The Random Guardian, May 1965, Page 24

      

ROUND UP MINOR HOCKEY

The Clarenville Minor Hockey Association this year held its most successful season ever. Approximately 100 boys played in organized hockey this season and the culmination of the season's efforts wore realized when our Pee-Wee all stars played in St. John's. Our Pee-Wees in St. John's wore probably the best ambassadors our town ever had as their talent and conduct should make every resident proud. They had an enviable record in the All Newfoundland Tournament' as they won ever Conception Bay South by a score of 7 to 2, over Bell Island by 9 - 1 and Harbour Grace by 9 to 1. They lost to St. John's by a score of 3 to 1. When one realizes the difference in population between Clarenville and those other centres it is amazing for a town the size of Clarenville to defeat these larger centres and to give St. John's such competition.

Minor Hockey in Clarenville received excellent support from many sources this. year and the Canadian Legion Club, Curran & Briggs, Eastern Telephone and Telegraph, Lions Club, Ladies Auxiliary, the Clarenville ,athletic Association and many others all contributed towards this years program. The Minor Hockey Association's President Lorne Parrott had an excellent group of executive members to work with this year and if any one person . was to be picked as "Mr. Minor Hockey" for Clarenville, that person would have to be Mr. Sidney Adams. For a large number of years Mr. Adams has spearheaded minor hockey in Clarenville as well as other phases of minor sport, but year truly really excelled. His interest and talent in the field of minor league hockey is unexcelled in Newfoundland and the credit paid to him by Howie Meeker was truly deserved, when Mr. Meeker stated that the Clarenville PeeWee team was the best organized and coached pee-wee team in tournament this year.

It is hoped that next year this program will continued as it should ensure Clarenville of always having hockey talent available by training youngsters at an early ago. It is also very important to remember the excellent contribution this program makes towards the physical