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  • Al
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Doug from NL got to be from the Avalon. The old mentality remains. You people can't seem to let anything go to teams outside the Overpass. I think you missed the boat. Holy Cross may have won Gold and I, or Len Slaney, don't wish to take that away from them, but we are talking history/dynasty here when referring to the Laurentians.

  • Suzanne
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    How about the first women's basketball team to win an AUS Championship for the province? (1994-1995)

    That team inspired many other young basketball players and helped to get Memorial Univeristy basketball program where it is today.

  • Doug
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    To Len Slaney.....I think you and the committee missed the boat here. This is not about the history of team, its about the best 10 teams of all time. Holy Cross (who might end up higher) won gold at the nationals, not the Laurentians. If Cross don't finish higher than the Laurentians, then this selection is a joke!

  • Robert
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    To Don......you are almost correct. Can't see Rugby in the top 5. That sport has no meaning in this province, save for a few clowns who don't have skill to play the real sports!

  • RickyBobby
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    All I can say this is a prime example of Newfoundlanders being happy with a loser. Give me a break....THEY DIDN'T WIN!!!!What the *&%&!!!
    Enough is enough I guess this real is a joke.

  • James
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Softball is not a real sport. Any sport that you can finish off a case of beer in the dugout and go out and play does not qualify as a real sport Plus most people in this country have not touched a softball in their life save a few people in this province and a couple of hot spots in Bay de Chops Alberta. Hence, Rugby should be higher on the list and that softball team should be no where near the top. But then again Nfld sports media is infested with these softballers so Don is probably right in his assessment.

  • Doug
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    If St. Lawrence is given #6 just for having teams that came close, the Rock should be at least top three for actually winning several national championships.

    Aside from that, considering that this is The Telegram, it's a foregone conclusion that Gushue and company will be the top team.

  • Len
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    My compliments to the selection staff for the recognition of the rich history of the St. Lawrence Laurentians. Although that elusive gold medal was not to be, their performance and participation on the National scene will not be equaled by Newfoundland and Labrador soccer teams for a long time.

    I offer my congratulations to the Laurentians and to the previously announced teams.

    Thanks to The Telegram for the great job of keeping the 'CFA's' totally informed of what is going on back there on the home front.

  • Malinda
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    St. Lawrence is known as the soccer capital of canada . If you happen to visit this historic place, it won't take long to figure out why. Team banners, flags, clothing, and other items decorate the town. The center of St. Lawrence hosts their soccer field, only steps away from the local Rec Center (which holds indoor soccer during the less pleasent months.)

    St. Lawrence is proud of their soccer heritage- as they should be! The yearly calander always offers a picture of the Masters Soccer Team, fundraisers are in effect for the away games, and the next big game is alway the talk of the town.

    I think people forget the true miracle of what St. Lawrence soccer is. St. Lawrence is a small town, with a small population. This mean they DO NOT have the same number of people to choose from as teams in the Avalon and other larger areas do. The skills and team spirit is NOT shipped in from external areas, but rather passed down from generation to generation. Despite the hardships that have hit many (if not most) rural areas in Newfoundland, through soccer, St. Lawrence has been able to hold onto their identity, their spark.

    St. Larence has brought home an obscene amount of soccer medals, but that is not the point. The point is: If there is a game at the rec center, you can be sure that everyone will be there. If there is a game at the field, everyone will be there. And during these games, the outside city girl (who would rather be shopping than watching sports) also gets drawn into the excitement, thrill, and passion that is St. Lawrence Soccer.

  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    The next 5 will be:
    1. Brad Gushue (olympic team)
    2. Corner Brook Royals (Allan Cup)
    3. Holy Cross (soccer)
    4. Placentia junior softball team (1976)
    5. Rugby - The Rock 2005

  • Al
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    Doug from NL got to be from the Avalon. The old mentality remains. You people can't seem to let anything go to teams outside the Overpass. I think you missed the boat. Holy Cross may have won Gold and I, or Len Slaney, don't wish to take that away from them, but we are talking history/dynasty here when referring to the Laurentians.

  • Suzanne
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    How about the first women's basketball team to win an AUS Championship for the province? (1994-1995)

    That team inspired many other young basketball players and helped to get Memorial Univeristy basketball program where it is today.

  • Doug
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    To Len Slaney.....I think you and the committee missed the boat here. This is not about the history of team, its about the best 10 teams of all time. Holy Cross (who might end up higher) won gold at the nationals, not the Laurentians. If Cross don't finish higher than the Laurentians, then this selection is a joke!

  • Robert
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    To Don......you are almost correct. Can't see Rugby in the top 5. That sport has no meaning in this province, save for a few clowns who don't have skill to play the real sports!

  • RickyBobby
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    All I can say this is a prime example of Newfoundlanders being happy with a loser. Give me a break....THEY DIDN'T WIN!!!!What the *&%&!!!
    Enough is enough I guess this real is a joke.

  • James
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    Softball is not a real sport. Any sport that you can finish off a case of beer in the dugout and go out and play does not qualify as a real sport Plus most people in this country have not touched a softball in their life save a few people in this province and a couple of hot spots in Bay de Chops Alberta. Hence, Rugby should be higher on the list and that softball team should be no where near the top. But then again Nfld sports media is infested with these softballers so Don is probably right in his assessment.

  • Doug
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    If St. Lawrence is given #6 just for having teams that came close, the Rock should be at least top three for actually winning several national championships.

    Aside from that, considering that this is The Telegram, it's a foregone conclusion that Gushue and company will be the top team.

  • Len
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    My compliments to the selection staff for the recognition of the rich history of the St. Lawrence Laurentians. Although that elusive gold medal was not to be, their performance and participation on the National scene will not be equaled by Newfoundland and Labrador soccer teams for a long time.

    I offer my congratulations to the Laurentians and to the previously announced teams.

    Thanks to The Telegram for the great job of keeping the 'CFA's' totally informed of what is going on back there on the home front.

  • Malinda
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    St. Lawrence is known as the soccer capital of canada . If you happen to visit this historic place, it won't take long to figure out why. Team banners, flags, clothing, and other items decorate the town. The center of St. Lawrence hosts their soccer field, only steps away from the local Rec Center (which holds indoor soccer during the less pleasent months.)

    St. Lawrence is proud of their soccer heritage- as they should be! The yearly calander always offers a picture of the Masters Soccer Team, fundraisers are in effect for the away games, and the next big game is alway the talk of the town.

    I think people forget the true miracle of what St. Lawrence soccer is. St. Lawrence is a small town, with a small population. This mean they DO NOT have the same number of people to choose from as teams in the Avalon and other larger areas do. The skills and team spirit is NOT shipped in from external areas, but rather passed down from generation to generation. Despite the hardships that have hit many (if not most) rural areas in Newfoundland, through soccer, St. Lawrence has been able to hold onto their identity, their spark.

    St. Larence has brought home an obscene amount of soccer medals, but that is not the point. The point is: If there is a game at the rec center, you can be sure that everyone will be there. If there is a game at the field, everyone will be there. And during these games, the outside city girl (who would rather be shopping than watching sports) also gets drawn into the excitement, thrill, and passion that is St. Lawrence Soccer.

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    The next 5 will be:
    1. Brad Gushue (olympic team)
    2. Corner Brook Royals (Allan Cup)
    3. Holy Cross (soccer)
    4. Placentia junior softball team (1976)
    5. Rugby - The Rock 2005