KW Jr A Braves Awards Night
January 7th, 2015
The Braves are proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Individual Awards. Congratulations to all the players!
Most Dedicated Player – Connor Cole
Rookie of the Year – Zach Dybowski
Most Improved Player – Davis Prince
Bob Howie Memorial Award – Outstanding Leadership – Kyle Jackson
Lawrence Hallman Award – Players who best represent the team on and off the floor – Mario Duscio
Howard Hallman Memorial Award – Player of the Year & Best Defensive Player – Eric Guiltinan
Team Leading Scorer & Dennis McIntosh Award MVP Junior A League & Junior A 1st All Star – Chris Cloutier
Jim Bishop Memorial Award – Outstanding Coaching Staff Junior A Lacrosse – Mark Tinning, Eric Martin, Corey Hallman, Absent: Brian Beisel
Junior A 2nd Team All Star – Kevin Orleman
Award Banquet & Alumni Hockey Game
December 12th, 2014
KW Jr A Braves 2014 Awards Banquet & Alumni Hockey Game
Monday, Dec 29th
4:00pm Hockey Game – Grandriver Arena
5:30pm Awards & Dinner – Gastropub No29 – 120 Ottawa St, Kitchener
2014 Season Players Free
Parents & Alumni $15.00 each
Please RSVP to email@example.com
Braves Announce New Head Coach
December 9th, 2014
The KW Braves Junior “A” Lacrosse Club is pleased and excited to announce the hiring of Chris Driscoll as Head Coach for the 2015 season. Chris, a former NLL star, played 19 seasons of professional lacrosse, eight of those with the Toronto Rock where he also served as team captain. His coaching career includes the past three seasons as head coach of the Team Ontario Bantam and Midget teams and also most recently as assistant coach of the Brampton Excelsiors of the Junior A league. Chris is also a former Brave, having played his final year of junior in 1991 when he led the Braves in scoring. Chris will be interviewing for assistant coaches to round out his coaching staff.
The opening for head coach was due to the retirement of Brian Biesel who is moving his family to Collingwood and also the retirement of Corey Hallman, who will be dedicating his spare time to KW Minor Lacrosse where his son participates. In 2014 our coaching staff, which also included Mark Tinning and Eric Martin, was awarded the “Jim Bishop Memorial Award” for coaches of the year. They also won this award in 2012.
The KW Braves would like to thank these gentlemen for their excellence in coaching and dedication to the Braves.
The 2015 season looks promising for the KW Braves, returning a solid core of players. This includes Chris Cloutier, league MVP and goaltender Kevin Orleman, a 2nd Team All-Star. It is expected our regular season will commence Thursday May 7th.
Should you requiring any further information about any of the above, please contact me.
K-W Braves Junior “A” Lacrosse Club
KW Jr “A” Braves AGM
November 18th, 2014
The KW Braves Junior “A” Lacrosse Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday November 25th, 7:00pm at Weber Supply, 1830 Strasburg Rd, Kitchener, ON N2R 1E9.
If you are a parent or a current player, former player or a friend of the game, you are invited to attend this meeting.
There will be elections for all positions.
The KW Junior A Braves Lacrosse Club is looking for hard working people to become involved on our Board and/or in the day-to-day club operations. Those interested in becoming a part of this lacrosse club should forward an email expressing their interest. Please join us and be a part of the success of the KW Braves!
Completed nomination forms for members of the Board of Directors will be accepted until November 22, 2014. Please send nomination forms to Wendy Bernardo
KW Braves Alumni Hockey Pool
October 6th, 2014
Once again it is hockey season and that means Hockey Pools!
The KW Braves are hoping you will participate, have a chance at some prize money and at the same time help to support the KW Braves. Your help would be greatly appreciated. This pool is open to all friends, family, neighbours, co-workers and enemies. Pass it on.
DEADLINE: TUESDAY OCTOBER 14th 7:00PM
How to register: PREFERRED METHOD
1) go to www.hockeydraft.ca
2) Login with kwbraves / password hockey – click SIGNIN
3) Click on ENTRY FORM
4) Fill in Name, Email and Password
5) Make a selection in all 24 boxes
6) At end click SUBMIT ENTRY at bottom of boxes
You can also print this pdf file and read the thorough instructions provided.
PAYMENT: $25 fee
Send cash or a cheque made out to KW LACROSSE ALUMNI
Mail to: Lawrie Hallman, 699 Munich Circle, Waterloo N2V 2L6
Braves first Junior coach in 1967 passes away
October 2nd, 2014
We will miss you JJ.
