Welcome the St Catharines Old Boys Lacrosse Association
newsletter, where we try to provide you with information related to our involvement in lacrosse related activities.
Our 2012 dinner was a great success, where we honoured
the 2002 Jr Ahletics who went undefeated in Ontario play, winning the Ontario Championship. We also recognized the significant
turnout of members with family connections to other members. Some great pictures were taken and can be viewed on our web site.
In 2012, because of the generous support of our members,
we were able to sponsor a sweater for the St Catharines Jr A Athletics and the St Catharines Spartan Jr B team, as well as
providing financial support for the St Catharines Minor Lacrosse Association and some of their players participating in National
activities. This year, there is a different need for the St Catharines Minor Lacrosse Association. The City of St Catharines
has increased the cost of floor time for the minors to $90./hour, which will cause a significant strain on the ability of
the organization to provide the floor time necessary to develop top calibre teams in this area. The result will be either
less available floor time for practices or higher registration fees for players and their families. Either option will have
negative results on lacrosse in St Catharines. Please contact your city councillor to express our concerns with this approach
and request a reduction in the fees charged to the minor organization.
In 2012, another member of our executive was inducted
into the St Catharines Sports Hall of Fame. Ted Howe Jr. was inducted as a builder for many years of work for local sports
and contributions to the lacrosse community.
This year, there will be 2 members of the local lacrosse
community inducted to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Joe McNeill (deceased) moved to St Catharines in 1981 from Point
Edward, and immediately assumed a leading role in Niagara lacrosse, becoming GM of the Niagara Jr B’s who won the Canadian
Championship. He then became GM of the St Catharines Jr A’s in their first year returning to the OLA (1982), then President
and VP for the next 14 years. He also was on the founding committee for the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He will be inducted
as a builder.
Dave Hall, will be inducted as a Veteran player. Dave played Jr A from 1954-56 (top scorer in ’56),
9 years of senior (’57-65), 2 years professional (’68-69) and 2 years with Rochester in the North American League.
Those of us who were fortunate to see Dave play know this recognition is well deserved.
Thanks for your support.
Ted Howe Jr.
Secretary, St. Catharines Old Boys Lacrosse
18 Willcher Dr, St. Catharines, ON, L2M 7C8
Treasurer, St. Catharines Old Boys Lacrosse,
68 Seymour Ave, St. Catharines, ON, L2P 1A7