NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Click Right Here For Full Radio Broadcasting Coverage of the National Soccer Tournament

Russ Murphy, Rick Farrell, Gord Dunphy

740 - CHCM and Radio Newfoundland - 930

The following games are to receive full live radio broadcasting coverage. All times shown are NL time. All games listed are being played at KGV Soccer Field.

Wednesday Oct. 8, 2008 - St.Lawrence vs Ontario : 7:30 pm

Thursday Oct. 9, 2008 - NL (Kirby's Team) vs Quebec : 5:00 pm
Thursday Oct. 9, 2008 - St.Lawrence vs Quebec : 7 : 30 pm

Friday Oct. 10, 2008 - NL (Kirby's Team) vs Manitoba : 5:00 pm
Friday Oct. 10, 2008 - St.Lawrence vs British Columbia : 7 : 30 pm

Saturday Oct. 11, 2008 - NL ( Holy Cross) vs PEI : 12:00 pm
Saturday Oct. 11, 2008 - NL (Kirby's Team) vs : 7 : 30 pm

Sunday Oct. 12, 2008 - St. Lawrence vs Feildians : 5:00 pm
Sunday Oct. 12, 2008 - NL (Kirby's Team) vs Ontario : 7 : 30 pm

Monday Oct. 13, 2008 - TBA

Food for thought for the Feildians

Jimmy Flemming for the Nationals - Feildians

We had a masters soccer game yesterday evening against the CBS Masters and the CBS defeated us, the Coast 101.1 ,by a 2-0 score.
Jimmy Flemming scored both goals for the CBS team. His first goal came at the 75 minute mark and his second goal was scored in the dying moments of the contest. Actually towards games end,Coast were pressing and CBS scored on a counter attack.
It was a real good game. Probably the best game Coast played for the season but the difference in the game was Jimmy Flemming. If the Feildians were wise they should consider picking up Flemming for the Nationals. He would be good replacement for Steve Croft. Picking up Flemming would be permitted according to the present rules and regulations set out by the CSA.
Croft is not available to the Feildians because he is studying medicine and as a result of his schedule he is unable to play.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Great Weather Projected for the Nationals by the Blog

Projected weather forecast for the National Senior Men's/Women's Soccer Championships :

Wednesday, Oct 8
Low: 6 °C
High: 9 °C

Thursday, Oct 9
Mostly sunny
Low: 6 °C
High: 11 °C

Friday, Oct 10
Sunshine and some clouds
Low: 6 °C
High: 12 °C

Saturday, Oct 11
Partly sunny
Low: 2 °C
High: 12 °C

Sunday, Oct 12
Mostly sunny and colder
Low: 4 °C
High: 7 °C

Monday, Oct 13
Windy and warmer with rain

Sunday, September 28, 2008

London AEK Are In !!! Toronto Real Are Out !!!

London AEK will be the Ontario representatives at the 2008 Sr. Men's National Soccer Championships.

An ineligible player disqualifies Real Toronto from Ontario Title

Toronto Real have been disqualified from participating in the 2008 National Challenge Cup. On Friday, the OSA confirmed Real Toronto used an ineligible player. Real Toronto had signed a maximum 25 players to its roster. It signed an additional player who played, giving the team one more than the allowed limit and making that player ineligible.
A Big Question?
Is the 25 player roster rule a Canadian Soccer Association rule or an Ontario Soccer Association rule? The NLSA has permitted Challenge Cup teams in Newfoundland to register however many players they like. There has never a been a limited number of players that you may register in Newfoundland during provincial competition in a given season. Mind you, I realize that we are only permitted to put 20 players on a game sheet. All Newfoundland clubs are aware that you may register 25 players before the National Tournament. However, only 20 of these players are permitted to play in the Nationals and the coach must submit his final list of players 72 hours before the National Challenge Cup Championships begin. I would`love to get some clarification on this 25 player roster rule.

