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Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Junior Soccer 1967

Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Junior Soccer 1967
Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Junior Soccer 1967

In the summer of 1967, the Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association Junior " A" Soccer Team was awarded the All-Ontario Championship. The club was organized under the supervision of Coach Lou Nicholson and Doug Peck Sr., who felt they had an elite group of young men who displayed excellent soccer skills. This team participated in a provincial league of seven teams playing a home and home series of games during the summer.
The team's success centered around the fine goalkeeping of Tony Sadusek. The intense defensive play of Captain John Sheridan, Bob White and Mick Doyle denied many opposing forwards the opportunity of a shot on Niagara Falls' goalkeeper. Finally, the offense was led by John Peck's strong kicks toward the opposing end and the consistent offensive play of Jan Steenhuis and Alan Peck. This group of players entered each game with an objective that proved to be more aggressive and successful than the more experienced and talented Toronto teams.
This persistent drive to win brought recognition and fame to the City of Niagara Falls at a time when the sport of soccer was beginning to develop in this area. 


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Team Member  Albright, Bernie 
Team Member  Belford, Tim 
Team Member  Braine, Larry 
Team Member  Doyle, Mick 
Team Member  Ford, Dale 
Team Member  Kafal, Bill 
Team Member  Parks, Allan 
Team Member  Peck, Alan 
Team Member  Peck, John 
Team Member  Sadusek, Tony 
Team Member  Sheridan, John 
Team Member  Smajda, George 
Team Member  Steenhuis, John 
Team Member  White, Bob 
Team Member  White, Charles 
Team Coach  Nicholson, Louis 
Team Coach  Peck, Doug 
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