Montréal Sporting Outlaws FC earn Québec its first Futsal Canadian Championship
Posted on 23 April 2017 in Futsal Canadian Championship
The 2017 Canada Soccer Futsal Canadian Championship trophy went to Québec for the first time as Montréal Sporting Outlaws FC defeated Saskatchewan’s inaugural entrant Saskatoon Olimpia SK FC 7:3 in the final match at the Queen’s University Athletic and Recreation Centre in Kingston, ON 23 April 2017.
2017 Futsal Canadian Championship winners Sporting Outlaws FC from Quebec pic.twitter.com/jPE7UIs8I4— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) April 23, 2017
Outlaws FC’s Diyaeddine Abzi scored a hat trick in the final match to earn both the Golden Boot, with eight total goals. Abzi was also named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
For Olimpia SK FC, the finals appearance punctuated Saskatchewan’s first-even Futsal Canadian Championship. The Saskatoon-based club led by player coach and captain Jerson Barandica Hamilton drew former Futsal Canadian Championship winners Futsal Club Toronto to earn a point and qualify for the final.
Silver Medal Presentation 2017 Futsal Canadian Championship pic.twitter.com/DD3GnaR7iR— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) April 23, 2017
In addition to the Championship, Saturday afternoon featured a Youth Futsal Clinic with Canada Soccer’s Futsal Head Coach Kyt Selaidopoulos. The clinic included participants from the local Kingston area.
This marked the first time that Kingston has hosted one of Canada Soccer's national competitions. Previous editions of the Futsal Canadian Championship were played in Montréal, Québec (2015) and Oshawa, Ontario (2016).
From the first two editions of the Futsal Canadian Championship, Futsal Club Toronto were national champions in 2015 and Toronto United Futsal were national champions in 2016.
Futsal is a unique, fast-paced indoor sport played across Canada and around the world. Canada Soccer is committed to the growth and promotion of the game. At the elite club level, Canada Soccer supports domestic competition through the annual Futsal Canadian Championship.
Canada Soccer is committed to supporting international playing opportunities in futsal through the National Futsal Team with international participation in the CONCACAF Futsal Championship and the FIFA Futsal World Cup.