Women's National Final, UBC vs. U of A in front a large crowd of a couple thousand at a fantastic venue of old Maple Leaf Gardens. Danielle Brisebois plays left side for Canada's National Sr. Ladies Team. There are 7 Jr. and Sr. National Team players on UBC
Men's University Final of U of A vs. Trinity Western.
Local content rookie setter Mady Timpany plays after set 1 for Ryerson Rams vs.Dalhousie in Consolation semi.
3rd seed Unprotected sets defeats 2nd seed The Deers 3-2
4th seed Serves up defeats 1st seed One Bump Chumps 3-0
Tracy Hammerton Left side and Captain of Nippissing University was named an OUA 2nd Team All Star.
Amanda Kuiper Setter/right side Mohawk College and OCAA All Rookie Team
The Woodstock Warrior 13U team from 2007-08 featured girls in their first volleyball game. The video starts with (left) Jennifer Hammerton setter for Lakehead University 2nd in OUA assists. Followed by Amanda Kuiper Mohawk College setter/right side and OCAA All Rookie team. Then Mady Timpany Rookie setter for Ryerson University.
On that same Warriors team was Jordan Lake St. Mary's University Halifax (OVA All Star) and Tracy Hammerton Captain Nippissing University and this year OUA 2nd Team All Star.
Rookie setter and former Woodstock Warrior Mady Timpany did play against U of T in the 3rd set of the Bronze Medal game. U of T was ranked #1 in Canada going into The Final Four.
The National Championships are at Maple Leaf Gardens this weekend hosted by Ryerson. Ryerson plays on Friday vs. University of Alberta at 6 pm. 3 Ontario teams to follow in the Championships this weekend.
I get questions all the time wanting to know dates for Youth Summer Camp for the early planners! The tentative dates (fairly solid) are weeks of July 17th right to last day of camp being Aug 18th. (5 weeks)
Online registration will open later this month for Summer Camp!
Woodstock Warriors finished tied for 5th last weekend in the highest Division in Ontario (Premier) at 14U girls. The Warriors will now go into the Ontario Championships ranked 11th in Ontario out of 124 teams.
Ryerson Rams will host the 2017 CIS National University Championships in the iconic Maple Leaf Gardens. The historic facility is fresh of a $100 million renovation in 2012! The National Championships will be over 3 days from Mar 17-19. We are seeing about bulk ticket purchasing for the club. A GREAT trip even for a hockey fan! Part museum part new facility.
Last years Men's CIS Championships were at McMaster and were sold out at around 2300-2500 loud fans. It was fantastic!
Woodstock Warriors 14U team wins Gold in Kitchener last Saturday! The qualifies Woodstock for the highest division in Ontario for the next tournament, Premier. Premier is the top 9 in East and West of Ontario out of 141 teams playing 14U.
In the 12 team 15U Trillium Warriors lose a very close final to rival Forest City 14U 23-25, 25-15, 15-17 almost qualify the Warriors 14U for 15U Championship Division!
2016 CIS Men's Final (sell out crowd) of McMaster vs.Trinity Western. This years 2017 Women's CIS is being hosted by Ryerson at Maple Leaf Gardens. (now called Mattamy Athletic Center)
The Women start at 6 pm and the Men at 8 pm both at Burridge Gym.
The video on the left is McMaster defeating OHIO State Dec 30th 3-0. Ohio State is the defending NCAA Champions. MAC and Ryerson are ranked #2 in the both the East and West in OUA rankings. McMaster is ranked 10th in Canada and Ryerson is ranked 13th. So a big match!
On the Men's side Mac is ranked #3 in Canada.
Tracy Hammerton was a Warrior from 13U-17U and was part of the first Woodstock team ever to make Division I Tier I and first Warrior team to play OVA in Premier.
Tracy is currently studying Nursing and is in her 4th year at Nippissing University.
Tracy currently leads the Nippissing Lakers in Kills at 122, Kills per set and Service Aces, Service Aces per set plus total points. As a two way player leads the team in digs, digs per set plus total points.
Tracy is also top ten in the OUA in each of Kills, Kills Per Set and Total Points! Tracy is 11th in OUA in digs and 11th in Digs Per Set.
Congratulations to Alix Christie!
Alix is the first former Warrior to sign with an NCAA Div I team! Alix was part of the 2012 Woodstock Warrior team that went to the Ontario and National Finals in Toronto and 2013 National Tier II Silver Medalist. Alix was a Warrior until 17U and still coaches at Summer Camp.
Alix played her 17U year at Defensa this year her 18U year at Halton Hurricanes.
Woodstock Warriors 14U start the new season right where they left off at the Ontario Championships winning Gold. Warriors went 10-0 for the day but did have close semi finals vs. London's Spiking Sharks (who were tied for 5th in Ontario last year with the highest finish of a SW Ontario team) and Forest City Green (who played up at 14U last year) both sets going 25-23 for the Warriors.
Jenn Hammerton was a member of the first Woodstock team to go to Division I Tier I and was setter for the first Woodstock Warriors team to make it to the National Finals. (2011)
Jenn also was the setter in the pic on the website right behind Woodstock Volleyball Club logo of Warriors winning Tier II National Gold (9th in Canada)
Congratulations to Jenn!
Jenn is current OUA leader in assists at 428!!! (assists are given to setters for every kill the hitter gets after one of their sets)
As an added bonus Jenn is 9th in the OUA in Service Aces and #1 in Service Aces for setters!
House League will return to Friday night only! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Starts Friday Jan 13th. Costs will be $100 for 10 nights minimum. (includes Warrior t-shirt) The $100 discount price will be in effect to Jan 7th then goes to $110. Anyone already registered will receive a rebate of the difference.
Former Woodstock Warriors part of the 2011 National East and 2012 Ontario and National finalist Woodstock Warriors 14U team. Mady Timpany currently plays for the 18U Ontario Champion Mississauga Pakmen. The 2016 18U girls Pakmen Gold did not lose a match at this years Ontario Championship. The win was a 2-0 win over the Ontario 17U Champion Aurora Storm in the 18U finals. The game was covered by Ontario Volleyball Webcast!
This was a very sweet win for Mady Timpany to end her OVA career with an 18U Gold! Mady was in the 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18U final. (as a 17U team last year)
Pakmen will go into Nationals as the #1 seed in Canada.
Congratulations to the Pakmen 18U Gold!
Kuil Schoneveld former Woodstock Warrior, plays for the University of Waterloo Warriors who competed as one of the top 8 University Men's teams at Nationals from Mar 10-12 at McMaster. Kuil was part of the LVC National Champions at 17U and also was part of CASS volleyball program. The semi and finals on the last two days were sold out crowds in excess of 2,000 people.
Way to go Kuil!
If anyone is looking to get into officiating please let me know. A strong volleyball back ground is a big asset.