Bill (Whiz) Wallace (left) presents trophies to young lacrosse players.
William Robert Wallace
Born: January 16, 1932
Died: January 31, 2015 (Mississauga, Ontario)
Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2004)
Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2004)
Bill Wallace managed the Long Branch (Ont.) Monarchs to a Minto Cup national junior championship against an all-star team from Manitoba in 1955. The Monarchs, who were based in a village that is now part of Toronto, imported two players each from teams in Brampton and Newmarket for the final series, which was played at the Long Branch Bowl.
The Monarchs swept the series in four games by scores of 10-5, 14-6, 11-3, and 9-3.
The longtime executive, who held many positions in the Ontario Lacrosse Association, was honoured for his dedication in 2004, when he was inducted into both the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame at St. Catharines, Ont., and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame at New Westminster, B.C.
Wallace was known as Whiz after a character in Canadian comic books from the Second World War who appeared in adventures titled, “Whiz Wallace and the Kingdom of Awe.”