Honoured Members

Glen Henkewich

Date of Birth: 1960

Date of Induction: 2014

Career: 1983 - Present

Glen began playing minor box lacrosse in 1970 at age 11 with the Nor’westers at the Boyd Park Community Centre. He graduated to junior box in 1977 with the Winnipeg Warriors, celebrating three consecutive provincial junior championships with the team. This was followed, beginning in 1982, by eighteen years of competing in the senior boxla ranks, including a remarkable ten-year period playing with the Winnipeg Warriors Senior Box Lacrosse Team. From 1982 to 1991 the club recorded three consecutive seasons where they went undefeated and captured five straight provincial senior titles, 1986-1990, plus another in 1984. Glen retired as a player from box lacrosse in 2000, although he continued to participate with the Masters Team. Glen had also turned his attention to field lacrosse in 1983, and continued to play for various teams until 2005. Glen was a superior two-way player and integral to the success of every team he played with. Blessed with speed and noted for his hard shot, he was consistently among the boxla league leaders in scoring averaging 23 goals over a ten-year span, while still playing a sound, hard-checking defensive role. Glen represented the province in box lacrosse in either the Founder’s Cup (Junior B) or President’s Cup (Senior B) a total of eight times during his playing career. Glen directed his energies to coaching in 1983, initiating box lacrosse at Tyndall Park Community Centre. The following year he co-founded the Kings Lacrosse Program, now known as the Falcons. Since then he has coached virtually all levels of box lacrosse during a twenty-year period, including the provincial Junior B team that represented Manitoba in the Founder’s Cup. Glen’s coaching resume in field lacrosse is especially impressive. Most notably, he co-coached Maples Collegiate to consecutive titles in the MHSFLL championship from 2000-2002, followed by capturing the Shield Division provincial title for Sisler High School in 2009. He was also co-coach of the Garden City High School field lacrosse team from 2010-2013. In addition, Glen has coached the Manitoba U-16, U-19 and Senior Men’s field lacrosse teams. Included among numerous administrative positions, Glen has served as President of the Winnipeg Minor Lacrosse Association (1989- 1999), President of the Manitoba Lacrosse Association (2003- 2008), and Board of Directors, Canadian Lacrosse Association (2003-2008). Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of both the Manitoba Lacrosse Alumni and the Manitoba Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum. Accordingly, Glen has received well-deserved recognition for his outstanding dedication and service to lacrosse including: Manitoba Lacrosse Association Volunteer of the Year (1990, 1993); Manitoba Lacrosse Alumni Sam Thompson Award (1994); City of Winnipeg Mayor’s Award (2000); Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Outstanding Contribution to Lacrosse Award (2012).

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