2011 Kenneth Albert Matheson

Kenneth Albert Matheson
Veteran  -  2011

Ken Matheson, a born competitor, was raised in New Westminster where the Salmonbellies dominated lacrosse and the Adanac Basketball Club ruled the hoop scene.In 1933, field lacrosse gave way to box lacrosse and the Inter-City Lacrosse League (ICLL) was formed. Matheson played for the Adanacs from 1934 to 1941 and 1945. In 1938, Matheson and the Adanacs captured the BC title, only to lose the Mann Cup to St. Catharines. The Adanacs reversed the results in 1939, giving Matheson his only Mann Cup ring.He joined the airforce, eventually serving with the RAF and received the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944 and given another Distinquished Flying Cross bar from King George VI in 1945.Matheson participated in four playoff games (1945) and, although he managed a goal and an assist after four years away from the game, he retired at the age of 31.In 209 regular season and playoff games, Ken scored 279 goals and 133 assists for 412 points.