In the thirtieth edition of “Legends of the Game” we look at the life and career of Dwight Maetche.
From the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame…
Dwight Maetche started his lacrosse journey as a youth in Edmonton.
Recruited to play goal for the BC Junior A League Burnaby Cablevision, Maetche made an instant impact and was named a two-time All-Star in 1980 and 1981.
Drafted by the storied Vancouver Burrards, Dwight quickly took the reigns as their top goaltender. Maetche played in 24 WLA seasons from 1982 to 2007 with Vancouver, North Shore/Okanagan, Victoria, ending his career back with the Burrards. This seven-time All-Star was the league top goaltender on five occasions and League MVP in 1988. In 378 league and playoff games, he faced 15,238 shots, allowed 3215 goals for a WLA career save average of 78.9%.
He was active in the transition game netting a single goal and 318 points. In his 20th season, Maetche won his first Mann Cup with Victoria and followed it up with a second with the Shamrocks in 2005.
Dwight also had six stops in pro lacrosse in Philadelphia, Charlotte, New York, Vancouver, Portland and Edmonton winning one title in 1990 with the Philadelphia Wings.
Inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2013.