Contenders begin to emerge on day two of 2017 Toyota National Championships
Posted on 6 October 2017 in National Championships
With the completion of match day two of the 2017 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships, all teams have now played their first game of the competition. Contenders began to distance themselves from the pack while some women's teams have now guaranteed themselves a medal.
At the U-15 Cup in Calgary, AB, Quebec and Alberta have positioned themselves to win groups on both sides of the draw. Meanwhile, the U-17 Cup in Fredericton, NB, saw Quebec and Mantioba teams lead the way with Ontario teams having a big day.
In Surrey, BC, medal round placements for Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta have been set in the Jubilee Trophy while at the Challenge Trophy tournament Saskatchewan leads the way.
Garrett Peters hat trick sparks Saskatoon into group lead at Challenge Trophy finals
Garrett Peters turned an 0-2 deficit into a Saskatoon HUSA Alumni 3:2 victory to grab hold of first place in Group A standings. Peters scored twice shortly before the break, then a last-minute winner as Saskatoon won their second-straight match at the 2017 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy finals.
After Winnipeg and Durham drew on the opening day, both sides won on Thursday 5 October to hold the top-two spots in Group B standings. FC Winnipeg Lions lead the group on account of their +7 goals difference.
All 10 teams in the men's Challenge Trophy finals play four group matches in five days from Wednesday to Sunday in Surrey, British Columbia. All 10 teams will play in crossover ranking matches on Monday, including the gold-medal match featuring the two group winners.
Scores from Challenge Trophy day two.
Edmonton Victoria and Holy Cross clinch medals at Jubilee Trophy finals
Edmonton Victoria SC and Holy Cross SC will both win medals at the 2017 Toyota National Championships Jubilee Trophy finals. Both teams clinched their spots in the medal group after back-to-back wins to finish first place in their respective groups on 5 October in Surrey, British Columbia.
Edmonton Victoria SC, six-time national champions, will win their 11th medal in 12 Jubilee Trophy finals since 2002. Holy Cross SC of St. John's, meanwhile, will become the first Newfoundland Labrador team to win a medal at the Jubilee Trophy finals.
Ahead of the medal round that starts on Saturday, the Group B winner will be decided on Friday. Either Halifax Dunbrack SC (four points after two matches, +5 goals difference) or Surrey United SC (one point after one match) will join Edmonton and St. John's in the medal group.
Scores from Jubilee Trophy day two.
RECAP: DAY 2 at the U-17 Cup in Fredericton
Day two of Canada Soccer's Toyota National Championships U-17 Cup opened under sunny skies in Fredericton, New Brunswick. As teams jockeyed to maintain or improve position, the big story of the day was a pair of dominant games by the two Ontario teams - North Mississauga on the boys' side and Burlington on the girls'. Both teams managed to control the ball and capitalize on scoring opportunities while blanking their opponents.
Elsewhere on the girls' side, Lakeshore continued to look strong with a 4:0 win over Sherwood Park, their second of the U-17 Cup. On the boys' side, Winnipeg managed to maintain their winning streak to come out 2:1 over Coquitlam, despite pressure and some late near-misses from BC squad.
from Halifax City in a 2:2 draw.
Scores from U-17 Cup day two.
RECAP: DAY 2 at the U-15 Cup in Calgary
Day two of the Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships U-15 Cup in Calgary saw Quebec teams remain undefeated on both sides of the draw while hometown Foothills SC secured full points from their group stage games. Saskatchewan turned in a dominant performance against Yukon as Saturday’s seeding phase begins to take shape.
Scores from U-15 Cup day two.