NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Monday, August 31, 2009

We are the Champions ! Click Here

Kirby - 2009 Breen Jubilee Champions

Members of the champions include Janine Bussey, Ashley Dawe, Jess Wade, Sarah Chan, Julia Whitten, Sam Hansford, Malorie Harris, Leslie Pope, Nichole Adams, Laura Breen, Vicki Thistle, Dana Brewer, Leighanne Tobin, Nicola Moores, Heather Williams, Jennifer Burry, Kaelyn Burke, Keira Eavis, Maria Oliver, Erika Lannon, coach Scott Betts, assistant coach Gerry Kirby and manager Geralyn Hansford.

Congratulations Kirby !

Soccer Press Release

Contact – Dee Murphy – 722-2137

EPR Kirby/The Dock earned its second provincial senior female soccer championship Monday night as it gained the Breen’s Jubilee Cup title 5-0 over Feildians/Facey Financial Planning at the Feildian Ground.s.

Kirby led 3-0 at half time in a game that was originally scheduled for Sunday but was postponed because of rain.

While Janine Bussey was recording the shutout, Laura Breen scored two goals to pace the offensive attack. Malorie Harris, Nichole Adams and Vicki Thistle had the other goals for the champions,

In addition to the Breen Trophy for the title, Kirby won the Jean Thompson Trophy for first place after the regular season.

The victory earned Kirby the right to represent the province at the national Jubilee Cup championships October 7 to 12 in Saskatoon. Last year Kirby placed, fourth, the best showing ever by a Newfoundland and Labrador female team, when the nationals were held in St. John’s.

Laura Breen won the Sherry Morrissey Award as the playoff most valuable player while teammate Malorie Harris received the Raeleen BaggsAward as regular season MVP.

Nichole Adams of Kirby won the Sandy Faulkner top scorer award and Heather Slaney of Mount Pearl-Electronic Centre-Paradise Physio was winner of the Joy Burt Award as the League’s most spirited player.

Chris Facey of Feildians was selected coach of the year as Stephanie Malone, also of Feildians, was named rookie of the year. Feildians also had the top defender in Laura Tilley.

The League’s all-star team includes

Goalkeeper; Laura Pittman, Feildians/Facey Financial Planning

Defence: Ashley Dawe, EPR Kirby/The Dock; Sarah Scruton, Holy Cross; Missy Stamp, Mount Pearl- Electronic Centre-Paradise Physio; Laura Tilley, Feildians/Facey Financial Planning

Mid-field: Malorie Harris, EPR Kirby/The Dock; Leslie Pope, EPR Kirby /The Dock; Lauren Murphy, Feildians/ Facey Financial Planning

Forward: Nichole Adams, EPR Kirby/The Dock; Laura Breen, EPR Kirby/The Dock; Niki Locke, Mount Pearl-Electronic Centre-Paradiose Phys

Saturday, August 29, 2009

NL Canada Games Male Soccer - 7th

Roul leads NL to a 7th place finish

The Newfoundland and Labrador Canada Games men's team defeated British Columbia 3-2 it their 5th and final match of the tournament. It was a two goal effort from Boyd Roul, from Lawn, and one goal from Sean Edwards that led the foot ball players from "the rock" to victory.
NL played five games in total, in PEI
NL opened the tournament against NB playing them to a scoreless draw. In game two NL defeated Saskatchewan in a very hard fought contest by a 5-3 score. Next, it was the teams from two of our Atlantic Provinces defeating the NL. representatives. Nova Scotia, took away any chance of NL competing for a medal, they defeated NL by a 1-0 score, scoring a late goal at the 90th minute mark. Then in game four, PEI defeated NL by a 3-1 score. NL finished the five game tournament with a very respectable showing with:2 wins, 2 loses and one tie, good for a 7th place finish.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Jubilee Play-off Competition

Kirby vs Feildians

No surprises in opening games of Jubilee Play-offs

In the opening game of the 2009 Jubilee Play-offs, played in St.John's and in Mount Pearl, there were no surprises. The heavily favorite 1st place Kirby team easily defeated the 2nd place Feildians team by a 3-0 score. It was the shut-out goal tending of Janine Bursey and goals from Laura Breen, Nicole Adams and Heather Williams which advanced the Kirby team to the final.

