NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Remembering Betty Pickett

Betty Pickett - 2004

Remember One Of The Best - Betty Pickett

Betty Pickett was born and raised in St. Lawrence but when she moved to Marystown and married Kevin Pickett she became the heart and soul of Marystown soccer. She was at the field in good times and she was there in bad times. I remember her collecting on the gate no matter the weather. She patrolled around the field and covered more ground than most officials.
I remember being extremely hurt when we lost to Marystown in 2004 on the Laurentians 100th Anniversary and at that time I was President of the St. Lawrence Soccer Association. But when the hurting stopped I felt good for the Marystown die hard fans and it's players who had won their 1st Challenge Cup Championship. Betty Pickett was one of those people I felt happy for. She along with others deserved the taste of victory : Good for them !
Betty loved her family and enjoyed watching her boys play the game. Above all she stood her grounds but inside she was a "Gentle Woman" who loved life and the beautiful game of soccer.
 We will all miss her and we all loved her.

RIP Betty !

 Marystown : 2004 Challenge Cup Champions

Marystown Masters

The boys from Marystown

Friday, August 21, 2015

Team Yukon & Trudy Pike

Team Yukon - U-14 Girls

Coach : Trudy Pike

I was elated to hear that Constable RCMP Officer Trudy Pike who is formally of St. Lawrence, She is  now residing in the Yukon and has taken a keen interest in the sport of soccer in her new residence. 
Trudy was and still is a good friend of my daughter Melissa. Both of them started kindergarden and completed grade 12 the same year. Trudy is now a coach with Team Yukon Under -14 Girls who will be traveling to Newfoundland to participate in the National U-14 Club Tournament in October on Thanksgiving Day Weekend. Good luck Trudy to you and your team and above all enjoy the experience.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I would like to thank all my well wishers during my surgery.

Thanks Folks

I would like to thank everyone who sent me messages and gave me support
during and after my surgery.   My God Bless you all ! 

Checking out my pre -surgery messages
August  03 - 2015

Post - surgery work out 

More Fans - St. Lawrence Day - 2015

Life time Laurentian - Gerry Harnett

Clarence Senior & Moe Clarke 

Wils Molloy - Phil Tobin -- Karl Tarrant

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Minister King knows soccer !

St. Lawrence Day 
 Having a photo with Honorable Darin King

Darin King taking in a Laurentian match


Darin King's son , Mitch .

The Best Riviary in all of Newfoundland Sports : Holy Cross & St. Lawrence

Game 1.  Holy Cross :1 vs St. Lawrence : 0

Goalscorer : Jeff Slaney - Holy Cross

Fans watching the match 
Mike Edmunds accessing the officials

Front Row L-R: Jack O'Rourke & Thomas Pieroway's parents
Back Row L-R : Vic Slaney, Alec Slaney, Greg Quirke, Jocelyn Dunphy, Eugene Brushett, Tom Reid

Always a good turnout for the St. Lawrence v Holy Cross games


Game 2

 St. Lawrence : 0 vs Holy Cross : 0

Holy Cross moves into first place
Holy Cross will be very pleased with the weekend results in St. Lawrence. When all is said and done they got a win and a tie which amounted to 4 out of a possible 6 points. They have taken over 1st place in the league. While the general feeling in St. Lawrence amongst the Laurentian fans is the real proof will come on Labor Day Weekend when it's all or nothing. But for now Holy Cross are feeling good with  a 2W - 0L -1T record against the Laurentians. Both squads  will face each other one more time in regular season play this season at KGV.
Over the years both the Laurentians and Holy Cross have have claimed decades of supremacy   In the 70's, it was the Laurentians's, in the 80's it was Holy Cross, in the 90's it was St. Lawrence. From 2000 -2009 it remained the Laurentians. Since 2010 - 2014 , Holy Cross have won five out of six championships  and they are not going to be easy to beat in 2015.