Hornets Win Ladies Indoor Recreational Tournament
The Cochrane Rangers Women's Recreational League recently wrapped up their indoor season with a closely fought three day tournament that was finally won by the Hornets.
The social was held at the Bullhorn bar and a donation jar that the players contributed to raised $401 which went to the Cochrane Minor Soccer club to help a youngster play soccer that might otherwise not be able to!
The Cochrane Rangers Soccer Club (CRSC) is always interested in new players. We offer Men's and Women's competitive and recreational programs. If you are a new player thinking about registering with a CRSC program online, the coach and manager would also like to hear from you. Please check in with the coach and manager of the program you are interested in and send them an eMail. The coach and manager can then invite you out to practices for you to meet staff and players. Choose the team you're interested in joining from the "Team Selection" section of our online registration form, and please check our Competition and Recreation programs pages for coach and manager contact details. Any questions? Just contact email@example.com
CRSC Classic Premier Ladies In Major Provincials
The CRSC Women's Classic Premier squad coached by Terry Norman, Gunther Schutterle, and Reiner Sattler finished the 2012-2013 indoor season with a 13-3-3 record, qualifying the team to play in the Classic Major Provincials held in Calgary on the weekend of March 22-24, 2013. The provincial tournament brought together the top teams from the Classic Major division: Edmonton Green & Gold and Edmonton Angels, as well as Calgary's Tsunami Blues, and the Cochrane Rangers. Our ladies - from a town of 17,000 facing opponents from major centers with well over 1,000,000 population - finished 4th in the Provincial championship.
Players and coaching staff on the provincial roster were: Coach Terry Norman, Sarah Tas, Jan Norman, Karina Neill, Dyana McElroy, Heidi Packard, Jackie Shier, Jesse Kubes, Manager Tania Schmidtke, Nicole Angelozzi, Sandra Rush, Stacey Van Dyke, Denean Thorsen, Jo Daviduk, Dena Sykes, Coach Reiner Sattler, as well as Sherry Grund who is missing from the photo. Supporting in the stands due to injury were Melanie Martzoukos, Tracy Taylor and Cecily Woolrich. The players would like to thank our coaches and manager for their time, energy, and dedication!
Cochrane Turf Association Update
The Cochrane Turf Association has recently completed an RFP and selection of a Project Manager for the role of procurement and installation of the turf. The company (Dialog) has a Calgary office and we will be working with Doug Wournell from Dialog. Doug has installed over 60 turf projects and has 20 years of construction/contract management experience. We are meeting with him on 2013-04-15 for our first consultation.
Our next big agenda item is fundraising. We have raised $925,000 so far but need at least $1,200,000 to start construction. We will get a better idea of costs once Doug has more work completed. Each of the four groups has committed to raising $100,000 as part of the founding members and this will allow each group to participate in the first turf bookings for each year. Cochrane Minor Soccer has already contributed $50,000 and Cochrane Minor Football has contributed $25,000. We have several fund raising grant applications in the works but need to roll up our sleeves to get the next funding in place as quickly as possible. If we can have funding in place by 2013-07-01, we can still build this year!
What do we need now? Money, and lots of it. If anyone has contacts in companies or knowledge of grant money available for this project, please pass along the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
CRSC Women's Recreational League Registration
CRSC Women's Recreational League registration is open! Have you played soccer in the past and want to get back into it? Or perhaps you have never played soccer before but are looking for a fun, social sport?
Calling all interested ladies, aged 18 years and over! The league meets every Monday night from mid-May until September. Games, insurance, referees, a tournament and an end-of-season social are all included for the fabulous fee of only $135!
Registration deadline is 2013-03-31. However, if space permits we always welcome new players. For more information please contact email@example.com
CRSC 2013 Outdoor Competitive Team Registration
If you would like to play on a competitive CRSC team this summer but aren't sure how to go about reserving your spot on a roster, here is what to do:
- Register online selecting the team for which you would like to be considered
- Team management and coaching staff will be in touch with all registered players to help determine the best player-team fit
- Play soccer!
CRSC 2013 Outdoor Registration Now Open
Online registration for the 2013 Outdoor season is now open! Those of you with existing CRSC member accounts only have to update your account with the appropriate settings for your outdoor season. These changes may include details such as your team affiliation, or full-time vs part-time status, and so on. The online form for updating your account works exactly as it did for your 2012 Outdoor registration, including PayPal payments.
Those of you registering for the first time, will have to register as CRSC members first, using Registration or else the direct links to our Registration page in the left-hand column or near the top right-hand corner of the page.
An Early Bird registration discount is available to competitive team players. Players registering before the early bird registration fee deadline of 2013-02-28 are rewarded with a substantial discount at only $275! The registration fee for payments made after 2013-02-28 goes up to $325! Recreational program fees remain the same as last summer, with the Women’s Recreational league fee at $135 and the Men’s Recreational program at $80 for the season.
CRSC is looking forward to another successful club season. We are growing! If you have any questions about registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CRSC Annual General Meeting
Here ye! Here ye! The CRSC AGM will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 15:00 at Cochrane Lanes. Attendees receive a drink ticket and snacks.
Soccer Quest 42 Awards
AC's Restaurant & Lounge was the venue for our Soccer Quest 42 get-together, where players and organizers were presented with their "Officially Amazing" Guinness World Record certificates. Great job guys!
"Officially Amazing", Reiner Sattler was presented with his Guinness World Record certificate for refereeing in Soccer Quest 42. He is pictured here beside the new Rangers sign from Insight Image, with some of the ladies from drop-in soccer, which runs every tuesday and thursday morning from 09:30 at the indoor turf! All ladies welcome!
CRSC Business Directory
CRSC has added a Business Directory to our website. The idea is to provide a place for members to advertise business or professional services, free of charge, as an easy way for our member community to connect with each other. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact email@example.com. In order to keep things simple and fair to everyone, please limit the information you provide to us for inclusion in the Business Directory to basic contact information and a very short description. To kick things off, take a look at Business Directory. Did you all know, for example, that Daran Fletcher offers professional Signage & Print Services right here in Cochrane?
TriOil Soccer Quest 42
On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 16:00, 16 players, two just-in-case reserves, plus a whole team of volunteers and organisers settled in to the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre in preparation for breaking the Guinness World Record. Our mission was to try and break the current record of 40 hours of continuous play for the longest marathon of 5-a-side soccer.
At 17:30, the ton of pennies cheque was presented by ATB to Martin Parnell on the turf. The pennies collected raised over $6,000 for Right To Play.
At two minutes before 18:00, Rochelle Nydokus sang "Oh Canada" with the Soccer Quest 42 players representing the red team and the black team lined up in the centre of the Philergos Field. At 18:00, the start whistle was blown, the cameras were rolling, and the adventure had begun. Throughout that first night, food was delivered and volunteers showed up eagerly for their four hour shifts.
Volunteers throughout the event were key, from getting players anything they needed from cheeseburgers at 04:00 to foot massages, to delivering food and drinks, and keeping player morale high by playing music, dressing in crazy outfits, dancing, or waving brooms and dusters! The dressing rooms were turned into sleeping quarters and players tried to grab some shut eye on their scheduled breaks. Players were not permitted to leave the premises over the course of the record breaking attempt.
The players all had high points and low points during the event. Unless you asked them about it, you wouldn't have known about any low points. Not once did anyone even hint that they couldn't carry on. Every time there was an official team break, or they had their own scheduled break, they came back on to the pitch with a must-carry-on attitude. Everyone was smiling the whole time! You couldn't help but be inspired by them and marvel at their perseverance.
In the early hours of Sunday morning the pace was slowing somewhat. But then, suddenly, the Guinness World Record adjudicator, Michael Empric arrived at SLSFSC from New York, and the finish line was in sight. At the 10:00 break Sunday morning, when we equalled the current record, there was a cheer, and a realisation that the record was within our grasp: 42 hours!
By 11:30 the stands were filling up with friends, family and supporters, and the media had arrived to record the moment. At 12:00 when the 42 hours was reached, the countdown for a final minute of play began, and at 12:01 on Sunday, October 7, 2012 the indoor turf erupted as MP Blake Richards blew the final whistle, the players hugged, and the dream was finally realised!
A year of Soccer Quest 42 committee planning plus the 42 hours players' blood, sweat and tears together achieved the dual goals of raising money for Right To Play and breaking the Guinness World Record. The record was officially confirmed by GWR adjudicator Michael Empric on the spot. Cue speeches, paparazzi and champagne, and the event was done! Huge thanks goes to many people, without whom this event wouldn't have been possible...
Firstly TriOil for being our title sponsor, and for all of the Soccer Quest 42 sponsors. Martin Parnell for approaching CRSC with the dual goal of fundraising for Right To Play whilst attempting a Guiness World Record. Robin Mitchell and all of the staff at SLSFSC for their help and enthusiasm from the planning stages to execution. Julie Arnold from Netball Alberta, whose previous experiences with the LaCrosse Quest 24 and Netball Quest 61 was invaluable, from advice to sharing of documents and suggestions. The entire organizing committee for time and energy toward this cause. Also the volunteer referees, witnesses, timekeeper and scorekeepers, team managers, Cochrane Minor and the people of Cochrane who stepped up to help out, as they so often do. The Food donations from many local businesses, along with donations of printing, jerseys etc.
Finally, the 16 players who did all that was asked of them and more during those 42 hours (and 1 minute)! You guys are all Officially Amazing, and here's hoping the toenails grow back soon! The players:
- #1 Martin Parnell
- #2 Daran Fletcher
- #3 Cecily Woolrich
- #4 Jason Smith
- #5 Denean Thorsen
- #6 Sherry Grund
- #7 Dena Sykes
- #8 Dee Dee Cook
- #9 Matt Wiacek
- #10 Andy Harris
- #11 David Savage
- #12 Rochelle Nydokus
- #13 Caitlin Smid
- #14 Maria Perkovic
- #15 Kira Alston
- #16 Ellen Anderson Penno
What an accomplishment! Congratulations!
CRSC Women's Recreational League Tournament
RCL pipped Blue Mondays to the post by winning the recent Womens Recreational league tournament with a final score of 1-0. The winning goal was scored by Stacy Voss. The ladies then enjoyed a fun social at the Curling club, where the theme was ABC ... as in "Anything But Clothes"! Many trashy fashions were on display!
This year teams also decided to change things up from the regular team basket idea, and instead picked a charity cause close to their hearts for a money donation. The charities chosen this year ranged from Right To Play, Cancer Chic, AIWC, Boys And Girls Club, Hands Across The Sea and the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Foundation.
The Women's Recreational league commitee wish to thank the Cochrane Curling Club, Chiang Rai restaurant, Tammy Christensen, the referees and of course all the fabulous ladies who come out every year to support our fun and friendly league!
Current Weather Information
We have added a dynamic weather information feed - for the current and next day - to the left-hand sidebar of our website. Club members and visiting teams alike should now better be able to anticipate local playing conditions. As always, please continue to use our Rain-Out Line at 403.851.2552 for official field closure information!
Player Of The Month
Wayne Cannon, the new acquired forward of the Men's Over-35 A team has been recognized with the MVP award for the month of May by CUSA. Wayne comes from a city of champions where he has sculptured his amazing skills, Manchester City. Congratulations to Wayne who proved to be a real 'Cannon' for the Cochrane artillery.
Medals At Senior Provincials
The CRSC Women's Classic Premier soccer team went on the weekend of March 23rd to Edmonton in an effort to compete for provincial glory. The team had been preparing all season for the right to represent the south of the province at this tournament, which they did by placing second in their division.
The competition in Edmonton was intense and hard fought, but always on a fair and positive sportsmanlike level. When it was all done, the Cochrane Rangers earned a bronze medal with a tie, a loss, and a win for a total of 4 points. In comparison, the gold medal winner had 6 points from 2 wins and a loss, and the silver medal winner had 5 points from 2 ties and a win. These results indicate a very tight tournament where a lucky bounce here or there made a difference in the final standings.
The ladies who travelled to Edmonton were Joanne Daviduk, Nicole Angelozzi, Cecily Woorich, Sarah Tas, Karina Neil, Tania Schmidtke, Jackie Shier, Jill Uniacke, Sandra Rush, Heidi Packard, Melanie Martzoukos, Karen Georgacacos and Dena Sykes. Missing from the roster were Sheila Mehan and Janet Norman.
All can be pleased with the way they represented the Cochrane Rangers. The atmosphere at the tournament was great, and the harmony and support among the Ranger team members was first class!
Girls' Under-18 Provincials
The Cochrane Rangers Girls' Under-18 team started the season as a mixed group of girls from Canmore, Bragg Creek, Cochrane, Calgary and Airdrie. It took a surprisingly small amount of time for the girls to get to know one another and get used to playing with new teammates. The team finished tier 3 a respectable 4th place. On to provincials, where a tough first game was followed by a very strong second outing to take game 2. Our final game was a hard fought match, but the breaks did not come our way and we ended up in the middle of the pack at provincials.
This team has made soccer fun. They were great to watch and great to be a part of. Through wins and losses the girls stuck together, supported each other and gave it their best. A huge thanks to coach Patrick Ryan and assistant coach Don Long. We can't wait for outdoor!