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Muskoka Cup 2020 - Update

We continue to take reservations for each of the 6 divisions of the 2020 Muskoka Cup.  Unfortunately, in some instances, divisions are full and we are adding teams to a wait list.  Our experience is that several teams will fall down when it comes  time to reserve formally on  line and pay so please  be sure to  check in each division and get added to the wait list as there remains a chance a spot will  come open.

For teams that have reserved spots and are thinking about lodging, the summer season is busy in Muskoka as it is a beautiful vacation destination.  As such, we encourage teams to be open minded about splitting up to Airbnb cottages, motels  and camp grounds.

We will be opening up formal registration for  the tourney on this site in the next couple weeks and will blast a note to all teams  registered to formalize on line.

Please note - we have 24 9U teams and counting and will take as many teams as we can get as this tourney has unlimited space.  We are trying to make it a 9U festival that teams will come to early in the season to play against teams of like ability and to participate in skill competitions and coaching seminars.  This tourney takes place June 5-7 and we hope you all can make it.

Please let me know if you have any questions by calling 416-818-3036 or emailing me at muskokahornets@rogers.com

Yours in Baseball

Peter Haynes

Tournament Coordinator

Muskoka Cup

12th Annual Muskoka Cup Baseball Tournament Summer 2020

Reserve Your Spot Now!!!

Date

Team

Cost

Location

June 5-7, 2020

9U – All Levels – Select to AAA*

 $500

Huntsville, ON

July 17–19, 2020

11U Rep A & Below

 $525

Bracebridge, ON

July 17-19, 2020

13U Rep A & Below

$550

Bracebridge, ON

July 10 – 12, 2020

15U Rep A & Below

 $575

Bracebridge, Huntsville, ON

July 24 – 26, 2020

15U Select

 $575

Bracebridge, Huntsville, ON

June 5 – 7, 2020

18U AA & Below

 $600

Bracebridge, Huntsville, ON

 

 

 

  • Tournament package includes game MVPs for each team and souvenir T-shirts for U13 and below age groups.  At least 50% of teams playing Sunday, with awards for 4 teams per age group.
  • Please send email directly to Peter Haynes, Tournament Chair, at muskokahornets@rogers.com with contact information, division, and team name to reserve your spot. We will then ask you to register and pay online when this registration application is added to our website at www.hornetsbaseball.ca in early 2020. Unpaid reservations will be held until February 29, 2020.

For any questions, please call (416) 818-3036.

Muskoka Cup 9U Baseball Festival – June 2020

Reserve Your Spot Now!!!

Please join us June 5-7, 2020 for the first ever Muskoka Cup 9U baseball festival, open to teams of any calibre. Following on the success of our Annual Muskoka Cup baseball tournament now in year 12, the Muskoka Hornets hope to make this rookie tournament a festival for teams from all over North America and to promote the Muskoka region and our beautiful baseball facilities - in Bracebridge at Peake Field and in Huntsville at the newly renovated McCulley – Robertson diamond facility. Rookie teams will be placed in groups based on level of play (we will send a survey to each coach in advance to classify teams accordingly).

Tournament package includes:

  • Guaranteed four games and all teams play Sunday
  • Skills competitions at all levels
  • Game MVPs for each team
  • Coaching seminars
  • Souvenir T-shirts for players and coaches. 
  • Cost $500 per team

Please send email directly to Peter Haynes, Tournament Chair, at with contact information including team name and 9U level of play to reserve your spot. We will then ask you to register and pay online when this registration application is added to our website at in early 2020. Unpaid reservations will be held until February 29, 2020.  Preferred hotel accommodations will be provided.

For any questions, please call (416) 818-3036.

Muskoka Hornets 2020 Travel Team Contacts

Travel Team Contacts - Muskoka Hornets Travel Baseball 2020

Rookies – U9 (2011-2013)

coach contact:  Andrew Cox - love_of_the_game2432@hotmail.com

Mosquitos – U11 (2009-2010)

Coach Contact:  Cam Boyd - muskokabaseball@live.ca

Peewees – U13 (2007-2008)

Coach Contact: David Gemmell - david_gemmell10@hotmail.com

Bantams – U15 (2005-2006) - Two Teams - Rep and Select

Coach Contact: Gunnar Muller - gunnar@lynnvalleymfg.com

Midgets – U18 (2002-2004)

Coach Contact: Joe Hickes - josephhickes@gmail.com

 

2019 Annual General Meeting - December 20th - 7 pm

Please join the Board of the Muskoka Hornets at our 2019 Annual General Meeting to be held at the Gravenhurst Recreation Centre - upstairs meeting rooms - on Friday December 20th at 7 pm.  All members and general public welcome  to attend.

