Just when we thought the trade deadline was over, Scott Self was shipped off to the Rochester Knighthawks in exchange for Alex Kedoh Hill. Self spent the afternoon at Nationwide Lacrosse camp and as of 5pm had no idea that he had been traded.
In Lacrosse We Trust heard about the trade from his younger brother Brad who received the news from Knighthawks GM Curt Styres just before 5pm. Brad was wrapping up his Nationwide Lacrosse camp that he co-founded with Shawn Evans when a text came through from Styres. Evans joked with Self saying “looks like you’ve been traded Brad” while Knighthawks teammate Cory Vitarelli chimed in saying that he hoped not.
Little did Self know that he was about to be told his brother Scott would be joining him in Rochester. “It feels awesome” Brad said when asked how it felt to be reunited with his brother. “Love playing with him. He’s a top defender and a great team guy that has a ton of lacrosse knowledge; he’s going to make our team better. I’m super excited to play together this weekend”.
The Self brothers play Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) on the Peterborough Lakers and have won two Mann Cups together. They were also teammates for a brief time in the NLL with the now defunct Ottawa Rebels and Chicago Shamrocks. At one point Brad was Bandits’ property but the two never had a chance to suit up with one another in Buffalo.
Scott Self is a twelve year veteran of the NLL and has been a proven leader in every league he’s played in. He is the captain of the Peterborough Lakers of the Major Series Lacrosse league (MSL) and he was an assistant captain with the Bandits. Self is one of the smartest players in the game and Buffalo’s loss is definitely Rochester’s gain as they look to climb out of the basement in the East. This trade makes Rochester a serious contender to repeat as the Champion’s Cup winners. Self will be in the lineup this weekend when the Knighhawks host the Edmonton Rush.
In return the Bandits receive Alex Kedoh Hill who is currently playing for the Iroquois Ironmen of the Canadian Lacrosse League (CLax). He’s racked up 23 points with the Ironmen (14 goals 9 assists) but it’s unclear if he’ll be in the lineup on Saturday when the Bandits travel to Denver to face the Colorado Mammoth.