Local lacrosse legend Josh Sanderson inducted to Lacrosse Hall of Fame

July 28, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

Local lacrosse legend, Josh Sanderson, has been inducted to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame along with six other players, three builders, and one official.

The Hall of Fame recently announced the 2022 inductees who are being honoured for their achievements and contributions to the sport.

This brings the total number of people honoured in the Hall of fame to 560 including 339 players.

Born in Orangeville, Sanderson was nicknamed “Shooter” during his career.

He was known as a gifted play maker and goal scorer, named the OLA Junior A Rookie of the Year in 1994, and MVP in 1996.

He led the league in scoring in 1996 and 1998.

As a member of the Orangeville Northmen, Josh won three Minto Cups – in 1993, 1995, and 1996.

His all-time points in OLA Junior A were 255 goals and 274 assists.

Moving up to play Senior Lacrosse with the Brampton Excelsiors, Josh won three Mann Cup championships in 2002, 2008, and 2009. He was the Mann Cup MVP in 2022.

In Major Series lacrosse he totalled 321 goals and 539 assists.

Josh was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2021.

He played over 20 seasons in the National Lacrosse League including nine seasons with the Toronto Rock.

He also played for the Boston Blazers, Calgary Roughnecks, San Jose Stealth, Albany Attack, and the Rochester Nighthawks.

Josh announced his retirement after the 2016 season.

When he retired, he was the fourth highest scorer in HLL history having score 482 goals and 972 assists for a total of 1454 points in 290 games.

He was inducted into the NLL Hall of Fame in 2016.


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