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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.


How to register: PREFERRED METHOD
1) go to
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 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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Braves take 1-0 series lead

July 13th, 2014

The Braves started their first round playoff series tonight in a best of five with the Peterborough Lakers. The Braves jumped out to a 6-1 first period lead and held on for an 8-5 victory.

Drake Smith led the Braves in scoring with 2 goals and 2 assists. The remainder of the scoring was split amongst 6 other players. Peterborough had 5 individual scorers.

Game 2 of this series is tomorrow night (July 14) in Peterborough. The 3rd game of the series will be back in KW Wednesday night (July 16), 8:00pm at Kinsmen Arena.

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KW Braves Play Off Schedule

July 11th, 2014

The KW Braves traveled to Orangeville for the final result season game.
Final score for tonight’s game was Orangeville 6 KW 5.

See below for game details.

Here is the tie breaker for the final standings. All teams tied at 12-8.

3rd Whitby
4th KW
5th Peterborough
6th Orangeville

KW will face Peterborough starting Sunday July 13th in Kitchener at the Kinsmen Arena, game time 7:00pm
Game 2 Monday July 14 in Peterborough 8:00pm
Game 3 Wednesday July 16 in Kitchener 8:00pm
Game 4 Friday July 18 in Peterborough 8:00pm If necessary
Game 5 Sunday July 20 in Kitchener 7:00pm if necessary

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Braves topple league-leading Arrows

July 11th, 2014

The KW Braves hosted the first place Six Nations Arrows tonight at Kinsmen Arena in a rematch of Sunday’s victory by the Braves in Six Nations. The Braves were victorious tonight, defeating the Arrows 9-7.

With team leaders Chris Cloutier and Joel Tinney out of the lineup due to school commitments in the U.S., the remainder of the lineup dug deep with aggressive defense and opportunistic scoring.

The Braves jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead but the Arrows fought back to tie it at 5 after two.

Matthew Lee led the Braves with 3 goals, Kyle Jackson and Drake Smith had two each. The Arrows were led by Greg Longboat with 3 goals.

The KW Braves travel to Orangeville tomorrow night to round out the season. The playoffs will commence as early as Sunday but the opposition is still unknown pending tomorrow’s results.

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Meet Kitchener lacrosse’s next great one

June 28th, 2014

KITCHENER — Surely, it would be a terrible burden to be referred to as the next one.
Expectations heaped upon hope. Hope piled upon expectations.
And yet, Chris Cloutier says he doesn’t mind shouldering that load.
Chris Cloutier
If people insist on adding his name to the same list as some of this city’s other lacrosse giants — like Colin Doyle, Aaron Wilson, Ryan Benesch and Dhane Smith — that’s OK by him.

“Actually, it’s an honour,” said the 18-year-old Cloutier. “Those guys are amazing players right now in the NLL — let alone when they all played for the (Kitchener-Waterloo) Braves.”
Click here to read the rest of the article from the KW Record, June 28, 2014

Braves win tight game

June 20th, 2014

The Kitchener-Waterloo Braves recorded their second win in a row when they hosted and defeated the Barrie Lakeshores in a tight 12-11 victory in Ontario Jr. A Lacrosse League action on Thursday night. Kyle Jackson was the key man for the Braves, scoring three and assisting three others, while Chris Cloutier was important as ever, scoring a hat-trick and setting up two assists.
For the Lakeshores, forward Daniel Craig did all he could to put his team on top, scoring twice and setting up five goals. But it was all for naught, as the Braves eventually claimed the win.
The Braves (7-5), now joint-fourth in the league, will look to continue their winning streak when they travel to the second-placed Brampton Excelsiors (10-3) tonight.

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A big thank you to Todd Walden who will be taking photos of the KW Jr A Braves again this summer!

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