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Posted Feb 14/11 - Just the beginning...

It’s been a great trip. We had ups and we had downs. No one will ever forget winning the Littleton Tournament with only a handful of skaters. KMHA will always remember the 2010-11 AAA Lions taking home the hardware from Littleton. Singing “O Canada” in their barn. The Dallas Scots were a highly ranked team (top 20) in the US and we took them out in the semi’s. Arapaho was not as high in the rankings but we took them out twice just to make a point. Or how about starting the season with 3 wins against very good teams in our own tournament. NSWC, Semiahmoo, Nanaimo all fell victim to us in those first two months. 3 ties and two one-goal games to a very good PG team. Ties with Ridge Meadows and Kelowna. These were all teams ranked in the top 10 in the Province and keep in mind that one of these teams will may very likely win Provincials. The Richmond tournament was tough. We still had the injury bug, and we played 4 of the top 6 teams in that tournament, so again we showed very well beyond what our record showed. Who would forget the Street fight at Minoru with the Alaska All-stars?  Through all of this, I hope everyone came out just that much further ahead in life. We can learn from our mistakes, and keep the fond memories of our successes. I know I will. As you get a bit older, you can look forward to coaching a team yourself one day and passing on the message. It’s the greatest thing you’ll ever do.

 

It’s been a pleasure to be a part of this.

With that, I leave you with a quote to live by.

 

               There are two kinds of people in the world,

those who do the work,

and those who take the credit.

  

Try to be in the first group, there's less competition." 

 

                                                    --Indira Gandhi

 

Welcome to the 2010-11 North Kamloops Midget AAA Lions Home page.

Since inception in the 1950s The North Kamloops Midget AAA Lions have won the British Columbia Midget AAA championship nine times (1959–60, 1960–61, 1965–66, 1975–76, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1998–99, and 1999-00) and twice going on to the National Championships.

The Lions served as Host to the National Midget Championships in Kamloops in 1996, earning a Bronze medal with a 3-2 record.

In 1992 the Lions went on to represent the Pacific Region in the National Midget AAA championships in Dartmouth NS, finishing in 5th place with a 2-2-1 record.

In both Kamloops appearances, 1992 and 1996, a Kamloops Lions player was awarded the Most Valuable player of the Tournament. Derek Paget in 1992 and Dustin Kelly in 1996. Derek and Dustin share that honor with such company as Sydney Crosby, Steve Bernier, Cliff Ronning, Dany Heatley, Wes Walz and Steve Smith.

No BC Team has medaled at the Nationals since the 1996 Kamloops Lions.





 


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