Edwin George “Ted” Fridge [1940-2005] (Builder 2009) – This lacrosse lifer was known as Mr. Fridge to many as an elementary school teacher in Port Coquitlam.
Ted joined the Port Coquitlam Minor Association executive in 1974 where he served as President for seven years. A true field lacrosse pioneer, Fridge developed field lacrosse in the Tri-Cities. He started youth leagues, coached and managed teams and co-ordinated exchanges with high school field lacrosse teams in Northern California.
Ted joined the Coquitlam Adanac family as the Junior A team President and GM for 8 years in the 1980’s and helped resurrect a financially strapped Senior Adanac team in 1990 to rebuild them to vie for the 1993 Mann Cup. Fridge would later spend six seasons with the Burrard franchise as President and GM.
He spent 20 years running the Adanac Field Lacrosse Club winning two Ross Cup national titles. He was also the team manager of the 1994 Canada West Team that competed at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria.
On May 30, the City of Coquitlam dedicated a new artificial turf field in Fridge’s honour for all his significant contributions to the advancement of sports in Coquitlam.
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