Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Congratutulations to Gordie Dunphy in being named, "Prince of Wales Collegiate Senior Male Athlete of the Year", for 2007-08
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
All soccer fans of Newfoundland and Labrador congratulates Harbour Grace native, Daniel Cleary, on your winning of the Stanley Cup
Danny you made the people of Newfoundland and Labrador very proud ! Gord Dunphy
Premier Danny Williams has extended congratulations to Cleary on becoming the first NHL player from this province to play on a Stanley Cup winning team. Williams says his contribution to the his team's win was significant and his performance kept the province riveted during an exciting final.
Gord Dunphy thanks sports writer, John Brown, from "The Telegram" for his kind words concerning his Blog
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Gerald Connolly records his second straight shut-out
Gerald Connolly recorded his second straight shut-out to lead Mount Pearl to victory over Holy Cross who has gone winless in their first three games of the season. Holy Cross opened up the game on the attack but it was wasted opportunities by the two Holy Cross's strikers of John Hawco and Corey Moore that spelled the final result of the contest. For Mount Pearl it was a beautiful free direct shot, taken by veteran Andrew Moyst at the 7 minute mark, that carried Mount Pearl to victory. Holy Cross's goalkeeper Tyler Putt made a major blunder on the free shot as he set up the defensive wall deep into their territory and then placed himself behind it. This allowed Moyst, who is rated as one of the provinces top free-shot specialists, to shoot the ball beside the wall scoring into a wide open net, while the keeper just stood there watching. This was followed by Mount Pearl going into a defensive shell and they played the system to perfection. Their center back duo of Jon Kelly and Victor Dray paired themselves together very well and played together, frustrating Holy Cross's attack time and time again. If the ball did get through, it was Mount Pearls player of the game, Gerald Connolly who was there to answer the call.
The second half of the game saw Justin Peckford run miles but was denied by Holy Cross's defense, led by center back Jeremy Babstock. But late into the dying seconds of the game, Holy Cross were pressing and they came within a fraction of tying the games as the ball was hit right of the top of the crossbar as a wide open net faced the Holy Cross attacker.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Goal: John Douglas
Fullbacks : Blair Aylward, Marc Pittman, Ryan Slaney, Andrew Perrott
Midfield : Rudy Norman, Paul Slaney, Clinton Edwards, Sean Edwards
Forwards : Sheldon Slaney, Stefan Slaney
The second half saw very little difference with most of the play being dominated by the U-18 team. But despite the territorial play, the U-18 team lacked quality finishing opportunities. However,to generate spark to the Laurentians at the 65 minute mark Coach Strang looked at his bench and brought in Andrew Strang, James Grant and Dr. Paul Slaney. They replaced Captain Blair Aylward, Stefan Slaney and Sheldon Slaney. These moves played dividends. Dr. Paul strengthened the back line, while young Strang and Grant were a set of fresh legs. Shortly after these moves Paul Slaney (Jerome) was subbed and Stefan was brought back in. Even young Tristan Slaney, the Laurentians back-up keeper, saw action up front. These moves paid off for the Laurentians. At the 80 minute mark this young 15 year old kid, Stefan Slaney scored the first goal of his promising career, giving the Laurentians a 2-1 lead which stood up for the remainder of the contest. The Laurentians were very fortunate to walk away with 3 points for their efforts but the praises must go to the U-18 team and the Laurentians youngsters that competed in this contest.
In the second match : Holy Cross 1 vs Feildians 3
Feildians Goalscorers : Kevin Oram- 2 goals - 33 & 59 min,
Michael Gregory - 1 goal 75 min
Holy Cross : John Lacey - 1 goal - 80 min