The Canadian Soccer Association National Championships feature the All Stars Boys and Girls competitions from 17-21 July and the Club Championships from 3-8 October. Through 12 competitions in five venues, the National Championships welcomed more than 2,700 players, staff and officials in July and October. The National Championships is the umbrella tournament for Canada’s premier amateur competitions, from the senior level Challenge Trophy and Jubilee Trophy competitions down to the U-14 youth levels.
Royal Sélect Beauport and Edmonton Scottish played to a 3:3 draw in the 2012 championship final, but it was Le Royal that walked away with the Challenge Trophy after a 4-2 victory on kicks from the penalty mark. Georget scored a goal and provided two assists in a player-of-the-match performance that helped the Ville de Québec-based club win its first national senior men’s title. The 8 October championship final was played at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex in Winnipeg, MB and was broadcast live across the country via CanadaSoccer.com.
North London Galaxy are 2012 Jubilee Trophy senior women’s champions after a 1:0 victory over last year’s winners Surrey United. Natalie McCabe scored the lone goal of the match after which centre back Emily Costello and her back line held the nine-time British Columbia champions at zero.
This marks the first time North London has won the Jubilee Trophy, a victory that comes four years after a 2:3 defeat in the 2008 championship final to Halifax City. North London finished fifth in 2009.
Manitoba’s FC Northwest, the only unbeaten club in the U-18 Cup competition of the 2012 Canadian Soccer Association National Club Championships held in Sydney, NS, defeated Ontario’s Erin Mills Eagles 2:1 on Monday for the championship title.
Saskatchewan’s Erica Hindmarsh not only captured the top scorer award on Monday at the U-18 Girls National Club Championships, she also provided her Eastside Vortex side with a national championship title over Alberta’s Victoria.
Therefore, penalty kicks were needed, and when the dust settled, it was cornerback/midfielder Obraj Khela who stood as the hero as B.C.’s Surrey United SC claimed national supremacy over Ontario’s Erin Mills Eagles 5-3 on penalties after playing to a scoreless draw in regular time.
For B.C., the win marks their fourth national under-16 championship since 2001 and first since Surrey United won in 2008, while Erin Mills narrowly missed an opportunity to bring the championship to their organization for the second straight year.
The Burlington Bayhawks have captured Ontario’s second consecutive U-16 girls championship, defeating Manitoba’s FC Northwest Explosion 5:0 at the Canadian Soccer Association National Club Championships 2012 in Charlottetown, PE.
The North Mississauga Panthers capped off their impressive run in the 2012 Canadian Soccer Association National Club Championships by beating Alberta 1:0 Monday at the Soccer Centre.
In the U-14 Cup final, Raimondo was the main catalyst for the Bayhawks, scoring both goals in the club’s 2:0 victory over the Halifax County United (NS), to capture a National Clubs Championships title for Burlington.
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