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Month: October 2013

Canada Awarded 2 ISF Championships

Canada Awarded Pair Of ISF World Championships (Cartagena, Colombia) At the International Softball Federation (ISF) Congress held in Cartagena, Colombia last week, Softball Canada was awarded two upcoming ISF World Championships – the 2016 ISF Women’s World Championship in Surrey, British Columbia and the 2017 ISF Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon. The 2016 ISF Women’s World Championship has been awarded to Surrey, British Columbia. Surrey has a long history of hosting major international softball tournaments since 1991 and has been hosting the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship since 2010. The 2014 ISF Women’s World Championship is scheduled for August 15-24, 2014 in Haarlem, Netherlands. The 2017 ISF Men’s World Championships will be going to Whitehorse, Yukon and will be hosted by Softball Yukon. Whitehorse has previously hosted the 2008 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship and the 2012 ISF Women’s World Championship, and will also be hosting the 2014 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship from July 11-20, 2014. “We are delighted that the international softball membership has entrusted us to host these two championships” said Softball Canada President Kevin Quinn. “Both Surrey and Whitehorse are experienced hosts that have proven their ability to put on great events and combine that with warm hospitality for visitors.”  During the same meeting at the ISF Congress, the 2016 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship was awarded to Midland, Michigan. The International Softball Federation is currently...

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Piechnik ISF Hall of Fame

Mike Piechnik Accepted To ISF Hall Of Fame (Cartagena, Colombia) Softball Canada is pleased to announce that Mike Piechnik (Victoria, BC) – who was inducted to the Softball Canada Hall of Fame as an Athlete in 2012 – has been accepted into the International Softball Federation (ISF) Hall of Fame. The ISF Hall of Fame recognizes people who have contributed to the sport of softball on the international stage. The vote took place at the ISF Congress which took place in Cartagena, Colombia this past week. The actual induction ceremony will take place in Canada at a later date. Mike Piechnik enjoyed a distinguished international career. Starting out as an outfielder with a strong arm and bat, he was amazed by the pitchers on his team and started to practice by pitching to his older brother Andy at home. His dedication to fitness and his strong work ethic quickly shaped his softball career as one of the top left-handed pitchers in the game as he won multiple provincial Championships and would go on to win four Canadian Championships and represent the Canadian Men’s National Team. After playing Senior ball in Victoria in the early 1980’s, Mike spent some time playing in New Zealand and in the United States before returning to Victoria in 1990. He went on to win four Canadian Championship gold medals (1991, 1992, 1997 and 2001)...

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SC U21 Assistant Coach

Call For Applications – Junior Men’s National Team -Assistant Coach An exciting opportunity exists to join Softball Canada in the role of 2014 Assistant Coach in the Junior Men’s National Team Program. The Assistant Coach will work closely with the Head Coach and current Assistant Coaches in the pursuit of podium results at Major International Competitions with the respective programs, while contributing, through their engagement, to the physical, psychological and social development of each athlete. Opportunities include participation in training camps, selection camps and major events. Primary competition takes place from May through July and the program can allow for individual availability. To be considered for the position, candidates should possess: International/Elite softball playing or coaching experience; Advanced technical knowledge in the areas of Hitting, Pitching, Infield and/or Outfield play; Proficiency in the use of Dartfish or video analysis software applications; Strong Communication Skills; The ability to work effectively in a “Team oriented environment”; Available to travel for extended periods of time domestically and abroad; Must possess a valid Canadian driver’s licence and passport; Bilingualism (French and English) is an asset. Certification at Level 3 (or higher), or Competition – Development certified under the new National Coaching Certification Program, or the equivalent level of experience, is required. Application Deadline: November 18, 2013. All applicants are subject to Softball Canada’s screening process. Candidates should forward their resumes by email to Softball Canada:...

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Rogers TV Sports Presentation

Rogers TV Sports Presentation On Saturday, October 12th, 2013 At 12;30pm Rogers TV Presents Canada Men’s Fastball Championship Action From Packham Fields In Stratford, Ontario. The Broadcast Will Be Of The Gold Medal Game Between DC 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light And ON1 Scarborough Force! 2013 Canadian Senior Men’s Fastpitch Championship Dates: August 27th to September 1st, 2013 Location: Stratford, ON Day 6 Results: Sunday, September 1st, 2013 Gold Medal Game ON1 Scarborough Force 4 vs. DC 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light 5 Brad Ezekiel Walk-Off Solo Home Run In The Bottom Of The 7th Inning DC 3CPBL WENT A PERFECT 11-0 TO REPEAT AS CHAMPIONS! Starting Line-Up: DC 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Batting Order 1. Brad Ezekiel CF 2. Jeff Ellsworth LF 3. Blair Ezekiel 3B 4. Stephen Mullaley 1B 5. Ian Fehrman SS 6, Jason Hill RF 7. Ryan Boland C 8. Shane Boland 2B 9, Justin Gill DP 10. Sean Cleary P   Starting Pitcher Sean Cleary   DC 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Pitching Stats: WP: Sean Cleary 7IP, 4R, 2H, 5BB, 10K   DC 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light Top Batters: Jason Hill 2-3, R, 2R Home Run, 2RBI Jeff Ellsworth 1-3, RBI Ian Fehrman 1-3, R, Double Blair Ezekiel 1-3 Ryan Boland 1-3 Brad Ezekiel 1-4, 2R, Game Winning Solo Home Run, RBI Stephen Mullaley 0-2, R, BB Shane Boland 0-3, RBI   DC 3 Cheers Pub Bud Light...

