Adanacs to Retire Jersey #23

Please join the Coquitlam Adanacs Family in honouring the late Trevor Wingrove and the retirement of his jersey #23 during the BCJALL game on Wednesday June 5th, 2013 where the Coquitlam Adanacs will face-off against the Langley Thunder. Game time is at 7:30PM with the official #23 jersey retirement taking place between the first and second periods. The Junior Adanacs would encourage all Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse players to come out and support Trevor Wingrove's Family and wear your Gold game jerseys for this most memorable event!

Trevor played in the Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association for twelve years from 1972-1983. This included two years of Mini Tyke starting at a tender age of four and Divisions One through Ten, as they were once named. Trevor was fortunate to play at the top level through those ten divisions and he won gold medals at seven BC Championships and silver in the other three. Trevor was well respected as a referee and coach in the Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association and believed in giving back to minor lacrosse after he graduated from the association. The CMLA honored him in 1983 by awarding him the Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association Lacrosse Boy which was presented with the criteria of outstanding play and contributions to the CMLA.

After minor, Trevor went on to play a year of Intermediate A where he won another B.C. Championship. He then moved up for four years of Junior A Lacrosse with the Coquitlam Junior Adanacs where his Team won a BC Championship and played in two Minto Cups. As a Junior, Trevor also played in the 1988 Mann Cup with the Coquitlam Adanacs. Trevor won many awards in his junior career including: 

  • 1985 Junior Adanacs Most Inspirational Player
  • 1987 Junior Adanacs Most Valuable Player, BC Junior A League 1st Team All Star, BC Junior A League Most Sportsmanlike Player
  • 1988 Junior Adanacs Most Valuable Player, BC Junior A League 1st Team All Star, BC Junior A League Most Inspirational Player, BC Junior A League Most Sportsmanlike Player, Canadian Lacrosse Association Minto Cup 1st All Star Team

Trevor finished his Junior A lacrosse career having played in 104 regular season games with 100 goals and 245 assists for 345 points which remains fourth in the all time Junior Adanac regular season stats.

While playing Junior A lacrosse, Trevor also attended Whittier College in Whittier, California where he won a Western Collegiate Lacrosse League Championship and was named to the First All-Star Team. He was recruited there by then Head Coach Doug Locker who is currently the General Manager of the Washington Stealth. These were the early days of field lacrosse scholarships for Canadians.

After his Junior A career ended in 1988, Trevor was a first round draft pick for the WLA Coquitlam Adanacs. He also accumulated many honours at the Senior level. Trevor's lacrosse career was cut short when he severed his Achilles tendon in the 1993 Mann Cup. During his shortened Senior A career he played in two Mann Cups and was honored by his Team and League.

  • 1989 Coquitlam Adanacs Rookie of the Year
  • 1990 Coquitlam Adanacs Most Valuable Player
  • 1990 WLA Maitland Trophy Winner (value to team, sportsmanship and assistance to minor lacrosse), WLA All Star Team
  • 1991 Coquitlam Adanacs Most Courageous and Inspirational Player
  • 1992 Coquitlam Adanacs Most Valuable Player

Trevor established a very successful career at the Citv of Coquitlam where he rose from being a summer employee in the Water Department to the General Manager of Corporate Services. Trevor truly loved the game of lacrosse and his father Les believes it set the tone for a very successful shortened life. It was lacrosse that taught him the values of team play, work ethic, and trying your best to succeed. The Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association and the Junior Adanacs Lacrosse Club was the start of that process and Trevor cherished his memories there. 

With that, the Adanac Family will honour Trevor Wingrove and his Family retiring jersey #23 to be hung up in the Coquitlam Arena rafters forever!