VAUGHAN, October 12, 2012-The 2012 Canadian Soccer Association National Club Championships have finally come to a close. The tournament was held in four provinces across the country, with the final day of competition taking place on Thanksgiving Monday. Ontario teams did not disappoint, as they came home with the most gold medals (4),as well as the most medals overall (7).
As was the case with the Ontario Cup Finals, Peel Halton Soccer Association dominated the National Club Championships. The big winner was the Burlington Youth Soccer Club, who walked away with two National Golds in the U14 and U16 Girls Divisions. Erin Mills Soccer Club also made a statement, coming home with two silvers in the U16 and U18 Boys Divisions. North Mississauga Soccer Club also claimed a gold medal in the U14 Boys Division, making Peel Halton 5 for 5 in winning medals at this year’s competition. North London Soccer Club won gold in the Women’s Division, despite being the 8th seed going into Nationals, and the Richmond Hill Soccer Club won Ontario’s 7th medal with a bronze in the U18 Girls Division.
The results of the National Club Championships for all of Ontario’s teams are listed below:
|Under 14 Boys||North Mississauga Panthers||Vaughan, ON||Gold|
|Under 14 Boys||Mount Hamilton Avalanche||Vaughan, ON||5th|
|Under 14 Girls||Burlington Bayhawks||Vaughan, ON||Gold|
|Under 14 Girls||Pickering Power Green||Vaughan, ON||6th|
|Under 16 Boys||Erin Mills Eagles||Charlottetown, PEI||Silver|
|Under 16 Girls||Burlington Bayhawks||Charlottetown, PEI||Gold|
|Under 18 Boys||Erin Mills Eagles||Sydney, Nova Scotia||Silver|
|Under 18 Girls||Richmond Hill Raiders||Sydney, Nova Scotia||Bronze|
|Men||AEK London FC||Winnipeg, Manitoba||6th|
|Women||North London Galaxy||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Gold|
Note: As hosts, Ontario was awarded two spots in the U14 Divisions due to an odd number of teams entered in the competition.
Note: Ontario sent its U17 Ontario Cup Champions to the U18 competition due to players being away at college and university on the U18 squads.
Ontario’s quest for gold will begin once again in the spring, as teams gear up for the 2013 Ontario Cup. Those playing in the Nationals divisions will fight for both the Ontario Cup trophy, as well as a spot at the 2013 National Club Championships. Although the bar has been set very high, Ontario will strive to best this very impressive class of 2012.
For more information contact Ryan Tuske, Competitions and Events Coordinator, The Ontario Soccer Association, Ph: 905-264-9390 ext. 229, Fax: 905-264-9445, Email: email@example.com
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