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Condolences to the George family

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Catherine (Cathy) George, mother of former Braves Chris (1988-92) and Geoff (1993-1997). Cathy was not only the mother of these two former stars she was the heart of the Braves cheering section. Our condolences to Harry, Chris and Geoff and their extended family on her passing.  Cathy will be truly missed. Please see visitation details and obituary below.


GEORGE, Catherine Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Grand River Hospital at the age of 67. Beloved wife of Harry. Dear mother of Christopher (Amy) and Geoffrey (Lisa). Catherine is now reunited in heaven with her sweet granddaughter Melissa (2005). Cherished grandmother of Ann Catherine, Lily Baker, Ella, Mia and Quinton. She will also be missed by her in-laws and many nieces and nephews and their families. Catherine loved her family and friends dearly. She was an avid sports fan and supported her sons and grandchildren through their playing years. She enjoyed music and liked to sing along though she only knew the words and not the tune. Catherine’s family will receive relatives and friends from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home , 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Another visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Hardy Lee Funeral Home, 44 John St. S., Harriston. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation, Huntsville Hospital Foundation – Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund or Waterloo Ravens Girls Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Catherine’s memorial.

Coaching Applications Being Accepted

The KW Braves Jr A Lacrosse Club is accepting coaching applications for the 2020 season. Please send your coaching resume and cover letter no later than December 7th to Jeff Williamson, jwkwlacrosse@gmail.com #BeABrave  @OJALL_Official


Jim Bauman

Jim Bauman – We are sorry to bear the sad news of the passing of Jim Bauman. Our Braves lacrosse family send our sincere condolences to the Bauman family.

Jim was involved with the Braves in many roles in the early 80’s and was always a great supporter of the Braves. He will be sadly missed.

Obituary and Funeral Details:

James Laval Bauman

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father, James Laval Bauman. Jim passed away suddenly at home, on Saturday, October 5, 2019 with family by his side, the age of 76.

Predeceased by his dear wife Elizabeth Bauman of 56 years.
Loving father of Christine Boyko (Dave) and Kevin Bauman (Erica) and the late Gregory Bauman.
Cherished Grampa of Andrew (Stephanie), Danielle (Cody), Bradley and Justin and proud great-granpa of Maverick.
Dear brother of Dorothy Lehmann (Jim).
Survived by his nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Eva and Alvin Bauman and Viola Kurt, his brothers; David and Doug Kurt and his sister Marjorie Schauber.

“Mr. B” / “JB” was a long standing alumni member for the KW Braves Lacrosse Association and the Junior Braves Lacrosse Team.

Jim’s family will receive relatives and friends from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Visitation will continue on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Grand River Hospital Foundation – Cancer Centre or the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

Special thanks to Dr. Dyck, Dr. Russek, Dr. Tan and the nurses and staff of the LHIN support program for their wonderful care and support.

Visit www.henrywalser.com for Jim’s memorial

KW Braves Annual General Meeting AGM

Thursday October 24th – 7:00PM The Aud Meeting Room

Looking for new board members and volunteers.

Braves Regular Season Hockey Pool 2019-20

The KW Braves Alumni Regular Season Hockey Pool in support of the KW Braves Junior “A”  lacrosse team is now ready for your entries.  This hockey pool is open to anyone and everyone, family, friends, coworkers, neighbours and foes.  This is a 50/50 pool with winnings going to the Top 3.  Winnings are dispersed at a 50/30/20 split.

 This is a box selection pool where you make one selection from each box.  There are 25 boxes, 18 with skaters, 3 with goalies and 4 with teams.

DEADLINE is Saturday October 12th, 7:00PM.

How to register.

1.     Go to www.hockeydraft.ca   <- click this link

2.     Login with “pool username” of  kwbraves

3.     “Pool password” is regular

4.      Click SIGNIN

5.      Click on ENTRY FORM –  top left side of the screen on grey menu bar

6.     Fill in your name, email address and a password which is used for “Trash Talk”

7.      Make a selection in all 25 boxes and once completed with all selections, click SUBMIT ENTRY  – do not hit SUBMIT ENTRY until you have made all of your selections.

PAYMENT

Cost is $25.  Cash or cheque made out to KW Lacrosse Alumni – mailing address Lawrie Hallman, 699 Munich Circle, Waterloo, N2V 2L6

Alternatively you can e-Transfer funds to lhallman@webersupply.com

Payment deadline is December 1.  All payments after will be $30.

 GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!!

Home opener – less than a week away !!

Two Current Braves Receive NCAA Accolades

Tye Kurtz – CAA Rookie of the Year

Kurtz, who also landed on the CAA All-Rookie Team, was one of the CAA’s most-impactful offensive players as a freshman. The three-time CAA Rookie of the Week posted 31 goals and led all CAA freshmen with 49 points. 

Jake Stevens – IVY League Second Team All-Star

Jake has had an amazing year playing midfield for the Princeton Tigers.  His performance has landed him a spot on the IVY League Second Team All-Star.  This is amazing considering he is a rookie.

