Adanacs Brunsch, Wilson going into lacrosse hall of fame

Mann Cup winners Kevin Brunsch and John Wilson are part of the 2019 class of inductees into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Two Coquitlam players are part of the 2019 class of inductees into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame (CLHF).

Kevin Brunsch and John Wilson join a number of other players, builders and teams who will be inducted at a ceremony in November in New Westminster.

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According to a Canadian Lacrosse Association press release, Brunsch was an outstanding two-way player with the Coquitlam Adanacs from 1993 to 2003. He led the Adanacs to three Mann Cup finals, ultimately the national Sr. A championship in 2001. In 207 regular season Sr. A games, he scored 658 total points and in 97 playoff games he totalled 160 points. As well, he was named a Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) first team all-star twice.

Wilson's big moment in Coquitlam was winning the 2001 Mann Cup with the Adanacs, his second such national title after winning the Mann as a Jr. A call-up to the New Westminster Salmonbellies in 1989. In 15 WLA seasons with the Adanacs and the Burnaby Lakers, Wilson tallied 992 points in 394 games as a perennial top-ten scorer. In 1994, Wilson played for Team Canada at the World Cup in London, England and at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria.

Other players to be inducted into the CHF this fall are Duane 'Dewey' Jacobs and Dan 'Teeter' Teat, both standouts from Ontario. Other inductees are: Dave Wilfong in the Veteran category; the 1984-’85 Whitby Warriors Junior A Lacrosse Club in the team category; and, in the Builders category, Chuck Miller and George 'Potsy' Burrows from Ontario; and Burnaby resident Paul Dal Monte (brother of Tri-City News editor Richard Dal Monte), who is commissioner of the WLA and, as a player and coach, has nine national championships to his name.

The 2019 inductees bring the total number honoured in the hall to 536.

The formal induction banquet and ceremonies will be held Nov. 9 at the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in the Anvil Centre in New West.

For additional information on the inductees or the banquet, visit www.clhof.org.

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