Kaleb Toth inducted into Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame

by Dan Marshall

(with files from Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame)

NEW WESTMINSTER BC — The Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame has announced its 2022 class of ten inductees, including former Timbermen player and coach Kaleb Toth.

Five other players are also inducted with Rich Catton, Blane Harrison, Trish Nicholson, Josh Sanderson and Troyhann Santos are entering the hall.   Builders Rey Comeault, Doug Luey and Joanne Stanga have been inducted as well as official Bill Fox.

These new inductees bring the total number honoured in lacrosse's national shrine to 560 – 165 Builders, 339 Players and 56 Veterans (those who played in 1985 or before) and one in the Official Category (prior to this year officials were inducted in the Builder Category). There are also 24 teams inducted under the Team category.

The formal induction banquet and ceremonies are scheduled for November.

Kaleb Toth Bio:

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Kaleb Toth played his minor lacrosse in Calgary. Toth played two seasons of Junior “A” with the Burnaby Lakers of the BCLA winning a Minto Cup in 1998. Over two seasons with the Lakers, Kaleb Toth netted 118 goals, added 111 assists for a total of 229 points in 52 games.

Kaleb began his WLA career in 1999 with the Victoria Shamrocks where he was a member of Mann Cup championship team. In addition, Toth was awarded both Rookie of the Year and Most Sportsmanlike Player in the 1999 season.

After four seasons with Victoria, Kaleb Toth played seven seasons with Nanaimo. During his 11 seasons of WLA lacrosse, Kaleb played 162 games, scoring 281 goals, along with 365 assists for a total of 544 points.

During a six year stint as Timbermen head coach Toth led Nanaimo to playoff appearances in 2018 and 2019 and won the Nanaimo Sport Achievement Award for High Performance Coach of the year in 2019.

Along with his WLA career, Kaleb played thirteen seasons in the NLL (two with the Toronto Rock and eleven with the Calgary Roughnecks) tallying 744 points in 194 games. Toth played on the NLL Champions Cup team in 2000, 2004 and 2009.

For more information on the induction banquet fans can click on the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame website at www.clhof.org.