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2006 Mac Tyler 519

 Mac Tyler - of New Westminster, BC.

Mac played all of his lacrosse in the Royal City joining the Junior Salmonbellies in 1962 for three seasons. In 1965, he began his Senior career with the O’Keefes.

This rugged individual had soft hands and was one of the best creasemen to play lacrosse. Over nine seasons, Tyler netted 307 goals and 262 assists for 569 points for a 1.84 points per game average. He played in five national championships winning three Mann Cups in 1965, 1970 and 1972 – also winning the semi-professional championship over Detroit in 1968.

Tyler’s efforts did not go unnoticed as he was awarded the Bill Ellison Trophy for most outstanding player in the 1970 playoffs and was selected to the second All-Star team. Mac Tyler continued to stay involved in lacrosse over the past 30 years serving on the board of director of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the BC Lacrosse Association Appeals Board.