St. Lawrence Laurentians

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The St. Lawrence Laurentians is a soccer club founded in 1904 and based in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland.

St. Lawrence is dubbed "Soccer Capital of Canada" due to its great success over the years. With a population of 1,350, the town has 9 organized soccer teams.[1] The senior men's team hold the record for most all-time Newfoundland Challenge Cup wins with 23, including the competition's first season in 1967, and have represented their province all 23 times at the Canadian National Challenge Cup (the winner of the Newfoundland Challenge Cup qualifies for the Canadian National Challenge Cup). The club also holds the record for most consecutive Newfoundland titles with 8 between 1995-2002.[2]

The main pitch called St. Lawrence Centennial Soccer Field is on the list of Historic Places in Canada.[3]

Labatt's is the club sponsor so the team is also known as St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Adam Loder
2 Canada FW Brent Kelly
3 Canada DF Marc Pittman
4 Canada DF Chad Miller
5 Canada MF Adrian Mulder
6 Canada FW Paul Slaney
7 Canada MF Sean Edwards
8 Canada FW Steven Slaney
9 Canada FW Richard Kelly
11 Canada MF Clinton Edwards
12 Canada MF David Baker
No. Position Player
13 Canada MF Ryan Hanrahan
15 Canada DF Darren Pike
16 Canada DF Stephen Lambe
18 Canada DF Marcus Turpin
19 Canada FW Zack King
20 Canada MF Ryan Slaney
21 Canada DF Paul Klarke Pike
23 Canada MF Jordan Caines
24 Canada FW Stefan Slaney
32 Canada MF Jordi Slaney

Former players[edit]

  • Gus Etchegary (member of Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame)[4]
  • Norm Kelly [5]\
  • Reg Farrell
  • Wils Molloy
  • Frank Tobin
  • Dr.Paul Slaney
  • Jim Loder
  • Al Slaney
  • Keith Jackman
  • Herb Slaney

Honours[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "In a southern Newfoundland town, everyday is Soccer Day.". CBC News. 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Newfoundland & Labrador Soccer Association- Challenge Cup Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  3. ^ "St. Lawrence Centennial Soccer Field". Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Gus Etchegary". Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  5. ^ Dunphy, Gord (2009-06-30). "Coach's Corner ...Flashback – Norm Kelly". The Southern Gazette. Retrieved 2009-07-02.