Gord D.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

MUN Seahawks Soccer Action

MUN Sea - Hawks Latest Results

Sep 26/08
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer

Sep 27/08
Men's Soccer

Women's Soccer

Sep 28/08
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thomas Kargbo by Gord Dunphy

Thomas Kargbo - A kid with a bright future

Former St. John’s native Thomas Kargbo, who now resides in Calgary Alberta, is presently back home visiting friends. Thomas Kargo moved from St. John’s to Calgary in 2005. While home he has joined a group of his soccer buddies and is playing intermediate soccer with the St. John’s FC Team.
Kargbo, who is 17 years of age, is a prospect of the mighty Manchester United Soccer Team and spent the past summer over in England
training with the Manchester United Youth Team. Kargbo informed me that he “ was scouted by Tony Cont”. He is presently being trained by Thomas Nedderf, the same person that scouted Canada’s own Owen Hargraves. Hargraves is presently a big league star with the Man United Team. When I asked Kargbo what he felt the future would hold for him in soccer, he said, “I am hoping that Man United would sign me to a professional contract in December with their youth team”. Kargbo told me that he also played senior ball in Alberta this year with Pars Soccer Club.

A star is born

In 2005, when the Burin Peninsula Under 16 “A” Team played St. John’s in the provincial final, St. John’s, realizing Kargbo’s value to their team, flew him home for the championship series and it was in the final that his real value came through. He scored two goals in the Championship game as St. John’s defeated the BPSA team by a score of 3-2. In tonight’s contest Kargobo's St. John’s FC team defeated the International squad by a score of 3-0. Kargbo set up his team’s first goal and he scored the other 2 goals. The kid has speed, great vision, super foot work and a dynamic shot.

He is a great treat to watch and hopefully someday we will be able to tune into Soccer Saturday and watch Thomas Kargbo, the superstar performing with Manchester United of the English Premier League. Maybe even when he is interviewed he’ll inform the audience that he got his start in soccer right here in St.John’s, Newfoundland.

Dave Royle and Thomas Kargbo
Dave was Thomas' first coach in
soccer and basketball when he
came to
Newfoundland in 2002.
When Dave saw him play,
he couldn't believe his skills.
was so far ahead of everyone
else.He asked Jeff Babstock to
watch one of
our junior high
school games and suggested that
he put Thomas in contact
the all-star coach of his age
group with St. John's minor

Thomas Kargbo and Gord Dunphy

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

National Challenge/Jubileee Cup Schedule

Wednesday, October 8

9:00 a.m. NS vs MB KGV (men)
9:00 a.m. ON vs MB Middle Smallwood (women)
11:00 a.m. BC vs QC KGV (men)
11:30 a.m. AB vs PE Upper Smallwood (men)
11:30 a.m. QC vs SK Topsail (women)
2:00 p.m. BC vs PE KGV (women)
4:30 p.m. AB vs NS KGV (women)
6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies KGV
7:30 p.m. NL vs ON KGV (men)

Thursday, October 9

9:00 a.m. BC vs Host NL KGV (men)
9:00 a.m. NS vs PE Upper Smallwood (men)
11:30 a.m. BC vs Host NL KGV (women)
11:30 a.m. AB vs SK Middle Smallwood (men)
2:00 p.m. ON vs SK KGV (women)
2:00 p.m. AB vs PE Topsail (women)
5:00 p.m. QC vs NL KGV (women)
7:30 p.m. NL vs QC KGV (men)

Friday, October 10

9:30 a.m. AB vs NS KGV (men)
9:30 a.m. MB vs SK Topsail (men)
12:00 Noon ON vs Host NL KGV (men)
12:00 Noon BC vs AB Middle Smallwood (women)
2:30 p.m. QC vs ON Upper Smallwood (women)
2:30 p.m. NS vs Host NL KGV (women)
5:00 p.m. MB vs NL KGV (women)
7:30 p.m. BC vs NL KGV (men)

Saturday, October 11

9:30 a.m. AB vs MB KGV (men)
12:00 Noon PE vs Host NL KGV (women)
12:00 Noon PE vs SK Topsail (men)
2:30 p.m. QC vs MB KGV (women)
2:30 p.m. BC vs NS Upper Smallwood (women)
5:00 p.m. BC vs ON KGV (men)
5:00 p.m. QC vs Host NL Middle Smallwood (men)
7:30 p.m. SK vs NL KGV (women

