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Ontario teams start strong at Toyota National Championships

By Staff, 10/05/17, 9:45AM EDT


Ontario teams had three wins, two losses and one draw on Day 1

Play. Inspire. Unite. 

The first match day of the 2017 Canada Soccer Toyota National Championships is in the books. Teams from across the country kicked off the U-15 Cup in Calgary, AB, U-17 Cup in Fredericton, NB, as well as the Jubilee and Challenge Trophy tournaments in Surrey, BC.

Challenge Trophy kicks off in Surrey

The Challenge Trophy finals are underway at the 2017 Toyota National Championships as Saskatoon, Vancouver and Haut-Richelieu all came out as winners on the opening day.

Ontario's representative, Durham Celtic, played to a scoreless draw with Winnipeg. 
The 10 men's teams will play four group matches in five days before the crossover matches on Teck Finals Day. 

Celtic will face Quebec's Celtix Haut-Richelieu today at 12:30 pm. Watch it live.

Group action underway at Jubilee Trophy finals

Group action got underway at the 2017 Toyota National Championships Jubilee Trophy finals in Surrey, British Columbia.

Ontario's representative, Scarborough GS United, fell 2-0 to Edmonton Victoria SC.  

Their next game is Friday, when they take on B.C.'s North Shore GSC Renegades in a must win game. Watch it live.

Holy Cross of St. John’s won, while Surrey United SC and Halifax Dunbrack played to a 1:1 draw.

The nine women's teams are playing two group matches in three days before moving into the two-match seeding phase starting on Saturday 7 October. Fredericton, Saskatoon and North Vancouver’s North Shore will all get their tournament starts today.

U-17 Cup kicks off in Fredericton

Canada Soccer's Toyota National Championships U-17 Cup opened to a beautiful day in Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital city. 

Teams were eager to make a strong impression on the first day at the U-17 Cup. 

Ontario's representative, Burlington Youth Soccer Club, defeated Nova Scotia's Suburban FC by a score of 4-0. Goals were scored by Jenna Leslie, Mairin Boyle, Jaia Riggin and Abbigayle Morrell.

Burlington is back at it on Thursday when they take on Coquitlam Metro Ford SC at 10 am. 

On the boys side, North Mississauga SC were in tough against Quebec's CS Mistral Sherbrooke, falling 2-0 in their opening match. An exciting match with Sherbrooke capitalizing on some good chances. Silva Debaba-Katimba opened the scoring late in the first half and Alexandre CÔTÉ added another just as the second half got underway to secure three points for the Quebec side.

North Miss will see action again today as they take on Saskatoon North at 1 pm. 

Select games will be broadcast here. 

U-15 Cup underway in Calgary

Calgary welcomed teams from across the nation to Canada Soccer’s 2017 Toyota National Championships U-15 Cup. Ontario and Quebec led the way with wins in both Boys’ and Girls’ competitions. 

The London Youth Whitecaps edged Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals FC in a hard fought battle between Ontario and PEI. Armin Bradaric opened the scoring for London before Reid Peardon pulled one back for PEI. However, Justin Olawabi put the game away in the 44th minute to secure the three points in the boys U-15 Cup. 

London returns to action on Friday when they face Saskatoon South at 4 pm. 

Kitchener SC were dominant in the U-15 Girls Cup as they downed the Whitehorse Yukon Selects FC 11-0. Five goals from Lexi Kroeker, a brace by Myaura Browne and singles from Bhen Odol, Maxeen Rygowska-Sieczkowski, Alexa Cimermancic, and Sasha Marinkano sealed the win for Ontario. Lauren Drummond blanked Yukon in goal.

Kitchener will next face FC Regina on Friday at 1:30 pm. 

Select games will be broadcast here.