Category: People and Teams

Joanne Stanga

Joanne Stanga is one of the important women who helped to build women’s field lacrosse in Canada. She was the head coach and assistant coach of the senior women and U19 women’s field lacrosse national teams for a 10-year period going back to 1993.

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Billy Fitzgerald

Billy Fitzgerald of St. Catharines, Ontario was one of the greatest players of the field lacrosse era. He played most of his lacrosse back east in St. Catharines and Toronto but in 1911 he was enticed to the Coast by a $5,000 offer from promoter Con Jones to sign with his talent-laden Vancouver Lacrosse Club – who then went on to win the Minto Cup championship that year, in one of the few seasons they managed to out-play the Salmonbellies for the silverware.

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Whitby Warriors Jr A

Junior Lacrosse in the Whitby area has enjoyed a long and extensive history.  With the completion of the Minto Cup run of the Oshawa Green Gaels in 1968, Junior Lacrosse returned to Whitby in 1968 as the Whitby B&R Transporters, competing at the Junior “B” level.  In 1975, Whitby entered the Junior “A” ranks as the Whitby Consolidated Builders and has remained there since.  In 1984 the team name was changed to the Whitby Warriors. Currently, Whitby ranks third all-time in Minto Cup Championships with eight. 

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Geordie Dean

The New Westminster Salmonbellies is one of the proudest names in the long history of Canadian sports. High in the dusty rafters of the venerable Queens Park Arena flutters the many banners honouring the Mann and Minto Cups’ champions of the past. To this exhibition of excellence hang five retired sweaters that had been worn by ‘Bellies’ superstars of years gone by. On July 26, 2007, a sixth number was set aside to celebrate the greatness of a player who wore the Red and Blue of the Royal City team — the Number 5 of Geordie Dean.

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