NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Monday, August 30, 2010

A pair of Tyler's made the difference

Mount Pearl : 1 vs St. Lawrence: 1

It was some brilliant goalkeeping by Tyley Putt that
enabled Mount Pearl to clinch 2nd place.

At the other end of the field it was the speed of Tyler Forcey
and his tying goal that made the difference.

Rudy Norman's Penalty Shot against Mount Pearl - August 29, 2010

Holy Cross/ Kirby to represent NL at National Championships in P.E.I.

2010 Provincial Breen Jubilee Trophy Champions
Photo courtsey of NLSA

Congratulations !!!!!!

Burin - 2010 Molson Provincial Intermediate "A" Champions

St. Lawrence - 2010 Provincial Intermediate "B" Champions

Photo's courtsey of Cynthia Farrell

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mount Pearl Under 14's lose Provincials on PK's to St. John's

Jeremy Brake - Karen and Paul's son

Standing - 3rd from the left

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mount Pearl blanks CBS

Mount Pearl: 3 vs CBS: 0

Mount Pearl record their 10th shutout

Another shut-out victory by Mount Pearl has the Challenge Cup soccer fans in a frenzy. Mount Pearl three points victory have both them and St. Lawrence all tied with just two games remaining. What's better still is both teams are scheduled to meet on Sunday.
Putt records shut-out
Again it was Mount Pearl goalkeeper, Tyler Putt and their great defensive system that carried Mount Pearl to victory. Justin Pickford two goal effort and Sean Drew late marker was more than CBS could handle.
Triller weekend !
This coming weekend St. Lawrence and Holy Cross are scheduled to battle on Saturday at KGV at 4 PM while Mount Pearl entertains Feildians in Mount Pearl. . Then on Sunday St. Lawrence and Mount Pearl take to the field at 12 noon in Mount Pearl.

Big game for Mount Pearl tonight

CBS vs Mount Pearl

In a game tonight where Mount Pearl meets CBS,the outcome could have major significance on the final standings. Mount Pearl, who are trailing St.Lawrence by just three points, could knot themselves on even keel this evening with a win.
Both team's goaltenders have been outstanding this season and both of them have the potential to be the difference. Mount Pearl's keeper Tyler Putt has been simply outstanding all year and the CBS goalie Chris Hayes is the biggest single reason why CB Auto Strikers FC team have had a great first season.
CBS stated their point
What's so remarkable about the points that CBS have this season is the fact that this new club have already defeated St.Lawrence, the Feildians, and Western United and they have managed a tie against the first place Holy Cross team.
Very interesting !
Tonight's game in Mount Pearl at 8:45 pm could be "Very Interesting !"

Monday, August 23, 2010

St. John's Under 18's - 2010 Provincial Champions

St. John’s Under 18's team members - Kyle Bonia, Michael Brushett, Aaron Buckingham, Alex Calon, Nick Chretien, Conor Daly, Michael Dunne, David Hickey, Neil Houston, Steven Johnson, Hassan Kamara, Chris Lowe, Colin Parsons, Greg Reid, Daniel Rowe, Stephan Ryan, James Seifert, Taylor Smith, Andrew Smith, coach John Breen, assistant coach Paul Mullett and manager Ian Parsons.

St. John's Under 18's destroy their opposition

The St. John's Under 18's who played a 18 game exhibition season in the 2010 Provincial Challenge Cup Season waltz through the Provincial Under 18 Championship totally unchallenged. St. John's played a total of 4 games in the tournament outscoring their opposition by a combined score of 35 -3. They defeated Western by 7 -0 score in the championship match.
Award Winners
The teams award winners were as follows : MVP Greg Reid, MSP Dan Rowe and the Hard Hat Award with to Taylor Smith. St. John’s will now represent the province in the 2010 Sony National Championships set for Mount Pearl and St. John’s from October 6 to 11.

Video - Live photo shot of team

Sunday, August 22, 2010

St. Lawrence defeats CBS

St. Lawrence's goalkeeper, Shane Etchegary keeps his eye on the ball
as a CBS attempt goes wide. St.Lawrence won the game
by 3-0 victory. Scoring for the Laurentians were Brent Kelly with
2 goals and Mike Howlett with 1 goal.


Mike Howlett currently leads all Challenge Cup Goalscorers

Challenge Cup Leading
Goals Scorers

August 22, 2010

Mike HowlettSt Lawrence19
Zach WadeHoly Cross14
Scott WoodfineHoly Cross11
Matthew WilkinsFeildians10
Paul SlaneySt. Lawrence8
Zach HynesFeildians8
Rudy NormanSt. Lawrence7
Matthew HamlynMt Pearl7
Matt FooteCB Strikers7


Laurentians 6 point weekend move them
into sole position of 2nd place

Challenge Cup Standings - August 22, 2010
Team # Games Wins Losses Ties Goals


Holy Cross Kirby 21 16 1 4 61 15 +46 52
St. Lawrence
Labatt Laurentians
21 15 4 2 61 18 +43 47
Mt. Pearl/That
Pro Look/Molson
20 13 2 5 46 13 +33 44
Feildians Ernst
& Young Orenda
21 8 10 3 43 39 +4 27
CB Auto Strikers FC 22 4 15 3 20 60 -40 15
Rugged Edge Western United FC 23 3 19 1 20 76 -56 10

Saturday, August 21, 2010

St. Lawrence defeats Feildians

Brent Kelly scores on Feildian's keeper,Michael Bartellas.
The Laurentians won the match by a 3-1 score.

