The Williamsburg Warriors Majors claimed their league title Monday, August 20, in a tight, well-played 4-2 win against Prescott. This was the second game of the best of three series, with the Warriors having won a close 7-4 game the previous night. The Warriors placed first in the six team league during regular season play and were given a first round bye. In the semi-finals, the Williamsburg Warriors faced another Williamsburg team, the Thunder. After dropping the first game 6-5 to the Thunder, the Warriors came back with 14-3 and 14-6 wins. In the front row (l-r) are Matt Backes, Thomas Rae, Jack Thom, Kobey Young, Jonah Bennis, Dean Lapier and Kent Young (coach). In the back row are Dwayne Backes (coach), Johnny Testerink, Lucas Bennis, William DeJong, Cal Bilmer, Travis Barkley and Adam Lapier.
IROQUOIS-The Seaway Kickers U13 Mixed team began the 2013 season on June 6th against the Ottawa Internationals. The rain-soaked game at the fields at Bruff Park in Gloucester, saw the return of many players from last year’s squad.
This year’s team has 19 players, coached by Frank Waytowich and Sid Markell.
Seaway controlled the ball for a majority of the first half keeping the ball in Ottawa’s end. The Internationals scored first on a penalty kick at the 27 minute mark of the first half, to go up 1-0.
Seaway out shot Ottawa, 10-3 for the half.
More pressure was applied by the Kickers, who dominated ball possession throughout the second half as the rain intensified.
At the 47 minute mark, Connor Dumoulin scored on a shot set up by Johnny Coligan, low to the left corner of the net to tie the game 1-1.
Coligan collected his second assist of the night, setting up Brayden Blacquiere-Rizk’s off-the-body shot into the Ottawa net, to make it 2-1 Seaway.
Ottawa struggled to tie the game, however, Seaway’s defense kept the ball out of their own end with only two attempts at Seaway’s net being made.
Seaway applied pressure late in the second half attempting four shots in less than two minutes, but the clock ran out.
Final score: Seaway Kickers 2, Ottawa Internationals 1.
Seaway out shot Ottawa 18-5. Shawn Dowson and Travis McInnis shared goalkeeping duties.
The U13M Kickers visit Nepean City in Ottawa, June 13, followed by a three game tournament on the weekend in Ottawa.
Big win for U18 girls
In U18G action on June 3, Dave Hartle’s Kickers took on the Ottawa Internationals on the Hillcrest High School turf and came away with a 4-1 victory.
Scoring for the Kickers were Alyssa MacMillan, Ashley Smith, Kaitlyn Geurkink and Lesley-Ann Tupper.
Taylor Visser collected the lone goal for the Internationals.
The U18 girls are coached by Hartle and Rhonda VanBeilen is the assistant coach.
Week two of the Men’s Roller Hockey League is completed and taking the early lead is the New Blue entry.
The New Blue collected their second consecutive victory Thursday night, 12-5 over the Red Rockets, while White Lightning picked up win number one, in a 12-7 encounter with the Morewood Monkeys.
Justin Elliott was the man to stop in the New Blue’s 12-7 win over the Red Rockets, but the Rockets failed to do so.
Elliott struck for six of the New Blue goals and added a pair of assists against Rockets’ goaltender Chris Sloan.
Tommy Keyes backed Elliott with a pair and singles were scored by Jamie McIntosh, Randy Markell, Connor Hodgson and Colton Robinson.
Answering for the Rockets were Chris Phifer and Dean Moore with two goals apiece and Chad McMillan with a single.
Will McIntire was in net for the New Blue win.
Brandon Buma led the Lightning to their 12-7 win against the Monkeys with six goals, including the last four of the game.
The game remained close, 4-3 for Lightning after one, and 6-4 after two, but in the third they turned it up a notch with Buma’s performance to coast to the win.
Dave Summers backed Buma with three goals and singles were scored by Billy Henderson, Steve Mattice and Kyle Sob- ering.
Chris Embury answered three times for the Monkeys, while Cody Carruthers added a pair and Mike Thompson and Ryan Hay scored singles.
Barret Brundige was in the Lightning net for the win and Kyle Shane gave up the Monkeys loss.
The New Blue leads the league with four points, while Lightning and the Red Rockets are tied with two points each. The Monkeys are still looking for their first win.
If you are a junior golfer or maybe just a junior looking to be a golfer, then you should get in touch with Chris Veltkamp to set you up with a game.
Veltkamp, a former CPGA Professional and a teacher at St. Mary-St. Cecilia School in Morrisburg, is working with the Iroquois Golf Club and setting up a week-long Junior Golf Camp that will run from Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18. In addition, he has organized a Play Junior Golf Tour with stops at five area golf courses.
Veltkamp explains that the idea of the Golf Camp at the Iroquois Golf Club came about as a result of a noticeable decline of junior golfers.
“I have been speaking with management at Iroquois, and they have seen a decline in their junior golfers. So they would like to grow it, and we are hoping a week-long golf camp will get some interest going.”
For the past six years,Veltkamp has been running junior golf camps at the 18-hole executive par 3 Sunnidell course in Brockville, where he says he has had a lot of success.
He designs his camps to be fun and exciting and has developed them from the CN Future Links (Canada’s Leading Junior Golf Development Program) and information from the Titleist Performance Institute TPI (the world’s leading educational organization and research facility that studies the human body in relation to the golf swing.)
Veltkamp explains that TPI stresses the building of a complete athlete, and he incorporates into his camps, activities that will help develop a youngster’s coordination, agility, balance, flexibility and core strength, just to name a few.
Things like skipping, throwing a ball, kicking a ball, Frisbee throwing, playing on monkey bars, racing others…are some of the recommended TPI activities.
“Each day of the camp, we focus on a specific component for about 45 minutes. We ask golfers to finish the swing on their front foot, when some people can’t even balance on one foot. So we play fun little games to achieve this that I have incorporated. It’s not rocket science. You build an athlete first, and they will pick up the finer points of golf as they go along. You can watch any golf tournament today, and you will see that the men and women are in phenomenal shape.”
Veltkamp says he aims at keeping the camps fun and he moves the participants along from one activity to another. These activities might include other sports such as ball or maybe a little soccer. A lot of athletic movements are developed in these sports.”
Each day of the clinic includes work at the range and each afternoon includes time on the course for a game.
Veltkamp advises parents that golf is an absolutely wonderful game to involve their kids in. It is a game that will last a lifetime and teaches great values.
“One of the neat things about golf is it’s a game you will never beat,” he says. “Every day is a new challenge. You can be having a bad round and then on the second last hole of the day, get a hole in one. All you have to do is hit a couple of really good shots and you will be back because there is always a chance you are going to be one shot better the next time.”
“Kids can play just for fun, they can play to be with their friends, they can play to be outdoors, they can play for exercise, they can play to be competitive, and they can play for school scholarships. There are a lot of opportunities in golf.”
“Look at Brooke Henderson from Smiths Falls. She is 16 years old, comes from a small town and look where she is today.”
The five day Iroquois Junior Golf Camp will run from Monday, July 14-Friday July 18, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. It is limited to 30 golfers, ages 7-13 from throughout the area. The cost is $200 and each participant will receive over 30 hours of instruction daily play each afternoon, a camp gift, a complimentary 18 hole green fee and the opportunity to purchase a mini-membership with the Iroquois Golf Club for July/August.