Thursday, 9 May 2013

Saints add CLax Championship MVP Travis Hill

Travis Hill was named the 2013 CLax Championship MVP
ST. CATHARINES - St. Catharines Saints General Manager Dave Colbourne has made another early season transaction with the addition of Canadian Lacrosse League Championship MVP and former NLL player Travis  Hill.

"Travis is a great addition to our lineup," said Saints GM Dave Colbourne. "He not only brings both NLL and Senior A experience to our team but more importantly he has been a team leader throughout his lacrosse career."

Less than a month ago, Hill helped lead the Iroquois Ironmen to the CLax Creators Cup title while earning Championship MVP honours. In 12 regular season games, Hill added 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points and in the postseason registered 12 points including seven goals and five assists in three contests on route to the championship.

Hill as a member of the 2012 NLL Champion Rochester Knighthawks
Prior to Clax, Hill played eight seasons in the National Lacrosse League (2005-2012) with Minnesota and Rochester. In 63 career games he recorded nine goals and 28 assists for 37 points while collecting 328 loose balls and racking up 172 penalty minutes. In 2012 he won the NLL Champions Cup with the Rochester Knighthawks.

Over the past nine summers, Hill has played Senior A with five different teams including Six Nations, KW, St. Regis, St. Catharines and Nanaimo. He has also played two seasons in the Can-Am Sr. B league with Niagara. Over those nine years he has registered 30 points (11G, 19A) in 56 career Senior A games and 23 points (16G, 7A) in 11 career Senior B games.

Hill played for the Silver-Medal winning Iroquois Nationals team in the 2007 & 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships and also won a Minto Cup in 2003 as a member of the St. Catharines Junior A's.