Sunday, October 12

9:30 a.m. NS vs SK KGV (men)
12:00 Noon MB vs PE KGV (men)
2:30 p.m. NS vs PE Topsail (women)
2:30 p.m. AB vs Host NL KGV (women)
2:30 p.m. ON vs QC Upper Smallwood (men)
5:00 p.m. NL vs Host NL KGV (men)
5:00 p.m. MB vs SK Middle Smallwood (women)
7:30 p.m. ON vs NL KGV (women)

Monday, October 13

8:00 a.m. 2nd Group 1 vs 2nd Group 2 KGV (men)
8:30 a.m. 5th Group 1 vs 5th Group 2 Topsail (men)
8:30 a.m. 5th Group 1 vs 5th Group 2 Sergeant Nugent (women)
8:30 a.m. 4th Group 1 vs 4th Group 2 Upper Smallwood (women)
8:30 a.m. 4th Group 1 vs 4th Group 2 Middle Smallwood (men)
10:30 a.m. 1st Group 1 vs 1st Group 2 KGV (women)
11:00 a.m. 3rd Group 1 vs 3rd Group 2 Topsail (women)
11:00 a.m. 3rd Group 1 vs 3rd Group 2 Upper Smallwood (men)
11:00 a.m. 2rd Group 1 vs 2rd Group 2 Middle Smallwood (men)
1:00 p.m. 1nd Group 1 vs 1nd Group 2 KGV (men)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Good luck to the 2008 St.Lawrence Laurentians in your quest for "Gold" at the Challenge Cup Nationals - Gord Dunphy

St.Lawrence Laurentian's- 2008

St.Lawrence Laurentians National Medal Performances

The Laurentian's are still looking for their 1st National Gold Medal

The Laurentians have won silver in : 1975, 1977, 2002

The Laurentians won Bronze in: 1999 and 2007

Thursday, September 18, 2008

This Challenge Cup Schedule that was Released is to be changed because Quebec are now in our Division: Laurentian's, Ont. BC. QC and Feildians .

Toronto Real

Gorge FC

St. John's Feildians

Future Soccer Star - Jeremy Brake

Mount Pearl Minor Soccer All-Stars

Jeremy Brake receiving his medal

Jeremy Brake (R) and his buddies - Jeremy is the son of Paul and Karen Brake

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Feildian's In !!!! New Brunswick Out !!!!!

The Laurentian's will have to play against the Feildian's again because New Brunswick have pulled out

Monday, September 15, 2008

Soccer registration

Soccer registration higher than hockey

Soccer has become more popular than hockey as a participation sport in this country, with 867,869 players registered with Soccer Canada in 2007 (including 732,521 under age 18) compared with 545,363 with Hockey Canada in 2006-07. The lower cost associated with soccer is often mentioned as the reason, but the lower pressure level - both on kids and parents - might also have something to do with it.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

2008 Women Ontario Cup Champions

North London Galaxy

Final Score
North London Galaxy 6 v 0 St. Catharines Jets

Shelina Zadorsky (2)
Rachel Wannek (3)
Robyn Brady (1)
Reported by Rob Ferrari/ OSA Staff
Photo & Video Wolf Ruck / OSA Staff

2008 Men Ontario Cup Champions

Toronto Real

VAUGHAN, Sunday, September 14, 2008 --

Final Score

Toronto Real 2 v 1 London A.E.K.

Reported by Robyn Gmeindl / OSA Staff
Photo & Video Wolf Ruck / OSA Staff

Provincial Intermediate "A" Champions

CBS - ALL - NL Provincial "A" Intermediate Champions
Photo byWayne Courish

Conception Bay South topped Trinity Pub
5-3 for the “A”
Traverse and Colin Walsh each scored

twice for CBS and Andrew Bryant added the
other marker,
Trinity goals came from
Danny Connolly, Adam Lippa
Rob McGrath. Traverse and Connolly
were named MVP
award winners for the game.
Members of the CBS champions include Eddie Eason,
Matt Foote,
Aaron Perry, Andrew Bryant, Kolin Walsh,
Dave Traverse,
Rod Stanford, Adam Coleridge,
Peter Greene, Mike Rees,
Gerald Crickard, Mark Blundon,
Ryan Kirby, Mike
Reddyand coach Steve Reddy.

