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CLHOF Announces the Class of 2021

New Westminster, BC – The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame is proud to announce its 2021 class of inductees, which includes players Derek Malawsky, Eric Perroni, Lyle Robinson, Bob Watson, veteran Chuck Li, builders Pierre Filion and Steve Govett, along with the New Westminster Salmonbellies Sr. A (1980-1989). These new inductees bring the total numb...
 If you missed the live streaming session - you missed a great one!                                 Be sure to catch it now on our Youtube Channel: Canadian Lacrosse Halll of Fame Presents - YouTube Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame https://youtu.be/AzTBCJ52...
Ontario-born Jack Bionda was just a smidgen shy of his nineteenth birthday in 1952 when he first visited British Columbia. And, my oh my, what and impression he made. With Bionda's scoring prowess wreaking havoc against all comers, Brampton Excelsiors breezed past St. Catharines and Winnipeg on the road to the Minto Cup finals in British Colum...
John Grant and Jim Wasson – Life-long Teammates and Star Players. They share the will to be the best. John Grant Sr. and Jim Wasson are the definition of teammates. They played together on various teams from Minor Lacrosse to Senior Lacrosse and as Team Canada members and also for the Philadelphia Wings in the early version of the NLL. John Grant S...
Don Barrie – Historian, Coach and Player during Peterborough's Golden Years. Don started playing as a nine-year-old in 1949 in Peterborough. He played minor lacrosse in Peterborough and went on to play senior lacrosse in Brooklyn, Peterborough, Sorel, Montreal, Quebec City and Hastings. He started coaching in the Peterborough minor system in 1960, ...
One of the most notable West Coast Builders of the Game Jack Fulton got involved in lacrosse in 1955. For 11 years he served as team manager then as general manager for the New Westminster Salmonbellies. He served the CLA for 8 years and was president for 2 years. Fulton and Harry McKnight founded the CLHOF in 1963 and he was a member of the CLHOF'...
The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation is finishing up 2020 by re-issuing the Lacrosse Talks that have been compiled over the last two years. Lacrosse Talks videos generally provide additional information and take a more conversational approach with the interviewee than the Legends of Lacrosse interviews. Historians and other lacrosse individuals also pr...
Al Luciuk is known for his involvement in many areas in growing the game. He is a builder of field lacrosse in Saskatchewan and has worked at all levels of the game: locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Al has taken skills learned as a professional teacher and brought them to benefit lacrosse. He has served for 15 years as the Pre...
The basement workshop was an incredible sea of clutter - tools hanging on the wall, more on the workbench, strands of leather draped over nearby hooks, tubs of resin on the floor below a glue pot and an armful of skeletal lacrosse sticks stacked in the corner awaiting the master's touch.Multi-thousands of sick, broken and bent lacrosse sticks found...
The legendary Bobby Allan – star player, coach, builder of the game and 1974 Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame Inductee will talk about his involvement from the 1950's until now. His stories about Mann Cups, World Championships and the Pro Leagues can't be missed! narrative 
The Canadian Lacrosse Foundation is finishing up 2020 by re-issuing the Lacrosse Talks that have been compiled over the last two years. Lacrosse Talks videos generally provide additional information and take a more conversational approach with the interviewee than the Legends of Lacrosse interviews. Historians and other lacrosse individuals also pr...
Joanne Stanga is one of the important women who helped to build women's field lacrosse in Canada. She was the head coach and assistant coach of the senior women and U19 women's field lacrosse national teams for a 10-year period going back to 1993. She coached the Ontario senior and junior teams beginning in 1990 through 2005 and coached locally in ...
JOHN 'JOCKO' VINSON(December 5, 1882 – April 15, 1916) Via Old School Lacrosse An Australian by birth hailing from Sydney, New South Wales, when exactly John 'Jocko' Vinson arrived in Vancouver and became associated with the Vancouver Athletic Club and their championship lacrosse team is unknown, as facts about his life prior to the outbreak of the...
Cap has been involved in lacrosse for over 60 years. At his induction into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame it was said, "Cap is renowned for recruiting players for his team and well respected by his community and peers". Cap played for the Oshweken Warriors from 1959-1973 and won the President's Cup in 1964, 1967 & 1968. He helped out in the ...
Russ was introduced to lacrosse in Saskatchewan through master coach Al Luciuk. He played some senior men's lacrosse and began coaching youth in 1995. He moved to Nunavut as a teacher in 1998 and began the Kugluktuk Grizzlies lacrosse program in 1999. Soon after, he formed Nunavut Lacrosse. The journey of his program and the amazing impact the game...
This is a story of amazing coincidences. First off, I had not dated in the twenty years since my divorce. I had recently told God that if He wanted someone in my life, He would have to dump him in my lap. And dump him, He did. It began with an email gone awry to an email address I rarely use. I usually don't open emails from people I don't know, an...
via Old School Lacrosse ERNIE MURRAY Via Old School Lacrosse (birth and death dates unknown)Mount Pleasant Maple Leafs (ca.1907-1908)Vancouver Lacrosse Club (1909-1910; 1912-1913)New Westminster Salmonbellies (1911; 1918)Vancouver Athletics (1914)Vancouver Terminals (1919-1920)Vancouver Lacrosse Club (1921) Inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall ...
 The two-hour documentary, "Two For The Show", premiered on October 17th at 4:00 PM, on Youtube and on Crossecheck.com. This compelling story of the greats has been a true labour of love by Dave Coleman and all those who contributed; it deserves the early accolades it has received and should definitely be on box lacrosse lovers "must watch lis...
The 150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration was a once-in-a-lifetime festival of activities that helped honour and celebrate the history and cultural significance of Canada's national summer sport, lacrosse. The celebrations took place June 16-18, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, a city where the traditional game practiced by First Nations was adapted i...
It was New Years Eve, Mardi Gras and Armistice Day all rolled into one. Jubilant crowds snaked down the main thoroughfare of the city, a huge bonfire set in front of the main transportation station sparked high into the sky, bystanders cheered as participants. A riot? No way! It was a party - the spontaneous outburst of New Westminster pride after ...
Induction of new members is made on an annual basis. In 1965, three categories were inaugurated: Field Players, Box Players and Builders. A Veteran category was added in 1997 to preserve the memory of stars of yesteryear, and in 1988, an outstanding Team category was also added. Starting in 2016, the box player and field player categ...