While out in Mount Pearl, at the Upper
Smallwood Soccer field, it was goals from Fiona Curtis and Aofie Bodman that led Mt. Pearl to a 2-0 victory over Holy Cross team in the Jubilee 3rd-4th place game. Mount Pearl will now meet Feildians in a semi- final match scheduled for 4 pm Saturday at Feildians grounds


Semi - Final Jubilee Action

It was a 1-0 victory for Feildians against Mount Pearl in semi -final action on Saturday. Pam Reid scored Feildians lone goal at 10 minutes and it was Laura Pittman recording the shut-out. The Feildians will now go up against the heavily favorite Kirby Team in the Provincial Championship Game. The game has been rescheduled, due to rain on Sunday, to Monday evening at Feildian Grounds at 5:30 pm.


This beautiful Newfoundland Dog was more interested
in posing for a picture than
he was in the game.

Monday, August 24, 2009

NL Canada Games Male Soccer

The Laurentians Future Goalscorer

Cole Howlett - Mike & Christa's, son

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Under -14 Provincial A Champions

St. John's - All NL 2009 Provincial "A" Champions


BPSA Under -14 "A" 2009 Representatives

Molson Challenge Cup Weekend Games

Mount Pearl's, #12 - Ryan Caines, scoring on penalty shot in Molson Challenge Cup Action at the Upper Smallwood Field in Mount Pearl.

Mount Pearl won the contest by a 2-1 score

Half-time Score: Mount Pearl :1 Feildians: 1

Goal Scorers

Mount Pearl : Ryan Caines - 47 min, Justin Pickford - 90 min

Feildians : Zack Hynes

Referee: Mike Howlett


Mount Pearl : Adam Drover – Y, Robbie Critch - Y

Feildians : Matthew Simms – Y


In other Challenge Cup Action it was:

St.Lawrence: 0 vs Holy Cross: 0


Molson Challenge Cup Action

Saturday August 22, 2009

Game 1. Feildians Ernst & Young Orenda at Mt. Pearl/That Pro Look/Molson

Molson Challenge Cup Action- August 22/09

Final Score : Mount Pearl :2 vs Feildians: 2

Half-time Score: Mount Pearl :1 Feildians: 0

Goal Scorers

Mount Pearl : Jon Kelly - 47 min, Tyler Forsey - 90 min

Feildians : Colin Brown -14 min, Colin Power - 89 min

Referee: Mike Howlett


Mount Pearl : Tyler Putt - Y

Feildians : John Acreman- Y, Jay Babstock –Y, Chris Bury –Y

In Other Molson Challenge Cup Action

Final Score – Western United F.C : 0 vs St.Lawrence Labatt Laurentians: 0

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Catherine Ducey - " An Elite Athelete"

NL 2009 Provincial U-15 Girl's Volleyball Team who won Silver in the U -17 Eastern Canadian Volleyball Tournament recently held in Moncton, New Brunswick
#12 - Catherine Ducey Back row, second from left


NL Provincial U-15 Basketball team
Catherine Ducey is pictured in the back row, 5th from left


#14 - Catherine Ducey


Catherine Ducey - "An elite athlete"

Another niece of mine Catherine Ducey, who is the daughter of Al and Shirley Ducey who resides in Mount Pearl, is making major strides on the Provincial Sports scene. Besides being a star Volleyball player, she will attend the Sea Hawks Elite Basketball Camp next week.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Canada Games Female Soccer - NL-2 vs Man. - 0

Katie Dunphy - 1 goal ( 5 min)

Rebecca Greene - 1 goal (78 Min)

Maris Miller - Shut-out Goalkeeping

NL -2 vs Manitoba -0

It was Katie Dunphy's winning goal that gave the NL Canada Games all the confidence they needed in defeating Manitoba by a 2-0 score. Katie's goal came at the 5 minute mark and if Manitoba had any thoughts of hoping to tie the score, Rebecca Greene finished that dream. She scored late in the contest with only 12 minutes remaining. The rest was left up to the NL keeper,
Maris Miller as she played a very strong in preserving the shut-out.