Click on video to view BPSA's goal against CBS

BPSA : 1 vs CBS - 0

This was a beautiful goal

BPSA Under 18's

2010 BPSA Under 's 18's

2010 BPSA Under - 18's
Front (L-R):
Mike Warren, Dylan Cribb, Chris Francis, Michael Rowsell, Patrick Slaney, Jordan Caines, Jordan Courage, Steven Slaney
Back (L-R):
Leon Slaney (coach), Tyler Coady, Aaron Buffett, Chad Miller, Ryan Roul, David Baker, Stefan Slaney, Jordan Spencer, Ryan Hanrahan and Tyler Butt

Burin Peninsula: MVP Ryan Hanrahan, MSP Mike Warren, Hard Hat David Baker

BPSA action against CBS

Christopher Francis Under 18 player - My cousin

A good young player

David Baker won the BPSA Hard Hat Award


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Holy Cross: 1 vs CB Auto Strikers FC : 1

CBS stuns Holy Cross

Wow! Wasn't that a shocker in Provincial Challenge Cup play, CB Auto Strikers tying the " Big Red Machine." To date, this season Holy Cross pretty well have controlled their opponents and only have lost one game in the process. For most part, when Cross went to Nugent Field most would think, how many goals are Cross going pump in on this young team this evening? How many goals is Zack Wade going to score? Well the answer is one and I mean one, twice. Cross scored one goal and Zack Wade scored once. He was their lone marksman.
Hayes and Foote - star
The difference in this match turned out to be CBS goalkeeper,Cris Hayes and their star striker, Matthew Foote. I feel it would also be fair to say CBS also outworked Cross. There is no doubt that Cross controlled the match territorially and had enough chances to bury CBS but really Cross finishers didn't appear focused. They were just cruising along and in some cases they were mere idling . Their opponents worked very hard, were backed by some remarkable goal-tending and it was his stop making that did make the difference. While at the other end of the field, practically every-time CBS got with in striking distance of Scott Edwards, Matthew Foote was generating trouble for all of the Holy Cross fullbacks and having chances.
It was Zack Wade, scoring his 14th of the year to open the scoring at the 35 minute mark and it wasn't until the dying seconds of the match, the 90 minuted mark, that Matthew Foote scored the tying goal. Foote's goal was his 7th of the year.
Tie or a victory
In the books this game will be written up as tie, each team will receive one point but there is no doubt that CBS walked away the victories team in this contest.

Photo : Matt Foote

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mount Pearl defeats St. John's Under -18's by a 5-0 score

Tyler Putt, backstops Mount Pearl to a
5 -0 victory over
St. John's Under -18's

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mount Pearl defeats Feildians by a 6 -1 score

Mount Pearl's, Andrew Murphy scores one of Mount Pearl's
six pack against the Feildians

Mount Pearl - 6 vs Feildians - 1

August 14, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Holy Cross blanks the Feildians, 3 - 0

Ryan Yetman scored his second of the night as Holy Cross
defeated the Feildians 3 -0

Thanks to Keith Jackman for sending along the kids names in the photo

Little future Laurentians were again on the field at half time

(L-R) Marcus Jackman,Logan Rennie,Christian Tobin,Tregan Walsh,Parker Doyle, Jared Slaney, Shane Lambe, Austin CLarke

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mount Pearl Rosie O’ Grady's will represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the Eastern Canadian Masters

Photo by Gord Dunphy

Photo –2010 Mount Pearl Rosie O’Grady Masters Team

Back Row – Alec Turpin, Andrew Moyst, Dennis Collier, Pat Byrne, Vic Shajapal, Hughie Gaulton, Ellis Coles (Coach), Randy Kelland, Kent Slaney, Matt Hearn (Manager), Chris Cluett

Front Row - Bill Bavis, Phil Hollett, Paul O’Toole, Jonus Gaulton, Albert Stacey, Steve Rowe, Phil Molloy, Gary Penny, Pat Brake, Gerry O’Brien (injured )

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mount Pearl and St. Lawrence are in a dog race for 2nd place.

