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Club News Story

OFSAA success abounds for Ottawa schools.

2012 / 11 / 28

Starting with the Louis Riel Rebels silver medal performance in Belleville at the Single "A" OFSAA championship. Maverick influence can easily be seen on the court in players such as Alexandre Hénrie, Nathan Charron and Felix Potvin along with their fellow Rebels. The school from Blackburn Hamlet was guided by François St Denis (18u Mustangs Head Coach) found themselves in tough with the Quinte Christian squad who were the defending champions. The Rebels tied the match at 1-1 with inspired play but fell to the more experienced Eagles held on to win the gold in 4 sets.

In Stratford at the AA championships the Samuel Genest Lasers were back at OFSAA for the first time in many years. Their young line-up had a near perfect tournament with the exception of 2 encounters with the 6 time defending champions Eden Flyers. Losing in pool play and an incredible match in the final, les Lasers will be ready to show their stuff next season as their roster remains pretty much intact. Could this be the team that ends the Flyers streak at 7?

Meanwhile the NCSSAA was represented by two squads in Kingston at the AAA tournament. The Champion Beatrice Desloges Bulldogs rebounded from a disappointing 2011 showing by maintaining their 4th seed. Solid play all weekend lead them to the final 4 before losing to eventual champions Chatham Kent in the semi finals and to Host Regiopolous Notre Dame in the bronze medal match. Powering the Bull Dogs' line-up were Ryan Toonders and Alex Riopelle and former Mav Alex Ferris. After a poor showing on Day 1 of the tournament the #8 seeded Colonel By Cougars were perfect on days 2 and 3 of the tournament to re-claim their Consolation Championship under the guidance of Travis MacLean (Mav'07 and 16u HP Coach) Wearing the Green white and Blue for the Cougars were, Scott Bailey, Trevor Melcher and former Maverick players Sam Wilson, Guy Shteinman, Adam Harding and Javen Walker-Ng.

Finally the Glebe Gryphons returned to Hamilton for the Quad A event looking to improve on their 2011 performance. Mav players Jeremy Cote and Phil Piché were big factors in powering Glebe to first place in their pool after Thursday's play. Coach Colin Walker and ex-Mavs Greg Bian, Hank Ma, Ian Derby-Turnbull took the Saunders Sabres to the limit but unfortunately finished the quarter finals with a loss and 5th place standing.

All in all another great weekend for the Maverick players who train so hard all year long to help their school mates out in their endeavors to perform at their very best each November. 


“ It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference. ”
– Paul "Bear" Bryant