His own career as a lacrosse player lasted just eight years. But, for more than 25, Glen “Moose” Scott has been working tirelessly so that others can take up a stick and enjoy Canada’s national summer sport.
Scott has contributed to the betterment of lacrosse on local, provincial and national levels. He is most well-known as a founding member of the Prince George Senior Lacrosse Association, which is now into its 24th season.
The seed for the PGSLA was planted when Scott was contacted by the B.C. Lacrosse Association and was asked if he could facilitate the formation of a Prince George senior team that could play against the Vernon Tigers, who were intent on competing for a senior B championship. To be eligible, the Tigers needed to have four games under their belts. With the help of Scott and others, a Prince George team was formed and a four-game series was played.
The series between Vernon and Prince George led to a meeting in 1990, during which discussions were held about starting a local league. There was enough interest to form two teams and they played in the inaugural PGSLA season in 1991. Scott was league commissioner and has held the post ever since.
The original PGSLA expanded to three teams and then to four. Over the years, it has been home to thousands of recreational players and has helped many of them advance to higher levels, including the National Lacrosse League. The PGSLA is a senior C league and, under Scott’s guidance, is one of the most respected in the province. He also helped build senior C lacrosse in other cities throughout B.C. and was one of the founders of the B.C. senior C championship tournament.
Another of Scott’s major contributions to lacrosse is the Alcan Cup Canadian Senior Invitational Lacrosse Championship. Scott and Ron Edgar are co-founders of the event, first held in Prince George in 1999. It travels around the province and is now called the Treasure Cove Casino Canadian Senior Invitational Lacrosse Championship.
Most recently, Scott helped form the Cariboo Central Interior Intermediate Lacrosse League, which will begin play this spring and will cater to 17- and 18-year-olds. The league – with Scott as commissioner – will fill the gap between minor lacrosse and senior lacrosse and will have teams in Prince George, Mackenzie and Quesnel.
Scott, with the help of Edgar and others, has also brought professional lacrosse to Prince George on three occasions – 2001, 2003 and 2004. The game in 2001 was a pre-season contest between the expansion Vancouver Ravens and Calgary Roughnecks and was the first-ever NLL game played on B.C. soil. The Ravens and Roughnecks clashed again in Prince George in 2003. And, in 2004, the Toronto Rock came to town to face the Ravens.
Scott served on the BCLA executive for eight years. He was nominated by the organization for a Sport BC Community Sport Hero Award and was presented with the award in 2011.
The man known as the “Moose” has cast a large shadow over all things lacrosse. The Prince George Sports Hall of Fame is proud to make room for him in the builder and administrator category.