Our season memories

Look here for some shots of the memories we made throughout the season...

For Connecticut Polar Bear tournament memories.. click here
For State tournament  memories.. click here
For National Championship memories.. click here
For pictures of our girls when they were just tykes.. click here and try to "match 'em up".
For pictures of our National Championship Celebration at Juliano's click here


Nine of our pre-signing "verbal commitments" for the 1999-2000 season are selected to represent the "best of the best" at the Hockey Night in Boston College Prospect Showcase on August 15-22, 1999.  Shown above are (first row L to R) Melissa Nirva, Anna VanderMarliere and Jaime VanMassenhove.  Standing (L to R) Melissa Wenzel, Brie Adams, Megan McLeod, Sarah Clark, Tina Ciraulo and Meghan Robson.  The reason we are in different jerseys is because they were afraid if we all ended up on the same team we would be UNSTOPPABLE so the Orange/White and Black represented the Great Lakes/Minnesota team while the Burgundy and Blue were on the Midwest team.

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A nice pre-game meal in Toronto

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Finalists in Willowdale Earlybird losing 3-2 to North York Junior Aeros in Overtime.

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Team picture time - Lookin' good 
Front row (L-R) Maralle Bolkorjian, Katie Juliano, Megan McLeod, Jaime VanMassenhove, Anna VanderMarliere

Middle row (L-R) Coach Billy Ciraulo, Coach Mark Juliano, Melissa Wenzel, Tiffany Owens, Joanie Denby, Sarah Swickle, Brie Adams, Coach Tim Zimmerman, Manager Paul Van

Back row (L-R) Melissa Nirva, Maj Nixon, Jackie Neal, Sarah Clark, Meghan Robson, Tina Ciraulo

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Mike Risdale from Hockey Academy of Toronto working with our netminders (Maralle left, Anna right) to keep the "biscuit from the basket" (that's "puck outta da' net" for you non-hockey folk).   For more info on The Hockey Academy of Toronto located right in our home rink of Great Lakes Sports City... click here.

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Every Tuesday night before practice, 45 minutes of pumping iron and running gets us ready for the "big games".


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Tina displaying some of that "ice ballet" skill that netted her a much sought after wooden medal in the 1997 Roseville Olympics.

See more memories here at... "Memories part deux"

See Connecticut Polar Bear Memories here

See State Championship Memories here

See National Championship Memories here

See our "lil belles" when they were just tykes here

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