Peterborough Lakers legend Scott Evans inducted into Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame

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Former longtime Peterborough Century 21 Lakers player Scott Evans was one of five inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2022.

Evans played 13 seasons in Major Series Lacrosse, recording 624 goals and 645 assists for 1,269 in 383 games, averaging 3.3 points per game.

He won the Mann Cup five times with the Lakers in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012.

In 2005 and 2006 he won the Bucko McDonald Award as the league’s top scorer.

In nine seasons in the National Lacrosse League with the Rochester Knighthawks, Edmonton Rush and Toronto Rock, he had 457 points in 126 games.

Evans, a Peterborough lacrosse product, also played five seasons with the Peterborough Jr. A Lakers, finishing in the league top 10 each season.

He recorded 266 goals and 219 assists for 485 points in 140 games with the Jr. A Lakers, averaging 3.4 points per game. He won the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s 2001 Jr. A Most Outstanding Player Award.

He is the brother of current Century 21 Lakers Assistant Captain Shawn Evans. Turner Evans is her cousin.

“Scotty ‘Evy’ Evans was a sensational top scorer for a long career. Reliable and consistent, his performance speaks for itself,” reads his Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Mention.

“During his distinguished career, Scott Evans played with and against some of the greatest players in lacrosse history. He was highly respected by his teammates, his opponents and fans everywhere – the kind of player that a coach values ​​and players want as teammates.”

Evans as candidates for 2022 include:

  • Walter J. Sakaronhia “Butch” Goodleaf of Kahnawake, who played for the Caughnawaga Indians, won the 1969 North American Indian Championship in North Shore, BC at the 1978 Edmonton Commonwealth Games when box lacrosse was a demonstration sport.
  • Troy “Dingo” Cordingley, who played five seasons with the Brampton Jr. A Excelsiors and later played senior lacrosse primarily with the Brampton Excelsiors but also with the Six Nations Chiefs, along with two seasons at Coquitlam in the Western Lacrosse Association. He played on four Man Cup teams, twice with Brampton in 1992 and 1993 and twice with Six Nations in 1995 and 1996.
  • Roxanne Curtis from Whitby as Master Builder as coach, team and league leader. She helped develop field lacrosse coaching programs for women at the high school, provincial, and national levels.
  • Jennifer “JJ” Johnson from Brooklin, who played for Canada’s U19 national team at the first U19 World Cup in 1995 and competed with the women’s national team, played for Canada’s World Cup teams in 2001 and 2005. She was Canada’s captain in 2005 and was named to the 12-man All-World team that year. She also played for the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1996 to 1999 and then coached at several US universities and coached the Canada U19 team in 2007.

The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame is located at 1932 Welland Canals Parkway in St. Catharines at Lock 3 on the Welland Canal.

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