Monday, February 21, 2011

Thunder buck trend and select a goalie in first round

The Langley Thunder added a little bit of everything during the WLA junior draft, even making the bold move of selecting a goaltender in the first round.
Brodie MacDonald was taken second overall in the Western Lacrosse Association’s annual draft, held in Burnaby.
Thunder general manager Gerry Van Beek said it has been years since a goalie went in the first round.
The earlier than normal selection of a netminder was just because of the way the Thunder brain trust thought the draft was shaping up, Van Beek said.
MacDonald, a rookie in the National Lacrosse League with the Philadelphia Wings, stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 260 pounds, so he should cover much of the net.
As for the rest of the draft, Langley added a little bit of everything.
To read the rest of the story by Gary Ahuja of the Langley Times, please click here

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