Zack Boese off to Badlands

On Monday August 26th, 16 year old Zack Boese of the Muskoka Hornets 18u AA Team will depart for Oyen, Alberta to play for the Badlands Badgers.

Zack will be attending South Central High School in Oyen for Grade 11 and will play for the Badgers throughout the fall and spring seasons.

This is an exciting opportunity for Zack as the program has an impressive track record in placing players in college programs throughout the USA and Canada.

A heavy fall and spring game schedule (50+ games) will allow Zack the opportunity to compete against some of the best high school aged players that the States and Canada have to offer.

“We are excited to see another Muskoka Hornets player pursuing baseball at a higher level.  After graduating several players to US and Canadian colleges in the past two years, Zack is the first player from our program to play for a high school academy," commented Peter Haynes, President of the  Muskoka Hornets.  "We are very proud of Zack and wish him the best in his school year," Haynes added.

It is no easy feat for a 16 year old kid to move thousands of km’s from home to pursue this incredible opportunity. The Muskoka Hornets wish Zack the best of luck, and are excited to see him back in a Hornets jersey in July of 2020.

By Helen Payne, Muskoka Hornets Executive and UIC

Huntsville Wins 2019 Twinkletoes Cup

For the first time in the three year history of the Twinkletoes  Cup, Huntsville is bringing home the hardware.  The Twinkletoes Cup, named after New York Yankee All Star and Huntsville native George Selkirk,  is an annual end of year competition pitting an all star team of house leaguers from Huntsville against Gravenhurst.  This year  it was the  rookie U9s that squared off, and game 1 on Wednesday ended in a 4-4 tie.  In the exciting return match on Thursday in Huntsville, the game ended 13-12 in favor of the locals and was won in dramatic  fashion, on a walk off.  Most important for everyone was the grace and dignity shown by all participants, as is evidenced by the joint photo of both teams in front of the trophy.  Cant wait for 2020.


Huntsville and Gravenhurst Rookies Pose for End of Game Photo Following Huntsville Victory in 2019 Twinkletoes Cup

Muskoka Hornets Announce 2020 Travel Team Coaches

2020 Head Coaches - Muskoka Hornets

Rookie - Select - U9 - 2011-2012 Birth year - Andrew Cox - love_of_the_game2432@hotmail.com - 2013 birth year players welcome to try out as under-agers

Mosquito - Rep - U11 - 2009-2010 - Cam Boyd - muskokabaseball@live.ca 

Peewee - Rep U13 - 2007-2008 - David Gemmell - david_gemmell10@hotmail.com

Bantam - Rep - U15 - 2005-2006 - Gunnar Muller - gunnar@lynnvalleymfg.com

Midget - Rep AA - U18 - 2002-2004 - Joe Hickes -josephhickes@gmail.com 

Try out dates and additional information will be made available shortly - try outs will likely take place in September.  Please feel free to connect with the coaches should you have any questions.

Note:  the Hornets Board will consider multiple teams at age groups should number of participants warrant and as long as there is a qualified coaching staff for each team.  Players may not be rostered above age group without Board approval (with the exception of rookie U9).   

 

Muskoka Hornets House League Winners

Congratulations to our house league champions in Gravenhurst and Huntsville

Gravenhurst U9 - Rookie Minds Alive Dodgers 8-7 over Kubota North Cubs

Huntsville U9 Rookie - Liz Coombs Astros 15-14 over Lakecrest Mariners

Huntsville U11 Mosquito Arrowhead Athletics 4-3 over Coldwell Banker White Sox

Huntsville U13-15 Peewee-Bantam Thermo Seal Rangers 4-3 over Hidden Valley Pirates

Thank you for a great house league season and to our conveners Cam Boyd in Gravenhurst and Kate McNaughton in Huntsville and all the other untold volunteers for their tireless efforts to make our House League Program a success and enjoyable for all involved.

 

 

Muskoka Cup - 2019 Winners

Rookie - U9 

Champions - Innisfil -   B Champions - Royal York

Mosquito - U11

Champions - Kanata - B Champions - Muskoka

Peewee - U13

Champions - Uxbridge - B Champions - Orangeville

Bantam - U15

Champions - Valley East - B Champions - Richmond Hill

Midget - U18 AA

Champions  - Ottawa Patriots - Finalists - Leaside

 

 


Congratulations to Muskoka Hornets Peewee Team - Finalists - 2019 Muskoka Cup

Muskoka Hornets Midgets Off to East Coast for Tournament

We want to wish the Muskoka Hornets Midget AA squad best of luck on its trip to Halifax this week.  The team boarded its flight on Wednesday and will participate in a local tournament in Dartmouth from Friday until Sunday and play a couple exhibition games along the way.  The team will pitch a tent on some local landmarks, dip its toes into the ocean and return on Tuesday of next week.

