GCMHA ALUMNI NEWS
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PAST PRESIDENTS & LIFETIME MEMBERS
For a full list of Past Presidents of SCMHA & Spartan please click below.
The following individuals are considered Honorary Life Members of theformer SCMHA for their enormous volunteer commitment to minor hockey over many years. We thank each and every one of them for all of their valuable contributions to the success of hockey in St. Catharines. This list will be managed by the new GCMHA.
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YOUNG FALCONS ALUMNI SET TO LACE 'EM UP IN EUROPE
Ceili Randall, recently turned 11, (Novice AAA 05/06 and Minor Atom AAA 06/07) is set to live a grand adventure in ’09.
On December 31, 2008 Ceili travelled to the Pepsi Center in Amherst, NY to tryout for the 97 Girls East Coast Selects team. ECS yearly collects the ‘elite’ athletes from up and down the eastern seaboard and puts together teams that tour and compete in both Scandinavia and North America in the spring and summer.
“Truthfully, a friend just called me one day and said, hey my daughter Rac is going down to this tryout on the 31st , does Ceili have any interest in going with us?” comments her father Peter. “I replied, well you know she's been out most of the season with an injury and unlikely to be able to compete at this level. But, I would ask her if she was interested," he continued.
“When we got there it was kind of intimidating as the roster said 5' 6", 145 lbs from Cleveland, 5' 5", 135 lbs from Ottawa, etc., and Ceili is all of 4' 8" and 90 lbs. Plus everyone had their names on their shirts and a personal stall and Ceili being a later entrant did not.”
“I told her she just had to get on the reserve list today and then she would be on their radar, but, no, she said her job was to be ‘the number one rated defenceman’. I admired her spirit but knew how much her conditioning and timing was off.”
“However, when she opened the scoring for Team White against Team Green and it turned out to be the game winner in a 1-0 victory, I knew she was at least on the right track,” stated Peter. “In the next game her team was beaten by Rac’s Team Orange 2-1 but again Ceili had the only goal for White.”
“So here we are now, set to fly to Helsinki on May 1st and take part in a Baltic cruise, sightseeing and games in Finland and Sweden etc before returning to compete in New York, Ontario and Vermont”, he continued.
“Her mom and I are pretty darn proud of Ceili for going out and earning a roster spot on this team especially given her lack of play this year, but I think one other item makes us prouder still.”
When Ceili read the roster email and I asked her how she felt she said, “I'm very happy, Dad, but there is no way to celebrate because [my best friend] Rac is a reserve player and doesn’t get to go on the trip.” “And then we were both very sad”, Peter said, “but it was pretty neat to hear her care for others.”
Rob Hennigar was born in 1983 and played on the dream team throughout the 90's. Some of his coaches in the SCMHA included Scott Lisko, Dave Parnell, Chris Lukey, Mike Obrien, Tim Usick (RIP) to name a few. Rob was overlooked in the OHL draft and played a year Jr. B in Port Colborne and then was signed by Windsor in the OHL.
Once again, he was overlooked in the NHL draft and, after his Major Junior career, he spent four years with the University of New Brunswick. A few weeks ago, at 24 years old, he was finally singed by an the New York Islanders.
From the St. Catharines Standard - April 28, 2008
University of Montreal volleyball player Laetitia Tchoualack and University of New Brunswick hockey player Rob Hennigar were named Canada's best university athletes Monday at the BLG Awards.
Tchoualack, 26, and Hennigar, 25, each received a trophy and a $10,000 scholarship to attend graduate school at a Canadian university.
The winners of the BLG Awards, established in 1993, are chosen based on athletic accomplishments, sportsmanship, leadership and academic excellence. They're sponsored by the national law firm Borden Ladner Gervais.
Both Tchoualack, from Paris, France, and Hennigar of Jordan are the first BLG winners from their respective universities and Hennigar is the first male winner out of the Atlantic University Sport conference.
Hennigar was chosen the CIS men's hockey player of the year and won the CIS scoring title with 15 goals and 43 assists in 27 games.
The former Windsor Spitfire signed a two-year contract with the NHL's New York Islanders earlier this month.
Hennigar was a major contributor to New Brunswick's 26-win season. The Varsity Reds almost won back-to-back Canadian titles, but lost 3-2 in the CIS championship game to Alberta this year.
Hennigar's 58 points in the regular season were the highest in university men's hockey since 2000, when current Tampa Bay Lightning winger Mathieu Darche collected 62 for McGill.
Tchoualack was named CIS women's volleyball player of the year after leading the Montreal Carabins to a silver medal at the national championship.
- SCMHA 1977 -1981
- Jr. B Falcons 1981-82
- Cornell Univeristy 1982-1986
Current profession: Owns and operates insurance brokerage firm in the Boston area
Currently Located: Reading, Massachusetts
Dave's Thoughts of Encouragement for Young Players: Play the game for the enjoyment of it, work hard and most importantly have fun playing!