Bobby Delormier, Bill Sunday and Ron Thomas – Akwesasne

These three amigos have been friends for most of their lives. During their playing careers, Sunday and Delormier were based out of Akwesasne and Thomas hailed from Six Nations. All three were inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame (OLHoF) in 1998.

Delormier is best remembered for his shifty dodging ability. He was a member of championship teams in St. Regis in 1957-58, Niagara Falls in 1960 and Fort Erie in 1968/69. He was named MVP three times for these various teams.

Sunday played for the St. Regis Indians during their heyday. He received his training by the legendary team that consisted of Angus Thomas, Angus George, and Luis Sunday. They taught him to take the ball off the draw and create a fast-break and scoring opportunity using pure speed.

Thomas made his name playing with the Brantford Warriors in the 1960s and 1970s and comes from a lacrosse family that included his brothers Ivan and Charlie, also OLHoF inductees. He was on the 1971 Mann Cup Championship team. He was named Senior B Outstanding Goalie in 1968 with two Presidents’ Cup wins in 1967-68. He was a professional player with the Toronto Tomahawks in 1974.

 

 

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