Thursday , 16 September 2021

Cold Lake and Bonnyville take home gold at Lakeland Cup

Bonnyville Soccer Association’s U15 team won gold at the Lakeland Cup, hosted at the Centennial Centre this weekend, and will be representing the area at the upcoming Provincials in Calgary this March.Pictured left to right: Jose Teixeira (Coach), Walter Taylor, Brandon Wolgien (Coach), Caleb Smith, Kieran Brousseau, Isaiah Watters, Jayden Larocque, Nate Wolgien, Aiden Lawton, Johnathan Murenje, Luke Craft, Elizabeth Rae, Cameron Craft (Goalkeeper), Tanner Dadey, Tyson Watters (Head Coach), Cashton Fedorak. Missing from the picture – Jonah Teixeira.

The Centennial Centre played host to the Lakeland Cup indoor soccer tournament for the first time in several years, said Bonnyville Soccer Association president Jose Teixeira.

Bonnyville’s U-15 boys team won gold after defeating Lac la Biche 2-0 in the final.

“It’s been a tough competition against all teams in the Lakeland, and we knew Lac la Biche was going to be a big threat,” said U-15 centre-midfielder Tanner Dadey.

“We were both playing very aggressive. Our defense stood up and kept them out of our zone.”

Dadey says the win is special because most of the players are on the young side, so they’ll be able to field a similar squad next year.

Cold Lake’s U15 girls and U17 boys teams each took home gold medals to advance to Provincials as well.

Bonnyville’s U-15 boys will go to Calgary for Provincials.

Catch more information about the Bonnyville Soccer Association on Lakeland Connect’s Sport Show with President Jose Teixiera and Tanner Dadey.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.