BC teams represent well at the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships

Vancouver BC, October 9, 2018 – The Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships are annually hosted in various locations across the country allowing for teams from each province/territory to compete against their counterparts.

“It is always great for teams to participate in the national competition as it provides for an amazing experience that players will carry with them throughout their lives.” said Jason Elligott, BC Soccer Executive Director. “On behalf of BC Soccer, congratulations to all the teams and players from BC that competed in 2018 competition and well done to all!”

The Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes from the Vancouver Metro Soccer League took home the 2018 Challenge Trophy with Surrey United from the Metro Women’s Soccer League placing second in the Jubilee tournament. Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes defeated Ontario’s Caledon SC 7:3 in the Gold Medal Final to win the 2018 Challenge Trophy in Saskatoon, ending BC’s 14-year drought in the men’s competition. Surrey United women fought hard throughout the tournament, unfortunately losing out in extra time in the final match giving up one goal to Ontario’s Scarborough GS United.
Coastal FC and Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC both struck gold in the U-17 Cups on Teck Finals Day at the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships. Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC beat Quebec’s CS Saint-Laurent 2:1 in the Male Final with Coastal FC knocking off Quebec’s Lakeshore SC by the same score line. Surrey United also represented BC in the U17 Cup placing fourth and nineth, male and female respectively.

The Under 15 Cup competitions in Laval, Quebec saw Mountain United FC winning Gold in the Female Cup with the Vancouver Island Wave competing hard but ultimately falling short. Mountain United FC defeated Lakeshore SC 2:1 in the gold medal match.

Lastly, in the end of September, both BC teams also represented well in Canada Soccer Women’s Regional and Western Men’s Masters competitions held at Minoru Park in Richmond. Coquitlam Metro-Ford, representing British Columbia in the Women’s Masters and EDC Burnaby in Western Masters (men’s competition), finished on the podium twice with Coquitlam Metro-Ford taking the gold and EDC FC Burnaby team taking home silver.

“All of the teams that represented British Columbia played incredibly well and we congratulate them on their performances at the national tournament,” said Kjeld Brodsgaard, BC Soccer President. “All the players and teams showed grit and determination, thank you for representing our province so well.”

“On the youth side, applying the development principles is important to BC Soccer,” said Chris Cerroni, BC Soccer Director of Soccer Development. “Having implemented the BCSPL Franchise Club License over the last two years, it is pleasing to see teams and players combining development principles and having success.”

Challenge Trophy Final Standings

  1. Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes (BC)
  2. Caledon SC (ON)
  3. Saskatoon Revolution (SK)
  4. Holy Cross FC (NL)
  5. Edmonton Scottish (AB)
  6. Royal-Sélect Beauport (QC)
  7. Western Halifax FC (ON)
  8. FC Winnipeg Lions (MB)
  9. Fredericton Picaroons Reds (NB)
  10. Yellowknife YK Galaxy FC (NT)

Jubilee Trophy Final Standings

  1. Scarborough GS United (ON)
  2. Surrey United SC (BC)
  3. Royal-Sélect Beauport (QC)
  4. Holy Cross FC (NL)
  5. Edmonton Victoria SC (AB)
  6. Halifax Dunbrack (NS)
  7. Saskatoon SK Impact FC (SK)
  8. Fredericton Picaroons Reds (NB) 

Boys U-17 Cup Final Standings

  1. Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC (BC)
  2. CS Saint-Laurent (QC)
  3. Vaughan SC (ONT)
  4. Surrey United SC (BC)
  5. Calgary Foothills FC (AB)
  6. Feildians AA St. John's (NS)
  7. Winnipeg Bonivital SC (MB)
  8. Saskatoon Selects 9 (SK)
  9. Suburban FC (NL)
  10. PEI FC (PEI)
  11. Moncton Codiac SC (NB)
  12. Yellowknife Bay SC (NT) 

Girls U-17 Cup Final Standings

  1. Coastal FC (BC)
  2. Lakeshore SC (QC)
  3. Burlington Bayhawks (ON)
  4. Suburban FC (NS)
  5. Sherwood Park Phoenix (AB)
  6. Winnipeg FC Northwest (MB)
  7. St. John's SC (NL)
  8. PEI FC (PE)
  9. Surrey United SC (BC)
  10. FC Regina (SK)
  11. Fredericton District SA (NB)
  12. Yellowknife Bay SC (NT) 

Boys U-15 Cup Final Standings

  1. Woodbridge Strikers (ON)
  2. Panellinios Montréal FC (QC)
  3. Edmonton Warriors SC (AB)
  4. Winnipeg Bonivital SC (MB)
  5. AS Blainville (QC)
  6. Fredericton District SA (NB)
  7. Whitehorse Yukon SC (YT)
  8. Feildians AA St. John's (NL)
  9. PEI FC (PE)
  10. Vancouver Island Wave (BC)
  11. FC Regina (SK)
  12. Halifax Dunbrack SC (NS) 

Girls U-15 Cup Final Standings

  1. Mountain United (BC)
  2. Lakeshore SC (QC)
  3. Calgary South West United SA (AB)
  4. Cumberland United SC Cobras (ON)
  5. CS Repentigny (QC)
  6. Valley United SC (NS)
  7. Winnipeg Bonivital SC (MB)
  8. FC Regina (SK)
  9. Fundy SC (NB)
  10. PEI FC (PE)
  11. Conception Bay South SC (NL)
  12. Whitehorse Yukon Selects (YT)

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.