Good luck and do us proud Hornets.

 

Muskoka Hornets Congratulate 2018 Award Winners

The Muskoka Hornets handed out hardware at  is recent annual awards banquet.  Congratulations to all the award winners listed below:

Team Awards

9U MVP - Clarke Natoli, MIP - Hayden Banks

11U MVP - Justine McNaughton, MIP - Corbin DuQuesnay, Rookie of the Year - Drew Bloor

13U - MVP - Ethan Nixon, MIP - Jacob Chilton

15U - Co MVPs - Zach Boese and Jacob White, Co-MIPs - Winston Young and Brad Adams 

18U - MVP - Logan McKnight, MIP - Scott Adams

Program  Awards

Most Dedicated Hornet - Justine McNaughton

Coach of the Year - Graham Leishman

Volunteer of the Year - Greg Reuvekamp

Umpire of the Year - Three Way Tie to the organizations that support our Muskoka Cups each and every year - Innisfil, Barrie and Orillia 

Thank you for your support

 

Muskoka Hornets - 2019 Travel Team Contact Info

The Muskoka Hornets will field 5 travel teams in 2019. 

Contact Info - 2019 Coaches

Rookie - (2010-2011) - Coach - David Gemmell - david_gemmell10@hotmail.com 

Mosquito (2008-2009) - Coach - Cam Boyd - muskokabaseball@live.ca

Peewee (2006-2007) - Coach - Graham Leishman - graham@leishmanlandscaping.com

Bantam (2004-2005) - Coach - Gunnar Muller - gunnar@lynnvalleymfg.com

Midget (2001-2003) - Coach - Joe Hickes - josephhickes@gmail.com

Please contact Peter Haynes at muskokahornets@rogers.com if you have any program oriented questions.

Muskoka Hornets Board of Directors Expands Again With Addition of David Gemmell

I am pleased to announce that David Gemmell is joining the Board of the Muskoka Hornets.  David is currently the head coach of our rookie (U9) team and is an assistant coach on our Peewee (U13) team.  It is great to add another board member that has on-field experience and can assist in the organisation and planning of coaching and player development.  David's specific responsibilities at the Board level will evolve over time.

For a complete list of Muskoka Hornets executives, please see the corresponding page on this website.

Yours in Baseball

Peter Haynes

 

Muskoka Hornets Welcome New Board Members

At the Muskoka Hornets AGM on Friday, December 28, membership voted on some changes to the composition of the Muskoka Hornets Board of Directors.    At this meeting, two new directors were confirmed and one additional Board member added post meeting.

On behalf of the Muskoka Hornets program, please welcome Kate Mcnaughton, Jackie Nikiforuk and Laura Zipay to the Board.  Kate will be convening Huntsville's House League program, Jackie will be Secretary/Registrar and Laura will take on Social Media as well as be involved with the Gravenhurst House League.

Also at this meeting it was announced that Andy Howse would be leaving the Hornets Board at the end of 2018.  I would like to thank Andy for his contribution to the program and years of dedication to make the Hornets program better.

Without volunteers, there would be no Muskoka Hornets program. Please take a moment the next time you attend a Hornets event to thank the coaches, managers and other volunteers for the never ending support of minor baseball in Muskoka.


Muskoka Hornets Get In Festive Spirit at GV Santa Claus Parade - Up Next - Huntsville's Parade on Friday, November 30

Muskoka Cup - 2018 Results

Thank you to all 60 teams that competed in this year's four Muskoka Cup tournaments.

Here are the list of champions:

 

Rookie

A Champs - Sudbury  B Champs - Beamsville

Mosquito

A Champs - Beamsville  B Champs - Creemore

Peewee (July 1st Weekend)

A Champs - Sudbury  B Champs - Muskoka

Bantam 

A Champs - Muskoka  B Champs - Markham

We will send out notice of next year's dates and early registration opportunity to all of this year's participants in the fall.

For more news click here

Hornet Alumni Lucas Earle Commits to California Sunshine

When the Muskoka Hornets 18U Elite team graduated most of its  players to post-secondary school in 2018, Lucas Earle was going into Grade 12 and was forced to find another place to finish his minor baseball career.  Earle joined the Hornets in 2017 from Orillia and played two seasons as a starting pitcher and outfielder in our organisation.   When he joined the Hornets program, Earle was a bean stock  lefty with limited experience and a raw arm.  When he left, he graduated to one of the top minor baseball academies in Ontario, the Terriers. 

Lucas continued his development path while with the Terriers, getting bigger and stronger and logging significant innings against top travel ball teams in North America.  This development translated into a commitment last week from a junior college in California, Allan Hancock, who play in one of the best college loops in the United States and have a high success rate in placing its graduating sophomores into four year programs.

