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For the week ending March 6, 2005

While Sammy Behnke-Groves is like most typical 11 year-olds, participating in a variety of sports and hobbies that includes hockey, lacrosse and snow-boarding, it’s on the volleyball court that he truly excels. Having picked up the sport at the age of eight, Behnke-Groves has joined his Grade 7 and 8 schoolmates for the past two seasons, playing up with the school’s senior team.

 “I like the challenge of playing against the seniors – there are more plays and the kids are obviously bigger” says the youngster who hopes to ply his volleyball skills at Lockerby Composite in a few years times. His game memories include a wonderful diving one-handed “dig return” from a much taller opponent. “He was really big” said Behnke-Groves, “at least 5’5”!” noted the Copper Cliff athlete who stands closer to 4’8”.

Behnke-Groves is looking to return for another summer of lacrosse now that he’s mastered how to set up properly for the faceoff and will likely rejoin the Copper Cliff Minor Hockey Association in the fall of 2005.






Other Winners:


December 31, 2006

Zakarie Glaude

July 9, 2006

Spencer Burton

April 4, 2006

Justin Leclair

March 8, 2006

Matt Boivin

February 5, 2006

Ryan Punkari

January 17, 2006

Rebecca Mailloux

October 31, 2005

Ross Proudfoot

July 28, 2005

Mike McCue


July 1, 2005

Cloe Lacasse


June 16, 2005

Kristine Lalonde


May 22, 2005

Scott Vaillancourt


May 11, 2005

James Clendenning


April 1, 2005

Erika Kiviaho


March 6, 2005

Sammy Behnke-Groves


January 23, 2005

Jaimee Lafreniere


January 2, 2005

Trina Czerkas


December 12, 2004

Danielle Rancourt



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