In two trades, Bayhawks go for defense

Team picks up Hanford, '03 rights to Radebaugh


July 27, 2002|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF

Seeking to find a replacement for Rob Doerr, last year's Defenseman of the Year, the Bayhawks made two trades yesterday, acquiring All-Star defenseman Jamie Hanford and the 2003 playing rights to Dan Radebaugh.

The Bayhawks sent the playing rights to Doerr, who left the team last month after being accepted into the New York Police Academy, and first-round draft pick Tom Kessler to the Bridgeport Barrage for Hanford, a former All-American at Loyola College.

Hanford will be in uniform tonight when the Bayhawks are host to the defending champion Long Island Lizards at 7:30 at Ravens Stadium.

"Jamie is a two-time All-Star on defense who helps on the back line as well as providing an exceptional alternative in the faceoff circle," Bayhawks player-coach Gary Gait said.

The Bayhawks also traded their second pick in the 2003 collegiate draft to the Boston Cannons for the rights to Radebaugh (Loyola High/Maryland), who played last year for Boston but did not report to training camp this season because of work and job commitments. He will be eligible next season.

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