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NL Goulds Bronze Medalists

 NL GOULDS BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS 2013 ATLANTIC CUP CHALLENGE Members Of The NL Goulds U12 Boy’s Fastpitch Team Daniel Campbell, Travis Coady, Keith Dinn, Austin Earle, Brayden Halweg, Logan Howlett, Ryan Kelly, Ryan Maher, Adam Martin, Brendan McCarthy, Joshua Power and Jesse Putt. Coaches: Danny Campbell, Bill Coady, Dale Kelly and Chris Maher. Note: NL Goulds Finished The Tournament With A 4-2 Overall Record. Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate The NL Goulds U12 Boy’s Fastpitch Team On Capturing A Bronze Medal At The 2013 U12 Boy’s Fastpitch Atlantic Cup Challenge In Fredericton, NB....

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Revised Schedule: 2013 Atlantic Cup Challenge

2013 U12 Boy’s Fastpitch Atlantic Cup Challenge Dates: September 13th to September 15th Location: Fredericton, NB NL Goulds Revised Tournament Schedule Day #2: Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Game #2 at 9:00am vs. NB3 Keswick Trius Bluebirds Game #3 at 11:30am vs. NS1 Shuble Flyers —4:00pm Opening Ceremonies, Skills Competition & Pizza Party— Playoffs Are Scheduled For Saturday And...

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Day 1: Atlantic Cup Challenge

2013 U12 Boy’s Fastpitch Atlantic Cup Challenge Dates: September 13th to September 15th Location: Fredericton, NB NL Goulds Tournament Results Tournament Note: Bev Adams, Tournament Director & President of Softball NB, had to juggle Friday’s schedule because of poor weather. Weather in NB for today calling for 10-15 mm of rain so it has been arranged for today’s game to be played inside. It will be a new, exciting experience for the kids. Since this tournament was designed (by all Atlantic Provinces) for fun and development of Fastpitch Bev Adams has tried her best to accommodate all those that are participating. Everything possible is being done to have as many games as possible on the field, but for the time being games will be played inside on Friday. Weather Permitting, games will resume on the field on Saturday and Sunday.  Day 1 Results: Friday, September 13th, 2013 Game #1: NL Goulds 13 vs. NB1 Memramcook 2 NL Goulds Defeated NB1 Memramcook 13-2 In Their Tournament Opener Friday At The 2013 U12 Boy’s Fastpitch Atlantic Cup Challenge In Fredericton, NB. NL Goulds Pitching Stats: Winning Pitcher: Travis Coady NL Goulds Player of the Game: Keith...

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Gander To Host 2014 U18 Men’s

Gander To Host 2014 U18 Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championship Softball Canada recently released a list of the 2014 Canadian Championships that have already been awarded, along with the tournaments that are still in search of a Host. Gander, NL has been awarded the 2014 U18 Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championship. The tournament will be held from August 5th to August 10th. Softball NL is extremely excited that Gander, NL has been awarded the 2014 U18 Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championships! 2014 Canadian Championships U14 Girl’s Jamboree Location: Open Dates: TBD U16 Girl’s Location: Stratford, ON Dates: August 13-17 U16 Boy’s Location: Open Dates: TBD U18 Women’s Location: Saskatoon, SK Dates: August 4-10 U18 Men’s Location: Gander, NL Dates: August 5-10 U21 Women’s Location: Montreal, QC Dates: August 13-17 U21 Men’s Location: Irma, AB Dates: August 11-17 Senior Women’s Location: Open Dates: TBD Senior Men’s Location: Charlottetown, PEI Dates: August 26-31 Senior Men’s and Women’s SP Locations: Open Dates: Men: TBD & Women:...

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Coaching Development Committee

Call For Applications – Coaching Development Committee Do you want to contribute to the development of softball coaches in Canada? Do you have ideas on new programs or services that Softball Canada can provide to improve coaching in Canada? Softball Canada is accepting applications to fill vacancies on our Coaching Development Committee. Please submit a cover letter and coaching resume to Lise Jubinville ( Deadline to apply is Friday, October 18, 2013. A short list of candidates will be selected for interviews with the final selections announced this summer. The Terms of Reference for the Coaching Development Committee outlines how the committee operates and lists the Job Description and Responsibilities of committee members. If you have any questions contact Lise Jubinville at Softball Canada ( or 613-523-3386, x-3108). Source: Softball...

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John Sullivan Level V Appointment

John Sullivan Level V Appointment Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate John Sullivan On His Fast Pitch Level V Appointment! Congratulations John! With the recent announcement, John Sullivan becomes the seventh Umpire from Newfoundland Labrador to obtain his Level V Designation. NL UMPIRES WHO HAVE RECEIVED LEVEL V DESIGNATION 1986 Dave Hollett 1988 Bob Hickey 1995 John Baldwin 1997 Randy Souliers 1998 Jerry Kirk 2005 Keith Pender 2013 John Sullivan...

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SC Level V Appointments

Softball Canada Umpires   Softball Canada Fast Pitch Level V Appointments   National Director of Umpires Brian Van Os is pleased to announce the following Fast Pitch Level V Appointments. These umpires were recommended based on their performance at 2013 Canadian Senior Fast Pitch Championships.Senior Men’s FP Darren Gerrior – Nova Scotia John Sullivan – Newfoundland Labrador Senior Women’s FP Sandra Allan – New Brunswick Congratulations to these individuals for their hard work. We celebrate with you!   Source: Softball Canada...

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