Adanacs' housecleaning continues with blockbuster trade

With just one win in seven games, the Coquitlam Adanacs have cleaned house — right down to the floor.

Tuesday, the Western Lacrosse Association basement-dwellers announced they had dealt the 2019 playing rights of the league’s first overall draft pick in last winter’s draft, Christian Del Bianco, as well as Wes Berg and Alex Bohl, along with Brett Kajula and the team’s second round pick in next winter’s draft, to the Maple Ridge Burrards. In return, the Adanacs get the Burrards’ first-round picks in the 2020 and 2022 drafts, along with the playing rights to Chase McIntyre and Ryan Johnson as well as with future considerations.

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The blockbuster deal caps a busy five days for the team that included the resignation of the entire coaching staff and a major shake-up of management.

It all started late Friday morning, when head coach Bob Bell quit, along with assistant coaches Shaun Springett and Al Truant, as well as the team’s assistant general manager, Steve Klarner, and video analyst, Aiden York.

Then, earlier Tuesday, the Adanacs announced James Abbott would be the team’s new vice-president of lacrosse operations and Scott Wortley its new general manager.

Abbott is also president of the Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League, and Wortley is the juniors' GM; both will continue in those roles as well.

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