George “Jeep” Woolley started playing lacrosse with the Deer Lodge Hornets under the direction of Tom O’Brien.  After capturing numerous minor league titles, Jeep went on to play Junior for the Winnipeg Wellingtons.

Based upon his playing with the Wellingtons, Jeep was selected to play for Manitoba All Stars against the B.C. All Stars for the Western Canadian championship. After winning the opener by a 12 to 8 score, the Manitobans dropped a close 8 to 9 decision in game two. Manitoba rallied to defeat B.C. 10 to 9 in the hard-fought third and deciding game.

The team made history, carrying Manitoba’s colours into the Dominion lacrosse final for the first time where the All-Stars met the Eastern representative, the Mimico Mountaineers, for the Minto Cup.

Jeep went on to play Senior in the heydays of senior lacrosse in Winnipeg. He was a steady team player who was able to chip a goal or two when needed. Jeep tangled with some of the best lacrosse players Winnipeg produced in the 1940s and 1950s.

 

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