File photo. Saanich Fusion-PLSC, Centre-back Jamal Herron. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall

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The Vancouver Island Premiere League (VIPL) Saanich Fusion-Prospect Lake U14 Boys team won the Provincial A Cup tournament at Surrey Newton Athletic Park that took place Thursday, July 6 to Sunday, July 9.

First, they had to win the Vancouver Island Boys VIPL Division for the 2016-2017 season.

The team was a combination of Saanich Fusion and PLSC players and represented Vancouver Island at the Surrey tournament; however, they have been a VIPL team for the entire year.

Four regions of the province were represented, in addition to Vancouver Island, there was Fraser Valley, Surrey-Guilford, and Okanagan.

The three other teams were select teams, meaning the best players from various teams within each region were named to the team, respectively.

Thursday, Saanich-PLSC narrowly defeated the Okanagan by the score of 1-0. Friday, they drew nil-nil against the Fraser Valley. Saturday, they again drew, this time 2-2 versus Surrey-Guilford.

During the gold medal game on Sunday, the island representatives defeated Fraser Valley 2-0 to earn the cup.

In addition to Saanich-PLSC winning gold, they were honoured with the Fair Play award for their division at provincials.

“The Provincial tournament was a great and exciting experience,” shared Centre-back Jamal Herron. “To win the Provincial A Cup as a club team, including the Team Fair Play award, made it an even more of a special experience!”

The tournament was the Provincial A Cup at Central City Breakers Football Club at Surrey Newton Athletic Park, which included teams in the U13 to U18 divisions.

Six other medals were won by VIPL teams in the tournament. All news about the VIPL and the recent tournament can be found, here>> border=

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