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Halifax and Winnipeg to meet in Challenge Trophy final

Posted on 9 October 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Western Halifax FC will meet FC Winnipeg Lions in the 2017 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy championship final. The two sides won their respective groups to advance to the gold medal match on Teck Finals Day in Surrey, British Columbia.Winnipeg defeated Fredericton Picaroons Reds 2:1 t More

Nova Scotia’s Western Halifax FC claim first Challenge Trophy

Posted on 9 October 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Western Halifax FC defeated FC Winnipeg Lions on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 Toyota National Champions to win the Challenge Trophy. Calum MacRae scored the winner while Christian Oxner and team posted the clean sheet in a 1:0 victory in Surrey, British Columbia.While FC Winnipeg Lions won silver, Du More

Winnipeg take control of Group B at Challenge Trophy

Posted on 8 October 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

The 2017 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy picture became clearer after the fourth day of competition. FC Winnipeg Lions knocked off Celtix Haut-Richelieu. The win pushed the Lions into first place in Group B and in control of their own destiny. A win in their last match against Freder More

Western Halifax remain perfect and chase Group A leaders

Posted on 6 October 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Day 3 - Challenge Trophy - 2017 Toyota National Championships More

Challenge Trophy kicks off in Surrey

Posted on 5 October 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Day 1 - 2017 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy More

Garrett Peters hat trick sparks Saskatoon into group lead at Challenge Trophy finals

Posted on 5 October 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Day 2 - Challenge Trophy - 2017 Toyota National Championships Challenge More

Journey to Surrey: finalists for the 2017 Challenge Trophy

Posted on 23 September 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Toyota National Championships More

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 Salaber More

Durham Celtic FC win their second Ontario Cup men's title

Posted on 11 September 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Durham Celtic FC 2:0 Woodbridge Strikers More

Holy Cross SC wins 19th provincial title in Newfoundland Labrador

Posted on 4 September 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

St. Lawrence 1:3 Holy Cross SC More

Calgary Callies win their 21st Alberta championship

Posted on 4 September 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Calgary Callies 1:0 Edmonton Green & Gold More

FC Winnipeg Lions win 10th Manitoba Cup provincial title

Posted on 26 August 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

FC Winnipeg Lions 3:1 Winnipeg Ital-Inter SC More

Saskatoon HUSA Alumni win Saskatchewan provincial title

Posted on 24 August 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Saskatoon wins unopposed. More

Western Halifax FC win second-straight Nova Scotia provincial title

Posted on 23 August 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Western Halifax FC 2:2 Halifax City SC More

Fredericton Picaroons Reds win NB Cup men's provincial final

Posted on 13 August 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Fredericton's fourth consecutive New Brunswick title More

Vancouver Club Inter win BC Cup provincial title

Posted on 15 May 2017 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Vancouver Club Inter 2:0 Aldergrove United More

Edmonton Scottish SC lift the Challenge Trophy for the first time

Posted on 16 October 2016 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Edmonton Scottish SC More

Edmonton Scottish SC capture elusive Challenge Trophy at St. John's 2016

Posted on 10 October 2016 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Three times runners up in their storied past, Edmonton Scottish SC won the title in St. John's More

Ottawa, Beauport, Saskatoon and Edmonton reach 2016 Challenge Trophy semi-finals

Posted on 9 October 2016 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Edmonton are the only club making back-to-back appearances in the semi-finals while Ottawa, Beauport and Saskatoon are all former championships from the past five years More

Edmonton to face Beauport for Challenge Trophy

Posted on 9 October 2016 in ↳ Challenge Trophy

Four years after the two sides drew in an epic final before Royal lifted the trophy after winning on kicks More

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Western Halifax FC defeated FC Winnipeg Lions on Teck Finals Day at the 2017 Toyota National Champions to win the Challenge Trophy. Calum MacRae scored the winner while Christian Oxner and team posted the clean sheet in a 1:0 victory in Surrey, British Columbia.

While FC Winnipeg Lions won silver, Durham Celtic FC won the bronze after a 3:1 win over Saskatoon HUSA Alumni. Western Halifax FC’s Jhonattan Cordoba was named Most Valuable Player while Durham’s Joe Vaz won Top Scorer honours.


Gold Medal Match – Western Halifax FC (NS) 1:0 (MB) FC Winnipeg Lions

Calum MaCrae’s name will go down in the history books after his goal in the third minute stood up to win his club a national title. The three-time Nova Scotia goalkeeper of the year Christian Oxner made massive stops throughout the tournament and shut out the Lions on this day.

Bronze Medal Match – Saskatoon HUSA Alumni FC (SK) 1:3 (ON) Durham Celtic FC

Man of the match Mark Van Beek busted through the HUSA defense on a pair of occasions to score a brace. Garrett Peters responded for HUSA Alumni. Kailen Murphy completed the scoring with a powerful header off a corner. HUSA’s captain Dwayne Gareau earned star of the game honors for his club.

5th place match – Vancouver Club Inter FC (BC) 1:1 (4-2 kicks) (QC) Celtix Haut-Richelieu

Milad Rahmati opened the scoring as he beat two defenders and finished into the corner. Nicholas Beaumont responded in the 75th before the match ended in a 1:1 draw. On kicks, Dennis Kindel stopped Haut-Richelieu’s final shooter to secure the victory. Todd Lucyk was named man of the match for Vancouver while Noah Lapierre was named Haut-Richelieu’s best in this game.

