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Registration for Mini Preds, Pee Wee Preds, Junior Preds and the Pred Youth League is now open and accepting athletes for the winter. The programs will all start in early January and run for eight weeks. These popular programs fill up quickly, so register soon to secure your spot. Age divisions for each of the programs appears below.

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Preds 14U Purple Capture Silver At Provincial Cup

ProvCup2015SilverOn Saturday Nov. 29 the Preds 14U Girls Purple played at Huron Heights in Kitchener for the 14U Provincial Cup. The first match of the day against Niagara Rapids Red went very smoothly as our Preds team played with high energy and consistency and handily defeated the Rapids in two games 25-11, 25-9. The next match was quite a different story as the eventual gold medal winning Hurricanes 14U Black out classed every team in the rest of the field and showed it by handing our girls a very quick first game defeat of 7-25. The next game of the match was much closer as our girls regrouped to give a valiant fight, but dropped the set 19-25 and the match.

In the Preds first playoff match vs. Georgetown Impact, fitness training and nerves of steel came into play as the match went the full distance in three very tight games. After taking the first set in a very competitive 26-24 win, the Preds dropped the second in a similarly close 25-27 loss. This set up the tie-breaking third game which shall formally be named as 'The Miracle at Huron'. After coming out flat in the deciding set and quickly finding themselves down to a game point at 7-14, all seemed to be lost until the brilliant serving performance of Meg Lemon along with the support of the rest of the team rolled off 8 points in a row to push it to game point in our favour. After finally being stopped and surrendering one more point to tie the game at 15-15, Veronika Kemperman followed up this performance with serving two non-returnable serves to take the game 17-15 and the match 2-1 and send the Preds to the Medal round.

For the semi-final game, the Preds Purple found themselves facing their club sister team, Preds 14U Black. With the gym full of supportive Preds family and friends they were treated to a spirited match between the two hometown rivals in which the Purple team prevailed 25-21, 25-13. This semifinal win sent the Purple team to the Gold medal match where they once again met up with the Hurricanes from their earlier pool play match. With a similar result as earlier in the day, the Hurricanes prevailed winning the match 2-0 resulting in our Preds earning a Silver Medal. Despite the loss at the end of the day, the team, coaches, and parents are extremely proud of the result and the overall great play of the team throughout the entire day. Way to go Preds!



Girls 14U Black Cap Successful Day For Preds By Winning Provincial Cup Bronze

14UGirlsBlack2015ProvCupBronzeThe 14U Girls Predators Black team played in their first OVA tournament of the season this past weekend. With 6 new players on the roster, the team has been working hard at practice to prepare for the start of the season.

The team went into this tournament ranked 8th and their goal was to finish in the top half.  The first pool play match saw the team play the 2nd ranked EVP Eagles Black and the team started strong winning the first match 2- 18 and 25-6. Continuing on this strong start, the team next played 5th ranked Niagara Rapids White and also dispatched them in straight sets, 25-21 and 25-19. The team ended up first in Pool B which gave us a 2 1/2 hour break before the first play-off match.

The first match was against Niagara Rapids Red who had just come off finishing their qualifying match. The Preds Black team started slow after the long break and got behind early on with sluggish play but ended the set on a hot streak just falling short of the comeback 22-25. This was their first loss of the day and it seemed to spark the team. They won the next 2 sets 25-17 and 15-11. This win allowed them to achieve their goal of finishing in the top half and also put them into contention for a medal. The semi-final was against the 14U Predators Purple team. The Black team played awesome with some exciting rallies but fell at the end to the Purple team 21-25. The second set started with Preds Black encountering some difficulty with serve receive and they lost their first match of the day 13-25. This placed the Black team in the Bronze Medal match against Brant. Avenging their first loss, the girls stormed out of the gate winning the first set 25-4. The second set was a tighter game until the girl's determination pulled them ahead and they took the second set 25-15.

The Bronze Medal win capped an amazing tournament and proved how hard the team has been working at practice. Also with the 3rd place finish, the Black team moves up to the Championship West Division for their next OVA tournament. The coaches are so proud of how the team performed and are looking forward to the next tournament in January 2015. Go Preds!!



13U Boys Just Miss Medals at Provincial Cup

This past Saturday the 13U Boys travelled to Hamilton to compete in their first OVA tournament of the season!
Some of the kids were pretty nervous but mostly, they were very excited.

The boys were seeded 5th with MAC 13U and Guelph Grizzlies  in their pool.  The first match of the day was against the Grizzlies and the Preds prevailed winnong both sets 25-21.  The kids were challenged with putting their newly learned skills to proper use and took some time to get into a rhythm. Game #2 was against a very tall MAC 13U team and the size took its toll as the boys went down by scores of 13-15 and 18-25.   The second place pool finish meant across over match against the Niagara Rapids.  With a very narrow win over the Rapids (25-23, 11-25 and 15-13) the boys were set to play their Semi Final against LVC.
Fatigue set in and the boys struggled with passing which resulted in a 2-0 loss by scores of 22-25 and 19-25.
The boys were reenergized when they realized that they were now going to play for the Bronze medal against Oxford Crush.

The bronze medal match was a see-saw battle with the Preds coming out on the losing end in 3 games.

