100 Mile hosts impressive provincial tourney

'It was a lot of work, but in the end it's worth it to show off our community'

100 Mile House U14 player Jakob Cutler

100 Mile House U14 player Jakob Cutler

A riveting penalty shootout decided the last game at the Soccer Park on Sunday, the exciting culmination of a large soccer tournament that saw two dozen teams and hundreds of young players from all over British Columbia compete for provincial titles in 100 Mile House, July 9-12.

The 100 Mile House & District Soccer Association hosted the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial B Cup for the U13, U14 and U15 divisions.

Langley United Palani (U15), Central City Breakers FC (U14) of Surrey, and Kelowna United FC (U13) won their respective divisions.

A local U14 boys team played host.

Lianne Heales, president of the local soccer association, says hosting the event was worth the close to year-long organizing effort.

“It came down to a few really hardworking volunteers and we had a lot of help from parent volunteers and community members who don’t have kids in soccer.

“It was a lot of work, but in the end it’s worth it to show off our community. That was a big part of why we wanted to put the effort in.”

All in all, it was a great weekend, Heales adds.

“We received a lot of positive comments from people coming from out of town. BC Soccer was totally impressed with our organization, our volunteers and our field, as were a number of the other communities. Our boys did a great job representing 100 Mile. They played hard; they were competitive in many of their games. I’m really proud of our boys and proud of our organization for being able to pull this off.”

The 100 Mile House U14 team included Wylon Hall, Cameron Ardiel, Dylan Carr, Pete Peterson, Adam Sullivan, Tyson Fitzgerald, Jake Cuttler, Hayden Prodnuk, Noah Dykstra, Josh Hutchins, Nigel Swann, Lee Machete, Dylan Newhook, Ryan Grant and Cory Mapson.