CBS Coach, Steve Reddy, receiving the Championship Plaque
from NLSA President, Doug Redmound

CBS vs Trinity Pub FC Team in the Provincial Final

CBS attacking the St.John's Trinity Pub Team

Steve Traverse of CBS was his teams MVP of the Championship Game

St. John's - Trinity Pub FC Team Provincial "A" Intermediates Runner-Up
Photo by Wayne Courish

Dan Connolly - MVP Trinity Pub FC

Provincial Intermediate "B" Champions

St. John's United - Provincial "B" Champions
They defeated Corner Brook 2-1 to win the
Provincial Intermediate "B"Championship

St. John’s United had a close 2-1
decision over Corner Brook United to
win the “B”honors. Don Roche and
Jay Babstock scored the St. John’s
goals and Corey Devoe hit for Corner
Brook. Game MVP selections went to
Jeff Loweof Corner Brook and Adam Miller
of St. John’s.

Members of the St. John’s champions include
Darrell Stewart, Andrew Stephen, Mike
Comerford, Andrew Emberley, Grant Abbott,
Jay Babstock, NeilMcClaren, Brian Lambert,
Darrell Roche, Don Roche, Tony Roche, Adam
Miller,Andrew Vavasour, Terry Walsh, Brian
Malone and Gus Richards

Unite defending against Corner Brook

Action from Corner Brook vs St.John's Unite

St. John's Unite Player, Adam Miller, receiving MVP honors

Corner Brook goalkeeper, Jeff Lowe, won his team MVP Honors

Intermediate Tournament Championships

Intermediate tournament - Championship games are as follows:

"A" Championship; Trinity Pub: 3 vs CBS: 5

"B" Championship; Corner Brook: 1 vs United: 2

"C" Championship; ASSP: 1 vs St. John's Capitals: 0

"D" Championship; Subaru vs Internationals
Subaru wins by default

Overall Standings After Divisional Play:

Note: Teams were awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 1 point for each goal scored (to a maximum of 3 per game

Trinity Pub FC: 18 pts
CBS : 18 pts
Corner Brook: 14 pts
St. John’s Unit: 12 pts
A.S.S.P. : 12 pts
St. John’s Caps; 11 pts
Internationals: 10 pts
Subaru: 10 pts
Grand Bank: 8 pts
St. Lawrence: 8 pts
Paradise: 7 pts
Gander: 6 pts
Gonzaga FC: 5 pts
Ale & Lager: 4 pts
SJFC: 2 pts : 2 pts

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Provincial Intermediate Mega Tournament

St.Lawrence playing St.John's FC at Feildian's Grounds

Fans watching the ( 9 am) game

Burin Peninsula results from the the 2008 Molson Provincial Intermediate Mega Tournament :

St.Lawrence Laurentian's Team Scores
St Lawrence:1 - Paradise:1
St. Lawrence: Kyle Edwards
Paradise: Derek Morris

St.Lawrence:3 - St.John's FC: 0

St.Lawrence : Ryan Lane, Stefan Slaney,
Paul Slaney

ST.Lawrence;0 - CBS;3

Grand Bank Gee Bees Teams Scores
Grand Bank:5  - St. John's Capitals:1
Grand Bank: Kurt Warren (2),
Mike Warren, Earl Tobin, Nigel Warren
St. John's: Robbie Perks

Gander : 3 - Grand Bank: 1
Goal Scorers:
Gander: John Gardner, Gene Pike 2 goals.
Grand Bank: Mike Warren

Subaru; 2 - Grand Bank; 1
Goal Scorers:
Subaru: Mark Peddle, Frank Laite
Grand Bank: Jamie Grand

Friday, September 12, 2008

Blog News by Gord Dunphy

John Douglas and Andrew Murphy : St. Lawrence Laurentians goalkeeper John Douglas and Mount Pearl’s Andrew Murphy have been ruled eligible to play for the MUN Sea-Hawks.