Joseph James (J.J.) HILL
HILL, Joseph James (J.J.) J.J. passed away peacefully at Lisaard House Hospice in Cambridge with his family by his side, on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the age of 90. Predeceased by his beloved wife of sixty one years, Catherine “Kay” Hill, on August 19, 2014. He is survived by his sons, Jim (Anna) and their two children Christine and Michael, and Cam (Iona). Also survived by son Ron Perrott (Elaine) of Sault Ste. Marie and daughter Arlene (Wayne) of Orillia, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His brother Leo Hill and his wife Doris also survive Jay. Predeceased by brothers Bernard and Bruce. During the Second World War, J.J served in the Royal Canadian Navy for two years where he was involved in the Battle of the Atlantic. J.J. was a lifetime member of the K-W Navy Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #530, Waterloo. J.J. was a founding member of the K-W Lacrosse Association. He was recognized for his contribution by being inducted into The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame. J.J. was a longtime employee of Wilfrid Laurier where he worked in the Athletic Department. In his retirement, J.J. found great pleasure in leather craft. Many people have told us they still have his hand-crafted items. Friends are invited to share their memories of J.J. with family during memorial visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Thursday, October 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Reception to follow at the K-W Naval Association, 315 Weber Street, Waterloo. A special thank you to Joyce and Lewis Leis, Monica and Carl Koehler and Grace Wagner who spent much time with J.J. in his last years. The family would also like to give a heart-filled thank you to Dr. Janet Zettel and the very caring staff of Lisaard House. A Poppy Ceremony will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 2nd. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Lisaard House Hospice or the K-W Poppy Fund, which may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
Joseph “J.J.” Hill (BUILDER)
Waterloo 1940′s – 1960′s
Spent 25 years as a player, coach, referee and executive member in Orillia, Fergus and Waterloo.
Helped organize Minor Lacrosse in Kitchener-Waterloo in 1954.
Inducted into Fergus Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a Player.
Inducted into Kitchener-Waterloo Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder.
1st Junior Coach of the Kitchener Braves in 1967.
Defeated in Game 5
July 21st, 2014
The KW Braves faced the Peterborough Lakers in the fifth and deciding game of their best of five quarter final series. Peterborough went ahead early and never looked back defeating the Braves 9-4 to eliminate them from the playoffs.
Leading the Braves was Kyle Jackson with 3 goals in his last junior game. Kyle along with Jake McLay, Jay Lindsay and Matt Halloran go over age.
Leading the Lakers was Holden Cattoni with 4 goals.
The Lakers return to action tomorrow night in Six Nations to start their best of seven series with the Arrows.
The KW Jr A Braves would like to thank all of the sponsors and fans for supporting us this year!
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Going to Game #5!
July 19th, 2014
The KW Braves fought back on game 4 tonight for a thrilling overtime win over the Peterborough Lakers defeating them in Peterborough 10-9.
Trailing 7-4 going into the third period the Braves fought back to tie the game and Matthew Lee scored the only goal in a 10 minute overtime.
Leading the Braves with two goals each were Joel Tinney, Chris Cloutier, Drake Smith and Kyle Jackson.
The deciding game in this five game series will be played Sunday night in Kitchener 7:00pm at Kinsmen Arena.
League Awards Announcements Chris Cloutier was a co-winner of the league MVP award and selected to the 1st all-star team. Kevin Orleman, the Braves outstanding goalie was selected to the second all-star team. The Braves coaches were elected coaches of the year for the league, Brian Beisel, Corey Hallman, Mark Tinning and Eric Martin.
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Playoffs Game 3
July 16th, 2014
The KW Braves went down to defeat tonight 10-6 against the Peterborough Lakers in game 3 of the their best of five series. This gives the Lakers a 2-1 lead heading back home for game 4 on Friday night.
Leading the Braves in scoring was Chris Cloutier with two goals. The other four were scored by four different Braves. Turner Evans had a big night for the Lakers tallying 4 goals and 2 assists.
Great news for the Braves prior to the game as league individual awards were announced by league commissioner Dean McLeod. Chris Cloutier was a co-winner of the league MVP award and selected to the 1st all-star team. Kevin Orleman, the Braves outstanding goalie was selected to the second all-star team. The Braves coaches were elected coaches of the year for the league, Brian Beisel, Corey Hallman, Mark Tinning and Eric Martin.
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