We wish Lucas nothing but the best in his future academic and athletic endeavours and look forward to monitoring box scores on the west coast for the next two seasons. This could not happen to a nicer person and family.  Go get em Lukey!

 

Help the Hornets Fundraising - Use Flipgive for Your On-Line Purchases

Flipgive is a new way that you can support the Muskoka Hornets while you shop on-line!  It's easy to use! Go to Flipgive.com and go to Find a Team.

Join Existing Team - Muskoka Hornets

Invite code:  ZVNMKN

and start shopping!

There are several stores and restaurants to choose from on Flipgive. Whenever you do your online shopping go through the Flipgive site, click on the store or restaurant and you will be taken directly to their site for online shopping.

A percentage of all purchases made will go directly into the Muskoka Hornets account.  It does not cost you extra to use.

Gift cards and e-Gift cards can also be purchased.

Thanks for supporting the Muskoka Hornets

Muskoka Hornets Awards Banquet and Baseball Celebration

Please join us Sunday, September 29 to celebrate a great year of baseball in the Muskoka Hornets program. All  players should bring baseball gear if they wish to participate in baseball activities and competitions.

Location

Kerr Park, 130 Beaumont Drive, Bracebridge, ON

Cost

There will be no charge for food or drink – however, donations accepted

Schedule

  • Doors Open – 12pm
  • BBQ Opens – 1pm
  • Home Run Derby: Coaches vs Umpires – 1:30pm
  • Speed Competition – 2pm
  • Awards Ceremony: House League and Team Awards – 3pm
  • Muskoka Hornets Travel Team: Exhibition Game – 4pm

Please contact Vicky Holm at marklucas99@sympatico.ca if you have any questions.

 


Trade Alert - GV House League Rookie Division - after signing Abby (Blue), Minds Alive Trades Harrison (Yellow) to Wahta

Muskoka Hornets Bantam Selects Reach Finals in Richmond Hill

The Muskoka Hornets Bantam Select team sponsored by Thermo Seal made it through a long and gruelling weekend of baseball before running into a strong team from Brampton in the finals of the Richmond Hill Select Tournament.   

The local Hornets were 2-0-1 in round robin play, allowing the team to qualify first in its division and setting up for a quarter final match up with the Pickering Red Sox on Sunday morning.  The Hornets won this game by a 20-6 margin and then proved victorious in the semis 9-7 over league rival Newmarket Hawks.

In the final, the Brampton Royals team proved too strong and plated 10 runs before the Hornets could reply leading to a 10-0 finish.

Congratulations to coach Gunnar Mullar and the rest of the Bantam Hornets on a great weekend of baseball.

Local Muskoka Hornets Star Makes Provincial Team

Congratulations to Justine McNaughton of the Muskoka Hornets Peewee Select Team for making the 2019 Ontario Provincial 14U Girls Team - Justine's summer will be busy as she juggles playing for two teams, one locally and one provincially.

Muskoka Hornets Finalise Indoor Training Schedule

The Muskoka Hornets will be offering age-specific winter training for our travel teams.  These practice sessions are open to other members  of the Hornets or players interested in joining the program, as long as the coaches are notified of this interest.

All practices will take place at Gravenhurst Public School each Sunday from February 3rd to April 28th.

Our Schedule is as Follows:

9 am - Rookie - 2010- 2012

10 am - Midget - 2001-2003 (starting March 17)

12 pm - Bantam - 2004-2005

2 pm - Peewee - 2006-2007

4 pm - Mosquito - 2008-2009

For further information, please contact the coaches listed on our home page or Peter Haynes at muskokahornets@rogers.com.

 


Muskoka Hornets Alumni in Action - Brayden MacEwen - P, Ethan Murdy - 1B and Tyler Gysbers - SS all pictured in Laurentian University's Opening Weekend Action


Congratulations Little Caesars Pizza Giants - 2018 Huntsville Mosquito Champions


Congratulations Liz Coombs Astros - 2018 Huntsville Rookie Champions


Hornets Coaches Cam Boyd, Cory Boyd and David Gemmell Present Gravenhurst Award Winners for Skills Competition to Wyatt - fastest Rookie, Cameron - swept Mosquito awards, Dalton - furthest hit - Rookie and Stuart - furthest throw - Rookie


Gravenhurst B-Ball - 2018 House League Award Winners - From Left to Right - Oliver Dickson, Hudson Schell, Briar Townsend, Garret Beiers, Koby Schell


Congratulations Belly Ice Cream Royals - 2018 Huntsville Peewee-Bantam Champions

Hornets Update - Moose FM Interview - January 2018

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