7th place match – Holy Cross SC (NL) 6:1 (NB) Fredericton Picaroons Reds

Kenny Morrison scored just four minutes in for Fredericton, but that would be it for the New Brunswick champions. Holy Cross responded with six unanswered goals. Jacob Grant registered a hat trick while Andrew Stanford, Alex Dolomount and Mitchell Barry each had singles.

9th place match – Calgary Callies (AB) 4:0 (YU) Whitehorse Yukon Selects

Calgary’s Ian Greedy scored the brace while Elvis Kastrati and Allen Jovica each added one. Seth Richardson posted the clean sheet.


2017 Toyota National Championships
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships run 4-9 October 2017 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Calgary, Alberta, and Surrey, British Columbia. At all age levels, 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.

Western Halifax FC will meet FC Winnipeg Lions in the 2017 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy championship final. The two sides won their respective groups to advance to the gold medal match on Teck Finals Day in Surrey, British Columbia.

Winnipeg defeated Fredericton Picaroons Reds 2:1 to clinch their berth in the final. Winnipeg went undefeated with three wins and one draw to finish on ten points. By winning Group B, they are guaranteed to win their fourth national medal since 1996. It is the Lions first trip to the championship match since they won it all in 2002.

Halifax stole a draw in the dying moments against Saskatoon HUSA Alumni to earn the single point they needed to win group A and qualify for their first ever Challenge Trophy final. Like Winnipeg, Halifax went undefeated with three wins and one draw.

This will be the first time winners from Manitoba and Nova Scotia will face each other in the national final. Halifax King of Donair were the only Nova Scotia winners back in 2001, while Winnipeg Hellas FC were the last team from Manitoba to win it all back in 2009. This also marks the first-ever meeting between Western Halifax FC and FC Winnipeg Lions.
Saskatoon, undefeated with two wins and two draws, will face Durham Celtic in the bronze-medal match. The two clubs last played each other in 2011, a 2:1 win for Saskatoon.


Group A – Holy Cross SC (NL) 1:4 (BC) Vancouver Club Inter FC

Milad Mehrabi scored a hat trick and nearly had a fourth if not for missed penalty kick saved by Thomas Pieroway. Bryan Fong also scored for Vancouver, Jake Warren replied for Holy Cross.

Group A – Saskatoon HUSA Alumni FC (SK) 1:1 (NS) Western Halifax FC

Steven Delong struck first for Saskatoon early in the match. Wes Hawley flicked on a Danny LeBlanc throw in to Jhonattan Cordoba who headed home the equalizer in the last minute of regulation. Man of the match honors were Danny LeBlanc for Halifax, Brandon Holmes for Saskatoon.

Group B – FC Winnipeg Lions (MB) 2:1 (NB) Fredericton Picaroons Reds

Brendan Rattai and Anthony Lourenco scored for Winnipeg. Jared Murphy scored a wonder free kick from nearly 30 yards out off the post and in for Fredericton. A.J. Naumiuk was superb once again, setting up the second goal for Winnipeg.

Group B – Durham Celtic FC (ON) 8:0 (YU) Whitehorse Yukon Selects FC

Mark Van Beek scored a hat trick, Colin Keay scored a brace. Jean-Pierre Marchant, Dennis Palmer and Dustin Dinis each notched one.


2017 Toyota National Championships
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships run 4-9 October 2017 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Calgary, Alberta, and Surrey, British Columbia. At all age levels, 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.

The 2017 Toyota National Championships Challenge Trophy picture became clearer after the fourth day of competition. FC Winnipeg Lions knocked off Celtix Haut-Richelieu. The win pushed the Lions into first place in Group B and in control of their own destiny. A win in their last match against Fredericton will have them playing for gold on Monday.

Western Halifax FC won their third straight game and remain the only team unbeaten. With the win, Halifax is guaranteed a medal game and will finish no lower than fourth place. A result against Saskatoon on Sunday will put them in the gold medal final. A loss to Saskatoon will see them play for bronze.

A pair of other Atlantic teams each picked up their first wins as Fredericton defeated Whitehorse while Holy Cross beat Calgary.


Group A – Vancouver Club Inter FC (BC) 1:2 (NS) Western Halifax FC

Jhonattan Cordoba and Calum MacRae scored the goals for Halifax while Milad Mehrabi responded for Vancouver. It was a tough loss for the home province as it puts them out of gold medal contention.

Group A – Calgary Callies (AB) 0:1 (NL) Holy Cross SC

Goalkeeper Thomas Pieroway made a massive stop off the head of Calgary’s Ian Greedy midway through the second half. Minutes later, Holy Cross was awarded a penalty kick from which striker Kirby Tyler stepped up and put it home with authority.

Group B – Fredericton Picaroons Reds (NB) 5:2 (YK) Whitehorse Yukon Selects

Fredericton’s John-Ryan Morrison scored twice while Jared Murphy, Jacob Law and Eric Karosan each added singles. Whitehorse got their first two goals of the Challenge Trophy by way of Eaton Ricketts and Michael Ayiku.

Group B – Celtix Haut-Richelieu (QC) 1:3 (MB) FC Winnipeg Lions

A.J. Naumiuk scored a hat trick as Winnipeg won 3:1 over Celtix Haut-Richelieu. Aaron Hidalgo-Mazzei assisted on Naumiuk’s first two goals before Naumiuk scored his third from the penalty spot.


2017 Toyota National Championships
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships run 4-9 October 2017 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Calgary, Alberta, and Surrey, British Columbia. At all age levels, 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.

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