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Remembering Clinton “Jan” Magee

The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame extend condolences to the family of Clinton Jan Magee.  Jan, a well known Peterborough lacrosse star, passed away suddenly at home May 13th, 2017.  Ken Ruttan, chairman of the PDSHOF, had earlier that evening informed Jan of his upcoming induction to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

From Jan’s 2014 induction biography:

“As a youth Jan Magee was an all-round good athlete. He played Church League Hockey pee-wee to midget; Peterborough Minor Baseball winning the 1965 Ontario Pee-Wee Baseball Championship; was on the swimming and diving team at the YMCA; played minor lacrosse for Bridgenorth and Peterborough and five years of basketball and football at PCVS.  Lacrosse became Jan’s chosen sport.  As a junior Jan was reputed to have the hardest shot in Canada among all lacrosse players, including senior.  Described as a complete player, he quarterbacked the power play, played on the short man team and usually ranked in the top third in team scoring.  Championships followed Jan around – Minto Cup finalist in 1971 and two Minto Cups for Peterborough 1972 and 73; 1976 Mann Cup with New Westminster; 1979 finalist and 1982 Mann Cup winner with the Lakers; 1984 Canadian Field Lacrosse finalist; 1985 Canadian Field Lacrosse Champion; five Ontario Box Lacrosse Championships; one Western Lacrosse Championship and three Ontario Field Lacrosse Championships.  He was the first rookie drafted to the new Professional Lacrosse League in 1974, scoring 105 points with the Rochester Griffins his rookie year.  The team moved to Long Island in 1975 where he scored 160 points for the Tomahawks.  In 407 games played including play-offs, he scored 1126 points – 439 goals/687 assists.  When his career was cut short by injury, he coached all-star lacrosse from 1988-1996.  The tykes were 1988 and 1989 Ontario Champions; bantams 1994 Ontario Champions and the 1995 midgets Ontario finalists.  Jan joins his father Mick as an Honoured Member and his mother Muriel as an Honorary Member of the Hall of Fame.”


Our thoughts are with Jan’s sons Matthew and Michael, as well as his sister Judi and brother Jason.

Link to Peterborough Examiner Tribute

Link to Duffus Funeral Home Obituary

Roses, placed by the Merit Precision Jr. A Lakers, adorn Jan's PDSHOF plaque at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Roses, placed by the Merit Precision Jr. A Lakers, adorn Jan’s PDSHOF plaque at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Clinton "Jan" Magee PDSHOF 2014Induction

Pat Bronson welcomes Jan Magee to the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame, June 2014.