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Canadian clubs are back in action

Eastern Conference 16U Boys game Dollard Black-Ottawa Titans ( Photo : Diane Bekhazi)

The new season in the Water Polo Canada’s National Championship League has started! Last weekend, the matches of the 16U and 19U categories were played in Regina and Dollard-des-Ormaux.

A record fifty-five teams (23 women’s and 32 men’s squads) are competing in these two leagues. They are split into Eastern and Western Conferences. First and second at each conference championship will qualify for the final stage, the National Finals in May.

Twenty-five of 55 teams began their campaigns at the 19U Western Conference Weekend in Regina and at the 16U Eastern Conference Weekend at Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

The Saskatchewan 19U men and women teams took a flying start in the Western Conference. Playing in front of their home fans, each team finished the tournament in Regina with a perfect record – 6 wins in 6 games. Sask’s 19U men’s squad, the champion in 2015 and 2016, dominated last weekend. It scored 100 goals in six matches, with a + 82 goal differential (100: 18).  Runners-up in the past two seasons, the Saskatchewan girls, also recorded six wins, but they weren’t so convincing in all matches. They had to fight hard in three encounters. The Saskatchewan girls beat Pacific Storm twice in the thrilling games (11:10 and 10:7) and recorded a 12:10 win over the Edmonton Tsunami.

Thirteen teams are competing in the 16U Boys category in the Eastern Conference, but only seven were present at Dollard-des-Ormeaux . After the first weekend, Ottawa Titans head the standings (4-0-2), while two teams didn’t lose a single game, but they played fewer matches. Home team, Dollard Black recorded three wins in the same number of encounters. The bronze medalists from the last season, Montreal Machine also remained undefeated (2-0-0).

In the 16U Girls’ Eastern Conference, all seven teams competed during the first three days of action.Dollard Black,  collected all 12 points in four matches. The 2017 16U Eastern Champions and National Bronze medalists compiled a goal differential of +78.

 

2017-2018 NCL Season, standings

16U girls

Eastern Conference

1. Dollard Black 4 – 12
2. Capital Wave 6 – 10
3. CAMO 3 – 9
4. Mavericks 6 – 7
5. Sr. Lambert 3 – 4
6. Dollard Gold 4 – 3
7. KW Inferno 6 – 1

Western Conference
(season hasn’t started yet)

Calgary Renegades*
Saskatchewan
Edmonton Tsunami
Fraser Valley
Pacific Storm

16U Boys

Eastern Conference

1. Ottawa Titans 6 – 12
2. Dollard Black 3 – 9
3. Montreal Machine 2 – 6
4. Capital Wave 6 – 6
5. CAMO 2 – 3
6. Laval Tritons 2 – 3
7. Shadow 0 – 0
8. KW Inferno 0 – 0
9. Hamilton 0 – 0
10. Toronto Golden Jets 0 – 0
11. Mavericks* 0 – 0
12. St.Lambert 2 – 0
13. Dollard Gold 3 – 0

Western Conference
(season hasn’t started yet)
Calgary Wild
Calgary Torpedos
Pacific Storm
Pacific Storm Black
Spartans
Fraser Valley
Winnipeg Neptunes

19U boys

Eastern Conference
(season hasn’t started yet)
CAMO*
Mavericks Blacks
Mavericks Red
Ottawa Titans Black
Otawwa Titans Blue
Toronto Golden Jets
Dollard

Western Conference

1. Saskatchewan 6 – 18
2. Fraser Valley 6 – 12
3. Pacific Storm 6 – 10
4. Calgary Torpedos 6 – 4
5. Tsunami Wild 6 – 0

19 U women

Eastern Conference
(season hasn’t started yet)
Capital Wave
Mavericks
Dollard Black
Dollard Gold
CAMO*
St-Lambert

Western Conference

1.Saskatchewan 6 – 18
2. Pacific Storm 6 – 12
3. Fraser Valley 6 – 9
4. Edmonton Tsunami 6 – 6
5. Calgary Renegades 6 – 0

*2016/17 champions

All results

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