Thursday, February 11, 2016

Chiefs acquire Six Nations Arrows grads Green, Jonathan and Martin

Wenster Green is one of three grads of the Six Nations junior system
heading to the Chiefs. (Photo: Kevin Light Photography)
The Six Nations Chiefs were able to bring three players home in a pair of Major Series Lacrosse trades. The Chiefs acquired Brier Jonathan and Stu Martin from the Oakville Rocks in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2017 Major Series Lacrosse draft and other considerations. Chiefs general manager Dewey Jacobs was also busy acquiring Wenster Green from the Cobourg Kodiaks, for a 2018 third-round pick.
"We are very pleased to acquire three local players, who we were not able to protect or draft last season," Jacobs said. "In Briar Jonathan, we get a young defensive player, who has shown he is more than capable of playing lacrosse at the highest level."

Jonathan had a great 2015 season with the Rock. He also played a huge role at the FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships with the Iroquois Nationals. In Oakville, Jonathan played 13 regular season games and three in the playoffs.  "Oakville was very pleased with him and did not have to trade him," Jacobs said. "But they allowed him to return to his hometown."
Green also made huge strides last season in his rookie year with the Peterborough Lakers. He helped them beat the Chiefs in the MSL final and lost in the Mann Cup to the Victoria Shamrocks. The defensive player played 16 regular season games with the Lakers, and 10 playoff games. Green also played for the Iroquois Nationals and had an excellent FIL WILC, playing against the world's best.
"Wenster is another young defensive player we would like to see in our lineup," Jacobs said. "He's got a great future ahead of him." Green went to the Kodiaks from Peterborough as the player to be named later in a trade last season that netted the Lakers Ian Llord.
Martin split his time between the Rock and senior B Six Nations Rivermen, helping tthem win the Presidents Cup. "Stu is another defensive player with an edge to his game," Jacobs said. "He adds depth to our organization."