Stories of Harry abound but here Erica tells of one about her father she only learned recently.
Harry’s efforts on behalf of the sport were recognised twice with BCLA’s Tom Gordon Shield for outstanding service and the Hugh Gifford Merit Award for accomplishments of instilling sportsmanship in players, their leadership and contribution toward improving the image of lacrosse. In 2004 he was Inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.Read More
Michael Kanatakeron Mitchell has been a driving force behind the recognition of Indigenous contributions to the game. He was born into a lacrosse family that had a great deal to do with stick-making for the world’s lacrosse community. Mitchell started playing the game with the Cornwall Island Braves Peewees, eventually making the Akwesasne Senior B team as a U17-aged player. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, he became the owner and general manager of Cornwall Island Thunderbirds. Mitchell built the Iroquois Lacrosse Association and was appointed to LC’s Board of DirectorsRead More
Barry Alfred was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2013. Known for his leadership, he was elected Team Captain many times throughout his career with Kahnawake. He is known for bringing out the best in his teammates and was named Top Player in Quebec after posting 150 points.Read More
Don Barrie started writing a weekly sports column in the Peterborough Examiner in 1995, and continues to do so today. In 2008, he wrote a 600-page history of lacrosse in Peterborough: “Lacrosse: The Peterborough Way”. He went on to write two novels on lacrosse, Moon and Me (2009) and Stickman (2012).Read More
Frank Nielsen had great success as an international coach of Team Canada, capturing silver medals in 1998 and 2002. He capped those honours off with a gold medal performance at the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship held in London, Ontario. It was Canada’s first gold since 1978.Read More
Women’s field lacrosse in Canada had very humble beginnings. There were two small programs operating out of British Columbia and Ontario. The women who played in these programs were mainly versed in box lacrosse. One day, a huge opportunity presented itself. Brine had stepped up to sponsor the first Women’s World Lacrosse Championship.Read More
Bruce Roundpoint was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1997 representing Akwesasne. Roundpoint’s family is known for being important stickmakers for the game, at one time supplying 97 per cent of the game’s sticks worldwide.Read More
Dave Evans has made his mark in lacrosse as both a Builder and a Player, in both Box and Field disciplines, as well as the Men’s and the Women’s game. The Vancouver Burrards retired his jersey in 1996 and he was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1995. As a coach, he had three Canadian Senior Women Box Lacrosse titles and was Head Coach of the BC provincial women’s field lacrosse rep team that captured seven Canadian titles.Read More
Oliver Bomberry, of Six Nations Ontario, at the time of his Induction into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2001 had been involved in lacrosse for over 20 years.Read More
The team was predicted to finish last in a six team field. The Canadians were considered unorthodox in their style of play by their international opponents. Their box lacrosse style of play was frowned upon.
Join us in this next part, as these proud Canadians enter the tournament as massive underdogs. The historic result is a surprising one.Read More