor who has a torn ACL. They will also be without Chris White, so the defensive core of the Lakers will have a new look for the 2013 season.