Athlete – Lacrosse
Whitby’s Gee Nash began his minor lacrosse career at a young age, and during those early years, he experienced a considerable resume of success that included five Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) championships from the Tyke through Midget age groups plus numerous Ontario Minor Field Lacrosse Association (OMFLA) titles.
His individual and team successes continued at the Junior A level, where he played a key role in leading the Whitby Warriors to Minto Cup national championships in 1997 and 1999; he also earned the Minto Cup MVP award in the 1999 series. During this same time, Gee was named co-winner of the Bob Melville Memorial Award on two occasions (1997 and 1998) in recognition of allowing the fewest goals against during the OLA Junior A season. Additionally, he was a member of the Canadian U-19 field lacrosse championship teams in both 1995 and 1996 and was selected as the All-Canadian goaltender for the 1995 tournament.
At the Senior A level, Gee played one season with the Burnaby Lakers (2000) before joining the Brooklin franchise for a further six seasons (2001-2006) in Major Series Lacrosse. In his tenure with Brooklin, he was a two-time co-winner of the OLA’s Harry Lumley Award for the fewest goals against in a season (2001 and 2003).
In 1999, Gee was a first round draft choice, second overall, of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) New York Saints in professional box (indoor) lacrosse. Over the course of his 10-year NLL career, Gee won two league championships (Colorado 2006 and Toronto 2011) and was chosen as NLL Goaltender of the Year in 2004. He was named a Second Team NLL All-Pro in 2003, a First Team NLL All-Pro in 2004, and he played in four NLL All-Star games, including two starting roles (2004 and 2008). The Colorado Mammoth organization honoured Gee as a member of its All-Decade Team in 2012.
On the international stage, Gee represented Canada on two occasions, where his teams won a bronze medal at the 1996 U-19 World Field Lacrosse Games (Tokyo, Japan) and captured the gold medal at the 2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Games in Halifax, Nova Scotia.