Legends of the Game

The ninth installment of Legends of the Game is from the “Legends of our Game” magazine from 1993, put together by the Committee of OLA Jr. “A” governors.

Ken Crawford “Red”

November 14, 1933 – July 22, 2008.

Ken Crawford’s playing career spanned four decades. He began his playing career in Scarborough and ended it there. In between “Red” played in a variety of places, Port Credit, Brooklin, Windsor, St.Catharines, Toronto and Montreal.

There are few athletes who have been privileged to play on the same team as their son. Red (á là Gordie Howe) played with his son Wayne in both Brooklin and Scarborough.

Never a prolific scorer, Red was one of the best draw men to ever don the pads. He gave 110% in every game he played and was an inspiration to his teammates. Red was well known for his humour and kept many teams “loose” with his camaraderie and jokes.

After his playing days ended, he coached and served on the executive of Scarborough Minor Lacrosse.

As well as playing on Mann Cup teams in 1960 (Pt. Credit) and 1966 (Peterborough) his Scarborough Saints won the Ontario Junior “C” Championship in 1970 and the Canadian Junior “B” Championship in 1977.

Red was elected to the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, and the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1991.

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