NAME: John Reginald “Jack” Ashbee
Jack Ashbee was a very competitive lacrosse player and builder of the game of lacrosse. Jack played his Junior lacrosse for the Weston team in 1946-1947, known for his defensive play. As a junior player he won the Most Valuable Player award. Jack then moved to Senior B Lacrosse playing for the Streetsville team from 1948-1949. In 1949 Jack move to Senior A Lacrosse playing for the West York Motors team, and in 1952 for the Fergus Senior A team. Jack became a player-coach in 1953 until 1960 with the Streetsville Thistles Senior B team and won a Senior B Ontario Championship during that tenure. Jack played with the Brampton Senior A team from 1960 to 1965 as a defence player and helped to win two Ontario Championships as well as becoming two-time Mann Cup Finalists. From 1966 to 1968 Jack coached the Brampton Senior Excelsiors and was a trainer for the Excelsiors from 1970 to 1972. Jack is being honoured posthumously with this induction into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum
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