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Paul Parnell

Lacrosse records and Paul Parnell are synonymous. At the conclusion of an 18-year senior career following the 1975 season, Paul held or shared 23 Western Lacrosse Association records – – and three Mann Cup records.

Born in Peterborough, Paul played through our minor system to junior, then senior in 1958. After two seasons here and one in Victoria, BC, he moved to New Westminster in 1961 where he played the balance of his career. His many feats included the WLA and Mann Cup scoring records, selection to the All-Star Team 14 of his 15 years at New Westminster (seven to the first team). Other honours included five Mann Cup medals, Mann Cup MVP twice, league and playoff awards, a scoring title and 1965 Athlete of the Year in his adopted Western Canada city. He was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1980.

In hockey, Paul played Jr. B here, intermediate in Victoria and Oldtimers in Coquitlam and New Westminster, BC. He also played football with the Orfuns in the 1950s and was his lacrosse club’s golf champ seven times.

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