Canada 150 Notes Six Nations Sports History

Gaylord Powless lacrosse feats were recognized recently by TSN.ca as a Canadian iconic moment. (Photo By TSN)

  By Neil Becker Sports News Tom Longboat and Gaylord Powless athletic astonishments didn’t go unnoticed by TSN.ca. On the holiday weekend, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, the website looked back on the iconic Canadian sporting moments which included on their list that event back on April 19, 1907 when a nineteen-year-old Longboat made history by becoming the first native runner to win the Boston Marathon.  Another historic date mentioned on the list was September 9th, 1967 when Powless who was named MVP led his Oshawa Green Gaels squad to victory against New Westminister for what was their fourth straight Minto Cup.It would be his last Minto Cup as Powless turned pro a year later with the Detroit Olympics of the National Lacrosse Association where he led the league…

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