Post date: Aug 20, 2012 12:29:57 AM

Article written by Competition Host: Louise Spicer (Midland Community Coordinator)


Special Olympics Ontario Huronia in partnership with the Midland Civitan Club welcomed nine teams on Saturday March 26th, 2011 for a full day of constant floor hockey play: 9 teams, 11 games, 8 hours! Some amazing sportsmanship was seen, wonderful teamwork and memorable moments. Thanks to the following teams for participating this year, we enjoyed having you and look forward to the 2011/2012 Season.

Midland Civitan Hawks (1)

Midland Civitan Hawks (2)

Newmarket Ringers

Muskoka Rattlers

York South Hawks

Mississauga Lightning

Peterborough Wolves

Durham West Hitmen

Durham West Devils

“Take the shot” becomes three little words that are the most spoken during the day – from the players to the coaches to the spectators – everyone yells it out at least once.

It was a jammed packed day of floor hockey play that left you constantly moving your head back and forth or miss the action in a split second. Floor Hockey is such a fast moving and “busy” sport – so many legs, arms, sticks and bodies all moving in different ways and directions chasing each other that everyone becomes ‘a blur’ as they quickly fly by (they don’t stop and say ‘cheese’ for the camera on the sidelines!)

I witnessed courageous play, determination, disappointment, pain and joy - the many different emotions clearly expressed. And WAY TO GO GIRL POWER!!!! Every year I see more and more females joining these teams – they play as hard and as strong as the ‘guys’, and they don’t back down!

Watching through the lens of a camera creates its own challenges; it becomes a dare and thrill to follow that ring as it slides across the gym floor, at the same time trying to remember to press that shutter and “take the shot”!

I think the photo shots capture the essence of the day - I hope you enjoy them.

Louise Spicer

Competition Host

SOO Midland Community Coordinator