Bill Bradley is regarded as one of the greatest Adanacs, and he was viewed as the club’s spiritual leader during the years Mike Gates was the scoring leader. Bill Bradley began his box career playing juvenile lacrosse in North Burnaby and led the North Burnaby Norburns into the 1961 Minto Cup national junior final. During the next 14 years, Bill played in Victoria, Coquitlam, and Windsor, as well as in Montreal and Maryland of the Professional (original) National Lacrosse League. 

He earned a reputation as one of the games hardest hitting defensive specialists, garnering seven first team all-star selections in the Western Lacrosse Association and one in the Ontario league. His career lacrosse statistics included 376 goals and 937 points in 498 games. He was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1987 and into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.


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