Three Newfoundland and Labrador all-star soccer teams suffered very lopsided shutout defeats Tuesday as the national championships opened.
At Richmond, British Columbia the Under-16 NL Boys' Team was edged 2-1 by Manitoba.
Also at Richmond, the Under-14 NL Boys Team were blanked 7-0 by Manitoba.
The girls played at Laval, Quebec with the Under-14 NL club being defeated 6-0 by Quebec.
Also at Laval, the Under-16 team lost 7-0 to Nova Scotia.