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Ladner Celtic capture tournament title in Seattle
The U-12 Ladner Celtic boys' soccer team captured the Premier-level crown at the Pacific Northwest Soccer Winter Classic in Seattle earlier this month, taking on teams from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and B.C.
The tournament is the largest in the Greater Seattle area and draws the area’s best teams in competition for a fiercely contested cup.
The Ladner boys competed at the Premier Level and managed a perfect 5-0 record on their way to the title.
Each game saw the Celtic fall behind in the score, only to battle back for the win. The team finished the tournament with 16 goals for, while allowing eight against.
“The boys fought tirelessly in each and every game and came away with the victory," said coach Jack Torok. "It speaks volumes to the boys’ mental toughness, to not even consider a loss.”
This the Celtic’s second tournament win in as many years. The U-12 Ladner Boys continue their Division 1 season upon their return and hope to make it to the League Cup Final again in 2014.
The U-12 Ladner Celtic consist of Evan Paterson, Braedy Euerby, Samuel Wilkinson, Kian Mackie, Aman Hundal, Dawson Baker, Jack Chadd, Quinn Torok, Ben Kraemer, Zac Sherwin, Ravail Nijjar, Otto Willborn, Josh Bermel, Jonah Jackson and Carter Torok. They are coached by Jack Torok and Doug Wilkinson.