Prince George Sports Hall of Famer Fred Doig has passed away.

He was inducted into the hall back in 1999 and is best known for his contributions in the sport of Lacrosse.

Doig and his family are a lacrosse institution in the northern capital as his son Brett and grandson Drew have been longtime members of the RPR Mechanical/JR Construction Bandits in the city’s Senior C league.

Glen “Moose” Scott was a good friend of Doig’s who told MYPGNOW.com he was always wanting to give back.

“He was a great ambassador to the game and after his playing days were over, he turned around and helped coach and he liked nothing better than to help the youngsters discover the game of lacrosse.”

“He was young at heart and he just loved the game so much that I don’t even think age was a factor to him and I am sure the good Lord has called him upstairs and he’s probably forming a lacrosse team up there.”

Scott also paid him the ultimate form of respect when the Senior C Lacrosse league was formed in the northern capital.

“Back in 2003, I made a recommendation to the BC Lacrosse Association that we name the championship trophy the Fred Doig trophy and that was accepted unanimously.”

Doig was a member of the 1974 Molson Old Stylers who won the National Senior B Championship and was also a member of the Victoria Shamrocks Senior A program, which captured the Mann Cup on a couple of occasions.

Teams will compete in PG next month for the Senior C Provincial Fred Doig Championship.

More to come.