Wednesday, October 29, 2008
St. Lawrence Academy ‘Blues’ won the Provincial Boys ‘4A’ Soccer Championship Oct. 18 in St. Lawrence.
Six teams competed in the weekend tournament with the Blues blanking Marystown Central High Clippers 4-0 in the final. Marcus Turpin, Sean Edwards, Jodi Beck and Chad Miller scored in the win while Patrick Slaney earned the shutout in goal.
Other teams competing were O’Donel High of Mount Pearl, Herdman Collegiate of Corner Brook, Gonzaga High and Holy Heart High, both of St. John’s
The Blues clipped Holy Heart High 2-1 in one semi-final in the provincial championship while Marystown got by Gonzaga High by an identical score.
MCHS advanced to the provincial tournament as a ‘wild card’ team after St. Lawrence defeated the Clippers in a two-game, total goal, playoff 2-0 for the Burin Regional Tournament Championship.
Goal medals were presented to the championship Blues team and the silver medals to the Clippers by School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador representative Sheldon Stringer.
Sportsmanship awards were presented to a player from each finalist team including Sean Edwards of St. Lawrence and MCHS’ Ryan Hanrahan.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Mount Pearl/Rosie O Grady's Masters are the St. John's 2008 City Champions. Mount Pearl defeated Duke of Duckworth/Molson by a 2-1 final in the Championship Game to take the best of three series 2 games to one.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Ray Becks Grandsons
Friday, October 24, 2008
These 3 individuals will be graduating from MUN at the end of this year and this weekend marks the final weekend that these 3 athletes will be playing for MUN at home.
MUN Graduate : Janine Bursey
MUN Graduates: John Douglas and Mike Dawe
Mike Dawe played five solid years for the Sea Hawks. He finishes his varsity career at home this weekend. During the last home weekend against Mount Allison Mike provided a huge spark offensively for Memorial with a goal and two fine plays to set up goals. Mike is a energetic player who gives an all-out effort every time he puts on the red and white. Mike is presently a member of the 2008 Holy Cross squad. Mike's hometown is St.John's, NL
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Newfoundland first entered National
Challenge Cup competition.
Listed below are the National Challenge Cup
Provincial Soccer Champions since 1967.
1.British Columbia - 19 Championships
2. Alberta - 7 Championships
3. Ontario - 7 Championships)
* The three provinces listed above equated for
80% of the total championships since 1967.
Weaker sisters of Canadian Soccer
Manitoba - 3 Championships
Quebec - 2 Championships
Nova Scotia - 1 Championship
New Brunswick - 1 Championship
Newfoundland - 1 Championship
Saskachewan - 0
Prince Edward Island - 0
* The seven provinces listed above equated for
20% of the total championships since 1967.
Listed below Are The Individual National
Club Championship Teams Since 1967
1967 - Ballymena United (Toronto)
1968 - Toronto Royals
1969 - Vancouver Columbus
1970 - No competition
1971 - Vancouver Eintract
1972 - Westminster Blues
1973 - Vancouver Firefighters
1974 - Calgary Kickers
1975 - London Boxing Club (Victoria)
1976 - Victoria West
1977 - Vancouver Columbus
1978 - Vancouver Columbus
1979 - Victoria West
1980 - Saint John Drydock
1981 - Toronto Ciociaro
1982 - Victoria West
1983 - Vancouver Firefighters
1984 - Victoria West
1985 - Vancouver Croatia
1986 - Hamilton Steelers
1987 - Winnipeg Lucania
1988 - St. John's Holy Cross
1989 - Scarborough Azzuri
1990 - Vancouver Firefighters
1991 - Vancouver Norvan ANAF
1992 - Vancouver Norvan ANAF
1993 - Vancouver Westside Rino
1994 - Edmonton Ital-Canadians
1995 - Mistral-Estrie (Quebec)
1996 - Westside C.I.B.C. (Vancouver)
1997 - Edmonton Ital-Canadians
1998 - RDP Concordes (Quebec)
1999 - Calgary Celtic
2000 - Winnipeg Lucania
2001 - King of Donair (Halifax)
2002 - Winnipeg Sons of Italy
2003 - Calgary Callies
2004 - Surrey Pegasus
2005 - Scarborough GS United
2006 - Ottawa St. Anthony
2007 - Calgary Callies
2008 - Calgary Callies
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Hall of Fame Selection Committee has
announced that the following
six people will be in inducted into their
BPSA Hall of Fame.
Gord Lambe – Lawn
Rod Roul - Lawn
Eugene Brushett - Marystown
Russ Murphy/CHCM – Marystown
Judi Kelloway – Burin
Player/ Builder Category:
Gord Dunphy – St.Lawrence
The BPSA will be having their Hall of Fame
Banquet and Annual Awards at the
Little Bay Heritage Center in Marystown
on Nov.1,2008 at 7:30. The cost is $20
per person. The deadline to purchase
tickets is Monday,Oct 27/08
Please contact Shane Dunphy at 279- 2392
or email email@example.com
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Stay tuned for Gord Dunphy's next Coach's Corner "Live from King George V Field" Gord lays it on the line about St.Lawrence's national performance.
Live from King George V Field
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Ever since the new millennium
Laurentians of 2008
After having high hopes for the Laurentians of 2008, right from the beginning of the season all was not well. For what ever reason St. Lawrence didn’t ............
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Friday, October 17, 2008
|Local Referee Jessica Singleton Appointed to CIS Nationals|
|The NLSA would like to congratulate Jessica Singleton of Paradise for her appointment to the CIS women's nationals that are being hosted by Trinity Western University in Langley, BC from November 6-9th. The top female officials in Canada are appointment to this competition and it is a great achievement for Jessica to referee at this level.|
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Laura Breen is my choice for the Coach's Corner 2008 Female Award. In my opinion Laura is the top female soccer player that Newfoundland has ever produced. Her performance at the Nationals gave all fans in attendance the opportunity to see a Newfoundlander that has the potential to play at a national level. No doubt Laura is surrounded by great players but it is her leadership ability, her vision and her soccer skills that are unparalleled in our province. She is a pleasure to watch and I feel her best years are yet to come. Laura Breen played for the Canadian National Team that competed at the World University Games in Bangkok,Thailand.
She is presently a member of the Memorial Sea-Hawks, Breen was named an AUS first-team all-star and a CIS second-team all-star in 2006, in addition to winning Provincial Female Athlete of the Year. Laura was also named the 2005 and 2006 Breen’s Provincial Jubilee Trophy League MVP. Laura was all so playoff MVP this season when her current team EPR Kirby/The Dock defeated Holy Cross by a 2-0 score