McElhone Donald

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McElhone Donald

Donald Roy (Twig) McElhone
Sport: Lacrosse
Year Inducted: 2012

Donald Roy “Twig” McElhone began playing goalie in lacrosse in the 1950’s.

Don’s career in Cornwall began in 1965 when he played for the Mustangs.

The following year, Don was the starting goalie for the Cornwall Wildcats and went undefeated for 18 games – he played forward in the other two matches, scoring four goals and two assists.

That team, with Donald as the backbone won the Ontario Championship only to fall short against New Westminster in the Castrol Cup (now the Founders Cup).

Don spent the next 25 years playing senior lacrosse in Nova Scotia as well as coaching at various levels, and is a legend Maritimes lacrosse.

In August of 2006, Don played a lacrosse game in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia allowing him to play a meaningful game in six different decades.