Special Team Category – 1966 Hamiota Royals Juveniles
The Hamiota Royals Juveniles of 1966 were Western Canadian champions. This was as far as they could go because no national championship even existed. The players on the team were almost all from Hamiota. A couple of Oak River boys were also on the roster. Once the team won the province two key players were added. They were Lou Morrison of Hartney and Mark Fischer of Riverside.
Hamiota edged out the South End Sioux 1-0 to win the championship of Manitoba. They went on to Western Canadians at Mount Pleasant Park in Regina. In the first two games they beat the Red Deer Ramblers and lost to the Regina Maroons. Then they played Red Deer in the semi-final and won 9-5 behind Mark Fischer on the mound. This meant that Hamiota would meet Regina in the final. Hamiota won handily, 13-2. Lou Morrison struck out 14 batters. Meanwhile, Mel Smith, Dennis Sparling, Rick Robinson, Mark Fischer, Don Coombs, and Dick Coombs led the team at the plate.
Back row(left to right): Glen Stewart(coach), Bill Thompson, Rick Robinson, Earl Mathison, Dennis Sparling, Dick Coombs, Lou Morrison, Don Coombs, Murray Mathison
Front Row(left to right): Roger Stewart(no uniform), Lee Pollock, Mel Smith, Nellie Woods (coach), Mark Fisher, Ellis Woods
Kneeling in front: Sandra Woods(bat girl)