Bill Armour ( )
Bill Armour was a standout professional hockey player, but he shone even brighter when the ice was out. Bill grew up playing lacrosse in Peterborough and played his Junior lacrosse for the Hastings Legionnaires.
He first achieved greatness as a pick-up for the Oshawa Green Gaels, helping them win three Minto Cups from 1963- 65. As a Junior call-up for the Brooklin Redmen in 1964, Armour helped win his first Mann Cup – 4 national titles before he was even a Senior player. In 1964 and 65, he was a call-up with his hometown Pepsi Petes, but he was a regular player in 1966 when they too won the Mann Cup. He remained a Peterborough laxer until 1972.
In 261 Major Senior regular season and playoff games, Armour scored 276 goals and 460 assists for 736 points, an average of 2.9 points per game. Between 1964- 71, he was a top 10 scorer six times, and was first overall in scoring in his final Junior year of 1965, tallying 143 points in just 19 games, more than 7.5 points per game. Armour suited up for Canada as a member of the bronze medal winning Canadian team at the first-ever World Field Lacrosse Championships in 1967.
He was inducted into the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Green Gaels teams in 1992, and earned his spot in the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
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- Parent Category: Honoured Member
- Category: Veteran