Stettler teams have fun at Night Classic in Camrose


Yellow and gold - The Stettler U16 ladies were at the top of their game at the Camrose Night Classic tournament.

JULIE BERTRAND / Independent reporter

Eight soccer teams travelled to Camrose to take part in the Night Classic tournament. Five teams walked away on June 12 with a medal.

The U12 A boys played in a nine-team round robin. Their first game was against Ponoka, which they won 1-0. Then, they played Athabasca and tied 2-2. On June 11, they were up against Vermilion and won 1-0. At the end of the night, they were second in the standings. On the last day, the team took on Whitecourt and lost 4-1. The team finished in fifth place.

The U12 B team started the tournament with a 7-1 win against Viking. The players went on to tie Ponoka Y 2-2. They lost the following game to Camrose 1-0. However, they still ended up playing in the gold medal game, which they lost 2-1 to Edson. The team brought home the silver medal.

The U-14 boys also won the silver medal. They won their first game 3-0 against Vegreville, before losing 3-2 against Vermilion. They won again 6-1 against Rocky Mountain House, and lost 2-0 in the finals to Cold Lake.

The U-14 girls lost their first game 2-0 to Edson. The following night, they beat Vermillion 3-0 and Viking 5-0. The girls won the bronze medal by beating Vegreville 3-0.

The Stettler U16 girls went undefeated during round robin play, tallying 13 goals and only giving up three. They won 4-1 against Mill Woods, 4-1 against Wainwright and 5-1 against Sherwood Park Crush. With only one player available for substitutions in the final game they held the Edson team to a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation time. They won the gold medal after a very exciting penalty kick shoot out.

The U-18 girls lost their first tournament game 6-2 to Camrose Tier 3. They also lost 4-0 to Lacombe, before winning 5-2 against Vegreville. The team lost the bronze medal game 3-2 to Athabasca.

The U-18 boys won all their round robin games, scoring 19 goals in total. The first game was played against Viking, which Stettler won 9-0. Then, they took on Camrose and won 4-2. They also won 6-0 against Tofield. The team qualified for the bronze medal game, which was lost 1-0.

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