Category: People and Teams

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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Willis Patchell

Wilson Douglas Patchell was a reluctant hero, shrugging off accolades or deflecting them to his comrades. It did not matter if the venue of life was a war-torn battlefield or and athletic field of dreams – superlatives such as “brilliant, spectacular, courageous” seem to follow his deeds. Indeed, the man known as Willis was exceptional – a lacrosse player, a sprinter, a fireman, a soldier.

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Jim Aitchison

Long hair flowing over his collar, a scruffy beard and moustache patching over parts of his face, Jim’s style and lack of grace gave the distinct impression that he was the game’s most unorthodox participant. His ungainly stride gave him an awkward appearance; he shot and passed the ball cross-handed; he charged, and often overran, after loose balls; he made many mistakes. But his hustle was endless, his desire to learn unbounded, ingratiated Jim to Adanac fans.

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Jim Meredith

Gentleman Jim Meredith has always embraced a fundemental philosophy:

“The person who said winning isn’t everything, never won anything in his life. The only thing at question should be by what means did you win.” A simple observation of how to live and play, indeed, but one that has carried him through a lifetime of team and individual glory in his chosen sport — lacrosse.

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Barb Boyes – Profile

Barb Boyes’ contribution to Women’s Field Lacrosse in Ontario and Canada goes back to her representing Canada in the first Women’s World Field Lacrosse Championship in 1982. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the renowned Oshawa Lady Blue Knights Field Lacrosse Program since 2000. Through her programs, Barb Boyes has been responsible for dozens of Canadian girls playing NCAA and OUA lacrosse.

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