John T. Hewitt, D.F.C. (Veteran Player 2009) - Hewitt played Junior lacrosse with the Orillia Terriers winning the Minto Cup in 1939 and 1940.
Since there was no senior team in Orillia upon graduating, he went on to play for the Mimico Mountaineers team in 1941 and 1942.
He then joined the R.C.A.F., became a pilot and spent the next four years overseas. As a bomber pilot, Hewitt had 40 tours of operations and received the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.).
After the war, John returned to the Mimico Mountaineers from 1946-1950, finishing his career in Weston in 1952. He was a strong two-way player with superior play-making skills.
In his Senior career, he scored 186 goals and had 211 assists for 397 regular season points. Hewitt was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1970.