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N.F.C.V.I. Senior District & C.O.S.S.A. Rugby (Football) Champions, 1944

N.F.C.V.I. Senior District & C.O.S.S.A. Rugby (Football) Champions, 1944
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Title N.F.C.V.I. Senior District & C.O.S.S.A. Rugby (Football) Champions, 1944
Description  Back Row L-R ; E.J. McGirr, Principal, Gord Dorst Coach, Ken Borisiuk Coach ;

Third Row L-R ; Tom Prata, Trainer, Paul Clement, Desmond Clements, Bill Mateyk, Paul Thomas, Bob Price, Jim Allen Manager, J.V. Rose, Coach

Second Row L-R ; Bill Sullivan, Walt Fields, Frank Sheppard, Norm Woodruff, Vernon Anderson, Cliff MacGillivray, Frank Ingold, Jim Carter

Front Row L-R ; Allan Smyth, Roger Gullion, Alex Permus, Don McKenzie, Joe Biamonte, Arthur Foster, Boris Ouzunoff, Captain, Bob Petrie, Jim Climenhage, Harry Wyss, Albert D’Amico
Notes  Inducted into the City of Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame January 2012 ; Team – Rugby (Football)
Pre 1970 Era ;
  The Niagara Falls Collegiate Vocational Institute Senior Rugby (Football) team won the 1944 Niagara District Championship by defeating teams from Fort Erie, Welland, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, and Stamford.

This Championship entitled N.F.C.V.I. to play for the Central Ontario Secondary School Athletic title of their sport. In November of that year, they went to the University of Toronto in search of victory at this level. Despite cold weather and playing on a frozen field, the Niagara Falls boys played an outstanding game, and were victorious against a tough, determined team from Peterborough, Ontario.

Coach Teddy Morris of the Toronto Argonauts, from the Canadian Professional Football League, attended the Championship game. Teddy was so impressed with the ability of the Niagara Falls place kicker, that he extended him an offer to try out with the Argonauts.

The N.F.C.V.I. team won the C.O.S.S.A. Championship trophy, and were proud to bring it back to their school.
 
 

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Title N.F.C.V.I. Senior District & C.O.S.S.A. Rugby (Football) Champions, 1944
Description  Back Row L-R ; E.J. McGirr, Principal, Gord Dorst Coach, Ken Borisiuk Coach ;

Third Row L-R ; Tom Prata, Trainer, Paul Clement, Desmond Clements, Bill Mateyk, Paul Thomas, Bob Price, Jim Allen Manager, J.V. Rose, Coach

Second Row L-R ; Bill Sullivan, Walt Fields, Frank Sheppard, Norm Woodruff, Vernon Anderson, Cliff MacGillivray, Frank Ingold, Jim Carter

Front Row L-R ; Allan Smyth, Roger Gullion, Alex Permus, Don McKenzie, Joe Biamonte, Arthur Foster, Boris Ouzunoff, Captain, Bob Petrie, Jim Climenhage, Harry Wyss, Albert D’Amico
Notes  Inducted into the City of Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame January 2012 ; Team – Rugby (Football)
Pre 1970 Era ;
 
 
 
 

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Team Member  Anderson, Vernon 
Team Member  Biamonte, Joe 
Team Member  Carter, Jim 
Team Member  Clement, Paul 
Team Member  Clements, Desmond 
Team Member  Climenhage, Jim 
Team Member  D'Amico, Albert 
Team Member  Fields, Walt 
Team Member  Foster, Arthur 
Team Member  Gullion, Roger 
Team Member  Ingold, Frank 
Team Member  MacGillivray, Cliff 
Team Member  Mateyk, Bill 
Team Member  McKenzie, Don 
Team Member  Permus, Alex 
Team Member  Petrie, Bob 
Team Member  Price, Bob 
Team Member  Sheppard, Frank 
Team Member  Smyth, Allan 
Team Member  Sullivan, Bill 
Team Member  Thomas, Paul 
Team Member  Woodruff, Norm 
Team Member  Wyss, Harry 
Team Coach  Borisiuk, Ken 
Team Coach  Dorst, Gord 
Team Coach  Rose, J V 
Team Manager  Allen, Jim 
(Other)  McGirr, E J 
Team Trainer  Prata, Tom 
Team Captain  Ouzunoff, Boris 
 
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