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IE Weldon Wins First COSSA Hockey Championship In School History

KAWARTHA LAKES-IE Weldon Secondary School won the first Central Ontario Secondary School Association (COSSA) Championship in school history yesterday, defeating ST Peters in the COSSA final 5-2 in Ennismore.


In January the team won its first Varsity Championship, the St. Peters Classic. It featured 38 teams with 5 divisions. Coach Dave Chambers said it is one of the biggest tournaments in Canada. Read more here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2024/01/15/weldon-wins-first-varsity-hockey-championship/

Chambers has been coaching the team for three years and at that time said it’s all about setting goals.

“Our first meeting at the beginning of the year I had written five goals on the board and the first goal was to win the St Peters Classic and they went out and did it!” exclaims Chambers. “The other goals that we wrote on the board have to do with bringing the school its first Kawartha and COSSA championship banners. I take them into the gym and show them all the banners and the only sport that’s not represented there yet is varsity hockey.”

They reached that goal yesterday winning the COSSA Championship. “We got it done,” Coach Chambers told Kawartha 411 News.

The team lost in the Kawartha Championship last week vs St Peters but were able to redeem themselves yesterday winning in the COSSA semi-final 3-2 vs East Northumberland Secondary School setting up a rematch with St Peters.
“It was an honour to coach such a great group of young men alongside Kory Cameron.  We are incredibly proud of the legacy the players have left on the school and community.  They wanted to be the first group from IE Weldon to ever do this and now that banner will hang in the gym for their kids to see.” Coach Chambers told Kawartha 411 News!


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