For a man who didn’t score a lot of goals in the game of lacrosse, Jamie Hanford has a lot of fans. And on Sunday, in his home state of Connecticut, he was honored as one of the game’s greats. Man Cub was inducted into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame, honoring a career that started on the high school fields in and around Darien and culminated as the all-time leader in faceoff wins for the National Lacrosse League. Hanford, who was named to the Colorado Mammoth’s All-Decade team, told the Darien Times that he’s humbled by the honor, yet confused. “I mean, it’s bitter sweet, you know? I’m getting inducted, but does that mean I’m old?” The induction ceremony no doubt took him down a few lanes of memory, but he gave proper props to the NLL and his time there. “I was very fortunate to play on organizations on the professional level on the Mammoth and Philadelphia Wings,” he said.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to RochesterSports.com.
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