Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes win 2018 Challenge Trophy


Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes defeated Ontario’s Caledon SC 7:3 in the Gold Medal Final on Teck Finals Day to win the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy in Saskatoon, SK. Saskatoon Revolution won the Bronze Medal match 7-6 on kicks after a 1:1 draw with Holy Cross FC.


Nick Soolsma was named Most Valuable Player of the Challenge Trophy Finals as well as the Golden Boot winner. He scored nine goals in the tournament, the most by a player in 18 years, including four in the championship final. The 2017-18 BC Soccer Adult Player of the Year becomes the first player to win both the amateur Challenge Trophy and professional Canadian Championship (2011 and 2012 with Toronto FC).


Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes also ended British Columbia’s 14-year drought in the men’s competition. Before 2004, British Columbia’s longest drought had been just six years in between national titles.


1.     Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes (BC)

2.     Caledon SC (ON)

3.     Saskatoon Revolution (SK)

4.     Holy Cross FC (NL)

5.     Edmonton Scottish (AB)

6.     Royal-Sélect Beauport (QC)

7.     Western Halifax FC (ON)

8.     FC Winnipeg Lions (MB)

9.     Fredericton Picaroons Reds (NB)

10.  Yellowknife YK Galaxy FC (NT)


Gold Medal Match – Surrey BC Tigers Hurricanes (BC) 7:3 (ON) Caledon SC


Nick Soolsma scored four, Ryan Dhillon scored two and Pavi Dhillon scored a goal for British Columbia. Stavros Badunas, Diego Gonzalez, and Jordan Piccinin scored for Ontario.


Bronze Medal Match – Saskatoon Revolution (SK) 1:1 (7:6) (NL) Holy Cross FC


Jordian Farahani scored for Saskatchewan and Steven Delong scored the equalizer for Newfoundland & Labrador. Saskatoon Revolution won the Bronze medal on penalty kicks.


5/6 Placing Match – Edmonton Scottish SC (AB) 0:0 (4:2) (QC) Royal-Sélect Beauport


Alberta defeated Quebec on penalty kicks. Edmonton Scottish SC finish in fifth place.


7/8 Placing Match – Western Halifax FC (NS) 1:1 (5:6) (MB) FC Winnipeg Lions


Matt Cousens scored for Nova Scotia and Moreno Alberti scored for Manitoba. Nova Scotia earns seventh place on penalty kicks.


9/10 Placing Match – Fredericton Picaroons Reds (NB) 7:0 (NT) Yellowknife YK Galaxy FC


Rham Mirzaghafari and Ibrahima Sanoh scored two goals and Jonathan Crossland, Yassin Shehabeldin and Jared Murphy each scored for New Brunswick who finish in ninth place.