The five-time Mann Cup Champion Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs kicked off the 2016 season in a game that missed this week’s deadline.
The Chiefs officially posted, Sunday that they had settled on who would be backstopping the Six Nations against the Cobourg Kodiaks. Dillon Ward and Warren Hill will work the pipes this season.
With an injury to Brandon Miller, the Chiefs will rely on Dillon Ward and Warren Hill to be its last line of defence.
Miller will miss the 2016 season and undergo surgery for a lower body injury in July.
“We will miss BMills and everything he brought to the table for our organization,” Chiefs president Duane Jacobs said. “B is a great person, great leader and a big time goaltender. He was our anchor for two-consecutive Mann Cups and will go down as one of the greatest Chiefs goalies of all time.
“We hope B does not retire, but we know he and his family and job come first. We hope he has a speedy recovery and see him back in the NLL in 2017.”
Hill is no stranger to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, having backstopped the Six Nations Arrows, and last year was part of the Presidents Cup winning Six Nations Sr. B Rivermen. He is currently at Syracuse University.
“We expect Warren to come in and be the backup for Dillon Ward,” Jacobs said. “We are very confident in our goaltending and had anticipated that Dillon and Warren would be our goaltending combination of the future.”
Although not complete at this juncture, the Pro-Fit Chiefs have a very impressive list of possibilities including many of last year’s squad slated to return and a few new faces as well.
The Chiefs open its MSL season on May 31, at home at 8 p.m.
May 31, 2016 Cobourg @ 8 p.m. June 2, 2016 @ Brampton 8 p.m.
June 7, 2016 Oakville @ 8 p.m. June 6, 2016 @ Oakville 8 p.m.
June 14, 2016 Peterborough @ 8 p.m. June 15, 2016 @ Brooklin 8 p.m.
June 21, 2016 Brooklin @ 8 p.m. June 23, 2016 @ Peterborough 8 p.m.
June 28, 2016 Brampton @ 8 p.m. June 26, 2016 @ Cobourg 6 p.m.
July 5, 2016 Brooklin @ 8 p.m. July 8, 2016 @ Oakville 8 p.m.
July 12, 2016 Peterborough @ 8 p.m. July 13, 2016 @ Brooklin 8 p.m.
July 19, 2016 Oakville @ 8 p.m. July 21, 2016 @ Peterborough 8 p.m.
July 26, 2016 Brampton @ 8 p.m. July 28, 2016 @ Brampton 8 p.m.