Two Island elementary school soccer champions crowned

2016: In photo, back row, left to right, is coach Dan Smith, Abby Smith, Madison Swihart, Amber Wiwchar, Larissa Chevrette, Chase Hester, Nathan Temple, Rory Dearing, Logan Pearson, front row, Bailey Yaschuk-Middaugh, Lily-Faith Hore, Kyle Wood, Michael Bailey and Will Gordon.

MANITOULIN—Charles C. McLean Public School (C.C. McLean) and Central Manitoulin Public School (CMPS) are the Island elementary school soccer champions.

In Mindemoya last week, a total of nine co-ed teams competed for the Island championship in the senior division (Grade 7-8). Every game was closely contested by all teams throughout the tournament. However, it was the undefeated C.C. McLean and Lakeview teams that earned their way to the championship game.

Both teams battled to a 0-0 scoreless tie in regulation play, which required a six-player per team shootout to determine the victor. In the end, it was the C.C. McLean team who managed to score one extra goal to capture the Island trophy. The C.C. McLean team which was coached by Dan Smith, included Abby Smith, Madison Swihart, Amber Wiwchar, Larissa Chevrette, Chase Hester, Nathan Temple, Rory Dearing, Logan Pearson, Bailey Yaschuk-Middaugh, Lily-Faith Hore, Kyle Wood, Michael Bailey and Will Gordon.

In Wikwemikong, the junior division (Grade 4-6) was contested with CMPS winning the championship. CMPS won their first three games, but then lost to Assiginack. CMPS had to win its last match over Pontiac to take first place. Members of the CMPS team included Chloe Peltier, Liam Bridgeman, Delaney Bridgeman, Ben Dewar, Carter Moggy, Jacob Wilson, Madison Skippen, Zoe Redmond, Kasch Lentir, Leah Spry, Laura Orford, Lindsay Sheppard, Landon Hare and coach Michael Bridgeman.

On the B field, Assiginack took first place.