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Sports Hall of Fame: Induction of Les Lawton

Saturday, September 24, 2022
3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Registration is closed


Adults: $30, includes ceremonial puck drop/hockey game/induction ceremony; Children 12 and under: Complimentary


University Advancement



The Department of Recreation and Athletics is pleased to announce that Les Lawton will be inducted into Concordia’s Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder.

The beloved head coach of the Stingers women’s hockey team, who retired this past June after a successful career that spanned more than three decades, is the only laureate to be honoured this year.

Les looks forward to sharing stories and celebrating the occasion with all former team members, family and friends.

3:30 p.m.
Ceremonial puck drop
Stingers women’s hockey game
Ed Meagher Arena, Loyola Campus

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sports Hall of Fame Induction
Loyola Jesuit Hall Conference Centre 

All hockey alums are invited to lace up their skates and take part in a hockey scrimmage at 10 a.m. Mention your interest to play upon registering. Everyone is welcome to watch!

Les Lawton

Head coach, Concordia Stingers Women’s Hockey

One of the most accomplished coaches in the history of women’s hockey, Les Lawton crossed the 500 victories threshold with the Concordia Stingers in 2003.

He led Concordia University to 15 Quebec championships and two national titles. With Lawton coaching, Canada won gold at the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship in Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1994.

In recent years Lawton redirected his energy to fundraising for the Concordia Shuffle — the university’s annual walkathon in support of students. He also remained an active member of the women’s hockey team as a special advisor to the Stingers coaching staff.

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