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Ontario wins gold at Canada Games Men's Soccer Tournament

Posted on 13 August 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Monti Mohsen struck gold with his free kick moments before full time as Ontario captured the 2017 Canada Games Men's Soccer Tournament in Winnipeg. Ontario won the championship final 1:0 over Alberta, with the Ottawa midfielder scoring the lone goal in the last minute.

Mikhael Tony was Ontario's player of the match in the final while Ryan Raposo earned the Canada Games Top Player award. Goalkeeper Nicholas Frenati co-led the tournament with three clean sheets.

The Final

Ontario won the Canada Games Men's Soccer Tournament on the final day in front of 1,400 fans at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex in Winnipeg. Alberta had the first chance in the six minutes, but were just wide of the target. Ontario had the next good chance with a low shot that trickled wide. Overall, Alberta outchanced Ontario in the first half, with the best a Stefan Gajic shot that was tipped off the crossbar by goalkeeper Frenati.

In the second half, Ontario slowly took over the match. Max Weinberg fired a shot that was saved by Brennan Hebert. Both sides pressed, but neither defence was ready to surrender that all-important first goal. Finally in the last minute, Mohsen took a free kick that beat the wall and beat the goalkeeper.

Final Ranking
1. Ontario
2. Alberta
3. Québec
4. Manitoba
5. New Brunswick
6. Newfoundland Labrador
7. Nova Scotia
8. British Columbia
9. Saskatchewan
10. Yukon
11. Prince Edward Island
12. Northwest Territories

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