Holy Cross Ladies to compete in the 2008 Jubilee National Championships: Holy Cross has been designated host team for the 2008 Jubilee Cup national senior female soccer championships. The championships are scheduled for the St. John’s area October 8 to 13. “When New Brunswick informed the Canadian Soccer Association that it would not be sending a female team, we were given the opportunity to enter a host team, “ explained Doug Redmond who is provincial soccer president and co-chair of the host committee for the championships.“EPR Kirby/The Dock was our first entry since they won the provincial championship and Holy Cross finished second, It was the natural decision and while we are disappointed that New Brunswick won’t be participating, we are very pleased that Holy Cross accepted the invitation to become the host entry.”

The 2008 Rules for National Competitions: As per rule 4.7 a Club Team, at any National Competition, may have a maximum roster of twenty (20) players at the competition, and may dress all twenty (20) per game.

4.9 No additions or changes may be made to the Player/Team Credential Form after 12:01 a.m. of the day seventy-two (72) hours prior to the pre-tournament meeting at a National Competition.
(a) Seven (7) days prior to the start of the Competitions Pre-Tournament Meeting a copy of the Certified Player/Team Credentials Form. Failure to do so will result in a fine.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Masters Tournament - 2008

In the "A" Championship played in St. Lawrence on Sunday Sept 7th

St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians & Labrador West were tied 0 - 0 at the end of regulation time and Labrador West won the penalty shot tiebreaker 3 -1

Goal Scorers Penalty Shots:
St. Lawrence: Albert Anstey
Labrador West: Chris Valis, Dionne Tee, Chris Sabian

Game MVP was Glen Freak of Labrador West and Dwane Hickey for St. Lawrence

Labrador West will now represent Newfoundland Labrador at the Masters tournament in Moncton New Brunswick on Thanksgiving Weekend.


Action shot from the Masters Championship Game
By Keith Walsh


The Championship Game between St.Lawrence & Labrador City

was won by Labrador City 3-1 on a penalty shot shoot-out

Photo's by Keith Walsh


Presentation Of Awards

Championship Plaque presented to the Captain of the Labrador City Team
by Shane Dunphy,President of the Burin Peninsula Soccer Association

BPSA President, Shane Dunphy presenting Dwayne Hickey,
the Laurentian's MVP Award

Glen Freake (left), the Labrador goalkeeper, won his team's MVP honors


2008 Labrador City - Masters

2008 Provincial "A" Champions

Keith Walsh Photo's

Former Laurentian's- Guy Tobin and Barry Edwards


2008 St.Lawrence Laurentian's - Masters

Provincial "A" Runner -Up

Keith Walsh Photo


In the "B" Championship

Molson Duke Of Duckworth defeated Mount Pearl Rosie O'Grady's by as score of
3 -2

Goal Scorers:
Molson Duke of Duckworth: Mark Laws 4 & 42 min, Dalla Dullah 65 min
Mount Pearl: Seb Bodman 24 min, Pat Brake 78 min

Game MVP for Molson was Nick Vinnicombe and Seb Bodman for Mount Pearl

2008 St.John's, Duke of Duckworth - Masters

2008 Provincial "B" Champions

Keith Walsh Photo's

Former Laurentian's-Brian Clarke, Craig Slaney and Colin Clarke


2008 Mount Pearl - Masters

Provincial "B" Runner - Up

Keith Walsh Photo's

Former Laurentian's - Pat Byrne, Pat Brake, Phil Molloy
& Missing is Kent Slaney


2008 Gander - Masters

Keith Walsh Photo's

Former Laurentian - Tony Lambe


2008 - Conception Bay South - Masters

Keith Walsh Photo's

Former Laurentian's- Cyril Banfield and Earl Pike

Note: #31 on the CBS Team Photo is Reg Farrell's son,Kent


2008 - Marystown Masters

Keith Walsh Photo's

Former Laurentian Shane Dunphy


Action shots from the 2008 Masters Tournament

Photo's by Keith Walsh