2017 OLA Hall of Fame inductees announced

TORONTO – The Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) announces the newest

Members of the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame (OLHOF) located in St. Catharines, Ontario.

The 2017 Inductees for the OLHOF are:

  • Jamie Batley – Player (Peterborough)
  • Paul Day – Builder (Grimsby/Peterborough)
  • Roy Ledoux – Builder (Cornwall)
  • Scott McMichael – Player (Brooklin)
  • Ken Montour – Player (Ohsweken)
  • Bert Russell – Veterans Category (Brampton)
  • Ken “Monster” Montour – Player category (Ohsweken)

Ken began his lacrosse journey like so many as a young boy playing Minor Box in the OLA. He was a goaltender with his home town Six Nations Club. Lacrosse was and continues to be his first love.

Ken has been the recipient of a number of personal accolades starting with the Larry Ruse Award for leading goalkeeper in midget in the OLA and Indigenous Games field lacrosse goalie in St. Paul Minnesota in 1995. In 1996 and 1999 he represented the Iroquois Nationals Under 19 Field team in Japan and in Australia respectively. He was also honoured by the Junior A Ontario league as the MVP in 1999, and was a Tom Longboat Award Finalist.

A member of the four times Ontario Championship teams at Brock University for Field, and was presented the Ontario University All Star Award Championship Game M.V.P. in 2003.

Ken played Junior A and all his Senior Summer years playing for his home town Six Nations except for 2001 and 2002 where he suited up for Coquitlam SR A in the WLA and was a member of the Mann Cup championship in 2001.

He also played in the NLL for 8 seasons.  He was the recipient of the NLL Best Goalie Award in 2009 when he was a member of the Buffalo Bandits. Unfortunately, a major injury ended both his lacrosse, and his teaching career. Despite this life altering lacrosse injury Ken still continues to contribute to the game he loves, he has been a goalie coach and travels from Ohsweken to run lacrosse camps at indigenous reservations in both Canada and the US.

  • Jamie “Bats” Batley – Player Category (Peterborough) is elected in the Player Category
  • Paul Day – Builder Category (Grimsby/Peterborough)
  • Roy “Leroy” Ledoux –  Builder Category (Cornwall). His commitment to build the game has touched the lives of many young men and women.
  • Scott “Scotty” McMichael, posthumously – Players Category (Brooklin). Scott was more than a great team player; he was the ultimate team mate and leader.
  • Bert Russell – Veterans Category (Brampton)

The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame is at Museum Lock 3, Welland Canal Centre, Welland Canal Parkway, St. Catharines.

The 2017 Induction Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott-on-the-Falls, located at 6755 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, Ont.

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