Congratulations Girls!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

West Van FC to represent BC at the 2009 National Challenge Cup

West Van FC wins BC provincial title

Huskies Alumni

West Van FC was the first club to qualify for the 2009 BMO National Championships senior men’s competition. The West Vancouver, BC club won its provincial championship after an exciting 1:0 victory over defending champion Gorge FC from Victoria, BC.

West Van FC’s Robbie Giezen scored the lone goal in the 80th minute, completing a give-and-go series with teammate Milad Rahmati. Goalkeeper Marco Durante posted the clean sheet in the win.

Durante also got lucky, drawing just a yellow card for a hit in the box and then not having to save the kick from the penalty spot. Gorge FC’s Patrick Gawrys walked to the spot, but kicked the ball wide of the net.

West Van FC won the 2008-09 Vancouver Metro Soccer League title before advancing to the Provincial Cup weekend. West Van FC then won all four games in the provincial competition without conceding a goal.

Just last year, both Giezen and Rahmati - the artists of the winning goal - won a Canadian college championship with Capilano University. Giezen is a former member of Canada’s National Training Centres program. Rahmati, meanwhile, was a national U-17 player at the 2001 CONCACAF Under-17 Qualification Tournament. Giezen played for Canada’s U-18 development team.

West Van FC will be making its first trip to the BMO National Championships. The Challenge Trophy competition runs 7-12 October in Saskatoon, SK.

Article courtesy of


Manitoba's 2009 Rep

Huskie Alumni wins provincial title

Huskies AlumniHuskie Alumni qualified for the 2009 BMO National Championships with a 4-0 win in the Saskatchewan Premier Soccer League final. Huskie Alumni is the second club to qualify for the Challenge Trophy competition which will be held in Saskatoon, SK this October. Huskie Alumni won 4-0 over ACFC Milan of Regina.

'Everyone had a hand in (our championship), everyone made an effort,' said Huskie Alumni head coach Stewart Gillott.

Huskie Alumni reached the final after finishing first in the regular season with seven wins, two draws and no losses. The team allowed just one goal all season long: Colo Colo’s Todd Fredrickson holds the distinction of scoring that lone goal. Of Huskie Alumni’s 34 goals scored, Jordan Schidlowsky scored a team-best 11 goals during the three-month season (May to July).

Schidlowsky added three more goals to his resume in the final. Nathan Reis, meanwhile, scored the opening and winning goal in the final. Goalkeeper Jeff Dobchuk posted the clean sheet.

The game was close throughout the first half. ACFC Milan had a chance to open the scoring with a shot from the penalty spot in the 24th minute, but the visitor was unable to convert. Reis then opened the scoring in the 30th minute on what Gillott called a 'fortunate goal'.

In the second half, Schidlowsky made it 2-0 in the 50th minute. Schidlowsky pushed up past the centreback and beat the opposing goalkeeper with a chip shot. After that goal, Gillott says 'it looked like the petrol was running out for ACFC Milan.'

Article courtesy of

Provincial Government Appointment

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Education
Office of the Minister

Today, I received confirmation from Dr.Darin King, Minister of Education and MHA for the District of Grand Bank, that I have been appointed as an At-Large representative on the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board for a three - year Period.

The Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board plays a major role in preparing our labor force for the challenging years ahead.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Molson Challenge Cup Action

Molson Challenge Cup Action

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Holy Cross/The Dock vs Feildians Ernst & Young Orenda

Final Score : Holy Cross :5 vs Feildians: 1

Half-time Score: Holy Cross :1 Feildians : 1

Goal Scorers

Holy Cross : Zack Wade - ( 80,84 min), Corey Moore -( 15 min)

Brian Reddy - (64 min), Corey Mullett – ( 88 min)

Feildians : Colin Power – (45 min)

