(October 11, 2017) After finishing at the top of their provincial competitions, seven Alberta teams spent Thanksgiving Long weekend competing at the Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships.
The Edmonton Victoria Women’s team stole the show in Surrey, BC – winning their seventh Jubilee Trophy (and fourth in the past five years). Throughout the tournament, Edmonton Victoria put up an overwhelming 87 attempts at goal while only allowing 16 shots on their own net. After earning three wins and one draw throughout the competition, they achieved what they set out to, and brought home gold. “Overall, the ladies were excellent – displaying a true team effort that did their club, district, and province proud,” said Head Coach, Rick Haxby.
In addition to Victoria’s first place finish, Alberta teams earned a silver medal (Calgary Foothills U15 Boys), a bronze medal (Edmonton Inter U15 Girls), two sixth place finishes (Calgary Eastside Memorial U15 Boys and Sherwood Park Phoenix U17 Girls), one seventh place finish (Calgary Northside Hurricanes U17 Boys), and a ninth place finish (Calgary Callies Men).
The U15 Cup was held on Alberta soil in Calgary, AB – hosted by the Calgary Minor Soccer Association. In true Alberta fashion, heavy snowfall welcomed teams from across the country. After some much-needed sunshine and several hours of shoveling by tournament representatives and referees, the tournament got underway with more pleasant conditions for teams and spectators alike.
Alberta Soccer would like to recognize Calgary Minor Soccer for hosting a top-notch U15 Cup. This is no small feat, and the Association did a commendable job. Thank you!
Alberta Soccer is proud of each of the teams that represented the province at the National Championships. We appreciate the amount of effort and commitment on the part of the players, parents, and coaches from the beginning of the season to this final competition. Well done to each of you – you made your province proud!