(L-R) Nick Power - Jacob Dyer - Sam Hawco
Dylan Chrihton - Jack Haywood
A newer side of Johnny Douglas
Over the past decade most of the soccer enthusiasts in the province have come quite familiar with the Laurentians star goalkeeper, John Douglas. I think it would be fair to say that John Douglas, over the course of his brilliant career, has allowed St. Lawrence to compete with the best clubs in the province even during some of the Laurentians leaner years. Furthermore, I think it would be very fair to say that over the course of John Douglas's career he has had made, many a referee earn their money with some of his goalkeeping ethics. However, for the past two years, we are are seeing a different side of John Douglas. Besides being the Laurentians number one keeper, John is showing signs on the field of mellowing a little and he has taken to coaching. Last season John joined with MUN's Men's coach Jake Stanford as an assistant coach with his primary duties as goalie coach. This year he further expanded his coaching duties, as he has joined with the NL Canada Games team as their goalie coach. Am I premature in my thinking that a change in career, after 2016, is about to occur For Johnny DDD ? I guess,only time will tell.
Note: Pictured above are some of the young goalies who John brings to training once or twice a week.
Meet Noah Wrice
Noah Wrice is a minor league goalie who played most of his early development soccer years on the Burin Peninsula Soccer Association. But since moving to St. John's, with his parents, he now plays with the St. John's Feildians Soccer Association. It was great last Wednesday to see Noah, for the 1st time, don the Double Blues Challenge Cup uniform as he played backup duty for the Feildians as they played the NL Canada Games Team in a Challenge Cup league game.
Congratulations Noah !