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Eight Teams Crowned 2018 BC Soccer Provincial Champions

This past weekend Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West and Swangard Stadium were host to the BC Soccer Adult Provincial Championships.
 

Vancouver BC, May 14, 2018 – BC Soccer crowned eight adult soccer teams Provincial Champions this past weekend with six being crowned at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex on Saturday and two more teams being crowned provincial champions on Sunday at Swangard Stadium.  The Women’s Classics, Women’s B, Men’s B, Men’s U21, Masters B and Masters A Provincial Cup matches all took place on Saturday May 10, with the Women’s A and Men’s a matches taking place on the following Sunday, May 13 at Swangard Stadium.

“The Provincial Championships went extremely well and it was a pleasure to be back to Swangard Stadium and to see all of the fans out at the Women’s and Men’s A Cup Finals,” said Kjeld Brodsgaard , BC Soccer President.  “A huge congratulation goes out to all of the teams who competed and a special thanks to all of the volunteers including the Adult Competitions Committee who dedicated hours to help make this Provincial Championship run so smoothly.”

The Championships kicked off on Saturday with West FC taking the Doug Day Cup (Men’s U21) with a 5-1 win over Abbotsford SA Storm. The Women’s Classic Cup (Women’s 35+) was next to be awarded as the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Royals who defeated Port Coquitlam Synergy  1-0. Wanders FC took the inaugural Men’s Master’s B over the Cordova Bay Bobcats 5-4 in Penalty Kicks after the teams were deadlocked at 1-1 after 120 minutes. Following that match the Lakehill Reds were the lone island team to take home the cup as they defeated Surreside FC Pegasus FC 3-2 in an exciting match that also went to penalty kicks.  The Masters A and Men’s B were the final two matches of the day with EDCD Burnaby taking the Masters A 1-0 over Westside FC and Vancouver Strikers taking the Men’s B Cup with a 1-0 win over Coquitlam Metro Ford Lupi.

On Sunday, May 13 the Provincial Championships moved over to Swangard Stadium where the Women’s and Men’s A Cup matches were to be held.  Hundreds and fans took to the stadium bleachers to watch both matches and they were not disappointed.  Surrey United FC took a 2-0 win over North Shore Girls Renegade in a closely contested Women’s A Cup Final.  Surrey FC scored two goals in the later part of the first have which gave them the opportunity to settle down and move the ball around.  The North Shore Girls Renegade were pushing from the start of the second half but were unable to capitalize on a few opportunities as Surrey FC’s defense held strong.  The Men’s A Cup Final finished 5-2 for BCT Rovers Tigers at the end of extra time after an incredible 90 minutes left the teams tied at 2-2.

For more information on the Provincial Championships and for a full list of results please visit

https://www.bcsoccer.net/adult-provincial-cup

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 sport 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 active, health and involved lifestyle

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