Referee: Mike Edmunds


Holy Cross: Brian Reddy – Y , Adam Burry - Y

Feildians : David Webb – Y, Alex Mitchell - R

BPSA Intermediate Soccer

Final Standings for the 2009 BPSA Intermediate Soccer League

Team...... Wins..... Losses...... Ties..... Points

Burin....... 4................2....... 3.......... 15

Lawn ........4...............3........2.......... 14

Grand Bank: 4...........3........2...........14

St.Lawrence : 1......... 4........4............ 7


Semi Final Tuesday August 25,09 at 6:00

Burin vs St.Lawrence at Burin

Grand Bank vs Lawn at Lawn


Final Thursday August 27,09 at 6:00

Championship Game
Top place team to host

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Erin Edwards

NL Canada Games Player- Erin Edwards

The BPSA would like to wish Erin Edwards, of Burin, all the best as she participates at the Canada Games with the NL Girls Team. Erin is the daughter of Mr.and Mrs Frank Edwards.

The NL entry are placed in Pool B with PEI and Alberta

The NL team play their first match against PEI today at 2:30

NL's First Game : Final Score : NL - 3 vs PEI - 1

Newfoundland and Labrador Stats

NoNameGoals Yellow CardRed Card
10Jennifer Burry1

13Hannah Rivkin1

20Keira Eavis
5Erin Edwards1

Monday, August 17, 2009

Coach Corner - 2009 Challenge Cup Report Card

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Gord Dunphy
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The Southern Gazette
2009 Challenge Cup Report Card

The beauty of sports is you never know what a new season will bring. This season we have experienced some improved clubs, and we have also seen some teams that their play must be described as major disappointments. At this time I will share with you my views on the play of all five Provincial Challenge Cup teams.

Holy Cross/The Dock: This team has an abundance of youth that possess sheer raw talent.The club has a good crop of strikers with great goal scoring ability. Corey Moore and Aaron Anstey, along with John Hawco, all know where the net is and all are capable of putting the ball in it. In mid-field Holy Cross is led by Zack Wade, the most talented mid-fielder in the province. While Craig Edwards has brought maturity to this team in the middle, Edwards’s career was mostly played as an all-star center back. Jeff Slaney, Adam Bury, Jake Warren and Blaire Peters are good young players that are only experience away from becoming great players. Holy Cross has an ample backline. Jeremy Babcock is solid while Ryan Yetman’s greatest asset is his strong physical presence. Brian Reddy, Chris Pope and Andrew Stanford are adequate back liners.In goal, veteran Scott Edwards has the smarts and the athletic ability to get the job done. Cross also has a solid bench.

Coach’s Corner Comments: Holy Cross is a hard working team that is well coached. They are by far the most improved team in the league this season.

St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians: The Laurentians haven’t gotten over the loss of strikers Richard Kelly and Mike Howlett. Laurentians’ 2008 midfielder Rudy Norman is again playing in the striking position. Although, Rudy works extremely hard and has a super shot, he hasn’t got the finishing touch of a natural goal scorer. He has an excellent work ethic; he runs the field better than anyone in the league, but he needs to get more creative with his team-mates and become poised inside the box. In mid-field, the Laurentians are mediocre this season. Paul Slaney, although he is having his best season ever in the goal-scoring department, needs to focus himself a little better on being capable of running the field. Veteran Andrew Perrott, who has showed early signs of his age, has steadily improved since the season began. Both Ryan Slaney and Peter Greene have had some good moments but they have yet to play with any form of consistency. The Laurentians are very strong on the backline when Marc Pittman, Clinton Edwards, Darren Pike and Adam Loder are used in this position as starters. In goal, John Douglas may have had a few cloudy moments, but one must realize these sorts of things may happen when a player plays with great intensity and has a huge desire to win. Despite Douglas’s bleak moments, I still feel he remains the league’s best keeper. On the bench the Laurentians have players that for most part just sit and wait to be given a chance to play for 15 to 30 minutes at the Challenge Cup level. I feel these players have done a great job under very trying circumstances.

Coach Corner Comments: This has not been a season that Laurentian fans are accustomed to, but one should realize this season is far from over.

