Celtix Haut-Richelieu wins 2017 LSEQ men's playoff title
Posted on 16 September 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy
Celtix Haut-Richelieu won the 2017 LSEQ men's playoff title to qualify for the Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy finals. Celtix finished second in their division during the regular season, then first in the four-team league playoffs ahead of Royal Sélect Beauport, FS Salaberry, and Charlesbourg.
In the playoffs across three matches, Celtix drew 3:3 with Salaberry, won 2:1 over Beauport, and won 2:1 over Charlesbourg. Five different players scored for the Celtix in the playoffs as they finished first with seven points.
This marks the first time Celtix Haut-Richelieu has qualified for the Toyota National Championships. Celtix will be in Group B alongside Fredericton Picaroons Reds (New Brunswick), Durham Celtic (Ontario), Yukon Strikers (Yukon), and FC Winnipeg Lions (Manitoba).
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships serves as our nation’s premier amateur competition, with the 2017 edition featuring close to 600 clubs from across the country competing for a spot at one of three locations: the men’s Challenge Trophy and women’s Jubilee Trophy finals in Surrey, British Columbia; the boys and girls U-17 Cup finals in Fredericton, New Brunswick; and the boys and girls U-15 Cup finals in Calgary, Alberta. The Toyota National Championships provide a meaningful soccer experience for host cities and participating teams, as well as the players, coaches, support staff, officials, and volunteers. These competitions are complimented by both the Futsal Canadian Championship and the Canadian Championship featuring Canada’s professional clubs.