The Peterborough Lakers have insured two big pieces to their puzzle won’t be going anywhere in the near future.
The Lakers have agreed to four-year contracts with Mann Cup MVP Shawn Evans and older brother Scott, a two-time MSL scoring champion.
Shawn Evans, 24, the 2010 MSL scoring champion, set a Mann Cup record for assists and tied the points record in the Lakers’ six-game win over the New Westminster Salmonbellies in September.
Scott Evans, 29, scored 12 goals in the final two games of the series.
“ We’re both Peterborough kids and we’re going to be here for our whole careers,” said Scott Evans, who lives in Peterborough but works for Ontario Hydro in the Ottawa area and plays pro lacrosse in Edmonton. “We’re both home bodies.”
The brothers have been an integral part of the Lakers resurgence which began nine years ago and has resulted in four Mann Cup titles and five Ontario championships in the past seven years.
“I’ve seen it grow from my first year when we had 200 people at the game, friends and family,” said Evans.
“I think I’ve been a big part of that and the core guys who came up with me, us Peterborough guys, have really built something here. It’s good to see it through.”
Since teams are only allowed to assign player cards one year at a time, it’s not been a common practice to sign players to multiyear contracts.
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