Mount Pearl/That Pro Look/Molson
: Mount Pearl is becoming a good solid team quite capable of defeating Holy Cross or St. Lawrence. When their strikers are on their game, Justin Pickford and Ryan Caines can create havoc for the opponents. Caines is a very much under-rated striker. Sean Drew is starting to regain form. I like the potential of young Tyler Forsey. This kid has a bright future ahead of him and he has been very impressive when he’s given the chance to play. In mid-field, Shane Antle, who is playing with a lot of confidence this season, leads Mount Pearl. Mark Reddy, Ian Power, Ian MacLeod and Michael Luther are solid but these players need to get their nose dirty and become involved and start contributing more offensively. Now that Jon Kelly and Gord Ryan are paired up on defence, Mount Pearl has become solid in this position. Andrew Murphy has had a super season to date. Mount Pearl goalkeeping is a little questionable. Tyler Putt can be brilliant but he has also allowed a few too many soft goals. Mount Pearl has a solid bench.

Coach Corner Comments: Mount Pearl could have very well been in the top two seeds this season, if they had gotten a few breaks. The team is improving, and playing stronger each game. On Labour Day this squad could be heard from. The Upper Smallwood Pitch, which is to be the host of the Provincial Challenge Cup Championships, is very conducive to the style of play of the Mount Pearl team.

Feildians Ernst & Young Orenda:What a difference a season makes! Last year, Feildians were the most improved club, while this year they are certainly the league’s biggest disappointment. Jay Babstock, the upfront newcomer has struggled. Matthew Wilkins appeared in uniform for a few games but then he disappeared. Zack Hynes is a player that gives it his all but he has very little support.In mid-field, David Webb, who had a career year in 2008, is just not the same player in 2009. Johnny Acreman, the captain of the Feildians’ team is a strong defender but has not adjusted to the pace of the mid-field position very well. Chris Burry, who was a contender for ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 2008, is another one of those athletes who is going through the sophomore jinx. Chris Roche appears to be more focussed and has been a bright spot for the team. This year’s backline, led by Colin Power, backed by Ryan Sheppard, Colin Browne and Steve Howell has allowed too many scoring chances and as a result, the Feildians have the worst goals against in the league. This may be a result of the squad having two unproven goalkeepers, Michael Bartellas and Matthew Simms.

Coach Corner Comments: When a team can’t put the ball in the opponent’s net and can’t keep the ball out of their own net, they could be in for a long season. This statement may very well explain the Feildians in 2009.

Western United F.C
.: This is a team comprised of a number of experienced players plus a lot of youth and because of this mixture, this team can compete. The most prominent player on this team is all-star Kevin Oram, Greg Keats, who patrols the team’s backline, is the team’s top defender. He also has played with MUN’s soccer team and is a very solid player. Veterans Colin Lynch, Corey Rideout, Clarence Bennett, Mark Fitzpatrick, Todd Warren and Pat Fewer make this team fairly respectable. The team has added young Steven Hobbs, who was a late drop from the NL Provincial Canada Games Team, and has a bright future ahead of him as a future leader on this team.

Coach Corner Comments: The experiment of the NLSA allowing the Western representative a one-year pilot project of re-entering the league on a reduced schedule appears to have worked.The Western squad, when playing at home, have drawn good crowds. They have competed with all teams in the league both at home and on the road. At the present time Western United F.C. is in fourth place, making them eligible for the 2009 Provincial Challenge Cup playoffs.

Gord Dunphy is a former 1990s Challenge Cup All-Star coach of the St. Lawrence Laurentians and National Bronze Medallist. He can be reached by e-mail at ‘

Friday, August 14, 2009

USL First Division League Bound

Referee, Mike Edmunds - gord dunphy photo's

Referee Mike Edmunds, of St. John’s, has been chosen to referee a game in the United Soccer League (USL) First Division League. He will be the man in charge at Swangard Stadium on August 23 when the Vancouver Whitecaps host Miami FC Blues.

Congratulations Mike !

Good luck Katie

Katie Dunphy

I would like to wish my niece, Katie Dunphy, and all of the NL Provincial Canada Games Girls team the best of luck in your tournament in PEI.

