In honor of the memory of Rowan Stringer, the last Wednesday of September starting this year has been dubbed Rowan’s Law Day, as a commemoration to raise awareness about concussions in sport. Rowan’s Law is now required to be acknowledged by parents, coaches and players.
Rowan’s Law requires all players under 26 years of age and all parents/guardians of players under 18 years of age and coaches to review Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources and OBA’s Concussion Policy and Code of Conduct on a yearly basis.
Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources, which can be found here (https://basketball.on.ca/
OBA’s Concussion Policy and Code of Conduct, which can be found here (https://basketball.on.ca/
PRACTICE SCHEDULE WEEK OF OCT 21-24, 2019
BROCKVILLE BLAZERS NEWS AND UPDATES
The U16 ladies completed a great OBLEast season by bringing home a gold medal from their weekend tourney. Despite their record and wins against stronger teams they were seeded in Division 2 but got some satisfaction by going 4-1 on weekend and claiming the gold medal in a thriller 40-38. On the first day they defeated KYBA Selects 42-30, Goulbourn [...]
Expectations for Coach Crotty weren't very high this year going into the season but his team seemingly had it out to prove him wrong. The U12 boys went into provincials, the 3rd highest seeded Eastern Ontario team and didn't disappoint in Division 8 of Ontario Cup. They went 3-0 in the round robin including an OT thriller on Friday night. [...]
The U16 girls travelled to Hamilton to take part in one of the biggest tournaments in Ontario, Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets Tournament. The girls had a very good run in Division 3 winning 3 and losing one in the round robin play. This set them up with a rematch versus Barrie Royals who beat them 32-29 earlier in tournament. The [...]
The U14 Boys finished off their EOBA schedule with a great performance in front of the home fans. The Boys finished their pool play 2-0 with wins over Nepean U13 Blue Devils and the Belleville Spirits in Overtime. Their semi final game against Ottawa Shooting Stars was tight until their pressure defense gave them a lead they would not surrender. [...]
Although not as memorable as 2018's game winning buzzer beater to win the Gold, the 2019 gold medal feels just as good. The U14 girls coached by Colin Jardine, Kevin Perkins and Dave Kelly went 5-0 en route to the gold medal. In the 7 team round robin, the girls went 4-0 to tie the Kingston Impact for first place [...]