Victoria Shamrocks’ captain Corey Small has announced he will not be back for the 2018 season and is returning to Ontario to be closer to family.
Small was a four-time Western Lacrosse Association first-team all star and a two-time league scoring champion. He earned league most valuable player honours four times and was one of the team’s most popular players, an award annually voted on by the fans. He also won the Mike Kelley award in 2015 when the Shamrocks last won the Mann Cup national title.
BREAKING NEWS – The Shamrocks announce that team captain Corey Small will not be returning to the club in 2018 as he has decided to move back to Ontario in order to be closer to his family. Read the full story ↪️ https://t.co/F5TNN2VkbH pic.twitter.com/pLXriRJD8R
— ☘Victoria Shamrocks (@WLAShamrocks) February 13, 2018
In his 190 regular season and playoff games he scored 383 goals and had 447 assists for 830 points.
“Victoria has been my home for the past seven years and it’s with mixed emotions I say goodbye,” Small said in a statement.
“The Victoria Shamrocks have given me the best years of my lacrosse life and I will be forever grateful to this organization and the fans that support them. This is a tough decision, but one that I need to make to be closer to my immediate family at this time.”