Goals flow on match day three of Sport Chek National Championships
Posted on 8 October 2016 in National Championships
The path toward TECK Finals Day became clearer for a number of teams at the Sport Chek National Championships on match day three. Alberta and Ontario teams continue to lead the way with Alberta’s Foothills United a perfect 8-0 across three separate competitions. Meanwhile, Ontario leads the way atop their group in six of eight total competitions. Goals flowed freely on the day with 135 total goals across all competitions. Fraser Valley’s (BC) Jehmrode Kahlon (Boys U-14 Cup) leads all scorers with 8 goals. In St. John’s, NL, the Challenge and Jubilee Trophy’s will kick off quarterfinal matches on Saturday, as will top eight teams at the Girls U-16 Cup in Lethbridge, AB. The remaining competitions will play to group winners to determine the seeding for TECK Finals Day 10 Oct.
CHALLENGE TROPHY - St. John's, NL
The Challenge Trophy Quarter-finals are set at the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships in Newfoundland Labrador. With the close of the group stage, four more teams qualified on Friday afternoon: Ottawa Gloucester Celtic and FC Winnipeg Lions from Group A as well as Royal-Sélect Beauport and Edmonton Green & Gold from Group C.
First, second, and third place was determined in all four groups, with the bottom four teams advancing to a round-robin consolation round to determine 9th to 12th place. The top-two teams from each group, meanwhile, advanced to the Challenge Trophy Quarter-finals on Saturday 8 October.
JUBILEE TROPHY - St. John's, NL
Edmonton Northwest United solidified their place at the top of table with another win at the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships Jubilee Trophy finals. The Edmonton club leads Group A after three-straight wins while Emily Burns and her backline have yet to concede a goal. Saskatoon and Halifax each opened their scoring accounts and collected their first point of the week drawing 2:2.
Scarborough GS United and Royal-Sélect Beauport continued their dominance of Group B as each side won by three goals on Friday 7 October. Scarborough won 3:0 over Winnipeg WSA North Stars while Beauport won 4:1 over CBS Kirby United SC.
U-18 CUP - Vaughan, ON
Day 3 of the Sports Chek National Championship saw some very evenly matched teams, and one dominant win from the Boys U-18 Cup leaders in Group B. The Girls U-18 Cup continued with a quartet of matches at the Vaughan Grove Sports Park. Early goals were the story of the day with three matches seeing the deadlock broken within the first ten minutes of play. Quebec's Varennes put an end to the poor start with an impressive win, while Ontario's Kitchener continued their strong form, winning a third-straight match.
U-16 CUP - Lethbridge, AB
The cold, wind, rain and snow all made match day three a grind at Canada Soccer’s Sport Chek National Championships U16 Cup in Lethbridge, AB. The results were just as extreme with teams potting 38 goals across eight matches on the day. BC, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta secured quarterfinal berths on the Girls U16 Cup side of the competition. Alberta and Ontario lead the way on the Boys U16 Cup side with two group match days remaining before TECK Finals Day 10 Oct.
U-14 CUP - Moncton, NB
The sun shone bright for a third straight day at the Canada Soccer Sport Chek National Championships U-14 Cup in Moncton. Alberta and Ontario were equally bright, leading the way and moving closer to positions in the TECK Finals on 10 Oct. Both representatives remain undefeated in Group A for the Girls U-14 Cup (Calgary Foothills) and on the Boys side of the Cup (Brampton East).