In 2008, the Telegram's sports reporter John Browe wrote the following, "Blair Aylward fought back tears as he made his way off the field following the St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians' 5-3 win over Manitoba's Hellas FC in BMO Challenge Cup soccer play Monday morning at Smallwood field in Mount Pearl.The victory gave St. Lawrence seventh place in the tournament, but it was the realization he had just played his last game with the Blueshirts that was a bit too much for the Laurentians' captain to handle."It's tough," he said. "It's not sad, but I know my body's ready to stop playing."Aylward choked up when he talked about his family "sacrificing a lot" for him over the years.
"It's always nice to go out with a win, but I'm going to miss the camaraderie… being around the fellas more than being on the field. My body is ready to stop running," he added, managing a smile. "
4 Years Later Aylward About To Return
Sources close to the St. Lawrence Laurentians are reporting that Blair Aylward is about to be named the next head coach of the St. Lawrence Laurentians. Aylward will replace Jim Loder who coached the Laurentians for the past two seasons. Aylward will be under the gun in St. Lawrence, as is anyone who coaches the town's beloved Laurentians. The Laurentians didn't make the Challenge Cup Provincial finals in the past two seasons and in St. Lawrence, anything but winning is "Unacceptable". Should be interesting !
CBS Name their Challenge Cup Coach
Mike Kirby to coach Holy Cross
Former Holy Cross player Mike Kirby will coach the 4 time defending champions, Holy Cross this season. Kiby will replace Jake Stanford who will be coaching the girls NL Canada Games Team.