(August 29, 2017)

In an exciting weekend filled with quality soccer, the best Tier I teams from across Alberta met in Sherwood Park to vie for the Servus Provincial Championship title and for some, a highly-coveted spot at Nationals.

Aligning with Canada Soccer’s new age groups for national competitions, last weekend’s Tier I Provincials marked the first year with the U15 and U17 age categories. The top teams in each group will now head to Calgary or Fredericton, NB, this October for the opportunity to compete against other top-ranking teams in the country.

Tier I to Nationals:

U17 Girls
The host team, Sherwood Park Phoenix, claimed the provincial title and earned the right to compete at the National Championship in Fredericton, NB. The game remained scoreless until the 85th minute, when Sherwood Park found the net, thereby earning the desired spot at Nationals. (watch a quick video here)

Gold – Sherwood Park Phoenix
Silver – SWU Premiers 00
Bronze – Sherwood Park Phoenix
Booster Juice Fair Play – Scottish

U17 Boys
In a hard-fought game, the final saw two tremendous teams, CNS Hurricanes and Sherwood Park Phoenix, battle for gold. In the end, CNS Hurricanes came out on top, winning the game 4:3 and securing their space at Nationals.

Gold – CNS Hurricanes
Silver – Sherwood Park Phoenix
Bronze – Foothills
Booster Juice Fair Play – Saints

U15 Girls
After a tight match, Inter will proudly represent Alberta Soccer at Nationals in Calgary, this October, having defeated Calgary Foothills 1:0 in the final. (watch a quick video here)

Gold – Inter
Silver – Foothills 02
Bronze – SWU Premiers 02
Booster Juice Fair Play – SWU Premiers 02

U15 Boys
With both teams knowing beforehand that they’d qualified for the Canada Soccer National Championships, the final was all about earning the provincial title. EMFC took the lead early on and ultimately won the game 4:0 over Foothills.

Gold – Eastside Memorial Football Club 02
Silver – Calgary Foothills 02
Bronze – Juventus
Booster Juice Fair Play – Warriors Azocar

Tier I:

U16 Girls
Gold – Victoria
Silver – Scottish
Bronze – St. Albert Impact
Booster Juice Fair Play – Sherwood Park Phoenix

U16 Boys
Gold –Villains Elite
Silver – CNS Infinity
Bronze – Juventus
Booster Juice Fair Play – Xtreme

U14 Girls
Gold – Scottish
Silver – Sherwood Park Phoenix
Bronze – Foothills
Booster Juice Fair Play – Inter

U14 Boys
Gold – Juventus
Silver – Calgary West Arsenal
Bronze – Inter
Booster Juice Fair Play – SW Sting (Halat)

Thanks to all teams, coaches, officials, and spectators for an entertaining weekend of Tier I soccer. A special thank you also goes to Sherwood Park District Soccer Association for hosting the high-caliber competition.