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Jan Magee Named to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Clinton "Jan" Magee PDSHOF 2014InductionCongratulations are being extended to Clinton “Jan” Magee on the recent announcement of his induction to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame.  In a press release dated July 3rd, 2015, Magee was listed with 2 other inductees to the Player category,  2 inductees to the Builders category and 1 inductee to the Veteran category.  The 6 new inductees will gather in Niagara Falls November 7th, 2015 for the formal Induction Dinner.

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Quoting from the OLA Press Release
“Jan, as he is better known, was a multi-sport competitor in the Peterborough athletic community.  Despite his well-rounded athleticism and talent, lacrosse was his passion and ultimately became his chosen path.
As a Junior-aged player, Jan was best known for the force of his shot; he is routinely described as having the hardest shot of any Junior or Senior player of his time. Jan won two Junior “A” Minto Cups in Peterborough (1972, 1973), a Professional League Championship in Rochester as a rookie player (1974), a Senior “A” Mann Cup with New Westminster (1976) and a Senior “A” Mann Cup with Peterborough (1982), along with a Canadian Field Lacrosse National Championship with Peterborough (1985). Throughout his career Jan played with or against a long list of notable players, including J.J. Johnston, Len Powers, Morley Kells, Paul Evans, and Bob Allan.

Injuries forced Jan into retirement as a player in 1986, but his involvement continued as a coach with the Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association. He won a handful of provincial championships with Peterborough, including Tyke gold medals in 1988 and 1989, a Bantam gold medal in 1994, and a Midget silver medal in 1995.
While many athletes are usually specialists, Jan was an all-around athlete; both strong defensively while ranked highly in scoring. He led his powerplay unit from the point, ragged the ball during penalty kills, and battled incessantly for loose balls. Jan’s coaches described him as the type of player to build a team around. In recognition of his playing achievements, Jan joined his father Mick and mother Muriel as an inductee into the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. “
Congratulations on your most recent achievement, Jan!