Saturday, June 17, 2017

Redmen to Honour All-Time Great Shawn Williams Before Lacrosse Day in Durham Game Saturday

Shawn Williams playing for Brooklin. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
The Brooklin Redmen were already planning for “Lacrosse Day in Durham” and all that comes with a day full of lacrosse at Iroquois Park. As part of the festivities, the Redmen are excited to announce the honouring of long time Redmen player and all-time goals, assists, and points leader, former team captain #51 Shawn Williams.

As part of the celebration of Shawn’s career as a Redmen, he will sign a player’s card prior to the game and dress against the Cobourg Kodiaks. The Redmen, in agreement with their Jr. “A” affiliate, the Whitby Warriors, will also dress Shawn’s son Dyson as part of what shapes up to be a memorable evening.

 Williams was always a scoring threat, finishing in the top 10 in Major Series scoring in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, while capturing the Bucko McDonald Memorial Trophy as the top scorer in MSL in 1999 (90 PTS), 2001 (93 PTS) (co-winner), 2004 (124 PTS), 2007 (99 PTS), 2011 (120 PTS) and 2012 (80 PTS). Williams also captured the Jim Murphy Memorial Trophy as MSL MVP in 2005, 2007 and 2011. On July 26, 1999, Shawn set an MSL record for points in a game with 21 against the Ohsweken Wolves.

Williams has won the Mann Cup twice, once as a member of the Brampton Excelsiors, and at home in 2000 when the Redmen swept the Victoria Shamrocks 4-0.

 “Every time you get to put on a Redmen jersey is very special. I am so proud to be a Brooklin Redmen. I am honoured and excited for the opportunity to not only put on the jersey one more time but to have another lifetime goal fulfilled and play with my oldest son Dyson just like I did with my dad," said Williams. “I am honoured to once again play for my youngest son Tucker as well as Scotty and the rest of our fallen lacrosse brothers and sisters.”

 The Redmen invite former teammates, friends and all lacrosse fans to Iroquois Park to assist in honouring Shawn. The Redmen anticipate that pre-game ceremonies will begin at 7:50 pm.