Carl Madsen

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Birthdate 1915
Birthplace St. Catharines
Year Inducted 1999
Category Athlete
Sport Lacrosse

BIOGRAPHY

‘Gus’ Madsen was an all-round athlete in his youth. During the mid-thirties in St. Catharines he competed in basketball, football and hackey and box lacrosse. Madsen was a fierce competitor and team leader who anchored the defence of the Double Blue, Mann Cup championship teams from 1938-1941. Nicknamed “Ali Baba” because of his sheik-like appearance, Madsen is remembered as one of the best two-way players in the history of the game, scoring 663 points in his Senior Lacrosse career. Madsen retired in 1945 due to a bad knee injury suffered in the process of helping the Athletics recapture the Senior title in 1944.

Carl Madsen went on to stay active in the sport as a referee and to coach his son Ken from the sidelines. Carl ‘Gus’ Madsen will always been remembered as one of the most charismatic and prolific players, captain of one of the greatest dynasties in the history of Lacrosse, the Double Blue, St. Catharines Athletics.

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

  • East End Alerts
  • St. Catharines Jr. Athletics
  • St. Catharines Athletics

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Two undefeated seasons with St. Catharines Jr. Athletics. 1935, 1936
  • Ontario Lacrosse Champion 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1946
  • Mann Cup Champion 1938,1939, 1940,1941, 1943
  • Canadian Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame 1965