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Week of May 25, 2014:

Province: NB
Name: Noah
Years experience: 5
Certification Level: Level 2
Interests: Noah is involved in basketball and hockey with his favourite teams being the Blue Jays and the Maple Leafs. 

Noah est impliqué dans le basketball et le hockey, alors que ses deux équipes préférées sont les Blue Jays et les Maple Leafs. 

Accomplishments: He attended Fredericton High School where he graduated in 2012 as an Honour Student. Throughout Noah’s 13 years in school, kindergarten to grades 12, his attendance was at 100 % as he never missed one day of school in all those years. Truly showing that he has perseverance in what ever he does. He is the same working in ball as an umpire. Noah is involved in basketball and hockey with his favourite teams being the Blue Jays and the Maple Leafs. constantly seeking more knowledge through his association with senior umpires. He has officiated at the PW AAA, Bantam AA and Midget AA levels without difficulty. When required he has filled in at the lower levels as well interfacing extremely well with younger ball players. Attached is a brief note of thank you from Peter Mac Williams, coordinator of the Mosquito AA League. Noah has an easy approach to all assignments and his friendly, outgoing and helpful attitude have proven to be an important part of our officiating circle. His positive attitude and the professional manner in which he approaches all assignments are to be commended. Noah can be called on at any time, on short notice, to fill an assignment.

Noah a gradué de l’école secondaire Fredericton en tant qu’étudiant au rendement supérieur en 2012. Après 13 années passées sur les bancs d’école, de la maternelle à la douzième année, Noah n’a pas manqué une journée d’école. Ceci démontre à quel point Noah est en mesure de faire preuve de persévérance dans tout ce qu’il entreprend. Cette persévérance se transpose sur le terrain lorsqu’il agit à titre d’arbitre. Noah est impliqué dans le basketball et le hockey, alors que ses deux équipes préférées sont les Blue Jays de Toronto et les Maple Leafs. Alors qu’il cherche constamment à apprendre au sein de son association par l’entremise des arbitres senior, il a œuvré sans difficulté les niveaux Pee-Wee AAA, Bantam AA, et Midget AA. Lorsqu’on lui demande de remplacer pour les niveaux plus bas, il s’ajuste avec professionnalisme auprès des jeunes joueurs. Une lettre de Peter Mac Williams, coordonateur pour la ligue moustique AA s’ajoute à ce message en pièce jointe. Noah est facile d’approche, et il adopte une approche amicale qui contribue positivement à notre cercle d’arbitres. Il est également d’une grande aide avec son attitude de fonceur. Son positivisme, ainsi que son professionnalisme, méritent d’être soulignés. Nous pouvons toujours compter sur Noah pour nous dépanner, et ce, à n’importe quel moment de la journée.  



Week of May 18, 2014:

Province: SK
Name: Ian
Years experience: 3
Certification Level: Level 2
Interests: When he's not umpiring, he loves to emcee school activities, takes part in school stage plays, plays several musical instruments such as the piano, drums, and bass guitar and helps at their family farm. Aside from baseball and softball, Ian also enjoys hockey and is a lifeguard at the community pool in Oxbow. Zone 1 Umpire Director said, "he's an active young lad with lots of potential". 

Outre l’arbitrage, il aime agir à titre de maitre de cérémonie pour les activités scolaires, il fait du théâtre, et il joue plusieurs instruments comme le piano, la batterie, la guitare, et il aide également avec la ferme familiale. Mise à part le baseball et le softball, Ian aime également le hockey et il est lifeguard à la piscine municipale d’Oxbow. Selon le directeur des arbitres de Zone 1, Ian est un jeune homme actif doté d’un fort potentiel.


Accomplishments: Ian Stewart is a 17 year old umpire from Oxbow, SK. Although he has only umpired for a few years, his skills were already noticed and he was chosen to umpire during the Mosquito Provincials in 2013.

Ian Stewart est un jeune arbitre de 17 ans qui vient de Oxbow en Saskatchewan. Malgré le fait qu’il arbitre depuis seulement quelques années, son talent a été reconnu puisqu’on lui a demandé d’arbitrer le championnat provincial de niveau moustique. 



Week of May 11, 2014:

Province: QC
Name: Gabriel
Years experience: 3
Certification Level: Level 2
Accomplishments: Gabriel Lambert est un jeune très dynamique. Cet été, il a décidé de cesser de jouer afin de se consacrer entièrement à l’arbitrage. Ainsi, il a officié lors de 55 parties cette saison. Son comportement positif lui a permis d’officier les parties lors des séries de fin de saison A et B. Il s’est également très bien débrouillé au championnat provincial Pee-Wee B.

Gabriel is a dynamic young man. This summer, he decided to quit playing to concentrate fully on his officiating career. During the course of the season, Gabriel officiated in 55 games. His positive behaviour gave him the opportunity to work during the year end playoffs for categories A and B. He also did an impressive job with the Pee-Wee B provincial championship. 


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