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Rock acquire Hostrawser from Stealth; release Hoar

TSN.ca Staff

2/5/2014 4:42:16 PM

The Toronto Rock acquired defender Bill Hostrawser from the Vancouver Stealth and released defenceman Stephen Hoar on Wednesday.

To obtain Hostrawser, the Rock parted with a third round pick in the 2014 NLL Draft and a fourth round selection in the 2015 NLL Draft. Hostrawser was originally selected by the Stealth in the second round in the 2012 NLL Draft.

The 23-year old Belwood, Ontario native appeared in nine regular season games for the Stealth in his rookie season of 2013 and also played in all three of the teams playoff games including a Champion's Cup final loss to Rochester. Hostrawser had appeared in six games for Vancouver this season and has a goal and three assists.

In Friday's game between the two teams, Hostrawser engaged in a fight with Mike Lum-Walker and the two combatants will now become teammates.

The newest member of the Rock spent his Junior A lacrosse playing days with the Orangeville Northmen and won the Minto Cup Canadian Junior A championship in 2012 under Rock assistant coach Matt Sawyer's guidance.

Making room for the acquisition was the release of veteran defender Stephen Hoar. Currently in his 11th NLL season, Hoar was a member of the 2011 Toronto Rock championship team and had played in Toronto since being acquired from Rochester in 2008.