Frank Haskell

Frank started his soccer on Farrell’s meadow. When he got old enough he joined up in the St. Lawrence Minor Soccer system. He quickly became a scoring sensation at that level and moved to senior soccer at a very young ago.

Next to Wils Molloy, Frank was probably the best natural goal scorer in the history of soccer in St. Lawrence. He won a number of scoring championships and, in fact, on July 20, 1976, scored 9 goals to lead St. Lawrence to a 17-1 victory over Marystown. He dazzled the spectators with his lightning speed and accurate shot.

Frank’s talent did not go unnoticed by the Newfoundland Soccer Association. Allan Ross had him playing striker on the winning Newfoundland team at the National Under-18 National Championship in 1974.

Ross again called upon Frank’s services during the Canada Summer Gamesin 1977. That year, Frank also played for the senior Laurentians.

In Calgary in 1975, Frank scored a record 4 goals in overtime against Montreal Kalena in the semi-finals as the Laurentians won 6-4. They lost to British Columbia in the final by a score of 3-1.

In 1976, Frank was seriously injured early in the overtime in the Eastern Canadian Challenge Cup Final against Halifax Olands. St. Lawrence won the game 2-1. It was felt by many that if he had been able to play and score in Winnipeg, the Laurentians would have won their first national title.

Frank received many awards during his career, including Most Valuable Player, Most Gentlemanly and Effective Player and Most Dedicated.

He was always well conditioned and very disciplined on the field. Off thefield he was a barrel of laughs, always keeping the Laurentian players loose with his hilarious acts of comedy.

Frank is nominated by the St. Lawrence Soccer Association in the Player Category