January 28, 2011

Rochester Revamps for Boston

from press release

Since their last meeting a lot has changed for the Rochester Knighthawks and the Boston Blazers. Rochester has made five player moves since the first encounter on Saturday, January 22nd, while Boston made two adjustments to its roster.

Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced their latest player move, adding defenseman/transition man Holdon Vyse today to the practice squad. Vyse, 22, was drafted in the fourth round (37th overall) in the 2010 NLL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Bandits. In 2010, he was a member of the Oshweken Aces that captured the Nations Cup.

The Six Nations product played Senior "A" ball for Langley and Coquitlam in the Western Lacrosse Association this summer. The defenseman, who can play transition, also recorded 33 points in 11 Senior "B" games for North Shore. In his junior career, he has 29 goals and 68 assists in 96 games with Six Nations. In 70 playoff games, he scored 13 goals and added 34 assists. He was a second team All-Pro in the Junior "A" circuit. He also won four straight Ontario Championships (2004-07) and captured the 2007 Minto Cup. He played his college lacrosse at Onondaga Community College. Holden is the brother of Buffalo's Roger Vyse.

"He played for us all the way through junior and had a tryout with the Bandits," said Styres. "He can play defense and transition, is a hard hitter, and finishes his checks."

On Thursday, Rochester acquired defenseman Rory Glaves from the Edmonton Rush in exchange for forward Scott Evans. The trade was one of four player moves completed by the Knighthawks. Rochester also signed defensemen Scott Campbell, released transition man Ian Crashley and moved defenseman Cody Johnson to the practice squad. Both Glaves and Campbell were added to the active roster.

Rochester and Boston will hit the turf again on Saturday, January 29th at 7:35 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.

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