Dan Wilson was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in the Class of 2011. This Junior A lacrosse star played for the famed Burnaby Cablevision in the late ’70s, winning two Minto Cups in 1976 and 1977.

A perennial Junior A all-star, Wilson ended the 1977 campaign as a league-leading scorer with 196 points in just 28 games. Dan parlayed his talents in field lacrosse and was a member of the 1978 Team Canada squad.

In nine Western Lacrosse Association seasons for the Adanacs, Bellies, and Burrards, he was selected as an all-star on three occasions from 1979 to 1982. He took WLA Rookie of the Year honours in 1979 while amassing 121 points.

Wilson led the Adanacs Nations in the Nations 80 Cup Box Lacrosse Championship team while being named tournament MVP. Wilson led the team with 12 goals and 18 assists in five games.

In 205 WLA regular season and playoff games, Wilson scored 238 goals and 386 assists for 624 points. Wilson won one Mann Cup ring in 1985 with New Westminster.

Dan Wilson was also a member of the Team Canada Field Lacrosse Team in 1978. This team, in one of the greatest comebacks in international lacrosse competition, won the 1978 World Championship with a 17-16 double-overtime victory over a stunned U.S. team. They had lost to that same team in round-robin 28-4.

 

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