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Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame 2009
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Categories:  Athlete, Coach, Builder, and Team.

Gary Stevens

Lacrosse
Soccer

Gary Stevens excelled in both lacrosse and soccer.

The North Burnaby product was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003, following a career in the senior A league through the 1960s, where he was known predominantly as a defensive specialist.

In 210 senior A games, Stevens scored 117 goals and 253 total points, proving himself as one of the best all-round players of all-time.

Stevens was the league MVP for the Norburn junior A team in 1961. He was also a two-time all-star and the playoff MVP in 1966 in the senior ranks, while winning four Mann Cups in five appearances in the Canadian championships.

Stevens was equally outstanding at soccer with the famed Firefighters team of the Pacific Coast league.

As a fullback, Stevens was a perennial all-star, named to the B.C. team on five occasions, while helping win his club three Imperial Cups, six provincial titles and two Dominion Cups as Canadian club champions.  

Jay Triano

Basketball

Jay Triano is arguably the best player to ever don a Simon Fraser University basketball jersey.

The Niagara Falls, Ont. native finished his university hoop career on Burnaby Mountain with 11 school records on his resume, including 2,616 career points, 771 points in a single season, 45 points in a single game and 22.9 points per game. He is the only SFU basketball player to have his jersey retired.

During his tenure at SFU, Triano also played on the Canadian national basketball team from 1978 to 1980. He was named national team captain in 1981.

The following year, Triano was a late cut in the National Basketball Association after being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. He was also the draft property of the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL. Triano also gave back to his alma mater as a coach. He was an assistant coach at SFU from 1982 to '87. In '88, he accepted the head coach's duties, where he spent 15 years with the Clan as a player and coach.

Triano was named a charter member in the SFU hall of fame in 1986.