BLC on the Eve of 2024 Season Opener

By Mark Stehlin

The Brooklin Lacrosse Club will commence their 2024 regular season tomorrow night as they host the Owen Sound North Stars at Iroquois Park Sports Centre. Prior to the game, the club will pay tribute to former manager, Barry Johnson who passed away on December 6, 2023. 

- 2000 Mann Cup celebrations with Barry Johnson, Calvin Curtis, Mike Gray, Bob Vesey, Peter Vipond and Paul Cotton

Former General Manager, Brad MacArthur stepped aside in April 2024 and soon after Gavin Prout assumed the reins as the club's new GM.   Prout carried on the great work done by MacArthur and started to assemble a line-up that he said "would be talented each and every night." Gavin will be ably assisted by Geoff Kent and Will Petschenig in selecting and organizing players among other administrative tasks. 

There will be changes behind the bench as well. Jason Crosbie told his team in the room after last season's final game that he would be hanging up his coaches whistle to spend more time with his family.  The Brooklin Lacrosse Club unveiled their new head coach, Joel Johnson and assistants, Brad Reed and Clancy Almas. Greg Linton and Paul Wade will continue to support the club as equipment managers and Kaylin Fraser is back as trainer.