Roster : Dylan Raible, Cheydan Ragoonaden, Connor Collinson-Lea, Ethan Anderson, Hayden MacLeod, Hayden Murphy, Hunter Schindel, Jack Crofts, Joshua Mark, Kailen Russell (captain), Kayden Boersma, Mateo Trozzo, Nash Semeniuk, Presley Ingram, Reese Ryan, Trayton Kempf, Tristin Cole, Ty Johnston
Coach : Andy Stevenson
Manager : Lori Raible
Early Season Training Schedule : (March 11th until mid April, or when the grass fields open)….Tuesdays 4-5pm M15, Thursdays 4-5pm M15, Saturdays 10.30-11.30am Strength and Conditioning at Okanagan Peak Performance.
Regular Season Training Schedule : Mondays 6.00-7.30pm, Tuesdays 6.00-7.30pm (Immaculata High School), Thursdays 4.15-5.30pm (Mission Sportsfields)
Playing Schedule :
March 16-18 Surrey Mayors Cup : Game #1 vs DCS Selects, Game #2 vs SGU, Game #3 vs SS Elite, Game #4 vs Upper Island Storm
The SMC was a difficult season opener for our 05/06 Boys, playing at the 05 Metro level. Our lack of practise and match fitness were immediately exposed by our opponents and we suffered some heavy defeats.
March 30-31 Penticton Spring Cup : Game #5 vs Pinnacles, Game #6 vs Kootenays, Game #7 vs Shuswap
This was a better weekend for us, for sure. Our players looked a little sharper and fitter and we played some decent soccer. Confidence was restored with some positive results and we look forward to building our season from here.
April 20-22 The Okanagan Icebreaker, in Lake Country, was another good series of games for our team, resulting in a cup final appearance against Kamloops. A 2-0 defeat meant silver for us this time around, but 2nd place in the competition was okay and we were pleased with some of the soccer we played.
On May Long Weekend we headed to Kamloops to compete in The Slurpee Cup, hoping to get “one up” on our new rivals Kamloops Blaze. The opening game of the tournament resulted in another disappointing 2-0 defeat to The Blaze. However, the boys recovered well and recorded impressive victories in the next two matches against Mackenzie Utd and Vernon Utd. This meant another gold medal match against Kamloops, a repeat of The Icebreaker and our 4th attempt to beat them ! A very tight final ended in a 0-0 tie, and we were fortunate enough to go ahead and lift The Slurpee Cup after a penalty shootout.