Knighthawks Re-Sign Henhawk and BurtonJuly 31, 2012 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) Rochester Knighthawks
Burton enters his third season with the Knighthawks after making the team after attending the team's Open Tryouts before the 2010 season. In 2012, he had a career-high 68 loose balls in 14 games. Just before the 2012 season, he won his first Mann Cup with the Brampton Excelsiors. In his rookie NLL season, the London, Ontario native earned the team's 2011 Most Improved Player. Burton made jump to the pros after a stellar four-year college career at Mercyhurst University. In 2010, he ranked third on the team in scoring, netting 26 goals and adding 12 assists for 38 points. He also garnered Second Team All-American and First Team All-East Coast Conference honors. Further, the Mercyhurst team captain played in the North-South Game.
The Knighthawks locked up goalie Jake Henhawk for another season. The Six Nations product returns for his fourth season with the Knighthawks after recording a career-best 11.18 goals-against average in 2012. This summer, he has led the St. Catharines Saints back into the Senior "B" Semifinals with the decisive fifth game set for tonight. It was just a season ago that he guided St. Catharines to an upset series win over the four-time defending champion Owen Sound in the 2011 Ontario Senior "B" Finals. Henhawk then led St. Catharines to a bronze medal in the Presidents' Cup, as he earned First Team All-Star honors and won the Travis Solomon Outstanding Goaltender Award. Henhawk has also played in two FIL World Lacrosse Championships with Team USA.
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