Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Ross McConnell Highlights


Individual Achievements:
1979  Level 4 National Coaches Certification Program
1980  Level 3 National Referee's Certification Program
1980  Doug McConnell Memorial Trophy- Elmvale Minor Hockey
1986  Georgian Bay Junior 'C' All-Star Team Head Coach
1989 & 1990  Midland Winterfest Sports Award
1995-1996  Rep Coach of the Year - Midland Minor Hockey
2001  Province of Ontario 3M Coach Award
2001 Federal Government International 'Year of the Volunteer' Award
2003 Midland 125th Anniversary Volunteer Award
2008 Inductee of Midland Hall Of Fame as a Builder
 

Team Accomplishments as Head Coach:
1974 - Elmvale Peewee Fastball: Georgian Bay Champions
1976 -1977 - Elmvale Peewee Rep: Georgian Bay Champions, Silver Stick Regional Champions,  International Silver Stick Champions,
                       OMHA Finalists
1980-1981 - Elmvale Midget Rep: Silver Stick Regional Champions
1984-1985 - Midland Junior 'C': Georgian Bay Champions, Ontario Finalists
1985-1986 - Midland Junior 'C': Georgian Bay Champions
1997-1998 - Penetang Junior 'C': Georgian Bay Finalists
1997-1998 - Midland Atom Rep: Georgian Bay Champions
2001-2002 - Midland Bantam Rep: Georgian Bay Champions

Executive Positions:
1974-1980 - Referee-in-Chief, Elmvale Minor Hockey
1975-1982 - Tournament Chairman, Elmvale Minor Hockey
1979-1982 - OMHA Representative, Elmvale Minor Hockey
1980-1981 - President, Elmvale Minor Hockey
1976-1980 - Executive, Elmvale Minor Softball
1985-1987 - General Manager Midland Junior "C" Hockey Club
1987-1988 - General Manager Orillia Junior "B" Hockey Club
1988-1992 - General Manager Midland Junior "C" Hockey Club
1994-1998 - President, Midland Minor Hockey
1993-2001 - Executive, Midland Minor Hockey
1996-1997 - Director of Player Personnel, Midland Thunder Junior "C"
1998-2000 - Midland Silver Stick Committee
2000-2008 - Tournament Director, Midland Silver Stick
2008 - Director, International Silver Stick
2008 - Tournament Registrar, Midland Silver Stick

Coaching Positions:
1972 - 1983 - Coach, Elmvale Minor Hockey- Tyke to Midget
1974-1980 - Coach, Elmvale Minor Softball
1979-1981 - Coach, Minesing OASA Softball
1983-1987 - Head Coach, Midland Junior 'C' Hockey Club
1987-1988 - Head Coach, Orillia Junior 'B' Hockey Club
1988-1992 - Head Coach, Midland Junior 'C' Hockey Club
Summer 1989 - Coach, Ontario Under 17 Hockey Development Camp
1993-1997 - Coach, Midland Minor Hockey, House League & Rep
1997-2000 - Head Coach, Penetanguishene Kings Junior 'C' Hockey Club
2001-2002 - Coach, Midland Minor Hockey

Inductions
2008:  Inducted into the Midland Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder
2008:  Inducted into Midland Sports Hall of Fame with 1984-1985 Stoneleigh Centennials Jr. C. Hockey Team
2014:  Inducted into the Springwater Sports Heritage Hall of Fame as a Builder

 

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