Rochester Knighthawks Owner and General Manager Curt Styres announced today that the team has signed forward Cory Bomberry to a two-year deal. In coming to Rochester, Cory joins his brother, Cam, who was hired as an assistant coach this offseason.
“Cory is a great team player and we are glad that he will be playing with the Knighthawks,” said Styres. “We look forward to him getting his share of goals. He has a great outside shot and is a good passer.”
Bomberry, 33, enters his 14th season in the National Lacrosse League and makes his return to Rochester. The forward began his career with the Knighthawks in 1997 and will officially rejoin the team when it opens the 2010 season on Saturday, January 9th against the Buffalo Bandits at 8:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial.
The Six Nations product is a former first-round pick of the Knighthawks. He played in Rochester from 1997 to 2003 and won the 1997 championship. In Knighthawks’ history, he still ranks seventh in goals (115), third in assists (207) and tied for fourth in points (322). He is also second all-time in faceoff wins (525).
His career has also taken him to teams in Arizona (2004-05) and Buffalo (2006-09). The highlight was the 2008 NLL Championship with the Buffalo Bandits, which was his seventh trip to the finals. In 13 pro seasons, Bomberry has recorded 231 goals and 408 assists in 175 games, and ranks seventh all-time in league history with 898 faceoff wins. Additionally, he has twice been recognized as the winner of the National Lacrosse League Native American MVP Award by the Turtle Island News (2002-03). Bomberry has also achieved success internationally, winning (remove won) silver medals with the Iroquois Nationals at the 2003 and 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, in addition to playing for the Iroquois Nationals at the 2006 International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) World Championships. Bomberry also won two Mann Cups with the Six Nations Chiefs (1995 and 1996).