Drama unfolds on Day 3 of the 2018 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships
Canada Soccer – The 2018 Toyota National Championships reached fever pitch on Day 3 with late game heroics, penalty drama and much more clarity as the march to Teck Finals Day continues.
Girls U-17 Cup entrant, Nova Scotia’s Suburban FC, came from behind to win on a stunning last-minute free kick, bar down goal to win their group. In Challenge Trophy action, recent champions clashed as reigning Champions Western Halifax FC fell to 2017 Champions Edmonton Scottish in an epic battle.
The relegation round begins on Day 4 for some teams, while, in the Gold Medal brackets a new competition emerges as teams must win their remaining matches to earn Gold Medals in each of the youth competitions.
With the Jubilee Trophy on a break for Day 3, the Challenge Trophy competition is heating up. Group A and B winners will face off on Teck Finals Day in the Gold Medal match, 8 October. Ontario put themselves in a good position atop Group B with a 2:0 victory over Holy Cross and are now three points clear of Quebec. In Group A, the hometown Saskatoon Revolution sit on top after defeating New Brunswick 2:0.
Ontario and Quebec won their groups on both sides of the U-17 Cup in Surrey, BC. The seeding phase kicks off on Day 4 with teams pushing for a place in the Gold Medal match on Teck Finals Day on 8 October.
Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba earned full points in winning their groups on Day 3 at the Boys U-17 Cup. British Columbia also won Group D. In Girls U-17 Cup action, Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia each topped their respective groups with six points. BC won group D to move into the Gold Medal side of the seeding phase.
Scores from the U-17 Cup Day Three
Day 3 proved pivotal for teams looking to advance to the Gold Medal side of the seeding phase and matchups are now set across the U-15 Cup competition in Laval, QC. British Columbia, Alberta, and Quebec finished undefeated on the Girls side of the competition, while Quebec, Alberta, and Manitoba did so on the Boys side of the competition.
AS Blainville, Edmonton Warriors, and Bonivital all won games on the Boys side of the U-15 Cup to capture first place in their group. Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, PEI and British Colubmia move into the relegation round. In Girls U-15 Cup action, Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia each topped their respective groups with six points. BC won group D to move into the Gold Medal side of the seeding phase.
Scores from the U-15 Cup Day Three
2018 TOYOTA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships run 3-8 October 2017 in Surrey, BC, Laval, QC, and Saskatoon, SK. At all age levels, the Toyota National Championships provide a meaningful soccer experience for host cities and participating teams, as well as the player, coaches, support staff, officials, and volunteers.
MERCHANDISE ON SALE
Official 2018 Toyota National Championships merchandise is now available featuring a wide variety of apparel including hoodies, sweatshirts, sweatpants, t-shirts, and toques. Shop online at https://natchampshop.myshopify.com/ or in person at each of the three venues in Surrey, Laval, and Saskatoon from 6-8 October.
Canada Soccer will broadcast every day from each of the three 2018 Toyota National Championships venues, culminating with the five gold-medal matches on Teck Finals Day. The live streaming marks a continued commitment by Canada Soccer to deliver extensive coverage of the Toyota National Championships, including live daily broadcasts from each venue. A complete broadcast schedule will be published shortly. For continued updates visit canadasoccer.com/nationals.
Access competition schedules, scores and standings via the official 2018 Toyota National Championships mobile app. To access the App search ‘Canada Soccer’ in either the iOS or Android app stores.
WEBSITE DIGITAL MEDIA & PHOTOS
Canada Soccer will provide daily coverage of the Toyota National Championships from all three venues via the official website, www.canadasoccer.com/nationals. Participating teams, players, families, and fans are encouraged to share content from this year’s Toyota National Championships using venue and competition hashtags on Facebook (CanadaSoccer), Twitter (@CanadaSoccerEN /@CanadaSoccerFR), and Instagram (@CanadaSoccer).
Challenge Trophy – #Saskatoon2018
Jubilee Trophy – #Saskatoon2018
U-17 Cup – #U17Cup #Surrey
U-15 Cup – #U15Cup #Laval
FINAL DAY (all venues) – #TeckFinalsDay
Canada Soccer will tag & publish all photos to www.Flickr.com/canadasoccer, notably starting XI photos before each match. Local organisers will work with each team to organise photos and identify the players in each picture taken.
OCTOBER CANADA SOCCER ACTION
The month of October features important international competitions for both the Women’s National Team and Men’s National Team as well as the coast-to-coast Toyota National Championships for premier amateur clubs. Canada #CANWNT are competing in the Concacaf Women’s Championship from 4-17 October, with a spot at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 on the line, while Canada #CANMNT are at home for a Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match on 16 October. The Toyota National Championships, meanwhile, cap off the 2018 amateur season in which more than 640 clubs and 12,000 players competed for a chance to win a national title.
As with all home international soccer matches, tickets to Canada’s Tuesday 16 October match in Toronto at BMO Field are available via canadasoccer.com/tickets.
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