Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support for the lacrosse community of Huntsville at the town meeting Thursday March 12, 2015 regarding summer ice. We were the largest group at the meeting and this did make a difference. The town heard input from the skating club, the hockey club, the shinny club and from lacrosse on two fronts. The tZone 4 Director Shelly Nobile and our Jr C Hawks and HDMLA executive member Jocelyn Knox spoke on behalf of lacrosse.
The Town heard each group's concerns and will now take it back to town Council to discuss the feasibility of increasing ice time in the summer. This will in no way affect our programs this summer. Your executives (Minor and Jr) will be in communication continually with the town, working with them, to make sure there will be no damage our programs in the future.
Again, thank you to all the people who could attend. Any further developments will be posted on our website.
August 27th, 2014 Active Living Centre Huntsville Minor Hawks from ages 4-16 came out to celebrate a year filled with success and lessons learned.
Minor Hawks also celebrate a year of growth in all programs and look forward to a strong fall season before ramping up for another summer of the fastest game on two feet.
This year's Hawks thank the sponsors and community for their continued support. 2014 brought the return of many longstanding sponsors and welcomed new sponsors to the team. 2014 Team sponsors Oddfellows, Moller Insurance, R&G Construction, Pipefusion, Moose Delany's, Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing, Huntsville Honda, Armstrong Hyundai, Hutcheson, Reynold's and Caswell.
Due to the generosity of sponsors for the development program new development players, ages 4-10, were able take home a jersey. DN Design, Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing, Little Log homes, Armstrong Dodge.
Special thanks goes out to Muskoka Millwrighting Machining for the float for 2013 Santa Claus Parade Huntsville and Bracebridge.
This year three members of the Hawk family spread their wings and came home after successfully competing in national championships. Team Ontario Bantam National Gold medal winners Jason Knox and Brett Handsor and Team Ontario Junior Ladies Gold champion Marah Roberson.
It is always difficult to select award winners and this year was no different. Every athlete deserve congratulations, this year was no different.
Jack Bionda team most valuable player awards: tyke – Jaxon Crowder; novice – Riley Knox; peewee – Quinton Greenfeild; bantam – Brett Handsor ; midget – Evan Peltier and Shelby Ludlow.
Most improved player: tyke – Hunter Crawford; novice – Ethan Grigg; peewee – Brett Reynolds; bantam – Evan Dickson; midget – Xander Seifried.
Most dedicated player: tyke - this year theentier tyke team demonstrated exceptional dedication, their trophy will be held at the Summit Centre; novice – Carson Robins; peewee – Colby Reynolds; bantam – Carter Veitch; Midget – Nick VanGelder.
2014 field award winners U9 Most Outstanding Defensive Player - Gordon Pollock; Most Outstanding Midfielder - Jayden Oke; Most Outstanding Attack - Peter Perentisis. U11 award winners Most Outstanding Defensive Player - Riley Knox; Most Outstanding Midfielder - Cohen Poore; Most Outstanding Attack - Andy Bulloch. U13 Most Outstanding Defensive Player - Kaiya Roberson; Most Outstanding Offensive Player -Keese Zugehoer; MVP Morgan Aubin-Vardy. U15 Most Outstanding Defensive Player -Tyler Arnott; Most Outstanding Midfielder - Brett Handsor; Most Outstanding Attack - Evan Dickson. U17 Most Outstanding Defensive Player - Sam Stewart; Most Outstanding Midfielder - Jackson Bionda; Most Outstanding Attack - Ben Cronkright.
The Russell Murdy Memorial Award, awarded the the Bantam who demonstrates a love of the game - Tyler Arnott.
Jim Bishop Award for the outstanding contribution to the development of minor lacrosse – Corey Moore. Corey revamped the houseleague program, creating the new development program causing an explosion in registration numbers.
The Jimmy Thomson Award to the player expressing the most enjoyment and dedication to the sport – Jackson Bionda. Jackson also this year's Midget team captain consistently demonstrated dedication and a love of the sport both on and off the floor.
The Jim Meredith Award to the Most Valuable midget player at the provincial championships – Parker Bowman. Parker's drive and relentless determination led the team to a hard fought silver medal at this year's Provincial Championship in Whitby..
The Kirk Evans Award to the most inspirational player – Goalie - Shelby Ludlow. Nominations determined by the Kirk Evans Foundation.
The President’s Choice Award to the most outstanding volunteer, for his countless hours on and off the bench – Dave Thur. The Elva Stinson Award for spirit – Annie Ouderkirk. Annie can be spotted cheering for Hawks big and small, always helping in any way she can.
Huntsville District Minor Lacrosse Association invites all members to the AGM Monday Sept 15th.