Canada Soccer kicks off 2017 Toyota National Championships
Posted on 5 October 2017 in National Championships
The first match day of the 2017 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships is in the books. Teams from across the country kicked off the U-15 Cup in Calgary, AB, U-17 Cup in Fredericton, NB, as well as the Jubilee and Challenge Trophy tournaments in Surrey, BC.
Sunshine and opening ceremonies greeted participants across the three venues.
The matchday ended with a Calgary battle at the Boys' U-15 Cup where Foothills bested cross town rivals Eastside Memorial 1:0 on home turf. Matches resume Thursday as the march toward Teck Finals Day on Monday continues.
Challenge Trophy kicks off in Surrey
The Challenge Trophy finals are underway at the 2017 Toyota National Championships as Saskatoon, Vancouver and Haut-Richelieu all came out as winners on the opening day. Durham and Winnipeg, meanwhile, played to a scoreless draw.
The 10 men's teams will play four group matches in five days before the crossover matches on Teck Finals Day. Whitehorse Yukon Selects and Western Halifax will get their tournament start on Thursday 5 October.
Scores from Challenge Trophy day one.
Group action underway at Jubilee Trophy finals
Group action got underway at the 2017 Toyota National Championships Jubilee Trophy finals in Surrey, British Columbia. Holy Cross of St. John’s and Edmonton Victoria were winners in their respective groups while Surrey United SC and Halifax Dunbrack played to a 1:1 draw.
The nine women's teams are playing two group matches in three days before moving into the two-match seeding phase starting on Saturday 7 October. Fredericton, Saskatoon and North Vancouver’s North Shore will all get their tournament starts on Thursday.
Scores from Jubilee Trophy day one.
U-17 Cup kicks off in Fredericton
Canada Soccer's Toyota National Championships U-17 Cup opened to a beautiful day in Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital city. Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien opened the ceremonies before the Fredericton-Coquitlam match, with the British Columbia winners 2:0 victors over hosts Fredericton DSA.
Teams were eager to make a strong impression on the first day at the U-17 Cup. On the girls' side, CS Lakeshore did exactly that with a dominant 9:0 win in Group A action. On the boys' side, there were some evenly matched games with Calgary seeing some great scoring opportunities met with excellent goalkeeping from Halifax City in a 2:2 draw.
Scores from U-17 Cup day one.
U-15 Cup underway in Calgary
Calgary welcomed teams from across the nation to Canada Soccer’s 2017 Toyota National Championships U-15 Cup. Ontario and Quebec led the way with wins in both Boys’ and Girls’ competitions while hometown Alberta sides went 2-1.
Ahead of the final match of the day, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi opened the ceremonies before an all-Alberta match-up that Calgary Foothills won 1:0 over Calgary Eastside Memorial.
Scores from U-15 Cup in Calgary.