Although the loss was tough the boys showed that they could compete and were not intimated by a challenge.  Having had 2 games end in very narrow 3rd set finishes helped demonstrate to the kids the need to finish strong.



Preds "Play Day" A Huge Success

On Saturday, November 22, the Preds Volleyball Club held its first inter-club play day. Taking part in the event were the 11U boys and girls teams, the 12U girls, both 13U girls teams, the 14U Girls Purple and Black teams, the two 15U Girls teams and the 14U boys.

A schedule was drawn up where everyone played 4 matches against teams closest in age to them. There was no score kept, rather each match was 40 minutes in length with the younger teams working on their rotations, skills and team play, while the older teams took this opportunity to work on new skills and tactics.

This was a valuable event for the club, as athletes that never get to see each spent a day in the gym competing against each other and getting to meet and know their fellow clubmates.

The day ended with the club providing pizza lunch for all the participants. Everyone would agree that this was a very positive event for the club and planning for the next one is underway. Go Preds!



15U Boys Win Gold At Provincial Cup

The 15U Boys Purple team got their season off to a great start last weekend, capturing gold in the Championship West division of the Provincial Cup.  After a somewhat "sleepy" start in the morning rounds,  the squad picked up the energy and brought an exciting effort to the afternoon rounds.  The team didn't loose a set over the course of the day, and surrendered over twenty points in a  set only twice.  While their margins of victory were generally  comfortable, the team allowed more  points in the second set than in the first in four of their five matches.  The coaches will be pressing the group to push their competitiveness and  intensity all the way through a match, and want to see improvement in this  area.  Scores from the  five matches are listed below.  Go Preds Go!

 Burlington Blaze (25-12, 25-16)
 Waterloo Tigers (25-17, 25-18)
 Oakville Thunder (25-12, 25-22)
 Forest City Green (25-13, 25-13
 Niagara Rapids (25-14, 25-22)



11U Girls Debut at 13U Provincial Cup

Saturday, November 15th marked the Predator Girls 11U Team’s first official OVA Tournament of the season.  Every member of the team, including parents, entered the gym with excitement and a little apprehension.  They were, after all, the youngest team participating.  Seeded 10th out of 10 teams, the girls played their first match against the 3rd seed.  They won the first set of the match... what a fantastic way to start the day and overcome their nerves!!
 
Throughout the day, the Predators 11U Team came across stronger teams that capably beat them but this young group of girls didn’t seem as intimidated by the stronger teams as one might have expected.  There was some “just get the ball over” play but they were also treated to a number of plays that involved a solid pass, good set and nice swing to win the point.
 
The very last match of the day was against a 12U team to determine 9th and 10th place.  The girls won this match in two sets, finishing the day in a higher position than they were seeded!  Parents and fans witnessed some moments of mature play from the youngest group of girls there.  The day was a huge success!



14U Girls Purple Open Season at 15U Provincial Cup

14UGirlsPurpleOn Saturday Nov. 8, 2014 the Preds 14U Girls Purple team travelled to Hamilton to play in their first tournament of the year at the 15U Girls Provincial Cup. The team came into the tournament ranked 10th out of the 10 teams participating, and the only 14U team in the gym, but they did not let this intimidate them in any way.

The pool of 4 teams played the morning round robin matches in a 2 games straight format. The first match of the day against the 3rd ranked Raiders 15U started slowly as the girls dropped the match 0-2 but gave the opponents a run in the second game losing only 21-25. In their second match the girls earned a split vs. the 4th ranked Rapids 15U Blue 20-25 and 25-17. The last round robin match of the morning vs. the 9th ranked Niagara Fury yielded a similar result with a split match 25-13 and 21-25. With 2 Wins and 2 points from morning round robin play, this placed us in third place in Pool C.

Our first playoff match pitted the Preds against the 8th ranked Tigers 15U Red (3rd place Pool B) and the girls gained experience in learning how win by coming from behind and squeaked out a 2-0 match win with 28-26 and 25-23 set wins. This win set us up to play the #1 ranked MVC 15U Maroon. Our girls fought hard but could not overcome the consistency and experience of the MVC girls and dropped this medal round qualifying match 0-2 (19-25, 15-25). Our last match of the day found us once again matched up vs. the Rapids 15U Blue from our morning Pool C games. In our best match of the day the girls summoned the energy they needed in playing their 5th and 6th straight playoff games in a row without a break and scored a straight sets (25-21, 25-21) match win to finish in 5th place on the day.

A great start to the season for the team. This experience and success sets them up well for our first 14U competition scheduled in three weeks on Nov. 29 playing at 'Home' at Huron Heights. Great job Preds!



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Preds Rep Teams Preparing For 2014-15 Season

Since tryouts ended on September 27, the Predator's Rep teams have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming season. The season will kick off on November 8 with two age divisions taking the court. The 15U girls and 17U girls age divisions will be competing on the first weekend with five Predators teams taking part. The 15U Girls Black, 15U Girls Purple and the 17U Girls Purple teams will all be starting their seasons competing in their own age category, while the 14U Girls Purple will play an age division older as will the 16U Girls Purple. Tournaments in all age divisions will follow every weekend, culminating in the Provincial championships in April for all age divisions. All provincial championships will take place at RIM Park in Waterloo.



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