Mike Kelley Memorial Award


Since 1941, the Mike Kelley Memorial Award has been presented annually to the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the Mann Cup competition. The trophy is named after Michael “Mike” Edward Francis Kelley, an important figure in lacrosse’s rise in popularity back in the 1930s. He was the owner, coach and manager of the famous Hamilton Tigers, and later the president of both the Ontario Lacrosse League and Lacrosse Canada. In 1965 Mike was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a Charter member in the Builder category.

Recipients

2019 - Mike Poulin, Peterborough Lakers

2018 - Shawn Evans, Peterborough Lakers

2017 - Shawn Evans, Peterborough Lakers

2016 - Dan Dawson, Six Nation Chiefs
2015 - Corey Small, Victoria Shamrocks
2014 - Brandon Miller, Six Nations Chiefs
2013 - Cody Jamieson, Six Nations Chiefs
2012 - Mike Thompson, Peterborough Lakers
2011 - Anthony Cosmo, Brampton Excelsiors
2010 - Shawn Evans, Peterborough Lakers
2009 - Shawn Williams, Brampton Excelsiors
2008 - Anthony Cosmo, Brampton Excelsiors
2007 - John Grant Jr., Peterborough Lakers
2006 - Dan Carey, Peterborough Lakers
2005 - Anthony Cosmo, Victoria Shamrocks
2004 - John Grant Jr., Peterborough Lakers
2003 - Andrew Turner, Victoria Shamrocks
2002 - Josh Sanderson, Brampton Excelsiors
2001 - Andy Ogilvie, Coquitlam Adanacs
2000 - Nick Trudeau, Brooklin Redmen
1999 - Gary Gait, Victoria Shamrocks & Paul Gait, Victoria Shamrocks
1998 - Pat O'Toole, Brampton Excelsiors
1997 - Gary Gait, Victoria Shamrocks
1996 - John Tavares, Six Nations Chiefs
1995 - Paul Gait, Six Nations Chiefs
1994 - Darris Kilgour, Six Nations Chiefs
1993 - John Tavares, Brampton Excelsiors
1992 - John Tavares, Brampton Excelsiors
1991 - Geordie Dean, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1990 - Paul Gait, Brooklin Redmen
1989 - Ben Hieltjes, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1988 - Bill Thomas, Coquitlam Adanacs
1987 - Jim Meredith, Brooklin Redmen & Eric Cowieson, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1986 - Geordie Dean, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1985 - Wayne Colley, Brooklin Redmen
1984 - John Grant Sr., Peterborough Lakers
1983 - John Crowther, Victoria Pay Less
1982 - Jim Wasson, Peterborough Lakers
1981 - Wayne Goss, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1980 - Barry Maruk, Brampton Excelsiors
1979 - Ivan Thompson, Victoria Shamrocks
1978 - Tim Barrie, Peterborough Red Oaks
1977 - Doug Hayes, Vancouver Burrards & Mike Smith, Vancouver Burrards
1976 - Dave Durante, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1975 - Ron Pinder, Vancouver Burrards
1974 - Ken Winzoski, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1973 - Pat Baker, Peterborough Lakers
1972 - Paul Parnell, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1971 - Bob McCready, Brantford Warriors
1970 - Paul Parnell, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1969 - Bill Squire, Brooklin Redmen
1968 - Joe Tomchishen, Brooklin Redmen
1967 - John Davis, Brooklin Redmen & John Cervi, Vancouver Carlings
1966 - John Davis, Peterborough Lakers
1965 - Les Norman, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1964 - Bob Allan, Brooklin Merchants
1963 - Gordie Gimple, Vancouver Carlings
1962 - Jack Bionda, New Westminster O'Keefes
1961 - Bill Barbour, Vancouver Burrards
1960 - Dave "Porky" Russell, Port Credit Sailors
1959 - Jack Bionda, New Westminster O'Keefes
1958 - Norm Mckay, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1957 - Jack Northup, Victoria Shamrocks
1956 - Derry Davies, Nanaimo Timbermen
1955 - Geordie Johnson, Victoria Shamrocks
1954 - Lloyd "Moon" Wootton, Peterborough Trailermen
1953 - Ross Powless, Peterborough Trailermen
1952 - Lou Nickle, Peterborough Timbermen
1951 - Lloyd "Moon" Wootton, Peterborough Timbermen
1950 - Lloyd "Moon" Wootton, Owen Sound Crescents
1949 - Don Matheson, Vancouver Burrards
1948 - Doug Favell, Hamilton Tigers
1947 - Bob Lee, New Westminster Adanacs
1946 - Doug Favell, St.Catharines Athletics
1945 - Frank Lee, Vancouver Burrards
1944 - Ike Hildebrand, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1943 - Bill Wilkes, New Westminster Salmonbellies
1942 - Bert Large, Mimico-Brampton Combines
1941 - Blackie Black, Richmond Farmers

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