Braves Alumni Golf – Sat June 1st – New Dundee Golf

The KW Braves are hosting their annual  alumni golf tournament on June 1st.  If you wish to participate, please email : lhallman@webersupply.com or phone 519-888-4242.

Don’t miss the fun !!!

Braves Acquire Nate Braniff

The KW Braves are pleased to announce they have made a trade that brings Nate Braniff of the Burlington Chiefs to the KW Braves in exchange for a draft pick and cash.  Nate is currently attending university in Baltimore at UMBC and plays lacrosse for the UMBC Retrievers.  Can’t wait to see you in the lineup in May.  Welcome to the Braves Nate !!!

KW Braves Alumni Hockey Pool – Playoff Edition

The KW Braves Alumni Playoff Hockey Pool in support of the KW Braves Junior “A”  Lacrosse Team is now ready for your entries.  This hockey pool is open to anyone and everyone, family, friends, coworkers, neighbours.  This is a 50/50 pool with winnings going to the Top 3.  Winnings are dispersed at a 50/30/20 split.  We would appreciate your participation.

 This is a box selection pool where you make one selection from each box.  There are 25 boxes, 18 with skaters, 3 with goalies and 4 with teams. 

 DEADLINE is Saturday APRIL 13th @ 7:00pm EST.

How to register, PREFERRED METHOD.

1.      Go to www.hockeydraft.ca   <- click this link

2.      Login with “pool username” of  kwbraves

3.      “Pool password” is playoffs

4.      Click SIGNIN

5.      Click on ENTRY FORM –  top left side of the screen on grey menu bar

6.      Fill in your name, email address and a password which is used for “Trash Talk”

7.      Make a selection in all 25 boxes and once completed with all selections, click SUBMIT ENTRY  – do not hit SUBMIT ENTRY until you have made all of your selections.

Optionally you could print the attached PDF and follow the instructions provided.  

PAYMENT

Cost is $25.  Cash or cheque made out to KW Lacrosse Alumni – mailing address Lawrie Hallman, 699 Munich Circle, Waterloo, N2V 2L6

Alternatively you can e-Transfer funds to lhallman@webersupply.com

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!!

 

Former Braves inducted into Toronto Rock Hall of Fame

Toronto Rock Owner, President, and GM Jamie Dawick has announced the 2019 Toronto Rock Hall of Fame induction class. This list includes National Lacrosse League all time legends: Kasey Beirnes, Sandy Chapman, Colin Doyle, Josh Sanderson and Aaron Wilson. These lacrosse legends were inducted on Tuesday April 2nd at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville. 

Colin Doyle and Aaron Wilson played their entire Junior “A” career with the KW Braves.  Both players went on to success in the NLL and the Major Series.  

Congratulations to all of these exceptional players.  This is a well deserved honour.

Braves announce 2019 home schedule


SEASON TICKET PACKAGE AVAILABLE SOON !!!

Evaluation Camp – Sat March 16th


Evaluation Camp Sun March 10th

Players traveled from afar for today’s Evaluation Camp

It was a highly spirited run today at Queensmount Arena in Kitchener as players traveled from many Ontario communities to participate. Many thanks to all participants and parents. Don’t miss our next run on Sunday March 10th 11:00-1:00pm at the Syl Apps Arena in Paris.

KW Braves Evaluation Camp

Note: You will be “Signup as a New Member”

Braves acquire Andy Borgatti from Brampton

The KW Braves would like to welcome Andy Borgatti to our team. Andy was acquired from the Brampton Excelsiors for a second round draft pick and financial considerations. Borgatti, a defensive specialist is coming off a successful year with the Excelsiors as they went onto win the Ontario Championships and were runners up in the Minto Cup. We are more than excited to have Andy in our lineup. Welcome aboard.

Former Coach Terry Grau Passes Away

Grau, Terry Peter

Passed away peacefully after a brief illness, with family at his side on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Freeport Hospital at the age of 75.

Beloved husband of Mariane (nee Mannen) Grau for 47 years.

Dear brother of Rich and his wife Jo-Ann and dear uncle of Jordan (Jacqueline) and Zachary. Terry will also be missed and remembered by his brother and sister-in-law Carolyn and Jim Barbour and their family Wylie and Chad and Bette and Murray Sholer and family and sister-in-law Lynn Mannen.

Predeceased by his parents Peter and Eleanor (nee Tschirhart) Grau and his mother and father-in-law Erma and Robert Mannen and brother-in-law Douglas Mannen and niece Lauren.

Terry retired from MPAC after 30 years of service. He had a love of all sports especially, Hockey, Lacrosse, Golf and Sailing.

Terry’s family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 12:30-1:15 pm.

The Funeral Service will take place in the chapel of the funeral home at 1:30 pm on Tuesday followed by a reception.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Clarky’s Kids would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

Terry Grau coached the Kitchener Braves in the early 70’s and was instrumental in leading his team to the 1974 Ontario Finals, eventually losing in 7 games to Whitby.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Mariane and brother Rich (former board member).  Funeral details will follow.