Hurricanes History

The Hamilton Hurricanes were started in 2001 by Brian Weller and John Paul as a response to the need for a place that the girls of the area could play after they finished playing Midget ball. At the time there were many teams and organizations supporting girls playing softball up to Midget age but no place existed in the Hamilton/Niagara where softball was available for girls of Junior age to play (without having to travel outside the region to Toronto, Kitchener or further).

In the first 2 years the team worked to establish its self as a competitive Junior Tier I team and by 2003 had improved to the point where we were one of the teams representing Ontario at the Canadian Championships

Front Row (Left to Right) – Danielle Ashley, Elizabeth Verbeem
Middle Row (Left to Right) – Dusty Vacon (coach), Kelly Saunders, Shauna Andrews-Feener, Ashley Kostur, Rob Winton (coach)
Back Row (Left to Right) – Jared Malcolmson (coach), Stephanie Balog, Lori Horvath, Amanda Weiss, Shannon Glover, Tory Holub, Lori Kostur, Allison Scime, Krystal Eckersall, John Paul (coach), Brian Weller (head coach).

Again In 2004 we once we were one of the teams representing Ontario at the Canadian Championships

Front Row (Left to Right) – Tory Holub, Shauna Andrews-Feener, Bat Girl, Jackie Rizzo, Bat Girl, Kristy Barrett, Pam Casano
Back Row (Left to Right) – Krystal Eckersall, Dusty Vacon (coach), Allison Scime, Shannon Glover, Ashley Fluit, Amanda Weiss, Jenn Lucas, Lacey Hill, Lindsey Mc Laughlin, John Paul (coach), Brian Weller (head coach).

In 2008 the Hurricanes added a second team this one competing in the Intermediate Tier I division.

In 2010 the Hurricanes moved the Intermediate Tier I to the Senior division and added a second team this one competing in the Intermediate Tier II division.

In 2011 the Hurricanes only had one team which competed in the Intermediate division.

Front Row (Left to Right) – Shari Fanson, Deidra Halfkenny, Heather Scherer, Erica Brown, Jenn Connon
Back Row (Left to Right) – John Paul (coach), Amanda Weiss, Brian Weller (manager), Kattie Ransom, Allison Scime, Nicole Singleton, Becky Matson, Patricia Macdonald, Dan Connon (coach), Stephanie Campbell

 

2012 Hamilton Hurricanes Intermediate Team

Front Row (Left to Right) – Nicole Singleton, Deidra Halfhenny, Jenn Connon, Shari Fanson, Becky Matson, Korinn Davies
Back Row (Left to Right) – Dan Connon (coach), Nicole Leitch, Brian Weller (manager), Katie Westoby, Amanda Weiss, Patricia Macdonald, Allison Scime, Samantha Tubman, John Paul (coach)
Absent – Stephanie Campbell, Erica Kelsey Brown

 

2013 Hamilton Hurricanes Intermediate Team

Front Row (Left to Right) – Nicole Leitch, Rilee Wasilik, Val Mogridge, Jenn Connon, Jessica James, Natalie Gingerich, Erica Brown, Nicole Singleton

Back Row (Left to Right) – Allison Scime, Brian Weller (manager), Amanda Weiss, Angela Lubberts, Dani Sadonoja, Lindsey Rivet, Samantha Tubman, Shari Fanson, John Paul (coach), Dan Connon (coach)

 

2014 Hamilton Hurricanes Intermediate Team

2014 Team Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Row (Left to Right) – Shari Fanson, Angela Lubberts, Natalie Gingerich, Erica Brown, Jenn Connon, Jessica James, Heather Scharer

Back Row (Left to Right) – John Paul (coach), Mark Singleton (coach), Nicole Singleton, Alex Anstett, Rilee Wasilik, Amanda Weiss, Dani Sadonoja, Samantha Connon, Brian Weller (manager), Dan Connon (coach)

 

Hurricanes win their first even Provincial GOLD medal.

2014 PWSA Championship

Front Row (Left to Right) –  Angela Lubberts,  Rilee Wasilik,  Erica Brown,  Shari Fanson,  Dani Sadonoja,  Jenn Connon,  Jessica James
Back Row (Left to Right) – John Paul (coach),  Dan Connon (coach),  Samantha Connon,  Amanda Weiss, Heather Scharer,  Alex Anstett,  Nicole Singleton,  Mark Singleton (coach),  Brian Weller (manager),    Absent – Natalie Gingerich

 

2015 Hamilton Hurricanes Intermediate Team

2015 Team 2

Front Row (Left to Right) –  Shalene Gerrard,  Emily MacDonald,  Alex Anstett,  Erica Brown,  Becky Rabchuk,  Natalie Gingerich
Back Row (Left to Right) – John Paul (coach),  Danielle Barnaby,  Samantha Connon,  Heather Scharer,  Bernie Anstett (coach),  Christina Watkins,  Stephanie McGill,  Dani Sadonoja,  Dan Connon (coach),  Lena MacDonald,  Brian Weller (manager)