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KW Braves Alumni Golf TournamentMay 14th, 2013
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The Braves come home after 42 yearsMay 3rd, 2013
The Braves are heading home where it all began. In 1967, the Braves played their first game in junior lacrosse at The Aud on East Avenue. Now entering their 47th season of junior lacrosse, the Braves return to The Aud for their home opener Thursday, May 9, 8:00pm where they’ll take on Peterborough, the team that knocked them out of last year’s playoffs.
“The Braves are truly excited at the opportunity to return to Kitchener and play our home games in the Kinsmen Arena,”said Lawrie Hallman, president of the Braves. “We want to create an in-game atmosphere that gives our fans a memorable experience.”
Hallman, whose son, Corey, is assistant coach, said a core of great players will be returning for the season, including Dhane Smith, league scoring leader and most valuable player in 2012; Kyle Jackson, member of 2012 Team Canada in field lacrosse and currently at the University of Michigan on a lacrosse scholarship, and Chris Cloutier, at the University of North Carolina on a lacrosse scholarship.
All members of the coaching staff — Brian Beisel, Corey Hallman and Mark Tinning —are returning for their third season. Mike Poulin, 2012 goaltender of the year in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), has been added as the goaltending coach. Poulin, a former Brave, currently plays for the Calgary Roughnecks in the NLL.
“We are excited to have them back, said Paul Pickard, manager of The Aud and community arenas. “The Braves will bring such a buzz to our facility; I know the hometown community is proud to have them back. This partnership, renewed between the City of Kitchener and the Braves will provide family affordable sports and entertainment for their fans and our citizens.”
Tickets can be purchased on game day; $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.
SMITH NAMED NLL ‘ROOKIE OF THE WEEK’May 3rd, 2013
News | 4/24/2013 3:09:15 PM | Bandits.com
BUFFALO, NY (April 24, 2013) — The National Lacrosse League today announced that Buffalo Bandits transition player Dhane Smith has been named NLL “Rookie of the Week” for Week 16 of the 2013 NLL season.
Smith, whose 44 points (24+20) this season ranked him fifth in the league in rookie scoring, is being honored for the first time this season. He earned the award by recording four points (3+1) and four loose balls in Buffalo’s game against the Rochester Knighthawks on April 20.
The 20-year-old Kitchener, Ontario native was Buffalo’s first-round selection (fifth overall) in the 2012 NLL Entry Draft.
With his three goals in the game, Smith (24 goals) edged Aaron Wilson (23 goals) for the Bandits’ goal-scoring title, becoming the first rookie to lead the Bandits in goal scoring since Derek Keenan led all Bandits in the team’s inaugural 1992 season. Smith is the first player other than John Tavares or Mark Steenhuis to lead the Bandits in goal scoring since Darris Kilgour led the team in 1998.
Smith becomes the Bandits’ fifth Player of the Week selection of the 2013 season, joining Anthony Cosmo (Defensive Player of the Week – Week 7), Jay Thorimbert (Transition Player of the Week – Week 9), Alexander “Kedoh” Hill (Transition Player of the Week – Week 12) and Jordan Critch (Rookie of the Week – Week 15).
The weekly player award winners are selected by a vote of the league’s general managers and head coaches.
Exhibition Game TonightApril 29th, 2013
Tonight, April 29th, the KW Jr “A” Braves will take on the Orangeville Jr. A Northmen in preseason action at the Kinsmen Arena. Game time is 8pm.
If you’re in the area, come on out and watch!
Braves heading back to where it all beganApril 7th, 2013
Lawrie Hallman has fond memories of the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex.
It was the same place he broke into the junior lacrosse ranks in 1971, the last year the Kitchener-Waterloo Braves made Dom Cardillo Arena its home base in the regular season.
It was also the temporary home where the Braves, with Hallman behind the bench, captured an unexpected Founder’s Cup Canadian Jr. B championship in 1987 before winning it again in 1988.
“We beat Mississauga that year, who were highly rated and were expected to win it all,” said Hallman, now the president and assistant coach with the Braves. “That was the year when (National Lacrosse League star) John Tavares was their top player.”
Now the Braves are heading back to where it all began.
KW Braves ScheduleApril 2nd, 2013
KW Braves 2013 Evaluation and Conditioning CampMarch 7th, 2013
You are more then welcome to attend these sessions if you are:
A) a graduating midget from KW Minor Lacrosse- a parents consent form must be completed on your first visit to camp because you are under the age of 18.
B) a graduating midget who does not reside in a center that has a Junior “A” lacrosse. You will require a “permission to run” from any Junior B/C team in your jurisdiction as well as a parents consent form must be completed on your first visit to camp because you are under the age of 18.
C) a Junior B/C player who does not reside in a center that has Junior “A” lacrosse. You will require a “permission to run” from your Junior team and if you are under the age of 18, a parents consent form must be completed on your first visit to the camp.
D) a returning player from 2012 Braves, if you are under the age of 18, a parents consent form must be completed on your first visit to camp.
Cost of the sessions is $10 each. You will require full equipment. At your first session, please allow an extra 15 minutes to complete all required documentation. Any questions or concerns, please contact Randy Tollefson, GM or call Randy @ (519) 895-8737
Volunteers NeededFebruary 21st, 2013
All non-profit associations work and operate with the help of volunteers. If you are interested in helping out with the following positions, please email Wendy Bernardo
Equipment Manager- Responsible for team jerseys, filling water bottles, looking after sticks. Must be available for practices, home and away games.
Game Time Keeper/ScoreKeeper – Responsible for keeping track of goals, assists and penalties on the advice of the referees / responsible for the display of the time remaining in the period/intermission, the score, period and penalty time being served.
Point Streak/Announcer Responsible for entering stats in Point Streak and announcing at all home games.
30 Second Shot Clock Responsible for running shot clock
Training will be provided.
Our deepest condolencesFebruary 13th, 2013
To the Hutchinson Family and Friends
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hutchinson family during this difficult time. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
KW Braves Junior A Lacrosse Club
KW Braves Alumni Hockey PoolJanuary 23rd, 2013
This hockey pool is a fundraiser intended to generate some fun and competition while at the same time help to fund the operation of the KW Braves Junior “A” Lacrosse Club. It is expected that the prize money will be in excess of $1,000 based on the participation in previous years. Prize money will be paid out to the first three positions.
Anyone can join this pool….so tell your family, friends and co-workers to join in the fun!
OPTION 1: Perferred Method
- go to www.hockeydraft.ca
- login with userid = kwbraves and password = regular
- fill in the 3 fields “name”, “email” and “password”
(if submitting more than one entry, number your name John Doe 1, John Doe 2 etc)
- click on all the box entries until all 24 are completed
- click on “Submit Entry” when completed
- print Pick List document – Click here to view the list (when document opens, right click to print)
- complete selections (don’t forget to fill in your name and email address)
- Fax to 519-888-4206 (ATTN: Lawrie)
- send cheque or cash, $25.00 per entry
- cheques made out to KW LACROSSE ALUMNI
- mail to Lawrie Hallman, 699 Munich Circle, Waterloo, N2V 2L6
- deadline for payment is February28,2013