DEFENSE RULES THE DAY FOR KNIGHTHAWKS

Sep 15, 2011

Self and Glaves.jpg(Rochester, September 15)… Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today the signing of defensemen Brad Self, Rory Glaves and Scott Rouse for the 2012 National Lacrosse League season.

Self was acquired by the Knighthawks on October 27, 2010 in a four-player, four-draft pick deal with the Colorado Mammoth that also brought Matt Vinc to Rochester. The 30-year-old Peterborough, Ontario, native enters his sixth season in the NLL. This summer with the Peterborough Lakers, Self, who also plays transition, collected 20 points in 14 regular season games. He is returning to pro lacrosse after playing five seasons of professional hockey in Germany. He was selected by Buffalo Sabres in the eighth round (235th overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

“He is another solid two-way player,” said Knighthawks Assistant General Manager Landon Miller. “He can play straight offense or come out of the back end.”

Additionally, the Knighthawks re-signed Glaves to a two-year after bringing over the steady defenseman last year in a trade with the Edmonton Rush. The 29-year-old Niagara Falls, Ontario, native enters his eighth season in the NLL and second with the Knighthawks in 2012. He has played in over 100 professional games in his career, spending six seasons with the Edmonton Rush (2006-11). Last season with the Knighthawks, he appeared in 12 games and helped anchor a defense that propelled Rochester to wins in five of its last six games.

“Glaves is a solid player. We expect the same results we got out of him when we picked him up,” said Miller.

The Knighthawks rounded out their signings with inking Scott Rouse to a three-year agreement. Rouse played in 13 games with the regular-season champion New Westminster Salmonbellies of the Western Lacrosse Association this summer. The 6-2, 215-pounder racked up 23 penalty minutes in his rookie season at the Senior “A” level. The 22 year old from Surrey, BC, adds toughness to the lineup, having accumulated 199 penalty minutes in 49 junior games. (Photo: Greg Sakaki, News Bulletin)

The Knighthawks open their 18th season on Saturday, January 14th in Philadelphia against the East Division Wings. The Knighthawks will open the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, January 21st against the rival Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena.

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