The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that Colorado Mammoth head coach Pat Coyle is one of five former players to gain induction in its Class of 2017.
Coyle was born in Orangeville, Ontario, the same town that produced the likes of Terry and Josh Sanderson and Pat O’Toole, as well as all three NLL Goaltender of the Year finalists from a season ago (Colorado’s Dillon Ward, New England’s Evan Kirk and Toronto’s Nick Rose).
A 2014 National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame inductee, Coyle won five championships in his 11-year playing career. In Canada’s summer leagues, the defenseman was the Western Lacrosse Association’s Top Defensive Player five times and earned the WLA’s Bill Ellison Trophy as playoffs MVP.
The formal induction banquet and ceremonies will be held in November at the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in New Westminster, British Columbia. Two builders and one team will also be enshrined.
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