Rochester, NY)... Rochester Knighthawks President Lewis Staats announced today that he has been contacted by Regy Thorpe and Regy has informed him he will not be returning as General Manager for the upcoming season. “I want to thank Curt Styres and the Knighthawks organization for giving me the opportunity this past year to learn a new side of the lacrosse business as General Manager of the Knighthawks. I was thrilled with the challenge and opportunity the job presented and I worked extremely hard to make the Knighthawks a better team,” said Regy Thorpe. “I have decided that I will return to my former career in the insurance business and I look forward to attending Knighthawks training camp this season, making the team and returning to action on the floor as a fulltime player.” Thorpe made history last season by becoming the first GM to also play for his own team. The Knighthawks finished the 2009 season with a 7-9 record and advanced to the Champion’s Cup Playoffs. The defenseman has played for the K-Hawks since the team’s inception in 1995, which spanned 15 seasons and includes two championships (1997 and 2007). The Knighthawks open their 2010 National Lacrosse League schedule on Saturday, January 9th against the Buffalo Bandits at The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial.