NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NL U-15 & U-16 Boys teams place 4th in Atlantic Canadian Championships played in N.B.

New Brunswick's Jesse LeBlanc of Dieppe, left, battles Jeremy Brake ( Karen & Paul's son) of Newfoundland and Labrador for the ball during Friday's round-robin game at the Atlantic under-15 boys soccer championship at Scotiabank Park South. N.B. won 2-1.

NL Girls win medals
NL Girls U-16 team won gold and NL U -15 Girls won silver at the Atlantic Champions. Jane Pope was named the U-16 tournament MVP. Congratulations Girls !!!


The Southern Gazette - Coach's Corner June 28/11

Click on title above to read Coach's Corner
By Gord Dunphy

"The Times They Are A Changin"

Saturday, June 25, 2011

John Kelly - A great soccer fan passes - R.I.P.

Nellie and John Kelly

St. Lawrence Laurentian's lose a great fan - John Kelly

One of the longest and greatest fans that the St. Lawrence Laurentians ever had, John Kelly has passed away. Not only was John and Nellie Kelly good fans there were good people. I can remember when my four brothers and I were growing up in St.Lawrence and playing soccer John and Nellie Kelly would attend every game : U-12, U-14, U-16 and high school. They also would travel wherever the Senior Laurentians traveled and played anywhere in the province. Every Sunday morning I would see them at mass and both of them would be wearing a big smile. John lived to be the ripe old age of 89 years old.

God Bless You Nellie and R.I.P. John

Gord Dunphy

Challenge Cup June 25/26 & Coach's Corner ; Click Here

June 25 - Feildians - 1 vs St. Lawrence - 2

Goalscorers :

St.Lawrence : Paul Slaney: 53 Minute
St.Lawrence : Chad Miller : 42 minute

Feildians : Ian Manderville: 11 minute


June 26 - Feildians -2 vs St. Lawrence - 5

Goalscorers :

St.Lawrence : Paul Slaney: (2)
St.Lawrence : Brent Kelly
St.Lawrence : Jeremy Brenton
St.Lawrence : Stephen Slaney

Feildians : Tyler Winsor
Feildians : Jay Babstock


Coach's Corner - The Southern Gazette
June 28, 2011

The Times They Are A-Changin’

In the article, I discuss the future of the St. Lawrence Laurentians and I express my feelings with regards to Rudy Norman/ Sean Edwards and John Douglas.

Stay Tuned !!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hans-Peter Wigger a 6' 7" goalkeeper registers with Mount Pearl

Hans-Peter Wigger - #1
Position: Goal Keeper
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 212
Hometown: Waterloo
Year 2
Program: Economics
High School: Rick Hansen S.S.
Club: Erin Mills S.C

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hawco leads the Challenge Cup scoring race

Jon Hawco

Holy Cross and Hawco are on fire

Currently, Holy Cross are on fire and it's their striker Jon Hawco leading the way. Jon is currently the Challenge Cup leading goal scorer with 10 goals. At this pace he could reach the 20 goal plateau this season. What I personally like about Hawco is how he sees the field and reads the play. Actually, he is as much a set-up person man now as he is a prolific goalscorer. The fact that his coach, Jake Stanford, has seen fit for Jon to become a 90 minute man this season is paying dividends. Jon, has established a nice rhythm to his game and finding the back of the net. Besides, his playing time and goalscoring has given him confidence this season. Hawco's ability in the air and his foot skills makes him to date this season, the leagues most fierce-full striker.

Challenge Cup Action - June 19

CBS - 1 vs St. Lawrence -0

2 PM - St. Lawrence - 0 at CBS - 1

CBS Goalscorer : Chad Seymore - 89 minute

Shut -0ut - Chris Hayes ( CBS)


4 PM - Holy Cross - 6 at St. John's, U -18's - 1

HC - Jon Hawco (3), Jake Warren (2), Corey Moore (1)

My son suffers major injury while playing soccer in Ottawa

Mark Dunphy

Mark breaks his ankle

It is no doubt that the biggest fear of any amateur soccer player is injuries. The fact of the matter is we all have to work for a living. My 24 year old son Mark, who now resides in Ottawa and is currently employed with an architectural engineering firm, broke his ankle yesterday. He suffered the injury while playing soccer in a recreational soccer league. His ankle is broken in three places and he now has his leg in a full length cast. Actually,he is waiting to have surgery done so the bones can be screwed together. Wishing Mark a speedy and safe recovery!

Happy Father's Day , Dad - "Gone but not Forgotten "

Gord Dunphy Sr.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Holy Cross remain undefeated

Holy Cross -2 vs St.Lawrence -1

St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians - 1 at Holy Cross Kirby Group -2

SL- Paul Slaney - 14 minute

HC - Mike Dunn - 62 minute
HC - Jon Hawco - 70 minute

Mount Pearl - 3 vs Feildians -1

MP- Jon Grant - 26 minute
MP -Rudy Norman - 39 minute
MP- Justin Pickford 73 minute

Feild/s - Jay Babstock - 4 minute

Molson Challenge Cup Action - June 18

4:00 PM - Mount Pearl vs Feildians - KGV


6:30 PM - St. Lawrence vs Holy Cross - KGV

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Congratulations to Michael Ryder



Michael Ryder - Hoisting the Stanley Cup


Boston Bruins - 2011 Stanley Cup Champions


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Holy Cross remain undefeated in 2011

Holy Cross - 3 vs Mt. Pearl - 1

Goalscorers :

Cross- Mike Dunne 13, Jake Warren 16, Jon Hawco 41

Pearl - J Pickford 45

Tonight in Challenge Cup Action in Mount Pearl at........... 8:45 - It's H.C. vs M.P.


Challenge Cup Standings & Goal Scorers

Team # Games Wins Losses

Holy Cross Kirby 6 6 0

Mt. Pearl/That
Pro Look/Molson
6 4 1

St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians 6 3 2

CB Auto Strikers FC 7 2 3

Feildians Ernst
& Young Orenda
7 2 5


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mike Edmunds, to officiate in Edmonton

NLSA's - Mike Edmunds

Mike Edmunds will be heading out today to Edmonton to referee on Wednesday a match, where the host Edmonton FC team will play the Peurto Rico Islanders. Although, this is early in the season, its a crucial match for both clubs this early in the season cause third place is on the line. Both clubs are playing well...especially considering that Edmonton are in their rookie season. Edmonton has a few of Mike Howlett old buddies on his team. They are former Calgary Callies players who played on the same team over the years with Mike.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Soccer Banquet in North River, CBN

Congratulations are extended to North River, CBN
who are celebrating five years of soccer

President, Bob Tarrant has done an excellent job
and must be commended for his work.

CBN Lighting were presented new uniforms
by the local Legion

Guest Speaker praised the CBN Lighting for
their involvement with the growth
of soccer.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mount Pearl blanks the Feildians

Mount Pearl's, Matt Peddle recorded a 1-0 shut-out over
the St. John's Feildians in Challenge Cup week-end action at KGV .
Matt Hamyln scored the lone goal for Mount Pearl.
While on Saturday, the Feildians
defeated the St. John's U-18's
by a 3-0 score.

In other week-end action, St. Lawrence took 6 points from a
much improved CBS squad by narrowly
squeezing by them by 2-1 and 1-0 scores.
While on Saturday, the Feildians defeated the St. John's U-18's
by a 3-0 score.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Shane Dunphy wins the Investor's Group Volunteer Sport Administration Award

Each year, Investors Group, in collaboration with CAC, honours a volunteer sport administrator.


Recipients of the Investors Group Volunteer Sport Administrator Awards presented at Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences that have taken place during the previous fiscal year (April 1-March 31) automatically become eligible for the Investors Group National Volunte

er Sport Administrator Award. Nominations are reviewed by a CAC Selection Committee.



The winner of the Investors Group National Volunteer Sport Administrator Award receives a $1,000 Guaranteed Investment Certificate at the Sport Leadership Awards Dinner.



2011 Shane Dunphy------------------------------- Soccer

2010 Joanne Ans Table Tennis
2009 James Lahey Tennis
2008 Alex Johnstone Athletics
2007 Brian Murphy Soccer
2006 Jean Blackie Curling
2005 Susan Bauhart Swimming
2004 Dana Dickinson Ice Hockey
2003 Dianne Barker Curling
2002 Shelley Wiliams Ice Hockey
2001 Ian Allen Swimming
2000 Dorothy Liedtke Swimming
1999 Louise Suru Special Olympics
1998 Marven McCarthy Baseball
1997 Cecelia Carter-Smith
1996 Bob & Rosemarie Fletcher
1995 Christiane Ebacher
1994 Shirley Rains
1993 Susan Harris Gymnastics
1992 Bruce Aikman

Shane was nominated by Joanne Jones Mallay, President of Marystown Minor Soccer Association.


Monday, June 6, 2011

John Douglas to join Holy Cross

John Douglas

Getting To Know John Douglas

I’ve played with and coached a lot of good soccer goalkeepers over the years, and to say that one has to be a little different to be a goalkeeper is an understatement. I think it is fair to say that most goalies are generally a very superstitious kind of a person who lives in a world of his own and does his own thing. However, I do feel that despite them being a little fanatical, you will find that they are great people who are mentally tough, sort of a fearless character. I’ve also noticed that a super goalie is usually a superb athlete. They have to have good positioning, be very fast ,be strong in the air ,and of course they have to have good ball handling skills. John Douglas has these characteristics and is the main strength of the current Laurentians squad. To get to know this star athlete a little better, I asked him the following questions--

Home Town: Grand Bank

Date of Birth: February 5, 1983

Height: 6 ft.

Weight: 190 lbs

Profession: Teacher – St. Catherine’s Academy

Current Soccer Status: Goalkeeper - St. Lawrence Laurentians (8 years)

First Soccer Memory: Winning an Under -10 Tournament in Mount Pearl.

Favourite Movie: Young Blood

Favourite TV Show: Melrose Place

Musical Tastes: I’ll listen to anything….

Last Book Read: Diego Maradona’s Autobiography

Leisure Activities: For the past while my free-time has been consumed with watching the World Cup!

First Job: Coaching Soccer

Your Most Soccer Influential Personality: My family have always been tremendous supporters of me and my siblings with anything we’ve wanted to pursue. I owe them a lot when it comes to soccer, as they’ve always made sacrifices to ensure I’ve had many opportunities in the sport.

At the youth level, Vince Pickett was a great coach who spent a lot of time with me on goalkeeper training, and constantly showed a lot of faith in my ability. He was very influential on my decision to become a goalkeeper in the first place!

Favourite Goalie Uniform: I have many weird superstitions, one of which circles around my uniform. If I have a bad game, or allow a bad goal with a particular jersey on, I usually don’t wear that jersey again for quite a while!

Pre-game Feeling: Anticipation.

Pre-game Meal: Spaghetti

Greatest Soccer Moment: I’ve had several great moments in soccer. One of which was winning a Silver Medal at the 2001 Canada Games in London, Ont. We faced a lot of scrutiny as a team and weren’t given much credit prior to the Games, so it was great to be successful with that group of guys.

Another great accomplishment was winning a Bronze Medal at the 2007 Challenge Cup Nationals in Halifax. We worked real hard as a team, had great fan support, and truly had a fantastic season (we lost only 1 game that entire year – to Alberta).

Most Painful Soccer Moment: Losing the 2004 Challenge Cup Final at home to Marystown. We were undefeated prior to the final that year, and it really hurt to lose on home turf.

Closest Soccer Friend(s): The entire St. Lawrence team are a tight knit group. We all have a laugh together, and most importantly are there for each other in both victories and defeats.

Other than that, it was fantastic to play with my brother, Mike, for 4 years with St. Lawrence. Being able to win a Bronze Medal together in Halifax in 2007 was something special and certainly made all those hours spent at the field in Grand Bank well worth it!

Funniest Player Encountered: Soccer players as a whole are always up for a joke, so I can’t really pin-point any particular person as being funnier than another. I can say however, that we always have a laugh with our team, and that no one is free from criticism!

Top three players you played with: Brian Francis was always a teammate who played with such poise and confidence, and a person who never seemed to have a bad-game. Brian’s confidence resonated throughout the rest of the team.

We have some great players with St. Lawrence now and I don’t want to leave anyone out, but of those who are no longer playing; Bob Spearns, Dr. Paul Slaney, and Blair Aylward are three whom I’m honoured to say I’ve played with.

Top three players you played against: Playing against my brother in law Richard Kelly was always a challenge because he can turn a nothing play into a goal. Also, when Alec Turpin played with Mount Pearl, he was very difficult to play against because of his strength, unpredicted speed, and game smarts. And I’ll never forget Chris Caines’ shot and how it burned me twice in the 2000 Challenge Cup Final!

Soccer’s Toughest Competitors: John Kelly, Marc Pittman, Ryan Slaney. These guys go to War for their teams each and every game. Jon Grant is a young player who has these same qualities. His determination and drive will ensure he’s a great player for many years as well.

Favourite Soccer To Watch: I love the English Premier League. The combination of skill and grit in the Premier League cannot be match by any other professional league.

Funny/Most embarrassing Soccer Memory: A few years back in a game versus Burin, I rushed out of the goal to clear a through ball but unfortunately swung and missed – leaving a very easy tap-in for their striker. I’m sure 15 minutes passed before I went back in the 18 yard box! One of St. Lawrence’s best supporters, Neil Tarrant, came up to me after the game and said he figured my right leg was still up on the Foodland roof!

Most Memorable Soccer Save: No save in particular sticks out to me. I constantly push myself to be there when my teammates need me, but I never focus on individual accolades. To be successful in a team game I believe you have to focus on team goals and accomplishments.

Favourite non soccer sport to watch: Hockey (local and professional)

Personality Qualities Most Admired: Commitment and dedication. St. Lawrence has been successful for so many years due to the unsurpassed commitment and dedication that everyone involved in the club has given. Although we don’t get paid to play this sport, I truly believe that there are many great things to receive from the game if you put yourself into it.

If I were NLSA President:

This isn’t something I ever really thought about. However, if I were President I would try to develop the real cogs of Newfoundland soccer that has given the sport its identity. The communities of the Burin Peninsula have made a huge impact in putting Newfoundland on the national stage in soccer, and I really think these communities have been cast-aside in recent years. Too many of the NLSA’s services are being focused on the Avalon Peninsula (I know population dictates this but we have to try to spread these services to ALL athletes).

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Holy Cross - 8 vs CBS - 0

Hawco takes over league scoring,while teammate
Corey Moore scores a hat trick

Holy Cross Kirby Group = 8 at C B Auto Strikers - 0

Corey Moore ( 3) - 72, 80.88 min
Mike Brushett (2) - 34 . 46 min
Jeremy Babstock - 36 min
Matt Breen - 44 min
Jon Hawco - 62 min

Corey Moore


Hawco scores twice as Holy Cross defeat Feildians, 7 -1

Hawco dominates

It was a Holy Cross 7- 1 white washing of the St.John's Feildians, as the two St. John's teams met in Challenge Cup action at the KGV.
There is no doubt that John Hawco was, "the man of the match." Hawco not only led the way for Cross on the goalscoring sheet with two beautiful goals, he dominated the field. He generated a superb individual play when he assisted on Jake Warren's goal.
Although, this is very early in the season Holy Cross at this point appear unbeatable. So far this season they are undefeated after five matches scoring 22 goals while giving up just three. In other Challenge Cup action on Saturday, CBS and St. John's U-18 went scoreless. Today at 2 PM Cross will take on CBS at KGV Soccer complex.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Challenge Cup Scoring Leaders

Name Team Goals
Ayuba Kamara C B Auto Strikers 3
Jake Warren Holy Cross 3
Rudy Norman
Mount Pearl

Scott Woodfine

Holy Cross

Ayuba Kamara ( CBS)

Jake Warren ( H.C.)

Rudy Norman - (M.P

Scotty Woodfine

Molson Challenge Cup Game Results & Points

Team # Games Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against
Holy Cross Kirby 4 4 0 0 18 2
CB Auto Strikers FC 3 2 0 1 5 1
Mt. Pearl/That Pro Look/Molson 4 2 1 1 8 5
St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians 4 1 2 1 2 5
Feildians Ernst & Young Orenda 4 1 3 0 1 7

Saturday June 4

4 PM - CBS - 0 vs St.John's Under 18's - 0

6:30 PM - Feildians - 1 vs Holy Cross - 7

Sunday June 5

2 PM - CBS vs Holy Cross