Len Powers Induction Video (Class of 2023)

What an amazing story the lacrosse life of Len Powers from Peterborough truly is. At age 16, he picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time. And that happened only because the local baseball team he planned to play for was not operating that year.

Len is known for his hard work as a player and a builder. He is the type of player/builder every lacrosse club would welcome aboard.

Although capable of scoring goals- throughout his entire lacrosse career, Len Powers was best known for his stellar play as a defensive specialist.

Winning team championships requires great team defense and Len always contributed significantly. He was a key component of teams he played on-winning, six championships (1 Minto Cup; 3 Mann Cups; 1 Nations Cup; and 1 OLA Minor provincial title).

In addition, he is known for his work ethic and is acknowledged as being a team leader at every level he played, both on the floor and in the dressing room. He was team captain of the Peterborough PCOs Junior “A” team in 1972, when they won the Minto Cup with Le winning the Top Defensive Player in the Minto Cup.

During his lengthy playing career, Len Powers played with and against many of the greatest players of his generation, where he more than competed – he excelled.

What did you first think about and feel when hearing the news of your induction into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame?

My first thought was disbelief when I heard the news. Then joy came to mind and what an honour to be inducted.

What are one or two special or memorable moments or achievements that you feel were special highlights in your lacrosse career?

Winning the Minto Cup in 1972. It was the first Minto Cup the city of Peterborough had won. And to be captain of that team was a special honour.

Being part of tree Mann cups (1973, 1982 and 1984) as a player. Was very special.

Were there any critical decisions that changed your path?

Switching from baseball to lacrosse in my last year of midget. I had never picked up a lacrosse until I was invited out. They only had 15 players, so I made team by just showing up. Our team won the Ontario championship that year 1967.

Are there special individuals whose support or influence made a difference in your journey?

 Coaches Bobby Allan and Morley Kells both gave me confidence and structure to succeed.

John Grant Sr., my teammate but he was more than that. He taught me the game. Always pointing out ways to improve my game.

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