THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – The Thunder Bay Chill U16 boys are looking to defend their 2013 Ontario Cup title this upcoming weekend. The Thunder Bay Chill U16 Boys will host the Burlington Bayhawks this Saturday August, 9th in the Quarter-Final. Kick-off is set for 2:00pm at tbaytel Field at Chapples Soccer Park.
The Chill U16 Boys are coming off three straight wins in the Winnipeg Youth Soccer League as they defeated Bonivital 2-1, 4-1 and 4-0 this past weekend in Thunder Bay. “These three wins came at a perfect time heading in to this weekend’s quarter-final vs. Burlington” says coach Saverio Lento “ As the weekend went on the boys played with much more confidence and we were able to find the back of the net 10 times in 3 games”. “Lento was very pleased with the team’s performance and is feeling very confident going into Saturday.
With a win this weekend the Chill will secure there spot in the Semi-final, which will be held at the Terry Fox Complex in Ottawa, on Sunday August, 24th.
ONTARIO SUMMER GAMES
The Chill U15 Girls are also competing in the Ontario Cup this week which is held in conjunction with the Ontario Summer games in Windsor, ON.
The Chill U15 Girls faced North London Galaxy on Thursday August, 7th. The team suffered their first loss 3-1 with Hannah Melchiore getting the lone goal for the Chill. The Chill will play its 2nd game of the round robin today vs. Georgetown Mustangs and King City royals on Saturday August, 10th – the top team from the pool will play in the final on Sunday August, 9th.
About the Ontario Cup:
Beginning in 1901, with the exception of 14 years during the war, the Ontario Cup has been Ontario’s most prestigious award. The largest competition of its kind in Canada, the Ontario Cup is every Club’s shared passion. No other sport boasts greater geographical representation in Ontario at more age levels.The Ontario Cup, the provincial soccer championships, has recently involved over 600 teams. The competition begins in May, and finishes with the Cup Finals in September to determine a championship team in each of the twenty two divisions: