Softball Canada hosted a series of one to three day identification camps across Canada, including Fredericton, NB. Each player was evaluated on fitness levels, speed, throwing, hitting, defensive play and general softball game play. Check out some of the action!
2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
The Softball New Brunswick Inc. Hall of Fame Class of 2017 is being highlighted with the induction of 3 athletes, an official who is also a builder and a team.
Janiva Willis (deceased) from Irishtown NB, was a former member of Softball Canada’s Women’s National team who won a silver medal at the 2007 PANAM games. Having played her minor softball in Moncton she was a member of the 2001 NB Women’s Canada Summer Games team. “Jay” was a leader on and off the field and was named the 2005 NCAA Woman of the Year in South Carolina as a member of the Winthrop Eagles.
Janice Gagnon of Notre Dame was a pitcher with the Notre Dame team that won a GOLD medal at the 1991 Junior Women’s Canadian Championships. She was one of only a few pitchers in Canada who pitched at 6 Canadian Championships in the fastpitch and orthodox categories.
Terry Fennell of Saint John was a member of the 1971-1980 Saint John Alpines who attended 10 Canadian Championships. A respected hitter in the league, he was a noted leader on the field. Terry was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1999 as part of the Saint John Alpines.
This year’s Inductees also includes, in the Builder’s Category, Barry Adams of Oromocto. Barry has been zone UIC in Oromocto for 15 years and has officiated at 6 Canadian Championships in slopitch and fastpitch. He has instructed clinics, mentored new officials and helped build the umpire program in NB to the success it is today.
The Oromocto Legionaires team of 1972-1977 were junior and juvenile provincial champions and maritime champions in 1975, 1976 and 1977. During that time they also attended Canadian Championships and won several intermediate and district championships.
The Induction Ceremonies will take place 22 April 2017 at the Fredericton Inn, Fredericton, NB. Tickets are $40.00 (forty dollars) each and can be purchased on-line through https://softballnb.sportngin.com/register/form/756432146, by emailing [email protected] or by calling Alyssa Shupe, Executive Director at 262-0291. The evening begins at 5:30pm with a reception followed by dinner at 6:30pm and awards to follow.
Softball NB & Rawlings Canada: 3 Year Deal as Official Softball Provider
Whitehorse, YK - At the Softball Canada AGM recently held in Whitehorse Yukon, representatives from Softball NB met with Rawlings Canada to explore partnership opportunities to further enhance the brand for both parties.
Rawlings, has recently created a full line of softball approved helmets, catchers gear, bats and much more. Rawlings is working very closely with Softball Canada on products for both men’s and women’s national team programs as well as Eastern and Western Canadian Championships. In addition Rawlings has partnered with provincial bodies to create solid partnerships at the grassroots level.
As the official softball provider of Softball NB, all ball used for provincial play will be Rawlings branded balls.
Softball NB GrandSlam Draw Continued!
Softball NB is pleased to announce that the GrandSlam Draw will continue in 2017. The Softball
NB GrandSlam Draw is a fantastic opportunity to participate in a weekly
50/50 draw to aid in the development of softball programs in New
When: Draws will take place every THURSDAY @ 12pm
Cost: $2 per week. Minimum $20 to get started.
Registration: Online registration and payment will be available soon. To register, please click the "Registration and Payment" button in the top left hand corner
Regulation: Please see the "Regulations" button below for all pertinent lottery information.
For more information on the Grandslam Draw, please contact Alyssa Shupe @ (506)262-0291 or via email at [email protected]