Leaside Flames 2002 A Team:
It has been an extraordinary season for the Leaside Flames 2002 A GTHL team. They were recently announced the GTHL Regular Season Champions after compiling a 34 win – 1 loss – 1 tie record. Amazingly, they finished 15 points ahead of the second-place team, an unheard-of achievement in the GTHL. In addition, they have won 3 tournament championships this season and the team is ranked number 1 in Ontario for their age group and division.
According to Head Coach Dave Rumer, winning is not the most important thing. “Winning hockey games as a team has been enjoyable for everyone, but it pales in comparison to the life lessons this group has learned together. What has been most impressive is how the boys have all developed over the past few years into young men with character, respect, pride and a continued love of the great game of hockey.”
Looking at the smiles in the picture, it is quite apparent that this Leaside team certainly does enjoy winning together. Go Flames Go!!!
Leaside Flames 2004 AA Team:
We’re proud to be a Leaside-based team representing what we believe to be the best community in Toronto.
I’ve been on the bench with this team since the players were 5 years old and I’m really proud of what we have accomplished with the highlight being this year’s GTHL Regular Season AA Championship (formerly the Kraft Cup). Five of our players have been with the team for nine consecutive seasons and most have been long-term team members; this makes a big difference. We love to win, but have equally emphasized the development of selflessness, discipline, respect, and hard work. Our coaches Darryl, Al, Will, our Manager Tran and I, have benefited from parents and players who want to be part of our community and create something special together after many years of effort. — Coach John Watson