Peterborough’s newest championship gives John Tavares a record 8th Mann Cup title

John Tavares won his 8th Mann Cup last weekend. 'You don't ever stop enjoying winning,' he said. (Photo: Dave Fryer)
John Tavares won his 8th Mann Cup last weekend. 'You don't ever stop enjoying winning,' he said. (Photo: Dave Fryer)

We’re used to seeing John Tavares’ name tied to new lacrosse records, but this one’s pretty special. When the Peterborough Lakers clinched the Mann Cup on Saturday night, it was the eighth Cup for JT, giving him the record for most Mann Cups won by an individual. He had been tied with Neil Doddridge and Bill Wilson with 7 each. “I’d love to go for number nine,” Tavares told The Peterborough Examiner. “I don’t know if I can but I’ll definitely see if it’s in the cards. I’m at the point in my life where I have to play season-by-season, meaning winter and summer. Hopefully, I can be productive and help the team win … We’ll see where I’m at next summer.” Tavares, who scored 12 points (2-10) in the 5 Mann Cup games, has rings with Brampton (1992, 1993), Six Nations (1994, 1995, 1996), Victoria (2003) and Peterborough (2010, 2012).

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at bob.chavez@nllinsider.com or go to RochesterSports.com.

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