With four medals across all competitions, Quebec led the way on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 National Championships. Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario each earned three medals while Nova Scotia and British Columbia secured two medals. Newfoundland & Labrador’s single medal rounded out the hardware given out in Fredericton, Calgary and Surrey.
CS Lakeshore secured gold for Quebec in Fredericton, New Brunswick at the Girls’ U-17 Cup for a third straight year (Note: U-16 Cup previously). Quebec also earned silver in Fredericton as CS Mistral Sherbrooke won the Boys’ U-17 Cup. At the U-15 Cup in Calgary, Alberta, CS Longueuil won gold on the boys’ side and CS Monteuil Laval took home silver on the girls’ side.
Edmonton Victoria earned Alberta its gold medal at the Jubilee Trophy in Surrey, BC while the U-15 Cup entrants Calgary Foothills boys earned silver and Inter SC Edmonton earned bronze at home. British Columbia’s Surrey United SC girls won BC their gold medal at the U-15 Cup with hometown side Surrey United earning silver at the Jubilee Trophy. After a strong showing in 2016, Manitoba’s Bonivital were Boys’ U-17 Cup champions and also earned the Boys’ U-15 Cup bronze medal. FC Winnipeg Lions secured Manitoba’s third medal as Challenge Trophy silver medalists.
Challenge Trophy champions Western Halifax FC and Suburban FC’s Girls’ U-17 Cup bronze medalists were Nova Scotia’s two medallists while Jubilee bronze medalists Holy Cross captured a medal for Newfoundland & Labrador.
Nova Scotia’s Western Halifax FC claim first Challenge Trophy
Western Halifax FC defeated FC Winnipeg Lions on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 Toyota National Champions to win the Challenge Trophy. Calum MacRae scored the winner while Christian Oxner and team posted the clean sheet in a 1:0 victory in Surrey, British Columbia.
While FC Winnipeg Lions won silver, Durham Celtic FC won the bronze after a 3:1 win over Saskatoon HUSA Alumni. Western Halifax FC’s Jhonattan Cordoba was named Most Valuable Player while Durham’s Joe Vaz won Top Scorer honours.
Edmonton Victoria SC claim seventh Jubilee Trophy
Edmonton Victoria defeated Holy Cross on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 Toyota National Championships. With their 3:0 Monday win, they topped the medal group standings to win their seventh Jubilee Trophy championship since 2004. Surrey United finished second to win silver while Holy Cross of St. John’s won the bronze medal.
This is the 16th time in 36 years that the Jubilee Trophy heads to Alberta. Edmonton Victoria SC are now second overall in Jubilee Trophy titles, with only nine-time winners Edmonton Angels ahead of them in the record books.
Edmonton Victoria posted three wins and one draw over the six-day Toyota National Championships. Tori Martyn, who played both centre back and midfield, was named Most Valuable Player of the Jubilee Trophy finals.
RECAP: Teck Finals Day at the U-17 Cup in Fredericton
Quebec’s CS Lakeshore are the U-17 Cup Girls National Champions after topping Ontario’s Burlington Bayhawks in penalty kicks. Manitoba’s Winnipeg Bonivital are the U-17 Cup Boys National Champions after topping Quebec’s CS Mistral Sherbrooke 3 – 1 at the Teck Finals Day Final in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
On the girls’ side, scoring in the first half was tight, with goals coming fast and furious. Brianna Mascia opened it up with a goal for Burlington in the fourth minute, but Magalie Depot answered with a goal for Lakeshore just over a minute later. It wasn’t tied at 1-1 for long, as Jessica De Filippo made it 2 – 1 for Lakeshore in the seventh minute. Lakeshore held its lead into the second half but a late goal from Burlington’s Tiana Bucknor tied it up at 2 -2 in the 64th minute.
After thirty intense, scoreless minutes of extra time, the game headed into penalty kicks. Magalie Depot took the first kick for Lakeshore, and found the net. Danica Ceolaro answered for Burlington. From there it went one-for-one. Also taking penalty kicks for Lakeshore were Marika Guay, Latifah Abdu and Lara Kazandijian. Burlington answered with kicks from Leag Simon, Mairin Boyle, and Tiana Bucknor. But Burlington’s Madelyn Robbins couldn’t beat Lakeshore goalkeeper Chloé Dion, and Lakeshore found themselves the winners of a hard-fought Teck Finals Day and Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships U-17 Cup girls champions.
On the boys’ side, Winnipeg’s Rinor Hoxha had all three goals for Bonivital, putting him in a tie with North Mississauga’s Dylan Avila as the U-17 Cup’s top scorer. Hoxha’s first goal came early in the first half, and he stretched Winnipeg’s lead to 2 – 0 with another in the 45th minute. Sherbrooke narrowed the lead with a goal from Alexandre Côté in minute 52, but Hoxha sealed the deal for Winnipeg with a third goal in the last ten minutes of the game.
RECAP: Teck Finals Day at the U-15 Cup in Calgary
Teck Finals Day at the U-15 Cup in Calgary saw intense competition and a large crowd out to watch as teams battled for gold at the 2017 Toyota National Championships.
Quebec’s CS Longueuil scored in extra time to secure the Boys’ U-17 Cup 2:1 over hometown Calgary Foothills. The bronze medal went to Manitoba’s Bonivital who defeated London Youth Whitecaps from Ontario.
British Columbia secured the gold medal as Surrey United defeated CS Monteuil from Quebec 1:0. Alberta’s Inter SC Edmonton defeated Manitoba’s Winnipeg FC Northwest 4:0 to take bronze.