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Braves Player History – Complete Stats since 1967

The KW Braves started in 1967 in the Junior B loop known as the Kitchener Braves. There were only 8 Junior B teams at that time:

 

BROOKLIN LASCO STEELERS 

EAST YORK MOHAWKS 

ELORA MOHAWKS 

DIXIE COMBINES 

HUNTSVILLE HAWKS 

KITCHENER BRAVES 

MIMICO MOUNTAINEERS 

REXDALE WARRIORS  

 

Since that time, 625 players have played for the Braves spanning 50 seasons.

 

Here is a list of all of the players and their statistics from those 50 years of lacrosse.

 

Click this link below to see the many great players and their all time Braves stats.

 

 

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Braves All-Time Penalty Leaders

As promised on Twitter yesterday, here are the results for penalty leaders for the Braves.  A shout out to Ralph Gubler for selecting his former teammate Brad Hause as the leader.  What is just as surprising as Brad’s penalty minutes is that he is 5th in all time scoring.  Just imagine if he stayed out of the box.  Brad is now an accomplished lawyer and most of those minutes were a by product of deliberating(arguing) the call.  Please note current assistant coach Eric Martin is #7, just imagine him trying to tell his guys “no stupid penalties”.

Not all players played the same number of games so we looked at the stats as average minutes per game.  Four of the top five played from 1967-1970, must have had sensitive referees or these guys were a bit off of their rockers.  Also, please not that Ron Keleher is the father of current assistant coach Steve Keleher, not sure Steve has the same family trait as his dad.

Here are the results..penalties

Hallman rides into lacrosse hall of fame

 

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Waterloo Region Record

KITCHENER — Lawrie Hallman remembers when he and his boisterous 12-year-old teammates would pile into his dad’s 1966 Plymouth sedan for a road game in Fergus.

 

“Room for three across the front and three or four in the back,” Hallman recalled. “No air, windows down, no seatbelts, one radio station if you were lucky.”

 

His dad, Howard, never played lacrosse. But Howard’s sons Ray and Lawrie did and that meant he would be there to do whatever needed doing — from chauffeuring as many of Lawrie’s pals as could squeeze into the car, to serving as team president.

 

That can-do attitude was the start of a Hallman clan pledge, one that has transformed over the years into a family tradition.

 

Lawrie, now 62 and soon to be inducted into the builders’ wing of the Ontario Lacrosse’s hall of fame, is riding into his fifth decade in the sport — with the windows rolled down and the radio cranked up.

 

Those lessons learned from his dad are the same ones Lawrie has imparted to his own son, Corey, 44, and to his grandson, seven-year-old Ryder, who plays tyke lacrosse in the local association.

 

“We are just dumb enough to stay in the game,” Lawrie, self-deprecating as always, said about his family’s commitment to the game.

 

But Lawrie, the longtime president and board member of the Jr. A lacrosse’s Kitchener-Waterloo Braves and the team’s former coach and GM, loves lacrosse so much he can hardly imagine life without it.

 

And, the Braves can hardly imagine lacrosse without him.

 

When programs need printing, sponsors need to be lined up, the team’s golf tournaments needs to be organized or an alumni association needs to be launched, Lawrie is just the man.

 

“He’s been the backbone of the organization for decades,” said Corey, the Braves’ GM. “He’s super passionate about it. He just really wants to see the Braves be successful.”

 

And so when Lawrie watches as the team’s players transform from 17-year-old kids to grown men with families and successful careers of their own, he is certain his work has meant something.

“It just really makes you proud,” said Lawrie, the vice-president of information technology for a Kitchener-based industrial supply company. “I don’t like to boast about it. But I am proud of it.”

 

During his playing days with the Braves, Lawrie was known as an undersized forward who could run, score and make plays with the best of them.

 

To this day, Lawrie Hallman’s name is still among the top 50 assists leaders on the all-time Ontario Jr. B scoring list.

 

Corey, who arrived on the scene while his dad was still in the junior ranks, rode the Braves’ buses with the team in his diapers.

 

“Most of my childhood memories involve being around my dad and lacrosse,” said Corey, who went on to become the Braves’ water boy, then its captain, won a couple national titles with Brampton and the old Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks and briefly played pro lacrosse. “I don’t know any different.”

 

Of course, Lawrie coached his son through his minor lacrosse days and then became an assistant coach for the Braves in 1984. Lawrie took over the bench duties two years later and won a pair of Founders Cup Jr. B national titles in 1987 and ’88.   In 1991, Lawrie spearheaded the drive to reclassify the team as a Jr. A squad and helped to organize the Minto Cup championship in Waterloo in 2003.

 

Behind the scenes, Lawrie helped build one of the National Lacrosse League’s premier incubators, a minor and junior system that churned out professional stars like Steve (Chugger) Dietrich, Colin Doyle, Ryan Benesch and Dhane Smith.

 

These days, Corey’s son, Ryder, proudly wears No. 12 in the tyke ranks, the same number his grandfather and dad wore.

 

“Lacrosse breeds good men,” Lawrie said.

 

Hallman will be inducted into the Ontario lacrosse hall of fame at a dinner in Niagara Falls on Nov. 5.

 

crivet@therecord.com ;

Twitter: @RivetRecord

HALLMAN CLAN From left, Corey Hallman, son Ryder and father Lawrie pose inside the Kinsmen arena. The Hallman name is one of the backbones of local lacrosse in Kitchener Waterloo. Lawrie is being inducted in to the Ontario lacrosse hall of fame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Braves Eliminated from Playoffs by Northmen

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On Wednesday evening in the Bunny Barn the Braves went down to defeat and were eliminated from the playoffs by the Orangeville Northmen 11-8.  Cooler heads prevailed after a very spirited game the previous night in Kitchener.  As much as this is disheartening for the current players, management and fans, it exciting to see the compete level of this young KW team.  The 2017 season will be the same team with the exception of overagers Pat Masterson, Cody Filson, Drake Smith and Chandler Allen.  We wish these 4 gentlemen the best of luck in their future lacrosse and life endeavours.  

Rookie goalie Steven Orleman once again was outstanding in goal and with four years of eligibility remaining, the future looks good between the pipes.  Leading the way last night was Drake Smith with 3 goals and 3 assists, a great game for the fifth year Brave.

Thank you to everyone for their support in 2016.  Best of luck to the Orangeville Northmen.

 

For game details, click here:

http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/gamesheet_full.html?gameid=2918412