Blane Harrison – Class of 2022 Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Blane Harrison grew up in Whitby, Ontario. Known for his stellar defensive abilities, which he complemented with offensive skills. Blane played four seasons of Junior “A” with Whitby (Minto Cup finalists in 1977 and 1978). Blane made the OLA Junior “A” All-Star team twice (1978, 1979). On offence, he accumulated 140 points (including 59 goals) in 99 games. During his one season of Senior “B” with Kitchener, Blane was winner of the Most Valuable Defenseman Award.

Moving up to Senior “A” lacrosse, Blane Harrison won the Merv McKenzie Trophy as the Most Valuable Defenseman three times (1980, 1983, 1989). He showed his offensive skills in Senior tallying 342 points (including 193 goals) in 180 games. Of note, Blane was on two Mann Cup championship teams (1987, 1988).

Harrison’s skills were not limited to box lacrosse. He attended Michigan State University and was an All-Midwest Midfielder in 1983. He was also a member of the Canadian Field Lacrosse Team in 1982 (Bronze medal) and 1986 (Silver medal). In an era when players played both ways, Blane Harrison excelled on offence as a scoring threat and on defense with his superb skills.

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