It appears that Mount Pearl and St. Lawrence are into a dog race for second place that could be decided in their last game of the schedule when these teams are slated to play each other. Both teams went into this weekend with exactly the same number of points after 15 games. After this weekend’s action, where both teams defeated their opponents in two straight games, they remain tied. Mount Pearl had travelled to Corner Brook where they defeated the Western United FC team in both of their matches. As a result of Western United two losses this weekend ,they are officially knocked out of the 2010 Challenge Cup play-offs. While on the Burin Peninsula , the hometown Laurentians were celebrating St. Lawrence Day. St. Lawrence added to the hometown celebrations by shuting out the Feildians from St. John’s in two straight games at the Centennial Field. They blanked the Feildians 4-0 on Saturday and 2-0 on Sunday. Feildians have now clinched 4th and final play-off spot. On the Avalon on Saturday ,Holy Cross added 3 points to their first place standings by destroying the St. John’s Under -18’s by an 8-0 score. But the same young minor team from St. John’s showed character on Sunday when they rebounded from their devastating loss by beating the CBS representative by a 3-0 score.

St. Lawrence Day - 2010 - Click here to listen to Poss Slaney - A Grey Foggy Day

The Town St. Lawrence - 2010

"The heart of the town is the Soccer Field"

2010 - St. Lawrence Day Match

St. Lawrence - 4 vs Feildians - 0

Paul Slaney - 12 minute
Rudy Norman - 16 minute
Mike Howlett - 60 minute
Stefan Slaney - 86 min

Shut -out - John Douglas

2010 Laurentian Day Fans
"All Good friends of Mine"

Moe Clarke, Keith Farrell, Cynthia Farrell, Frank Slaney

Little future Laurentians were again on the field at half time

Marcus Jackman,Logan Rennie,Christian Tobin,Tregan Walsh,Parker Doyle,Jared Slaney, Shane L ambe, Austin CLarke

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It's St.Lawrence Day - July 7 - 2010

St. Lawrence, NL - Home of the Laurentians

Fishing the town's main industry

Last year Holy Cross were in town to play the Laurentians
on St.Lawrence Day, this year it will be the Feildians

Game Time : 3 o'clock

Future Laurentians

I'll see if I can get some more photo's of the kids today !

Weekend Schedule

56 Saturday - August 7 3:00 Feildian/Ernst & Young Orenda St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians Centennial Field
6:30 Holy Cross Kirby Group St. John’s U-18’s Capital Hyundai King George V
7:00 Mount Pearl - That ProLook-Molson Rugged Edge Western United FC Wellington Street Complex
59 Sunday - August 8 12:00 Mount Pearl - That ProLook-Molson Rugged Edge Western United FC Wellington Street Complex
2:00 Feildian/Ernst & Young Orenda St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians Centennial Field
2:00 CB Auto Strikers FC St. John’s U-18’s Capital Hyundai King George V

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Few Wedding Shots

My Family

Melissa and husband, Will

Our oldest daughter Melissa's wedding

L- Youngest daughter, Allison & R - Daughter - Lori

Mount Pearl and Holy Cross to go head to head in Masters Playdown Championship

Mount Pearl 2009 Masters Championship Tean

Holy Cross are Mount Pearl to play in Masters Playdowns

It's a given, the masters team which will represent the province of Newfoundland and Labrador team in 2010 will be either Holy Cross or Mount
Pearl. These are the only two teams that have registered to play in the masters playdown which are scheduled for this weekend. The winner of this tournament is to advance to the Eastern Canadian Masters Championships which are to be played in Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 8 -11. Mount Pearl are the defending Provincial Champs and they were seeded 5th at the Eastern Canadian Championships in 2009.
The Favorites
Looking at the current standings, in the St. John's League, Mount Pearl are certainly the favorites going into the best two out of three affair this weekend. To date in 2010 Mount Pearl haven't lost a single game in 13 matches. They are presently supporting a 12 win - 1 tie record. While Holy Cross are currently in second place, supporting a 9 win, 4 loss record. The first game this weekend is scheduled for Saturday evening at 6 pm, in Mount Pearl. Game two is scheduled for KGV in St. John's at 8:30 pm on Sunday evening. The particulars on a Game 3 will be decided if the game is required.
The All- NL Masters Provincial Championship is slated for Paradise on September 17-19 weekend.

Monday, August 2, 2010

It's Gold for NL Jr. Rugby - Congratulations !!!!!!!! Gord Dunphy Photos

NL -13 vs BC -10

NL Rock win Canadian National Jr. Rugby Championship

I can honestly tell you I really don't understand the game of rugby a lot but on Saturday at 2 PM I went to the Swillers field to support one young fella, Stefan Mackey. Stefan plays with the NL Jr. Rugby Team and he dates my youngest daughter Allison

Action from the match - This was the first time ever that NL
defeated BC in the sport of Rugby
NL won the contest on this 3 point field goal

BC misses a 3 point field goal in the dying seconds of the game

There is no better feeling than "The hug of victory !"

A very proud bunch and so they should be !

Here the fans applaud victory

The NL Rock team line up to receive their gold medal !

Stefan receiving his Gold Medal

Congratulations Stefan !

A very proud young man - Stefan Mackey

There is no greater love than the love of your mom.

Photo - Barbara -Ann Mackey and son Stefan

Congratulations !