4 Ontario Cup Champions Crowned
Ontario Soccer – Vaughan Azzurri win three Ontario Cup titles, while Burlington claimed one – July 23, 2017 – Vaughan, ON – Four teams have been crowned Ontario Cup champions, as the provincial championships concluded for a number of divisions in Vaughan this past weekend.
Three of those winning teams hailed from the Vaughan Soccer Club.
In a largely unprecedented result, Vaughan won Ontario Cups in the U-18 Boys and Girls divisions, as well as won the U-21 Men’s Ontario Cup. It was the fifth year in a row that Vaughan won the U-21 Men’s title.
The Burlington Bayhawks won the only other Ontario Cup, downing the Markham Lightning to win the U-21 Women’s title.
The Ontario Cup is the largest competition of its kind in Canada. One of the oldest sporting events in the country, the Ontario Cup was first staged in 1901 and each year 12,000 athletes from all across the province compete for their division titles.
Click the links below for match video, photos and games stories from each championship.
Games from this weekend:
Vaughan Azzurri capture U-18 Girls Ontario Cup
Vaughan Azzurri cruise to U-18 Boys Ontario Cup win
Burlington Bayhawks come from behind to win U-21 Women’s Ontario Cup
Vaughan wins U-21 Men’s Ontario Cup
High resolution photos, full video, and highlight clips are available to media upon request.
About Ontario Soccer
Founded in 1901, Ontario Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization in Canada. Its members include more than 650 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials. Ontario Soccer develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders. Ontario Soccer also operates League1 Ontario, a provincial professional-amateur men’s and women’s league as well as the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).
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