Burnaby drafted size and experience at last week's midget lacrosse draft.
The junior A Lakers took Tyler Vogrig from Vancouver, a player with Team B.C. experience in both box and the field
game, with the first overall pick.
"We just felt with what we need, he was a perfect fit. He's a big, strong young fellow," said Burnaby's new general manager Gary Passmore.
With the first pick of the second round, Burnaby again
went big, selecting 6-4 Brad Rowbotham out of Maple Ridge.
That started a trend for the Lakers in the later rounds as Burnaby went back to the upper Fraser Valley association for its next two picks in the third and fourth rounds.
The Lakers drafted Team B.C. products Brody Glemnitz and Jacob Tiefisher from Maple Ridge with their 17th and 25th picks.
"We're trying to get back to a national prize. What better way than to get players with a taste for national competition," said Passmore. "We want to augment our local players with players who have some experience. Team B.C. at u-16 did well." Burnaby filled out is draft roster ith Nicholas Jensen from ichmond in the fifth round nd North Vancouver's eremy Harder, with its final ick of the draft.
The junior A Lakers also announced its first free-agent signing of 2013, inking Vancouver netminder Jack Woodhouse from the intermediate A regular season champion Richmond Roadrunners. Woodhouse topped all keepers in the A division with an 82.69 save percentage and a 6.39 goals per game average.
In related junior A news, Burnaby's new head coach Mike O'Reilly filled out his coaching staff with the appointment of former Burnaby Cablevision teammate Lloyd Symons as his assistant.