Have fun, enjoy the moment and represent your province well !!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Molson Challenge Cup Action

Mount Pearl 5 vs Feildians 1

Mount Pearl white washes the Feildians

Mount Pearl blew by the Feildians for a score of 5-1 in Molson Challenge Cup play at Feildian Grounds. Both Justin Pickford and Ryan Caines scored twice for the Mount Pearl team. The other marker came from Tyler Forcey. Colin Power scored the lone marker for the Feildians.
On the Burin Peninsula, the St.Lawrence Laurentians shut out the NL Canada Games team by a 2-0 score. Ryan Lane and Bob Spearns scored for the Laurentians while John Douglas recorded the shut -out.

Monday, August 10, 2009

St. Lawrence Come Home Year 2009 : Double click for photo enlargements

Come Home Year 2009

by Gord Dunphy

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I would like to congratulate the Homecoming Committee. It was indeed a great pleasure to be able to return home and see so many friends. I realize that these events just don't happen, so from all "come from away" Laurentians, I would like to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication.

"Below I have added to my Blog some photo's which I took while I was in St.Lawrence during the 2009 Homecoming"

The town of St.Lawrence

The St.Lawrence Harbour

There is certainly more to St.Lawrence than soccer but to me, soccer is Number 1.

The St.Lawrence Laurentians have won :
24 - Provincial Challenge Cup Championships, 3 - National Silver Medals and
2 - National Bronze Medals

Future Laurentians !!!

A Memorial to Kevin Kenndy was unveiled during the 2009 Homecoming

Kevin Kennedy of St.Lawrence was one of six Canadian soldiers who was killed in Afghanistan after a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately 13:30 hrs Kandahar time, west of Kandahar City. April 9, 2007

St.Lawrence biggest Employer: St.Lawrence Fish Plant

St.Lawrence Miners Museum

Late George Slaney was a miner in St.Lawrence

St.Lawrence Municipal Center

Echoes of Valour - St.Lawrence

Echoes of Valour Sculpture

Explanation - Echoes of Valour

St. Lawrence Academy : K-12 school

New US Memorial Health Care Center

Officially opened in 1994

Site of the former US Memorial Hospital

RC Parish - St.Thomas Aquinas

St.Lawrence Recreation Center

Trophy Lounge

Operated by the St.Lawrence Soccer Association

Masterless Men playing at the Rec Center - July 6/09

(The mural of the soccer ball in the background was painted by my son Mark while he was a student at St. Lawrence Academy. Mark is now a graduate of
Architectural Engineering Technology from CONA and employed in Ottawa)

Brent Tarrant, Mike Howlett and Jonathon Edwards
helping out at the St. Lawrence Rec Center

Dave Murray, myself, Wils Molloy and Shane share a few soccer stories while having a drink in my room at Oceanview

Wils Molloy pointing at Bern Pike and Dave Murray at my hotel room

Paulette Turpin selling Shane a 50/50 tickets for the SLSA

St.Lawrence Soccer Association, spearheaded by President Hubert Beck and Hall of Fame Chair Lyle Drake held a Hall of Fame Banquet during the Homecoming. It was a huge success with long time town Councilor Pat Brake Emceeing the Banquet.

Pat was also singled out by government for recognition for the valuable and outstanding contributions he has made to the overall recreation situation within his community.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Back Row: Bob Spearns, Paul Doyle and Harry Kelly Front Row:Val Slaney, Keith Jackman, Dr.Paul Sleney and Scott Bishop Missing from photo : Noel Doyle and Glen Doyle

Wall of Honour Inductees: Back row :Angie Walsh( Late Keithy Walsh) and
Florence Tarrant ( Late Jose Tarrant)

Myself presenting Angie with Keithy's plaque

Scot Bishop and his mom, Beth get inducted the same night.

Education Minister, MHA Dr. Darin King was in St. Lawrence during the festivities bringing
greeting on behalf of theNL Provincial P.C. Government

The Federal Government MP Judy Foote.

Mrs. Foote indicated that 2009 marks the 12th year that she has been in St.Lawrence on St.Lawrence Day.