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Futsal Conference in Ontario wraps up

The 2009 Ontario Soccer Association's Futsal Conference took place this past weekend at the Soccer Centre in Vaughn, ONT. It is the first meeting of its kind to help educate on and promote the sport while providing a networking opportunity for soccer and futsal administrators to help establish leagues and programs into new regions in the province and build upon existing ones.

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Wanderers' U16 Girls Futsal Champions

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24/04/2009

Wanderers’ U16 Girls Futsal champions

Friday April 24 2009

In an effort to further develop skills and speed under pressure, the Bolton Wanderers’ Under 16 Girls played Futsal this past winter.

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Lakeland College applies to play futsal in ACAL

April 7, 2009 

From lakeland College website www.lakelandcollege.ca

Lloydminster, Sask

Lakeland College has submitted a proposal to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) to compete in ACAC outdoor soccer and futsal. Representatives from the ACAC will conduct a site visit April 22 and Lakeland College hopes to be approved to compete in futsal starting January 2010.

Contact: Dave Nutt
Director of Soccer Operations
Saskatchewan Soccer Association
306 975 0826

   
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Ambrose Lions Futsal Teams Settle for Silver

Lions Futsal Teams Settle for Silver   

March 11, 2009 - The ACAL futsal championships took place at Keyano College in Fort McMurray, Alberta on the weekend of March 6 and 7, 2009.  The Ambrose Lions were represented by both the men's and women's team.

The Lion women entered the championship tournament with a undefeated record and a 1st place finish in the regular season.  They faced the Olds Broncos in the semi-final and dispatched them easily with an 8-1 victory.  The Boda sisters, Casey and Kara, who both scored for the Lions, led the women offensively; while Kelly Sagan and Karlie Silcock were stellar defensively.  The victory set them up for a clash with the host Keyano the following day.

The Lions had tied and beaten Keyano in the two regular season matches and entered the day with confidence.  Kara Boda got the team out to an early 1-0 lead, but Keyano battled back.  They scored 2 quick goals to head into the half with the lead.  Keyano would score another 2nd half goal to defeat the Lions 3-1 and claim the ACAL championship. 

The men entered the tournament in 3rd place and faced a very tough Taylor Fire team in the semi-final match on Friday.  The men, facing injuries to captain Jon Pettigrew and starting keeper Kevin Reierson, knew it had to be a total team effort if they expected to win.  Back-up keeper Adam Wiebe stepped in a did a superb job between the pipes and 1st year forward Andrae Koschewski led the Lions scoring all 5 goals in a 5-2 won over the Fire, setting up a battle with top ranked Keyano Huskies.

Although the underdog, the Lions came prepared to battle, and battle they did.  Kevin Reierson battled though injury and stepped into the net in attempt to battle through the pain of his injured hand.  The Lions had another spectacular effort from Koschewski who potted 2 more goals.  The Huskies ultimately proved to be too tough for the Lions who fell 6-2 in the ACAL final.

While the Lions did not accomplish their goal of winning gold, they did not leave Fort McMurray empty handed.  The All-Conference teams were named and a few Lions were recognized for their strong seasons.  Casey Boda and Alison Parry were both named 1st team All-Conference players, while Matt Eagleson was named 1st team and Jon Pettigrew and Adam Wiebe were both named to the 2nd team.

 
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Keyano Huskies Make History

Huskies make Futsal History!

March 10, 2009

The Keyano Huskies Men's and Women's Futsal teams made history before a packed house at the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre on March 7, winning the ACAL Championship!

The Women's Huskies Futsal team beat the Ambrose lions 3-1, to become the first Keyano Women's soccer team to win the Alberta Colleges Athletics League (ACAL) Championship. The Men's team followed suit, beating the Ambrose Lions, with a score of 5-2, to win the Men's division and defend their Championship title.

The two-day event started on March 6 and was held on the Alberta Building Trades Field. Mark Oxer, Huskies Athletic Coordinator/Women's Soccer Coach, was excited about the victory. He said both teams are ecstatic about their wins and thank everyone for their support.
"The men's and women's teams employed different strategies, to best work with their team strengths and expose the weak elements of their opponents," said Oxer.

"Winning the ACAL championship will help the Huskies programs continue to grow," Oxer added.

Oxer says among notable Women players, Adrianna Martinez stood out. "She stepped up her game this weekend, and was a dominant offensive force. Candice Wade played all around solid games, and was on the pitch most of the game. KJ Dorrington stepped into the position of goal for this weekend, and played very well. She made keys stops, and had great ball delivery from the back, helping push the game," Oxer explained.

The Men's team had Mike Stapley, who put on a clinic, scoring two goals on Friday, and earning a hattrick on Saturday. Lucas Curran played great between the pipes backstopping the Huskies to two wins.

Oxer said hosting the Championship was a great experience, which provided his team the opportunity to showcase the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre for visiting athletes and parents, and demonstrate that Keyano is a great place for student athletes.