||"A skilled scorer and unselfish playmaker, Gaylord was a lacrosse prodigy growing up, winning the Tom Longboat Award
as the best Indigenous athlete in Canada at the age of 17. Around that
same time, he was recruited by famed coach Jim Bishop to join the Oshawa
Green Gaels, and helped lead the Junior A squad to four consecutive
Minto Cup championships from 1964 to 1967.
Powless went on to enjoy a successful career at the senior level,
highlighted by a Mann Cup championship with the Brantford Warriors in
1971. Between 1968 and 1977, he played professionally in the National
Lacrosse Association for Detroit, Syracuse and Montreal, while also
suiting up for amateur teams in Rochester, Coquitlam, Brantford, and his
hometown of Six Nations.
He also donned the maple leaf on several occasions, representing
Canada on the international stage twice in 1967, winning gold at the
Indian International Field Lacrosse Tournament at Expo 67 in Montreal
and bronze at the inaugural lacrosse world championship in Toronto."
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