The 1980-1981 New Waterford Cavaliers

Nova Scotia Intermediate D Champions

Team Members:

Jimmy Kelly Mike MacSween

Greg MacSween Richie Wilcox

Kenny Fougere Hilary Romard

Keith Kelly Darryl Jennex

Stan Hillier Basil Stefura

Patty Burke Kevin MacNeil

Johnny Miles Francis Fraser

Lorne Smith Charlie MacLellan

Jimmy Smith Ronnie Smith

Bill Roach Dana Stefura

Dannie Kahlbhenn

Coach: Terry MacSween

Manager: Wes Burke

Trainer: Charlie Duprey

The New Waterford Cavaliers intermediate D Hockey Team became Nova Scotia Champions at the end of the 1980-1981 hockey season. The Cavaliers were in a local league with the Northside Combines, Whitney Pier Pirates, and Castle Bay Sabres. The New Waterford squad won the regular season with a record of 15 wins, 3 losses, one tie, clinching first place in the regular schedule.

The Cavaliers received a bye in the first round of playoffs, leaving Northside and Castle Bay to play off for the right to challenge New Waterford in the final. Whitney Pier, finishing a distant fourth, did not participate in playoffs.

In the final, the Cavaliers met the Northside Combines for the league title. During the regular season, the two teams split the seven contests played, each team winning three and tying one. The New Waterford team quickly jumped to a three game lead and in the end defeated the Northside squad 4 games to 2.

The Nova Scotia final saw the New Waterford Cavaliers play the mainland champion, Shubenacadie Lions in a best of 3 final. The Lions won their league with an overall record of 28 wins, 6 losses and 2 ties.

The first game hosted at the New Waterford and District Community Centre, with a packed house watching, saw the Cavaliers defeat the mainland team 5-4, and open a one game lead.The second game, the following Saturday, was played at the Lance Arena. The Cavaliers made a strategic move the morning of the second game by renting the Lance Arena for a light skate to familiarise themselves with the rink. This proved decisive as the team clinched the Nova Scotia Title with a 10-6 victory.

Past Honourees

1982

1945-1947 New Waterford Strands, Canadian Intermediate Champions, 1960-1961 Central Juveniles, Canadian Champs

1983

1932 St. Agnes Juvenile Boys’ Basketball Team

1984

1961 Central Juvenile Team, Canadian Juvenile title winners

1985

1948-1949 & 1949-1950 St. Agnes Girls Basketball Team

1986

1969-1970 New Waterford Strand Boys’ Basketball Team

1987

1950-1951 Mount Carmel Boys Basketball Team

1988

1959-1960 Central Girls’ Basketball Team, Provincial Champions

1989

1952-1953 Central High School Boys Basketball Team, Provincial Champions

1990

1965-1966 Mount Carmel Boys Basketball Team, Provincial Champions

1991

1965-1966 Mount Carmel Mounties Boys Basketball Team, N.S Headmasters B Champions

1992

1934 Central Girls’ Basketball Team

1993

1935-1936 New Waterford Strands 1935-36 Men’s Basketball Team

1994

1954-1955 Central Boys Teams Provincial Champions

1995

1959-1966 New Waterford Strands Men’s Basketball Team

1996

1954-1955 Mount Carmel Intermediate Women’s Basketball Team

1997

1968 Mount Carmel Provincial Champion Boys Basketball Team

1998

1968 St. Agnes Girls Basketball Provincial Champions

1999

1960-1961 New Waterford Intermediate Ladies Basketball Champions

2000

1963-1964 Central High School Boys Basketball Team, Provincial Champions

2001

1953-1954 St. Agnes High School Girls, Provincial Champions

2002

1958-1959 and 1959-1960 Central High Men’s Basketball Team

2003

1939 Mount Carmel Strands, Maritime Juvenile Champs1955-1956 Central High School, Provincial Champions

2004

1971-72 Breton Education Centre Boys Soccer Team, Provincial Champions

2005

1959 New Waterford Giants, Maritime Senior Baseball Champions

2006

1974-1975 Bec Girls Soccer Team

2007

1972-1973 Scotchtown Sabre’s Hockey Team

2008

1973 Mount Carmel Strands Men’s Soccer Team, Nova Scotia Challenge Cup Champions

2009

1962 - 1963 St. Agnes High School Boys Soccer Team, Provincial Champions

2010

1960 – 1961 Mount Carmel Nova Scotia Headmaster’s “B” Soccer Champions 1962 – 1963 Mount Carmel Mounties Nova Scotia Interscholastic Soccer Champions

2011

1971 New Waterford Kinsmen Rovers Eastern Canadian Bantam Baseball Champions

2012

1969-1970 New Waterford Jets Midget Hockey Team

2013

1958 New Waterford Mount Carmel Juveniles Baseball Team1960 New Waterford Mount Carmel Juniors Baseball Team

2014

1975-1976 Breton Soccer Team, Nova Scotia Provincial AAA High School Soccer Title

2015

1974 Scotchtown Raiders Maritime Intermediate 'A' Fastball Champions

2016