2008 Canadian National Challenge Cup

The 2008 Challenge Trophy is a soccer competition for men's amateur teams in Canada. Each province determined their representative in different methods (league or cup). The final competition was held at King George V Park in St. John's, Newfoundland from 8th to 13 October 2008.

2008 Canadian National Challenge Cup
ChampionsCalgary Callies
Runners-upCorfinium AFA Saint-Léonard
2007
2009

TeamsEdit

The seeding based on last years performance are:

  1. AB - Calgary Callies
  2. BC - Gorge FC
  3. NL - St. Lawrence Laurentians
  4. NS - Halifax City Colwell Bankers
  5. MB - SC Hellas
  6. ON - Real Toronto
  7. QC - Corfinium de St-Leonard
  8. PE - Avondale Islanders
  9. SK - Yorkton United
  10. NL (host) - Feildians Ernst & Young Orenda

QualificationEdit

The following is a list of clubs, by province, that have entered their own provincial competition.

British ColumbiaEdit

Winners of the Senior A Cup will represent BC at the National Championships. The 2008 Cup will be hosted in the Fraser Valley May 9 and 10.

20 teams entered the competition so a 4-game preliminary round was required.[1]

Preliminary Round:
Indo vs Surrey U (0:2)
Inter vs Vantreights (4:0)
Columbus v FVSL #5
Croatia v Firemen (3:2)

Round 1 (12/13 April 2008) Quarter-finals (19/20 April 2008) Semi-finals (26/27 April 2008) Finals (10 May 2008 - Hosted by Fraser Valley Soccer League)
            
UBC
Chilliwack
UBC
Langley
Langley ? (adv on PKs)
Surrey U ?
Gorge FC 3
UBC 0
Gorge 4
Bays United 1
Gorge
Poco
Poco 2 (AET)
Inter 1
Gorge FC 1
Sporting Club 0
Sporting
Gordon Head
Sporting
West Van
West Van ? (adv on PKs)
Columbus ?
Sporting Club 3
Peach Arch 1
PAU ? (adv. 5-4 PKs)
Sooke Celtic ?
PAU
MetroFord
MetroFord 2
Croatia 1

AlbertaEdit

The ASA hosts a Senior Men's Challenge Trophy from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 in Calgary. Winner goes to Nationals.[2] The Alberta Major Soccer League teams are:

ManitobaEdit

The MSA Cup 2008 determines the Manitoba representative to the National Challenge Trophy. The cup is an FA Cup styled tournament running from May 31 to August 23, 2008. Various teams enter at various levels and each round to drawn (not a static bracket).[3] Round 5 is to be drawn on 13 July 2008. Teams to watch for include:

  • Hellas
  • Lucania SC
  • Sons of Italy Lions SC
Round 5 (Jul 31 to Aug 02) Quarter-finals (5-August, 2008) Semi-finals (20 August 2008) Finals (23 August 2008)
            
 
 
Lucania 0
Hellas S.C. 1
 
 
Hellas S.C. 2
Sons of Italy 1
 
 
Sons of Italy 2
Maples Juventus 0
 
 
Hellas S.C. 0*
Lusitania 0
 
 
Lusitania 3
Ragnarok 2
 
 
Lusitania 3
United Weston 0
 
 
United Weston 2
Blue Blazers 1
 
 

Hellas S.C. advance 3-0 on penalty kicks.

Nova ScotiaEdit

The rep is determined through the Nova Scotia Soccer League. This league has teams from PEI and NB but the rep will be the top NS team.

OntarioEdit

The rep is determined through the Ontario Cup. About 60 teams are entered in 2008. The final 16 teams are detailed below. Real Toronto wins the title[4] however the result was reversed when a player eligibility infraction occurred.

Third Round (6-Jul-2008) Quarter-finals (10-Aug-2008) Semi-finals (24-Aug-2008, Hershey Centre) Final (14-Sep-2008, The Soccer Centre)
            
Ottawa St. Anthony Premier 5
Etobicoke Canadiens 1
Ottawa St. Anthony Premier
Scarborough Ulster Thistle
Scarborough Ulster Thistle 3
Cambridge PCC Supersonics 2
 
 
Oakville Wisla United 0
London AEK 4
London AEK
Croatia Hamilton
Croatia Hamilton 4
Peniche CC Toronto 0
London AEK 1
Real Toronto 2
London Portuguese Club 0
Niagara Club Italia Juventus 1
Niagara Club Italia Juventus
Hamilton Serbians
Oakville Italia 0
Hamilton Serbians 3
 
 
Thunder Bay Italia Juventus 0
Real Toronto 5
Real Toronto
Windsor Hellenic
Woodbridge Italia 1
Windsor Hellenic 2

NewfoundlandEdit

The rep will be determined from a final cup competition after a league season.[5] The final weekend will be held Labour Day weekend at the King George V Park in St. John's. The Molson Challenge Cup 2008 will be contested by the following teams:

The St. Lawrence Laurentians defeated Feildians on the final weekend. Approximately 2500 fans were in attendance.

Final competitionEdit

Round robinEdit

The teams will be split into 2 groups of 5 teams each. After round robin, seeding matches will take place (A1vB1, A2vB2, etc.) New Brunswick dropped out so a second team from the host Newfoundland was entered.

Group A
Pos Team Pld W T L GF GA GD Pts
1   Calgary Callies 4 4 0 0 11 5 +6 12
2   Halifax City Coldwell Banker 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 7
3   Avondale Islanders 4 2 1 1 8 6 +2 7
4   SC Hellas 4 0 1 3 4 9 −5 1
5   Yorkton United 4 0 1 3 3 8 −5 1
Group B
Pos Team Pld W T L GF GA GD Pts
1   Corfinium de St-Leonard 4 3 1 0 6 2 +4 10
2   Gorge FC 4 1 2 1 5 3 +2 5
3   AEK London 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5
4   St. Lawrence Laurentians 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 5
5   Feildians 4 1 0 3 2 5 −3 3

Play-offsEdit




Avondale Islanders3-2Gorge FC
Paul Craig  1'  28'
Morgan DesRoches  74'
CSA Report Patrick Gawrys 
Russell Anderson 

Top goal scorersEdit

Goals Games Team Player
6 5 Avondale Islanders Paul Craig
4 5 Halifax City Kristin Kirincich
4 5 Yorkton United Waelical Sven

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Provincial Cup Men Open 2008 Big Change!". Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  2. ^ "Alberta Soccer Association - Competitions". Archived from the original on 4 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  3. ^ "MSA Cup". Manitoba Soccer Association. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  4. ^ Ferrari, Rob (2008-10-14). "2008 Men Ontario Cup Champions -- Real Toronto". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  5. ^ "NL Soccer Association Challenge Cup". Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-07.